Publication detail

A FUZZY-BASED OPTIMAL CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR A CONTINUOUS CASTING PROCESS

MAUDER, T. ŠANDERA, Č. ŠTĚTINA, J.

Original Title

A FUZZY-BASED OPTIMAL CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR A CONTINUOUS CASTING PROCESS

English Title

A FUZZY-BASED OPTIMAL CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR A CONTINUOUS CASTING PROCESS

Type

journal article - other

Language

en

Original Abstract

Nowadays, continuous casting is used for processing almost one hundred percent of liquid steel into an intermediate shape. Steel with a poor structure and many defects is not acceptable to final customers, and therefore the producers must put strong emphases on its quality. Many serious steel defects can be eliminated by a preceding computer simulation, optimization and a proper control of the casting process. This paper describes an algorithm that optimizes the control parameters to ensure both a high production rate and a high quality of the products. These controlled parameters are the casting speed and all the cooling rates in the secondary cooling zone. The main principle of the algorithm is to get the surface and core temperatures to the prescribed values corresponding to the required ductility of steel. The whole optimization procedure consists of two separate parts, i.e., the numerical simulation of the process and the decision-making part based on fuzzy logic for modifying the control parameters. By incorporating the fuzzy logic into the optimization process, the algorithm has a very robust behaviour and an easy adaptation for different grades of steel. This algorithm runs in an off-line version and can be used as a preparation tool for a real casting process where the proper setting of the casting parameters is crucial for achieving high-quality products at an economical price.

English abstract

Nowadays, continuous casting is used for processing almost one hundred percent of liquid steel into an intermediate shape. Steel with a poor structure and many defects is not acceptable to final customers, and therefore the producers must put strong emphases on its quality. Many serious steel defects can be eliminated by a preceding computer simulation, optimization and a proper control of the casting process. This paper describes an algorithm that optimizes the control parameters to ensure both a high production rate and a high quality of the products. These controlled parameters are the casting speed and all the cooling rates in the secondary cooling zone. The main principle of the algorithm is to get the surface and core temperatures to the prescribed values corresponding to the required ductility of steel. The whole optimization procedure consists of two separate parts, i.e., the numerical simulation of the process and the decision-making part based on fuzzy logic for modifying the control parameters. By incorporating the fuzzy logic into the optimization process, the algorithm has a very robust behaviour and an easy adaptation for different grades of steel. This algorithm runs in an off-line version and can be used as a preparation tool for a real casting process where the proper setting of the casting parameters is crucial for achieving high-quality products at an economical price.

Keywords

fuzzy optimization, heuristic optimization, temperature field, continuous casting

RIV year

2012

Released

02.07.2012

Publisher

Inštitut za kovinske materiale tehnologije

Location

Ljubljana, Slovinsko

Pages from

325

Pages to

328

Pages count

4

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT93020,
  author="Tomáš {Mauder} and Čeněk {Šandera} and Josef {Štětina}",
  title="A FUZZY-BASED OPTIMAL CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR A CONTINUOUS CASTING PROCESS",
  annote="Nowadays, continuous casting is used for processing almost one hundred percent of liquid steel into an intermediate shape. Steel with a poor structure and many defects is not acceptable to final customers, and therefore the producers must put strong emphases on its quality. Many serious steel defects can be eliminated by a preceding computer simulation, optimization and a proper control of the casting process. This paper describes an algorithm that optimizes the control parameters to ensure both a high production rate and a high quality of the products. These controlled parameters are the casting speed and all the cooling rates in the secondary cooling zone. The main principle of the algorithm is to get the surface and core temperatures to the prescribed values corresponding to the required ductility of steel. The whole optimization procedure consists of two separate parts, i.e., the numerical simulation of the process and the decision-making part based on fuzzy logic for modifying the control parameters. By incorporating the fuzzy logic into the optimization process, the algorithm has a very robust behaviour and an easy adaptation for different grades of steel. This algorithm runs in an off-line version and can be used as a preparation tool for a real casting process where the proper setting of the casting parameters is crucial for achieving high-quality products at an economical price.",
  address="Inštitut za kovinske materiale tehnologije",
  chapter="93020",
  institution="Inštitut za kovinske materiale tehnologije",
  number="4",
  volume="46",
  year="2012",
  month="july",
  pages="325--328",
  publisher="Inštitut za kovinske materiale tehnologije",
  type="journal article - other"
}