Design a Model Predictive Controller for an Electrical Furnace System


The purpose of this paper is to design a model predictive controller (MPC) to improve the performance of electric furnace system to the desired requirements. The presence of delay in the system especially, the long delays makes analysis and control design much more complex. Unlike time delay compensation methods, the predictions are made formore than one time delay ahead in the MPC since the Future values of output variables are predicted using a dynamic model of the system and current measurements. From the analyzed and compared results it is noticed that the system response with MPC shows high tracking performance in transient and steady state.