Reduced inverse integer-order controller design for a class of fractional-order model: Case studyon two-tank liquid-level process

Yumuk E., Güzelkaya M., Eksin İ.

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


© IMechE 2022.In this study, a reduced inverse integer-order controller design methodology for single fractional-order pole model is proposed. First, the higher integer-order equivalent of this model is found using the Oustaloup approximation to fractional operator. Then, the poles and zeros of the higher integer-order model are determined in terms of fractional-order system model parameters employing characteristic equation format and root-locus idea. The order of the higher integer-order model is reduced using dominant pole–zero couples. The proximity of the pole–zero couples to each other as well as their proximity to the origin is key dominance requirement for order reduction. The controller is obtained inverting the reduced order integer system model in terms of fractional-order system model parameters. The proposed controller is compared with integer and fractional proportional–integral–derivative (PID) controllers using the experiments carried out on two-tank liquid-level process. The real-time experiment outcomes demonstrate that the proposed controller has superior performance over integer and fractional proportional–integral–derivative controllers.