Fault Detection in CSTR Using Nonlinear Observers

  • Rafael Martinez-Guerra
  • Juan Luis Mata-Machuca
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


This chapter presents a study on fault detection using a high-gain nonlinear observer applied to a Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR). The construction methodology for the residual generators is based upon algebraic techniques using the Fliess’s Generalized Observability Canonical Form (FGOCF).


Failure Mode Fault Detection Continuous Stir Tank Reactor Differential Algebraic Equation Bilinear System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Martinez-Guerra
    • 1
  • Juan Luis Mata-Machuca
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Control AutomaticoCINVESTAV-IPNMexico, D.F.Mexico
  2. 2.Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria en Ingenieria y Tecnologias AvanzadasInstituto Politecnico Nacional Academia de MecatronicaMexico, D.F.Mexico

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