Imperial College London

DrBenoitChachuat

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Reader in Process Systems Engineering
 
 
 
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Bernardi A, Nikolaou A, Meneghesso A, Chachuat B, Morosinotto T, Bezzo Fet al., 2017, Semi-empirical modeling of microalgae photosynthesis in different acclimation states - Application to N. gaditana, JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, Vol: 259, Pages: 63-72, ISSN: 0168-1656

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Houska B, Li JC, Chachuat B, 2017, Towards rigorous robust optimal control via generalized high-order moment expansion, Optimal Control Applications and Methods, ISSN: 0143-2087

© 2017 The Authors. Optimal Control Applications and Methods published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This study is concerned with the rigorous solution of worst-case robust optimal control problems having bounded time-varying uncertainty and nonlinear dynamics with affine uncertainty dependence. We propose an algorithm that combines existing uncertainty set-propagation and moment-expansion approaches. Specifically, we consider a high-order moment expansion of the time-varying uncertainty, and we bound the effect of the infinite-dimensional remainder term on the system state, in a rigorous manner, using ellipsoidal calculus. We prove that the error introduced by the expansion converges to zero as more moments are added. Moreover, we describe a methodology to construct a conservative, yet more computationally tractable, robust optimization problem, whose solution values are also shown to converge to those of the original robust optimal control problem. We illustrate the applicability and accuracy of this approach with the robust time-optimal control of a motorized robot arm.

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Rajyaguru J, Villanueva ME, Houska B, Chachuat Bet al., 2017, Chebyshev model arithmetic for factorable functions, JOURNAL OF GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION, Vol: 68, Pages: 413-438, ISSN: 0925-5001

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Sun M, Villanueva ME, Pistikopoulos EN, Chachuat Bet al., 2017, Robust Multi-Parametric Control of Continuous-Time Linear Dynamic Systems, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Vol: 50, Pages: 4660-4665

© 2017 We extend a recent methodology called multi-parametric NCO-tracking for the design of parametric controllers for continuous-time linear dynamic systems in the presence of uncertainty The approach involves backing-off the path and terminal state constraints based on a worst-case uncertainty propagation determined using either interval analysis or ellipsoidal calculus. We address the case of additive uncertainty and we discuss approaches to handling multiplicative uncertainty that retain tractability of the mp-NCO-tracking design problem, subject to extra conservatism. These developments are illustrated with the case study of a fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) unit operated in partial combustion mode.

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Villanueva ME, Li JC, Feng X, Chachuat B, Houska Bet al., 2017, Computing Ellipsoidal Robust Forward Invariant Tubes for Nonlinear MPC, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Vol: 50, Pages: 7175-7180

© 2017 Min-max differential inequalities (DIs) can be used to characterize robust forward invariant tubes with convex cross-section for a large class of nonlinear control systems. The advantage of using set-propagation over other existing approaches for tube MPC is that they avoid the discretization of control policies. Instead, the conservatism of min-max DIs in tube MPC arises from the discretization of sets in the state-space, while the control law is never discretized and remains defined implicitly via the solution of a min-max optimization problem. The contribution of this paper is the development of a practical implementation of min-max DIs for tube MPC using ellipsoidal-tube enclosures. We illustrate these developments with a spring-mass-damper system.

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villanueva ME, Quirynen R, Diehl M, Chachuat B, Houska Bet al., 2017, Robust MPC via min-max differential inequalities, Automatica, Vol: 77, Pages: 311-321, ISSN: 0005-1098

This paper is concerned with tube-based model predictive control (MPC) for both linear and nonlinear, input-affine continuous-time dynamic systems that are affected by time-varying disturbances. We derivea min-max differential inequality describing the support function of positive robust forward invariant tubes, which can be used to construct a variety of tube-based model predictive controllers. These constructions are conservative, but computationally tractable and their complexity scales linearly with the length of the prediction horizon. In contrast to many existing tube-based MPC implementations, the proposed framework does not involve discretizing the control policy and, therefore, the conservatism of the predicted tube depends solely on the accuracy of the set parameterization. The proposed approach is then used to construct a robustMPCscheme based on tubes with ellipsoidal cross-sections. This ellipsoidal MPC scheme is based on solving an optimal control problem under linear matrix inequality constraints. We illustrate these results with the numerical case study of a spring-mass-damper system.

