ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF A CONTINUOUS STIRRED TANK REACTOR
BY TWO FEEDBACK CONTROLLERS
The paper deals with adaptive control of a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR). A nonlinear model of the process is approximated by a continuous-time external linear model. The parameters of the CT external linear model of the process are estimated using a corresponding delta model. The control system with two feedback controllers is considered. The controller design is based on the polynomial approach. The resulting proper controllers ensure stability of the control system as well as asymptotic tracking of step references and step load disturbance attenuation. The adaptive control is tested on the nonlinear model of the CSTR with a consecutive exothermic reaction.