Algebraic Approach for Analysis and Control of a Water Tank System

  • Juri Belikov Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology, Akadeemia tee 21, 12618 Tallinn
  • Ulle Kotta Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn University of Technology, Akadeemia tee 21, 12618 Tallinn
  • Aleksei Tepljakov Department of Computer Control, Tallinn University of Technology, Ehitajate tee 5, 19086 Tallinn
Keywords: nonlinear control systems, algebraic methods, water tank system

Abstract

The modern nonlinear control theory provides various powerful frameworks. Some of them are still either out of sight of the industry or too complex to be implemented. In this paper, we present and explain the key points of an algebraic framework of differential forms. Together with Mathematica based software package NLControl it forms a powerful basis toward the employment in analysis and control of various complex processes. The application is illustrated on the basis of the laboratory model of three serially connected water tanks.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.itc.45.2.13212

Published
2016-06-27
Section
Regular Papers