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“A Multivariable Control in Aluminum Reduction Cells”

Authors: Erik Gran,
Affiliation: Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Reference: 1980, Vol 1, No 4, pp. 247-258.

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Keywords: Aluminium reduction cells, multivariable control, nonlinear model, stochastic estimation algorithms

Abstract: The paper presents a multivariable control system for an aluminium reduction cell. The system is based on a dynamic model for the energy and mass balance. This model gives an optimal stationary state (or behavior) of the cell and is the basis of a reduced model which is used in calculation of the feedback control.

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  title={{A Multivariable Control in Aluminum Reduction Cells}},
  author={Gran, Erik},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}


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