Robert Grosch, Martin Mönnigmann, Wolfgang Marquardt:
Integrated design and control for robust performance: Application to an MSMPR crystallizer
Journal of Process Control, 2008, 18(2), 173-188
The interplay of different types of performance constraints in an integrated design and control problem is studied by means of a case study. The integrated design and control problem is based on a recent method for robust process design [1–5]. The design is found by means of a steady-state optimization problem accounting for process economics and performance requirements. In particular, the latter are represented by constraints which guarantee a user-specified performance of the design in spite of parametric uncertainties. For the first time, two types of dynamic performance constraints are used simultaneously within the adopted framework. These are constraints on time-domain performance indicators as well as on the asymptotic dynamic process behavior. Furthermore, the effect of uncertainty in both, design and model parameters, is accounted for. A key strength of the suggested framework is the direct quantification of the trade-offs between economics and dynamic per-formance requirements for a selection of uncertainty scenarios. A series of different integrated design and control problems are formulated and solved for a continuous mixed suspension mixed product removal (MSMPR) crystallizer. The process exhibits a complex nonlinear behavior and represents a challenging example. The results of the case study allow an in depth understanding of the interactions of design and control for the underlying process.
control and design integration, nonlinear dynamics, crystallization