Control and monitoring of sheet and film forming processes

  • Author / Creator
    Ramarathnam, Jaganath
  • Sheet and film forming processes refer to a set of processes that have a 2-dimensional sheet or film as their output. They are typically characterized by a scanning sensor which moves between the edges of the sheet in a periodic manner. This work is concerned with control and monitoring of such processes. There are three main contributions in this study. The first and foremost contribution is the reformulation of the Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) objective function to give one the ability to trade-off between control over either dimension of the sheet. The second contribution is a method to derive the LQG trade-off surface between output variability in either dimension and input variance. The third contribution is a set of data driven techniques for performance assessment of these processes. Simulation results using the model used by Bergh and MacGregor (1987) are provided to support the proposed methods.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2009
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  • Degree
    Master of Science
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