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    Shape control systems for Sendzimir steel mills

    Ringwood, John (2000) Shape control systems for Sendzimir steel mills. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 8 (1). pp. 70-86. ISSN 1063-6536

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    This paper deals with the problem of shape (or flatness) control for Sendzimir 20-roll cold-rolling steel mills. Such mills, with a variety of shape actuators, offer the control engineer considerable choice in the configuration and design of a shape control system. In addition, the Sendzimir mill is a reversing mill, with shape measurement devices at either end of the mill, providing a facility for feedforward of incoming shape disturbances. The multivariable problem presented by the mill has a significant singularity problem, which is tackled in this paper using a variety of approaches, motivated by both practical (operational) considerations and formal theoretical procedures. A final challenge lies in the desire to economize on the number of controllers required to cover the mill over its wide range of operating conditions. The paper compares and contrasts various controller possibilities and is intended to provide a “cookbook” of shape control tools and strategies for Sendzimir mills.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Eigenfunctions; eigenvalues; metal industry; multivariable systems; robustness; Sendzimir mill; shape control; singular value decomposition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 9513
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 14:23
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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