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A brief history of automatic control
The author looks at the history of automatic control in four main periods as follows: early control up to 1900; the pre-classical period 1900-1940; the classical period 1935-1960; and modem controlExpand
Modelling the dynamics of supply chains
TLDR
A summary of the important issues arising in supply chain research is presented. Expand
Production-inventory system controller design and supply chain dynamics
TLDR
The paper deals with the modelling and control of aggregated production-inventory systems as described by differential equations. Expand
Real Time Computer Control: An Introduction
1. Introduction to Real-Time Systems. 2. Concepts of Computer Control. 3. Computer Hardware for Real-Time applications. 4. Implementation of DDC Control Algorithms. 5. Languages for Real-timeExpand
A History of Control Engineering 1930-1955
From the Publisher: A survey of advances in the field of control engineering from 1930 to 1955, which traces the development of servomechanisms and the electronic negative feedback amplifier, andExpand
The stability of supply chains
A continuous time version of the well-known beer game model is derived and its stability and robust stability properties are investigated. Novelty originates from the treatment of pure process delaysExpand
Development of the PID controller
  • S. Bennett
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Control Systems
  • 1 December 1993
In 1939, the Taylor Instrument Companies introduced a completely redesigned version of its Fulscope pneumatic controller. In addition to proportional and reset control actions, this new instrumentExpand
The past of pid controllers
  • S. Bennett
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • Annu. Rev. Control.
  • 1 April 2000
TLDR
The history of pneumatic PID controllers covering the invention of the flapper-nozzle amplifier, the addition of negative feed back to the amplifier and the incorporation of rest (integral) and pre-act (derivative) actions is described. Expand
The optimal control of batched production and its effect on demand amplification
Abstract We review the control theoretic approaches made to solving aggregate production–inventory problems, highlighting some of their common failings. One of these is the inability to realisticallyExpand
Automatic modelling and analysis of dynamic physical systems using qualitative reasoning and bond graphs
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A good model is essential in simulating and analysing a system satisfactorily. Expand
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