Computer Control of Real-time Processes

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IET, 1990 - Computers - 306 pages
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This book provides an introduction to many aspects of computer control. It covers techniques or control algorithm design and tuning of controllers; computer communications; parallel processing; and software design and implementation. The theoretical material is supported by case studies co ering power systems control, robot manipulators, liquid natural as vaporisers, batch control of chemical processes; and active control of aircraft. The book is suitable for practising engineers, postgraduate students and third year undergraduates specialising in control systems. It assumes some knowledge of control systems theory and computer hardware.
 

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Contents

MULTIVARIABLE CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN by G S Virk
14
AUTOMATIC TUNING OF COMMERCIAL PID CONTROLLERS
37
a set of laboratory tanks
45
Conclusions
51
PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF IMPLEMENTING PID CONTROLLERS
58
Output conversion
70
Communications
77
REALTIME COMPUTER NETWORKING by G C Barney
97
Activity scheduling and subsystems
165
Recent developments MASCOT 3
172
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186
MODELLING SIMULATION AND CONTROL OF DIRECT FIRED
205
COMPUTER CONTROL FOR PATIENT CARE by D A Linkens
216
ROBOT CONTROL by A S Morris
239
ACTIVE CONTROL OF A MODERN FIGHTER AIRCRAFT by D McLean
256
BATCH PROCESS CONTROL by J D F Wilkie
274

PARALLEL PROCESSING FOR COMPUTER CONTROL by G S Virk
109
Conclusion
126
REALTIME SOFTWARE USING MASCOT by N Mort
159

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Stuart Bennett

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