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