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Adi VSK, Cook M, Peeva LG, Livingston AG, Chachuat Bet al., 2016, Optimization of OSN Membrane Cascades for Separating Organic Mixtures, Editors: Kravanja, Bogataj, Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 379-384

BOOK CHAPTER

Baroukh C, Steyer JP, Bernard O, Chachuat Bet al., 2016, dynamic Flux Balance Analysis of the Metabolism of Microalgae under a Diurnal Light Cycle, 11th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems including Biosystems, Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 791-796, ISSN: 2405-8963

CONFERENCE PAPER

Bernard O, Mairet F, Chachuat B, 2016, Modelling of Microalgae Culture Systems with Applications to Control and Optimization, Editors: Posten, Chen, Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Pages: 59-87

Mathematical modeling is becoming ever more important to assess the potential, guide the design, and enable the efficient operation and control of industrial-scale microalgae culture systems (MCS). The development of overall, inherently multiphysics, models involves coupling separate submodels of (i) the intrinsic biological properties, including growth, decay, and biosynthesis as well as the effect of light and temperature on these processes, and (ii) the physical properties, such as the hydrodynamics, light attenuation, and temperature in the culture medium. When considering high-density microalgae culture, in particular, the coupling between biology and physics becomes critical. This chapter reviews existing models, with a particular focus on the Droop model, which is a precursor model, and it highlights the structure common to many microalgae growth models. It summarizes the main developments and difficulties towards multiphysics models of MCS as well as applications of these models for monitoring, control, and optimization purposes.

BOOK CHAPTER

Bernardi A, Nikolaou A, Meneghesso A, Morosinotto T, Chachuat B, Bezzo Fet al., 2016, High-Fidelity Modelling Methodology of Light-Limited Photosynthetic Production in Microalgae, PLOS ONE, Vol: 11, ISSN: 1932-6203

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Bernardi A, Nikolaou A, Meneghesso A, Morosinotto T, Chachuat B, Bezzo Fet al., 2016, High-Fidelity Modelling Methodology of Light-Limited Photosynthetic Production in Microalgae (vol 11, e0152387, 2016), PLOS ONE, Vol: 11, ISSN: 1932-6203

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Faust JMM, Fu J, Chachuat B, Mitsos Aet al., 2016, Optimization of dynamic systems with rigorous path constraint satisfaction, Editors: Kravanja, Bogataj, Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 643-648

BOOK CHAPTER

Nikolaou A, Booth P, Gordon F, Yang J, Matar O, Chachuat Bet al., 2016, Multi-Physics Modeling of Light-Limited Microalgae Growth in Raceway Ponds, IFAC PAPERSONLINE, Vol: 49, Pages: 324-329, ISSN: 2405-8963

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Nikolaou A, Hartmann P, Sciandra A, Chachuat B, Bernard Oet al., 2016, Dynamic coupling of photoacclimation and photoinhibition in a model of microalgae growth, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, Vol: 390, Pages: 61-72, ISSN: 0022-5193

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Paulen R, Villanueva ME, Chachuat B, 2016, Guaranteed parameter estimation of non-linear dynamic systems using high-order bounding techniques with domain and CPU-time reduction strategies, IMA JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL CONTROL AND INFORMATION, Vol: 33, Pages: 563-587, ISSN: 0265-0754

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Peric ND, Villanueva ME, Chachuat B, 2016, Set-valued integration of uncertain dynamic systems with sensitivity analysis capability, Editors: Kravanja, Bogataj, Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 1165-1170

