Energy-predictive control: a new synthesis approach for nonlinear process control Academic Article uri icon


  • The present work proposes a new controller synthesis framework, that is based on the methodological principles of Lyapunov design. A notion of short-horizon energy-predictive control is introduced, that predicts and optimizes the rate of energy dissipation of the system and leads to the derivation of a continuous state feedback control law. The control law possesses two adjustable parameters that directly influence the size of the closed-loop stability region and the performance characteristics. The derived state feedback law may be combined with an open-loop state observer, leading to a dynamic output feedback controller with integral action. Finally, the performance of the proposed controller design methodology is evaluated in a chemical reactor example, that exhibits nonminimum-phase characteristics.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Kazantzis, N., & Kravaris, C.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Kazantzis, N||Kravaris, C

publication date

  • June 1999