João M. Lemos, Rui Neves-Silva, José M. Igreja

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A road map of the DCSF adaptive control algorithms is draw. This road map summarizes the main advantages and disadvantages of the different algorithms, and relates them to the degree of plant structure that is embedded in the models that underly their design. For algorithms that rely on models that embed more DCSF knowledge, the resulting performance is bigger but the capacity of applying them to different plants with just minor modifications is greatly reduced. Although illustrated in this book for DCSF control, the idea of designing control for processes that involve transport phenomena by making a change of the time variable associated to flow is a major point. In addition to these points, Chap. discusses the importance of adaptive control of DCSFs in relation to the wider context of renewable energy production and energy markets with fast changing prices. It is remarked that the adaptive control algorithms addressed in this book may also be envisaged as basic building blocks of wider, distributed, systems, in the context of a Cyber-Physical Systems Approach. Finally, the boundary conditions of the book are established by remembering important related topics that are outside the scope of the book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Industrial Control
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Industrial Control
ISSN (Print)1430-9491
ISSN (Electronic)2193-1577


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