Robust constrained fuzzy affine model predictive control with application to a fluidized bed combustion plant

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1047-1056
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


In this paper, robust constrained model predictive control of uncertain fuzzy affine systems is considered. Based on piecewise quadratic Lyapunov functions, highly efficient robust constrained predictive control approaches are developed so that the closed-loop stability is guaranteed, and the transient control performance is improved even under input or state constraints. Moreover, by using approximate ellipsoid and S-procedure, the solution to the fuzzy affine model based predictive control can be cast as a convex optimization problem subject to some linear matrix inequalities, rather than a nonconvex problem via bilinear matrix inequalities as in conventional fuzzy affine model-based control. The proposed controllers are thus easier for real-time implementation in industry. Simulation results on the fluidized bed combustion plant have demonstrated the performance of the proposed approaches. © 2008 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • Fluidized bed combustion, Fuzzy systems, Model predictive control, Piecewise quadratic Lyapunov functions, Robustness