(329b) Mixed H2/H∞ Model Predictive Control for Unstable and Non-Minimum Constrained Processes | AIChE

(329b) Mixed H2/H∞ Model Predictive Control for Unstable and Non-Minimum Constrained Processes


Pakkirisamy, A. - Presenter, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

In the present work, we introduce the use of Mixed H2/H control design in the regime of model predictive control (MPC) for unstable and non-minimum phase constrained process. Although the use of mixed H2/H control design in feedback control system design is a decade old idea, it remains relatively unexplored in the paradigm of model predictive control [5].

Mixed H2/H control design [1-3] is of interest to control engineers because it combines the merits of both the H2 and H robust control design. The mixed H2/H control design problem evolves as a cross-coupled Riccati equation [2], for which no effective numerical solving algorithm exists. However, linear matrix inequality (LMI) techniques could be employed to solve such problems [3].

Although lots of such handicaps in numerical and/or analytical methods of solving such mixed H2/H control problems exist, solution of such problems could still be extended for robust MPC design for both linear and nonlinear systems with the applicability of LMIs. Orukpe et al. [5] have introduced mixed H2/H model predictive control using LMIs, however the possibility of solving the problem of handling both uncertain systems and process disturbances simultaneously is unexplored. In the present work, we highlight the use of mixed H2/H model predictive control design of such systems, exploring for both unstable and non-minimum processes, which are quite common in chemical engineering processes. To keep the complexity of problem within the bounds of the available numerical tractability, only a state-feedback case is considered in the present work, but for both unstable and non-minimum phase linear processes. Moreover, the study is also extended for state as well as input constraint case [4], which is more common in process industries due to the actuator saturations.

The case studies addressed in the present work involves treatment of unstable and non-minimum phase processes which are affected by model uncertainty and/or process disturbance. The results are compared against that of the reported literature on robust MPC technique i.e., H robust MPC.


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