Industrial Process Identification and Control Design

Step-test and Relay-experiment-based Methods

  • Tao Liu
  • Furong Gao

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Process Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 3-11
    3. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 13-84
    4. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 119-196
    5. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 197-216
    6. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 217-240
  3. Control System Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 243-277
    3. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 321-347
    4. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 349-368
    5. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 369-431
    6. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 433-452
    7. Tao Liu, Furong Gao
      Pages 453-456
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 457-472

About this book



Industrial Process Identification and Control Design is devoted to advanced identification and control methods for the operation of continuous-time processes both with and without time delay, in industrial and chemical engineering practice.


The simple and practical step- or relay-feedback test is employed when applying the proposed identification techniques, which are classified in terms of common industrial process type: open-loop stable; integrating; and unstable, respectively. Correspondingly, control system design and tuning models that follow are presented for single-input-single-output processes.


Furthermore, new two-degree-of-freedom control strategies and cascade control system design methods are explored with reference to independently-improving, set-point tracking and load disturbance rejection. Decoupling, multi-loop, and decentralized control techniques for the operation of multiple-input-multiple-output processes are also detailed. Perfect tracking of a desire output trajectory is realized using iterative learning control in uncertain industrial batch processes.


All the proposed methods are presented in an easy-to-follow style, illustrated by examples and practical applications. This book will be valuable for researchers in system identification and control theory, and will also be of interest to graduate control students from process, chemical, and electrical engineering backgrounds and to practising

control engineers in the process industry.


Authors and affiliations

  • Tao Liu
    • 1
  • Furong Gao
    • 2
  1. 1.Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Hong Kong University of Science and TechKowloonHong Kong/PR China

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-976-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-977-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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