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- Sigurd Skogestad
- 2005

- Sigurd Skogestad
- 2002

The aim of this paper is to present analytic rules for PID controller tuning that are simple and still result in good closed-loop behavior. The starting point has been the IMC-PID tuning rules that have achieved widespread industrial acceptance. The rule for the integral term has been modified to improve disturbance rejection for integrating processes.… (More)

- Sigurd Skogestad
- 1999

Plantwide control is concerned with the structural decisions involved in the control system design of a chemical plant (C.S. Foss, Critique of chemical process control theory, AIChE Journal 19(2), 1973) 209±214; ``Which variables should be controlled, which variables should be measured, which inputs should be manipulated, and which links should be made… (More)

- Morten Hovd, Sigurd Skogestad
- Automatica
- 1992

Al~ t rKt -The paper presents results on frequencydependent tools for analysis, structure selection and design of control systems. This includes relationships between the relative gain array (RGA) and right half plane zeros, and the use of the RGA as a sensitivity measure with respect to individual element uncertainty and diagonal input uncertainty. It is… (More)

- Sigurd Skogestad
- 1997

Distillation is the most common unit operation in the chemical industry and understanding its behavior has been a defining characteristic of a good chemical engineer. Yet, distillation research has repeatedly been proclaimed to be a dead area, and some universities have even considered to stop teaching the basics of McCabe-Thiele diagrams. However, there… (More)

- Sigurd Skogestad
- Computers & Chemical Engineering
- 2004

Control structure design deals with the structural decisions of the control system, including what to control and how to pair the variables to form control loops. Although these are very important issues, these decisions are in most cases made in an ad hoc fashion, based on experience and engineering insight, without considering the details of each problem.… (More)

- Ivar Halvorsen, Sigurd Skogestad, John C. Morud, Vidar Alstad

This paper considers the selection of controlled variables for the unconstrained degrees of freedom, such that near-optimal operation is achieved with constant setpoints (“self-optimizing control”). From a second-order Taylor approximation around the optimal point, we derive an exact local method. This may be used to find the optimal linear combination of… (More)

- Vidar Alstad, Sigurd Skogestad, Eduardo S. Hori
- 2008

This paper deals with the optimal selection of linear measurement combinations as controlled variables, c 1⁄4 Hy. The objective is to achieve ‘‘self-optimizing control”, which is when fixing the controlled variables c indirectly gives near-optimal steady-state operation with a small loss. The nullspace method of Alstad and Skogestad [V. Alstad, S.… (More)

- Sigurd Skogestad
- 2001

The aim of this paper is to present analytic tuning rules which are as simple as possible and still result in a good closed-loop behavior. The starting point has been the IMC PID tuning rules of Rivera, Morari and Skogestad (1986) which have achieved widespread industrial acceptance. The integral term has been modified to improve disturbance rejection for… (More)

This paper examines the fundamental limitations imposed by unstable (right half plane; RHP) zeros and poles in multivariable feedback systems. We generalize previously known controller-independent lower bounds on the H1norm of closed-loop transfer functions WXV , where X is input or output sensitivity or complementary sensitivity. The weights W and V may be… (More)