Model Predictive Controllers for Nonminimum-phase Quadruple-tank Process

  • Keerthi Chacko
  • Lakshmi Ponnusamy
  • Sangapillai Sutha
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 324)


Predictive controllers are used in many in many industries recently. In this paper, a comparison between conventional Proportional plus integral (PI) controller using Ziegler–Nichols tuning method (Z–N) and predictive controllers such as dynamic matrix controller (DMC) and receding horizon control (RHC) are designed. Above-mentioned controllers are applied to a bench mark process quadruple-tank process (QTP) which is operated in nonminimum phase. The simulation for the process and above-mentioned controllers are obtained from MATLAB. Proposed controllers’ performance is supported with better tracking, disturbance rejection, and performance indices in terms of integral time absolute error (ITAE), integral absolute error (IAE) integral square error (ISE).


Ziegler–Nichols tuning method Quadruple-tank process Dynamic matrix controller Receding horizon control Relative gain array Nonminimum phase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keerthi Chacko
    • 1
  • Lakshmi Ponnusamy
    • 1
  • Sangapillai Sutha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EEECollege of Engineering GuindyChennaiIndia

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