Process dynamic models for heterogeneous chemical reactors - an application of dynamic singularity theory

Shyh-Hong Hwang, Hsueh Chia Chang

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Abstract

By analyzing bifurcations from the marginal gain settings of a nonlinear reactor under PI-control, several characteristics of the closed-loop reactor dynamics are revealed via the center manifold projection and normal form techniques of dynamic singularity theory. Of particular practical interests are the effects of set-point error which can often destabilize a nonlinear reactor. It is shown that judicious choice of the set-point developed here can reduce such undesirable effects. The analysis also offers extremely low dimensional nonlinear models which faithfully reproduce all the closed-loop dynamics and are especially accurate near the marginal gains. These reduced models are hence ideal for the design and tuning of reactor controllers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-962
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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