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Dynamics, Control and Observation of Processes


Scientific expertise:

Automatic, Process Engineering, Nonlinear Systems, Observability and Observer Design, Control and Stabilization, Output Control, Multi-Agent Systems, Hybrid Systems, Network Control Systems, Dynamic Process Modeling (from the laboratory scale to industrial scale), thermodynamics, estimation of physicochemical parameters by inverse methods ….

Examples of processes:

– three-phase catalytic processes such as Slurry columns
– fat production processes
– decantation
– catalytic foams
– multi-scale processes
– absorption processes
– reactive extrusion
– crystallization  in emulsion


Process dynamics and control of systems of conservation laws:

The design of energy efficient, reliable and intensive processes requires the development of dynamical models of processes which are accurate and adaptable and take account of their energy and entropy properties. Therefore the main research objective of the group is the development of modeling methods, algorithms for the numerical simulation and the control of processes which explicitly use the physical properties of the processes.

In a first instance, dynamical models using bond-graph modeling and the parameter identification of complex, network-structured processes are investigated by the use of measurements of transient behavior. Different multi-scale processes are considered such as adsorption, reactive extrusion processes, heat pumps, thermal stocks using phase changes in fluids and crystallization in emulsion processes, involving mass and heat transport in heterogeneous and reactive media with moving interface.

In a second instance, nonlinear control laws are developed, based on passivity techniques and using  invariants and balance equations of thermodynamically-based functions. For this goal our research group develops different formulation of processes, in particular the Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor, as quasi-port Hamiltonian systems or input-output contact systems. Control laws for the stabilization of such processes are then developed based on structure preserving feedback control such as IDA-PBC.

In a third instance the research group works on the control of systems of conservation laws, eventually augmented with source terms due for instance to the entropy creation terms. Infinite-dimensional port-Hamiltonian systems with boundary port variables are considered and specific spatial discretization algorithms are developed which preserve the Dirac structure underlying the port-Hamiltonian systems. The existence of solutions and the relation with boundary control systems and well-posed systems is also investigated, based on the semi-group theory or on classical fixed-point techniques. Finally the stabilization of nonlinear systems of conservation laws using Riemann invariants and gain scheduling is addressed.

 Directors: Melaz TAYAKOUT-FAYOLLE and Vincent ANDRIEU

Academic partners

Ampere Ecole Central
Institut de Chimie de Lyon: ICL
Institut Charles Sadron : ICS
Institut de chimie et procédés pour l’énergie, l’environnement et la santé : ICPEES
Mines paristech
Université de Toulon


International partners

Université Catholique de Louvain
University of Genova (Italy)
University of  Groeningen
University of Hyogo
University of Melbourne
University Passau
Universitat Politechnica de Cataluna
Universté Technique d’Ilmenau (Allemagne)
Université Technique de Munich (Allemagne)


Industry partners

Nutrition Animale Adisseo
CEA (Cadarache, Grenoble, Marcoule, Saclay)
CRES Centre de Recherches de Solaize Total
Saint-Gobain NorPro
TRTG TOTAL Research and Technology Gonfreville

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    689 documents

    • Fabrice Ofridam, Noureddine Lebaz, E. Gagnière, Denis Mangin, Abdelhamid Elaïssari. pH-sensitive polymethacrylate derivatives Eudragit E100 & L100 nanoparticles preparation in aqueous medium. 21st International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization, Aug 2021, Postdam, Germany. ⟨hal-03334747⟩
    • Vincent Andrieu, Bayu Jayawardhana, Laurent Praly. Characterizations of Global Transversal Exponential Stability. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021, 66 (8), pp.3682-3694. ⟨10.1109/TAC.2020.3036021⟩. ⟨hal-03500595⟩
    • Swann Marx, Lucas Brivadis, Daniele Astolfi. Forwarding techniques for the global stabilization of dissipative infinite-dimensional systems coupled with an ODE. Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems, Springer Verlag, 2021, 33. ⟨hal-02944073v2⟩
    • Romain Kersaudy, Denis Mangin, E. Gagnière, Stéphane Labouret, Didier Colson, et al.. Suivi de cristallisation en ligne par Spectroscopie Résolue Spatialement (SRS). Sciences et Technologies des Poudres ; Poudres et Matériaux Frittés STPMF, Jul 2021, online, France. ⟨hal-03701092⟩
    • Hamdi Habib, Mickael Rodrigues, Bouali Rabaoui, Naceur Benhadj Braiek. A FAULT ESTIMATION AND FAULT–TOLERANT CONTROL BASED SLIDING MODE OBSERVER FOR LPV DESCRIPTOR SYSTEMS WITH TIME DELAY. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Zielona Góra 2021, ⟨10.34768/amcs-2021-0017⟩. ⟨hal-03288124⟩
    • C. Valentin, Couenne F., C. Jallut, J.M. Choubert, M. Tayakout-Fayolle. Dynamic Modeling of a Batch Sludge Settling Column by Partial Differential Non Linear Equations with a Moving Interface. ADCHEM 2021 11th IFAC SYMPOSIUM on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes, Jun 2021, Venise (virtual), Italy. 6 p. ⟨hal-03026811⟩
    • Lucas Brivadis, Jean-Paul Gauthier, Ludovic Sacchelli, Ulysse Serres. Avoiding observability singularities in output feedback bilinear systems. SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2021, 59 (3), pp.1759-1780. ⟨10.1137/19M1272925⟩. ⟨hal-02172420v2⟩
    • Daniele Astolfi, Pauline Bernard, Romain Postoyan, Lorenzo Marconi. Constrained state estimation for nonlinear systems: a redesign approach based on convexity. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021, ⟨10.1109/TAC.2021.3064537⟩. ⟨hal-03157454⟩
    • Vincent Andrieu, Lucas Brivadis, Jean-Paul Gauthier, Ludovic Sacchelli, Ulysse Serres. From local to global asymptotic stabilizability for weakly contractive control systems. Automatica, Elsevier, 2021, 124, pp.109308. ⟨10.1016/j.automatica.2020.109308⟩. ⟨hal-02611605⟩
    • Daniele Astolfi, Angelo Alessandri, Luca Zaccarian. Stubborn and Dead-Zone Redesign for Nonlinear Observers and Filters. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2021, 66 (2), pp.667 – 682. ⟨10.1109/TAC.2020.2989816⟩. ⟨hal-02556577⟩


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