A bounded positive nonlinear PI controller for double-pipe heat exchangers
Zavala Río, Arturo
Astorga Zaragoza, Carlos Manuel
Adam Medina, Manuel
Brizuela Mendoza, Jorge Aurelio
Hernández González, Omar
"In this work, temperature regulation of double-pipe heat exchangers is considered. The positive (unidirectional) and bounded features of the flow rate input variable are taken into account in the analysis. As a result, a bounded positive PI-type control scheme, which achieves the regulation objective avoiding input saturation, is proposed. It turns out to be a simple algorithm that does not need to feed back the whole state vector, that does not depend on the exact value of the system parameters, and whose stabilization character is global in the closed-loop system state-space domain. Moreover, it may be applied to both flow configuration cases, i.e., countercurrent and parallel-flow heat exchangers. The analytical developments are corroborated through experimental and simulation results."
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