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Observer based and Quadratic Dynamic Matrix Control of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit: A Comparison Study

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 80 - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2013
A. T. Boum

A t Boum. Article: Observer based and Quadratic Dynamic Matrix Control of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit: A Comparison Study. International Journal of Computer Applications 80(3):1-8, October 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {A.t. Boum},
	title = {Article: Observer based and Quadratic Dynamic Matrix Control of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit: A Comparison Study},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {80},
	number = {3},
	pages = {1-8},
	month = {October},
	note = {Full text available}


This paper deals with the application of two computer based model predictive control algorithms to a complex process. This process is a fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCC). The FCC model used for this study is inspired from Lee and Skogestad. The algorithms used are quadratic dynamic matrix control(QDMC) and observer base model predictive control(OBMPC). A disturbance rejection is tested by introducing some change in the feed rate. Despite the important nonlinearities of the FCC, The two linear model predictive control algorithms are able to maintain a smooth multivariable control of the plant, while taking into account the constraints. But, OBMPC algorthm is more efficient in following the set points even in the present of disturbances than QDMC algorithm.


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