• Author / Creator
    Aksikas, Ahmed
  • The objective of this thesis is to design an optimal LQ-boundary controller for SCR, which is a model of coupled parabolic-hyperbolic PDEs with an ODE. The problem is a boundary control one because the manipulated variable u is the ammonia gas at the inlet (z = 0).Our purpose is to nd an optimal uopt to reduce the amount of NOx and ammonia slip as much as possible. The augmented in nite-dimensional state space representation is used to solve the optimal state-feedback control problem. By using the perturbation theorem, the thesis shows that the system generates a C0-semigroup on the augmented state space. Furthermore, the dynamical properties of both the original and the augmented sys- tems are examined. Under some technical conditions, we show that the augmented system generates an exponentially stabilizable and detectable C0-semigroups. The linear-quadratic control problem has been solved for the augmented system. A de- coupling technique is implemented to decouple and solve the corresponding Riccati equation. Monolithic catalyst reactor and Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) mod- els are used to test the performances of the developed controller through numerical simulations.

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2018
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    Master of Science
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