BOOK CHAPTER

Sun M, Chachuat B, Pistikopoulos EN, 2016, Design of multi-parametric NCO tracking controllers for linear dynamic systems, COMPUTERS & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Vol: 92, Pages: 64-77, ISSN: 0098-1354

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Sun M, Villanueva ME, Chachuat B, Pistikopoulos ENet al., 2016, Strategies towards the robust multi-parametric control of continuous-time systems, Pages: 355-357

CONFERENCE PAPER

Ulmasov D, Baroukh C, Chachuat B, Deisenroth MP, Misener Ret al., 2016, Bayesian Optimization with Dimension Scheduling: Application to Biological Systems, Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

WORKING PAPER

Bernardi A, Nikolaou A, Meneghesso A, Chachuat B, Morosinotto T, Bezzo Fet al., 2015, A Framework for the Dynamic Modelling of PI Curves in Microalgae, 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND 25TH EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER AIDED PROCESS ENGINEERING, PT C, Vol: 37, Pages: 2483-2488, ISSN: 1570-7946

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Bernardi A, Nikolaou A, Meneghesso A, Morosinotto T, Chachuat B, Bezzo Fet al., 2015, Using Fluorescence Measurements to Model Key Phenomena in Microalgae Photosynthetic Mechanisms, ICHEAP12: 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHEMICAL & PROCESS ENGINEERING, Vol: 43, Pages: 217-222, ISSN: 1974-9791

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Chachuat B, Houska B, Paulen R, Peric N, Rajyaguru J, Villanueva MEet al., 2015, Set-Theoretic Approaches in Analysis, Estimation and Control of Nonlinear Systems, 9th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes ADCHEM 2015, Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 981-995, ISSN: 2405-8963

CONFERENCE PAPER

Fu J, Faust JMM, Chachuat B, Mitos Aet al., 2015, Local optimization of dynamic programs with guaranteed satisfaction of path constraints, AUTOMATICA, Vol: 62, Pages: 184-192, ISSN: 0005-1098

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Houska B, Villanueva ME, Chachuat B, 2015, STABLE SET-VALUED INTEGRATION OF NONLINEAR DYNAMIC SYSTEMS USING AFFINE SET-PARAMETERIZATIONS, SIAM JOURNAL ON NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, Vol: 53, Pages: 2307-2328, ISSN: 0036-1429

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Nikolaou A, Bernardi A, Meneghesso A, Bezzo F, Morosinotto T, Chachuat Bet al., 2015, A model of chlorophyll fluorescence in microalgae integrating photoproduction, photoinhibition and photoregulation, JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, Vol: 194, Pages: 91-99, ISSN: 0168-1656

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Nikolaou A, Chachuat B, 2015, 427331 Scaling-up microalgae production systems: Inferring biomass productivity in raceway ponds using numerical simulation, Pages: 453-456

CONFERENCE PAPER

Puchongkawarin C, Fitzgerald S, Chachuat B, 2015, Plant-wide Optimization of a Full-Scale Activated Sludge Plant with Anaerobic Sludge Treatment, 9th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes ADCHEM 2015, Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 1234-1239, ISSN: 2405-8963

CONFERENCE PAPER

Puchongkawarin C, Gomez-Mont C, Stuckey DC, Chachuat Bet al., 2015, Optimization-based methodology for the development of wastewater facilities for energy and nutrient recovery, CHEMOSPHERE, Vol: 140, Pages: 150-158, ISSN: 0045-6535

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Puchongkawarin C, Menichini C, Laso-Rubido C, Fitzgerald S, Chachuat Bet al., 2015, Model-based methodology for plant-wide analysis of wastewater treatment plants: industrial case study, WATER PRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY, Vol: 10, Pages: 517-526, ISSN: 1751-231X

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Rayjaguru J, Villanueva ME, Houska B, Chachuat Bet al., 2015, Continuous-Time Enclosures for Uncertain Implicit Differential Equations, 9th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes ADCHEM 2015, Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages: 94-99, ISSN: 2405-8963

CONFERENCE PAPER

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