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Designing of IMC-PID Controller for Higher-order Process Based on Model Reduction Method and Fractional Coefficient Filter with Real-time Verification

  • Ujjwal Manikya Nath EMAIL logo , Chanchal Dey and Rajani K. Mudi


An improved model reduction scheme is proposed here for higher-order processes and subsequently an enhanced IMC-PID controller is designed based on the obtained reduced model. In the proposed scheme, higher-order processes are estimated as first-order-plus-dead-time (FOPDT) model. Designed IMC controller includes a filter having two separate time constants with fractional order coefficients. Efficacy of the proposed model reduction scheme is verified in terms of closed loop performance evaluation for higher-order minimum and non-minimum phase process models in comparison with improved SIMC (iSIMC) controller (Grimholt. Optimal PI and PID control of first-order plus delay processes and evaluation of the original and improved SIMC rules. J Process Control. 2018;70:36–46). Overall performance enhancement for the proposed method is demonstrated through simulation study as well as real-time experimentation on a level control loop.


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Received: 2019-06-17
Revised: 2019-08-20
Accepted: 2019-08-26
Published Online: 2019-09-26

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