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Simulation based Modeling and Implementation of Adaptive Control Technique for Non Linear Process Tank

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 68 - Number 16
Year of Publication: 2013
P. Aravind
M. Valluvan
M. Saranya

P Aravind, M Valluvan and M Saranya. Article: Simulation based Modeling and Implementation of Adaptive Control Technique for Non Linear Process Tank. International Journal of Computer Applications 68(16):1-6, April 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {P. Aravind and M. Valluvan and M. Saranya},
	title = {Article: Simulation based Modeling and Implementation of Adaptive Control Technique for Non Linear Process Tank},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {68},
	number = {16},
	pages = {1-6},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}


Control of nonlinear process is a complicated task in industrial environment. In this work, adaptive control technique is discussed in control of single conical tank level control system is a nonlinear system is identified mathematically. Analytical modeling were implemented and simulated in MATLAB SIMULINK and transfer function isobtain from the simulated response and PI controller parameter were derived for implementing gain scheduling adaptive controller and synthesis based method is used to obtain PI parameters for multiple linear models. The simulation studies were carried out for two controller parameters. From the results based on Performance indices like Integral Squared Error (ISE), it is proved the controller implemented using gain scheduling adaptive control technique out performs well over synthesis method based tuned multi PI controller.


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