Qiugang's paper published in ISA Transactions

Qiugang’s final paper from his PhD work has been published in ISA Transactions. Congratulations!

  • Model-Plant Mismatch Detection for Cross-directional Processes by Qiugang Lu, Michael G. Forbes, Philip D. Loewen, Johan U. Backström, Guy A. Dumont, R. Bhushan Gopaluni - ISA Transactions, 2021


This paper presents a two-component framework to detect model-plant mismatch (MPM) in cross-directional (CD) processes on paper machines under model-predictive control. First, routine operating data is used for system identification in closed loop; second, a one-class support vector machine (SVM) is trained to predict MPM. The iterative identification method alternates between identifying the finite impulse response coefficients of the spatial and temporal models. It converges, and the parameter estimates are asymptotically consistent. Coefficient estimates drawn from normal operation are used to train a one-class SVM, which then detects model-plant mismatch in subsequent routine operation. This approach applies to routine operating data without requiring external excitations. It can also distinguish mismatches in the process model from changes in the noise model. Examples of CD processes on paper machines are provided to verify the effectiveness of both components.

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