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Economic Model Predictive Control

Model predictive control (MPC) has become the advanced control method of choice in the chemical process industry, and has been widely adopted in other industrial sectors. It utilizes an internal dynamic model which is embedded in an optimization formulation to calculate future plant inputs to minimize a performance criterion such as the set-point tracking error over a future time horizon. Key advantages are its ability to handle input and output constraints directly, its accounting for multivariable interactions through the process model, and its flexibility in in terns of model type, performance objectives and constraints. MACC has been active in MPC applications involving high-fidelity nonlinear models and an economic objective function. Applications include economic MPC (EMPC) of electric arc furnaces that includes use of a nonlinear state estimation scheme, and EMCP of process plants under unit failure conditions. We have also explored the use of linear dynamic data-driven models in EMPC applications, and application of robust EMPC to supply chain operation.

Dr. Chris L. E. Swartz
Professor and Director, MACC
Dr. Prashant Mhaskar
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nonlinear and Fault-Tolerant Control
Aswin Chandrasekar
Ph.D. Candidate
Pulkit Mathur
Ph.D. Candidate
Evan Ubene
M.A.Sc. Candidate
Handling sensor faults in economic model predictive control of batch processes
AIChE Journal, 65 (2) 617-628 (2019)  -  [ Publisher Version ]
Real-time energy management for electric arc furnace operation
Journal of Process Control, 74 50-62 (2019)  -  [ Publisher Version ]
Economic model predictive control of stochastic nonlinear systems
Zhe, Wu, Junfeng, Zhang, Zhihao, Zhang, Fahad, Albalawi, Helen, Durand, Mahmood, M.Mhaskar, P., Panagiotis, D. Christofides
AIChE Journal, 64 (9) 3312-3322 (2018)  -  [ Publisher Version ]
Coordination of distributed MPC systems using a nonlinear dynamic plant model with closed-loop prediction
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 44 571-576 (2018)  -  [ Publisher Version ]
Economic Coordination of Distributed Nonlinear MPC Systems using Closed-loop Prediction of a Nonlinear Dynamic Plant
IFAC-PapersOnline, 51 (20) 35-40 (2018)  -  [ Publisher Version ]
Data Driven Economic Model Predictive Control
Mathematics, 6 (4) 51 (2018)  -  [ Publisher Version ]
Lyapunov-Based Offset-free Model Predictive Control of Nonlinear Process Systems
Can J Chem Eng, 93 (3) 471-478 (2015)  -  [ Publisher Version ]
Offset-free Model Predictive Control of a Heat Pump
Wallace, M., House, J, Salisbury, T, Mhaskar, P.
Ind Eng Chem Res, 54 (3) 994-1005 (2015)  -  [ Publisher Version ]
Robust decision making for hybrid process supply chain systems via model predictive control
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 62 (5) 37-55 (2014)  -  [ Publisher Version ]
Offset-free Model Predictive Control of a Heat Pump
Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2247 - 2252 (2014)  -  [ Publisher Version ]