Process control using an optomux control board

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dc.contributor.advisor McCormick, Roy L. en_US Sabri, Dina O. en_US 2011-06-03T19:34:31Z 2011-06-03T19:34:31Z 1987 en_US 1987
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1987 .S2 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this thesis process control concepts were used to develop software that could be adapted to a real world situation. The software was used to control a simple temperature regulating experiment. This experiment was used to demonstrate the use of OPTOMUX analog and digital input/output devices in controlling a process. The goal of this experiment was to use the input/output devices in controlling the temperature of the box within specified tolerances for a designated period of time. To accomplish optimal use of equipment and optimal control, a mathematical model was derived to predict the behavior of the process under control. The pattern observed while the temperature was increasing toward room temperature closely resembled an exponential function. For temperatures above room temperatures the curve then approximated a square root function. The pattern followed when decreasing the temperature-was exponential throughout. The time required to collect all the significant data in the case of increasing the temperature was two hours. In the case of decreasing temperature, one hour. Beyond these time limits the temperature remained essentially constant. The maximum temperature value that could be reached was six degrees above room temperature and the minimum two degrees below room temperature.
dc.format.extent iv, 73 leaves, [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Process control -- Data processing. en_US
dc.title Process control using an optomux control board en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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