Springer Texts in Business and Economics

Introduction to Process Control

Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Control and Optimization

Authors: Skormin, Victor A.

  • Suitable for graduate-level courses on any manufacturing process
  • Author is a prominent teacher/researcher/consultant in the field
  • Includes end-of-chapter problems
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About this Textbook

This textbook is intended for an introductory graduate level on process control, taught in most engineering curricula. It focuses on the statistical techniques and methods of control and system optimization needed for the mathematical modeling, analysis, simulation, control and optimization of multivariable manufacturing processes. In four sections, it covers:

  1.  Relevant mathematical methods, including random events, variables and processes, and their characteristics; estimation and confidence intervals; Bayes applications; correlation and regression analysis; statistical cluster analysis; and singular value decomposition for classification applications.
  2. Mathematical description of manufacturing processes, including static and dynamic models; model validation; confidence intervals for model parameters; principal component analysis; conventional and recursive least squares procedures; nonlinear least squares; and continuous-time, discrete-time, s-domain and Z-domain models.
  3. Control of manufacturing processes, including transfer function/transfer matrix models; state-variable models; methods of discrete-time classical control; state variable discrete-time control; state observers/estimators in control systems; methods of decoupling control; and methods of adaptive control.
  4. Methods and applications of system optimization, including unconstrained and constrained optimization; analytical and numerical optimization procedures; use of penalty functions; methods of linear programming; gradient methods; direct search methods; genetic optimization; methods and applications of dynamic programming; and applications to estimation, design, control, and planning.

Each section of the book will include end-of-chapter exercises, and the book will be suitable for any systems, electrical, chemical, or industrial engineering program, as it focuses on the processes themselves, and not on the product being manufactured.  Students will be able to obtain a mathematical model of any manufacturing process, to design a computer-based control system for a particular continuous manufacturing process, and be able to formulate an engineering problem in terms of optimization, as well as the ability to choose and apply the appropriate optimization technique.

About the authors

Dr. Victor Skormin, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Binghamton University, was promoted to the rank of Distinguished  Service Professor in 2006, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY  system. This rank is given to a very small number of professors who make extraordinary contributions to the State University of New York.  During his 29 years of service at Binghamton, Professor Skormin established the Control Systems curriculum, pioneered laser communication research, pioneered cyber security research, established strong lasting ties with researchers of the Air Force, initiated important international exchanges, hosted national and international dignitaries representing the NSF, the Pentagon, the USAF and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He graduated 22 PhD students, some of whom currently occupy positions of high visibility in industry. Dr. Skormin is known as an excellent lecturer and prolific educator who sets very high standards for his students. Over the years he received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1990), University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (1990), the IEEE Award "For Leadership in Establishing University Industry Links" (1991), the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research (2004), and Book of the Year Award for his book on IMMUNOCOMPUTING from the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany (2004). He has been elected an International Member of the Russian Academy of Navigation and Motion Control Sciences (2002) and an Honorary Professor of the Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (1999).

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Statistical Methods and Their Applications

    Skormin, Victor A.

    Pages 1-35

  • Mathematical Description of Manufacturing Processes

    Skormin, Victor A.

    Pages 37-110

  • Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes

    Skormin, Victor A.

    Pages 111-192

  • Methods and Models of Optimization

    Skormin, Victor A.

    Pages 193-249

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42258-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42257-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Process Control
Book Subtitle
Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Control and Optimization
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42258-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42258-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42257-2
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 254
Number of Illustrations and Tables
56 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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