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Advances in Industrial Control

Adaptive Control of Solar Energy Collector Systems

Authors: Lemos, João M., Neves-Silva, Rui, Igreja, José M.

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  • Illustrates methods described with experimental case studies on a real plant
  • Describes advanced control methods accessible to the practically-minded professional
  • Explains how plant-wide control depends on both time and space
  • Shows the reader how the methods described can be generalized to whole classes of superficially unrelated systems
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This book describes methods for adaptive control of distributed-collector solar fields: plants that collect solar energy and deliver it in thermal form. Controller design methods are presented that can overcome difficulties found in these type of plants:

  • they are distributed-parameter systems, i.e., systems with dynamics that depend on space as well as time;
  • their dynamics is nonlinear, with a bilinear structure;
  • there is a significant level of uncertainty in plant knowledge.

Adaptive methods form the focus of the text because of the degree of uncertainty in the knowledge of plant dynamics. Parts of the text are devoted to design methods that assume only a very limited knowledge about the plant. Other parts detail methods that rely on knowledge of the dominant plant structure. These methods are more plant specific, but allow the improvement of performance.

Adaptive Control of Solar Energy Collector Systems demonstrates the dynamics of solar fields to be rich enough to present a challenge to the control designer while, at the same time, simple enough to allow analytic work to be done, providing case studies on dynamics and nonlinear control design in a simple and revealing, but nontrivial way.

The control approaches treated in this monograph can be generalized to apply to other plants modelled by hyperbolic partial differential equations, especially process plants in which transport phenomena occur, plants like dryers, steam super-heaters and even highway traffic.

An important example, used repeatedly throughout the text, is a distributed-collector solar field installed at Plataforma Solar de Almeria, located in southern Spain. The control algorithms laid out in the text are illustrated with experimental results generated from this plant.

Although the primary focus of this monograph is solar energy collector, the range of other systems which can benefit from the methods described will make it of interest to control engineers working in many industries as well as to academic control researchers interested in adaptive control and its applications.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptive Control of Solar Energy Collector Systems
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Industrial Control
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06853-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06853-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06852-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38015-5
Series ISSN
1430-9491
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 253
Number of Illustrations
127 b/w illustrations
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