Integrating Fuzzy based Fault diagnosis with Constrained Model Predictive Control for Industrial Applications

  • Mani, Geetha (School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University) ;
  • Sivaraman, Natarajan (Dept. of Instrumentation & Control Systems Engineering, PSG College of Technology)
  • Received : 2014.03.03
  • Accepted : 2016.07.05
  • Published : 2017.03.01


An active Fault Tolerant Model Predictive Control (FTMPC) using Fuzzy scheduler is developed. Fault tolerant Control (FTC) system stages are broadly classified into two namely Fault Detection and Isolation (FDI) and fault accommodation. Basically, the faults are identified by means of state estimation techniques. Then using the decision based approach it is isolated. This is usually performed using soft computing techniques. Fuzzy Decision Making (FDM) system classifies the faults. After identification and classification of the faults, the model is selected by using the information obtained from FDI. Then this model is fed into FTC in the form of MPC scheme by Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy scheduler. The Fault tolerance is performed by switching the appropriate model for each identified faults. Thus by incorporating the fuzzy scheduled based FTC it becomes more efficient. The system will be thereafter able to detect the faults, isolate it and also able to accommodate the faults in the sensors and actuators of the Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR) process while the conventional MPC does not have the ability to perform it.


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