Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

Control orientated b-spline modelling of a dynamic MWD system

Yue, H. and Wang, H. and Cao, L. (2006) Control orientated b-spline modelling of a dynamic MWD system. In: International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes, 2006-04-02 - 2006-04-05.

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

A detailed dynamic model has been developed for the molecular weight distribution (MWD) of styrene bulk polymerization in a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR). The moment techniques are applied to formulate the MWD parameters based on the Schultz-Zimm distribution. In order to provide a general model for MWD control, the B-spline approximation has been introduced into the dynamic MWD modelling and the scanning least-square algorithm has been used for parameter estimation of the B-spline weights model. Under simulation environment, this model has been proved to be efficient for feedback MWD control.