Robust analysis of potential large overshoots in heat exchanger networks

E. I. Varga, J. Bokor, K. M. Hangos

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A robust modeling method of Heat Exchanger Networks (HENs) with structured parametric perturbations has been used in this paper which results in a model in LFT form. The LFT of the overall HEN system can be generated algorithmically from the model of the heat exchangers and from the network topology. Based on these modeling paradigms robust stability and performance tests have been applied using L signal norms in a non-standard way to determine an upper bound for overshoots in HENs. The proposed method has been illustrated on the simple example of a countercurrent heat exchanger with bypass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1422-1426
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 American Control Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Jun 29 1994Jul 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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