Simultaneous design and control optimisation under uncertainty Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper demonstrates how the design and control of processes described by large-scale, complex, mixed-integer dynamic models can be simultaneously optimised in the face of time-varying disturbances and parametric uncertainties. A rigorously modelled distillation example is used for this purpose, where the number of trays, feed location, column diameter, surface areas of the heat exchangers and tuning parameters of the controllers are selected in order to minimise the total annualised cost of the system, while satisfying a large number of feasibility constraints. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Bansal, V., Perkins, J. D., Pistikopoulos, E. N., Ross, R., & van Schijndel, J.

citation count

  • 97

complete list of authors

  • Bansal, V||Perkins, JD||Pistikopoulos, EN||Ross, R||van Schijndel, JMG

publication date

  • July 2000