Fernando V. Lima


Identification and State Estimation of Nonlinear, Stochastic Models

Fernando V. Lima
fvlima[AT]wisc[DOT]edu

Research Interests

- Model Predictive Control

- State Estimation and Process Identification

- Process Design and Operability

- Stochastic Modelling

- New Energy Systems

State Estimation Course

State Estimation of Linear and Nonlinear Dynamic Systems
James B. Rawlings and Fernando V. Lima
AICES Regional School, RWTH Aachen, Germany
March 2008

Publications

1.
Fernando V. Lima and James B. Rawlings.
Nonlinear stochastic modeling to improve state estimation in process monitoring and control.
Submitted for publication in AIChE Journal, December 2009.

2.
Fernando V. Lima, James B. Rawlings and Tyler A. Soderstrom.
Nonlinear stochastic modeling and state estimation of weakly observable systems: application to industrial polymerization processes.
In AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, November 2009.

3.
Fernando V. Lima, Christos Georgakis, Julie F. Smith, Phillip D. Schnelle and David R. Vinson.
Operability-based determination of feasible control constraints for several high-dimensional nonsquare industrial processes.
AIChE Journal, doi: 10.1002/aic.11897, 2009.

4.
Fernando V. Lima, Zhenya Jia, Marianthi Ierapetritou and Christos Georgakis.
Similarities and differences between the concepts of operability and flexibility: the steady-state case.
AIChE Journal, doi: 10.1002/aic.12021, 2009.

5.
Fernando V. Lima and Christos Georgakis.
Dynamic operability for the calculation of transient output constraints for non-square linear model predictive controllers.
In Proceedings of the 2009 IFAC ADCHEM Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2009.

6.
Gene A. Bunin, Fernando V. Lima, Christos Georgakis and Christopher M. Hunt.
Model predictive control and dynamic operability studies in a stirred tank: rapid temperature cycling for crystallization.
Accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Communications, May 2009.

7.
Fernando V. Lima, James B. Rawlings and Tyler A. Soderstrom.
Nonlinear stochastic modeling for state estimation of an industrial polymerization process.
In AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2008.

8.
Fernando V. Lima.
Analysis of the constraint characteristics of a sheet forming control problem using interval operability concepts.
Presented at the DuPont Engineering PD&C Group Seminar, Wilmington, Delaware, November 2008.

9.
Fernando V. Lima and James B. Rawlings.
Nonlinear stochastic modeling to improve state estimation in MPC.
Presented at the TWCCC Meeting, Los Angeles, California, September 2008.

10.
Fernando V. Lima and Christos Georgakis.
Design of output constraints for model-based non-square controllers using interval operability.
J. Proc. Cont., 18(6):610-620, 2008.

11.
Fernando V. Lima, Christos Georgakis, Julie F. Smith and Phillip D. Schnelle.
Analysis of the constraint characteristics of a sheet forming control problem using interval operability concepts.
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 18th ESCAPE Symposium, 25:387-392, 2008.

12.
Murali R. Rajamani, Fernando V. Lima, James B. Rawlings and John W. Eaton
Autocovariance Least-Squares (ALS) Package for Octave and Matlab.

13.
Fernando V. Lima and Christos Georgakis.
Input-output operability of control systems.
Submitted for publication in J. Proc. Cont., December 2007.

14.
Fernando V. Lima and Christos Georgakis.
An operability-based design methodology of feasible constraints for the constrained control of high-dimensional non-square systems.
In AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2007.

15.
Marianthi Ierapetritou, Christos Georgakis, Zhenya Jia and Fernando V. Lima.
Similarities and differences between the concepts of operability and flexibility.
In AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2007.

16.
Fernando V. Lima.
Interval operability: A tool to design the feasible output constraints for non-square model predictive controllers.
Ph.D. Thesis, Tufts University, September 2007.

17.
Fernando V. Lima and Chistos Georgakis.
On the operability of high-order multivariable non-square systems.
In Proceedings of the 2007 IFAC DYCOPS Symposium, Cancun, Mexico, June 2007.

18.
Fernando V. Lima and Christos Georgakis.
An operability-based methodology for the feasible output ranges in the control of non-square systems.
In AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 2006.

19.
Fernando V. Lima and Christos Georgakis.
Operability of multivariable non-square systems.
In Proceedings of the 2006 IFAC ADCHEM Symposium, Gramado, Brazil, April 2006.

20.
Fernando V. Lima and Christos Georgakis.
Issues on the operability of multivariable non-square systems.
In AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2005.