This thesis describes the design of a state space feedback control system for a process veneer dryer. The input variable is dryer atmospheric temperature and the output variable is veneer moisture content. As usual in the design of control systems for real-world processes, the biggest task was modeling the system to obtain the system differential equation and state space representation. The system equation derived from the model was checked against the behavior of the real-world system using the Advanced Continuous Simulation Language (ACSL) software package run on a VAX 11/750 computer. From the system equation a state space control system was developed and checked for validity by computer simulation. The system was successfully modeled using an intuitive block design approach. It was shown that the dryer is controllable and that the state space control theory can be used to design a workable feedback control scheme.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Nease, Allen D., "Computer Modeling and Design of State Space Feedback Control System for a Process Veneer Dryer" (1985). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4846.
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