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Four Coupled Tanks Case Study

This section describes the control problem presented by a Four Tank Laboratory apparatus. This case study does not have an associated Java simulation.

Overview of the Case Study

It is recommended that you follow the example in order, but you may skip ahead if you wish:

Part 1 Background
Part 2 Dynamics
Part 3 Apparatus


The paper that inspired this project is

  • The Quadruple-Tank Process---A multivariable laboratory process with an adjustable zero, K. H. Johansson, To appear in IEEE Transcations on Control Systems Technology, 2000.

and can be downloaded here.

The project with the apparatus at CIDAC was conducted by Allan Sweeney as his final year project for the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) degree at the University of Newcastle.