Designing MIMO PUD controller using colonial competitive algorithm: Applied to distillation column process

Atashpaz-Gargari E., Hashemzadeh F., Lucas C.

2008 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2008, Hong Kong, China, 1 - 06 June 2008, pp.1929-1934 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/cec.2008.4631052
  • City: Hong Kong
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.1929-1934
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, a colonial competitive algorithm is applied to the problem of designing a multivariable PID controller. The goal is to design a controller to decouple the controlled process, and to track the desired inputs by outputs of the process as much as possible. The method is used to design a multi variable controller for a typical distillation column process. Also a GA and an analytical method are used to design the controller parameters. Comparison results among these methods show that the controller obtained by colonial competitive algorithm has better performance than the others. © 2008 IEEE.