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Title: Approximation methodologies for explicit model predictive control of complex systems
Author: Lambert, Romain
ISNI:       0000 0004 5353 3169
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis concerns the development of complexity reduction methodologies for the application of multi-parametric/explicit model predictive (mp-MPC) control to complex high fidelity models. The main advantage of mp-MPC is the offline relocation of the optimization task and the associated computational expense through the use of multi-parametric programming. This allows for the application of MPC to fast sampling systems or systems for which it is not possible to perform online optimization due to cycle time requirements. The application of mp-MPC to complex nonlinear systems is of critical importance and is the subject of the thesis. The first part is concerned with the adaptation and development of model order reduction (MOR) techniques for application in combination to mp-MPC algorithms. This first part includes the mp-MPC oriented use of existing MOR techniques as well as the development of new ones. The use of MOR for multi-parametric moving horizon estimation is also investigated. The second part of the thesis introduces a framework for the ‘equation free’ surrogate-model based design of explicit controllers as a possible alternative to multi-parametric based methods. The methodology relies upon the use of advanced data-classification approaches and surrogate modelling techniques, and is illustrated with different numerical examples.
Supervisor: Pistikopoulos, Stratos Sponsor: European Research Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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