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    • Design of a state-based nonlinear controller 

      Van der Merwe, Johannes Jacobus (North-West University, 2006)
      A developer of thermofluid simulation software requires algorithms which are used to design and implement PI controllers at some operating points of nonlinear industrial processes. In general, the algorithm should be ...
    • Fault diagnostic system for predictive maintenance on a Brayton cycle power plant 

      Vorster, Christo (North-West University, 2004)
      Model-based fault detection and diagnostic systems have become an important solution (Munoz & Sanz-Bobi, 1998:178) in the industry for preventive maintenance. This not only increases plant safety, but also reduces down ...
    • Fault identification and diagnosis for telephone exchange building facilities 

      De Waard, Simon Rudi (North-West University, 2005)
      Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems consume 43 % of the energy used by buildings. This percentage grows when the HVAC system operates with malfunctions. Fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) methods ...
    • State space model extraction of thermohydraulic systems 

      Uren, Kenneth Richard (North-West University, 2009)
      Many hours are spent by systemand control engineers deriving reduced order dynamicmodels portraying the dominant systemdynamics of thermohydraulic systems. A need therefore exists to develop a method that will automate the ...