Accession Number : AD0702084


Title :   AN APPLICATION OF OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COLL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Miller,John A. ; Smith,Cecil L. ; Murrill,Paul W.


Report Date : DEC 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : The purpose of this article is to show that optimal control theory can be used to develop a control strategy for a practical system, namely a distillation column. The approach will be to model the complex system with a simple model, use optimal control theory to determine a control strategy for the simple model, and then apply the results to the original system. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*DISTILLING PLANTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), TIME LAG THEORY, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, FEEDBACK


Subject Categories : INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL PROCESSING
      NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS
      OPERATIONS RESEARCH


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE