Masters Theses

Abstract

"Three methods for optimizing a proportional and a proportional-integral controller parameter problem were investigated on an iterative analog computer. The three methods were the parameter-perturbation correlation method, the absolute biasing method, and the variable step size method. The process controlled was third order linear. The performance function used to judge the quality of the controller was the time integral of the absolute value of error. All three methods required a trial and error adjustment of the parameters used in these methods. The optimum solution was obtained by all methods. The absolute biasing method, for both the proportional and the proportional-integral controller problems, encountered difficulties with larger postconvergence oscillations than the other two methods. The rate of convergence was slowest for the variable step size method but its results were the most stable of the three methods"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Waggoner, Raymond C.

Committee Member(s)

Findley, Marshall E., 1927-1991
Pazdera, John S., 1941-1974

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

vii, 70 pages

Rights

© 1972 Joseph Camp Finney, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Iterative methods (Mathematics)
Operating systems (Computers)
Perturbation (Mathematics)

Thesis Number

T 2700

Print OCLC #

6032076

Electronic OCLC #

881828717

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