Decentralized stable and robust fault-tolerant PI plus fuzzy control of MIMO systems: a quadruple tank case study
International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems
This paper presents a typical design of fault-tolerant control using two decentralized PI plus fuzzy controllers to control the level of the lower two tanks in a nonlinear quadruple tank level process (QTLP). We also present some basic aspects of decentralized control design concerning stability and performance and illustrate them on a case study: a virtual model of a quadruple tank process. Control structure selection based on performance relative gain array (PRGA) is used, and its ability to
... valuate the achievable performance is discussed. The controllers are designed based on a conventional PI controller plus fuzzy inference system technique. The relation between inputs/ outputs was proved using relative gain array (RGA), and then, we divided the quadruple tank system into two subsystems and controlled each of them separately, both in minimum and non-minimum phases. Both the controllers were designed to control the nonlinear QTLP at any operating points. The proposed approach was compared with a decentralized fuzzy controller subject to actuator/ sensor and system component faults. The simulation results show that the proposed decentralized fault-tolerant PI plus fuzzy controller has a more accurate tracking level and less computational time in both minimum and non-minimum phases.