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The DBS file parameter *imode* is used to control the simulation mode. This option is set to *6* for nonlinear control.

APMonitor enables the use of empirical, hybrid, and fundamental models directly in control applications. The DBS file parameter *imode* is used to control the simulation mode. This option is set to *6* for nonlinear control.

## Nonlinear Control

One of the benefits derived from a modeling effort is the direct application of the model for optimization. When solution robustness or speed are concerns, linearizations of the model may be practical. Other compromises of the model include eccessive dependence on empirical formulations. APMonitor enables the use of empirical, hybrid, and fundamental models directly in control applications.

## Modeling for Dynamic Optimization

One of the benefits derived from a modeling effort is the direct application of the model for optimization. When solution robustness or speed are concerns, linearizations of the model may be practical. Other compromises of the model include excessive dependence on empirical formulations.

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### MATLAB Toolbox for Model Predictive Control

Model Predictive Control (MPC) predicts and optimizes time-varying processes over a future time horizon. This control package accepts linear or nonlinear models. Using large-scale nonlinear programming solvers such as APOPT and IPOPT, it solves data reconciliation, moving horizon estimation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation, and nonlinear MPC problems.

Download MATLAB Toolbox for Model Predictive Control

Three example files are contained in this directory that implement a controller for Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems:

- apm1_lti - translate any LTI model into APM format
- apm2_step - perform step tests to ensure model accuracy
- apm3_control - MPC setpoint change to new target values

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One of the largest benefits derived from the modeling effort is the direct application of the model for optimization. When solution robustness or speed are concerns, linearizations of the model may be practical. Other compromises of the model include eccessive dependence on empirical formulations. APMonitor enables the use of empirical, hybrid, and fundamental models directly in control applications.

One of the benefits derived from a modeling effort is the direct application of the model for optimization. When solution robustness or speed are concerns, linearizations of the model may be practical. Other compromises of the model include eccessive dependence on empirical formulations. APMonitor enables the use of empirical, hybrid, and fundamental models directly in control applications.

One of the largest benefits derived from the modeling effort is the direct application of the model for optimization. Application of the full nonlinear model directly for control is an elegant but immature field. When solution robustness or speed are concerns, linearizations of the model may be practical. Other compromises of the model include eccessive dependence on empirical fomulations. These empirical formulations are generally unreliable during abnormal situations. APMonitor enables the use of empirical, hybrid, and fundamental models directly in control applications.

One of the largest benefits derived from the modeling effort is the direct application of the model for optimization. When solution robustness or speed are concerns, linearizations of the model may be practical. Other compromises of the model include eccessive dependence on empirical formulations. APMonitor enables the use of empirical, hybrid, and fundamental models directly in control applications.

### Model Predictive Control Tutorial

A basic Model Predictive Control (MPC) tutorial demonstrates the capability of a solver to determine a dynamic move plan. In this example, a linear dynamic model is used with the Excel solver to determine a sequence of manipulated variable (MV) adjustments that drive the controlled variable (CV) along a desired reference trajectory.

Real-time Optimization and Control

The largest benefit derived from the modeling effort is the direct application of the model for optimization. Application of the full nonlinear model directly for control is an elegant but immature field. When solution robustness or speed are concerns, linearizations of the model may be practical. Other compromises of the model include eccessive dependence on empirical fomulations. These empirical formulations are generally unreliable during abnormal situations. APMonitor enables the use of empirical, hybrid, and fundamental models directly in control applications.

One of the largest benefits derived from the modeling effort is the direct application of the model for optimization. Application of the full nonlinear model directly for control is an elegant but immature field. When solution robustness or speed are concerns, linearizations of the model may be practical. Other compromises of the model include eccessive dependence on empirical fomulations. These empirical formulations are generally unreliable during abnormal situations. APMonitor enables the use of empirical, hybrid, and fundamental models directly in control applications.

Real-time Optimization and Control

The largest benefit derived from the modeling effort is the direct application of the model for optimization. Application of the full nonlinear model directly for control is an elegant but immature field. When solution robustness or speed are concerns, linearizations of the model may be practical. Other compromises of the model include eccessive dependence on empirical fomulations. These empirical formulations are generally unreliable during abnormal situations. APMonitor enables the use of empirical, hybrid, and fundamental models directly in control applications.

Nonlinear control adjusts variables that are declared as *Manipulated Variables (MVs)* to meet an objective. The MVs are the handles that the optimizer uses to minimize an objective function.

The objective is formulated from *Controlled Variables (CVs)*. The CVs may be controlled to a range, a trajectory, maximized, or minimized. The CVs are an expression of the desired outcome for the controller action.

## Nonlinear Control

The DBS file parameter *imode* is used to control the simulation mode. This option is set to *6* for nonlinear control.

*NLC.imode = 6*