ICA  Vol.4 No.3 , August 2013
A Feedforward Controller to Regulate the Chemical Composition of Molten Steel in a Continuous Casting Tundish
ABSTRACT

A feedforward controller for the automatic regulation of chemical composition of molten steel in the tundish of a continuous casting machine is proposed in this work. The flow of molten steel inside the tundish is modeled as a distributed parameter system, and the resulting partial differential equation is transformed into a set of ordinary differential equations by means of the finite differences technique. From the above set and using a proper boundary condition, a feedforward control law is synthesized. No experimental tests are reported, however, the dynamic performance of the controller is illustrated by means of numerical simulations.


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M. Barron, D. Yolotzin and I. Hilerio, "A Feedforward Controller to Regulate the Chemical Composition of Molten Steel in a Continuous Casting Tundish," Intelligent Control and Automation, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2013, pp. 245-249. doi: 10.4236/ica.2013.43029.
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