Application of efficient nonlinear predictive control to a hot strip finishing mill

B. Bulut, A.W. Ordys, M.J. Grimble

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The application of the efficient nonlinear predictive control algorithms, emerging from recent research, to hot strip finishing mills is discussed. The method of controlling profile is based on explicit manipulation of the strip thickness across its width. An efficient model-based predictive control algorithm is employed to generate the control signal for the stands and to coordinate the stands for optimal profile and shape control. Simulation results are presented to demonstrate the performance of the proposed coordinated control scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
Event2002 International Conference on Control Applications - Glasgoq, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 200220 Sep 2002


Conference2002 International Conference on Control Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • finishing
  • thickness control
  • strips
  • signal generators
  • shape control
  • predictive models
  • predictive control
  • prediction algorithms
  • optimal control
  • milling machines
  • application
  • efficient
  • nonlinear
  • predictive control
  • hot strip

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