CPC Case Study Presentations
This document should provide you with some guidelines for the structure of
your case study presentations. All presentations will be attended by at
least two "advisors", one of whom will be your advisor. Assume that your
audience consists of experts in process control who are not wholly familiar
with your process and the control challenges it presents.
The presentation should take no more than 20 minutes, including 5
minutes for questions. These limits will be enforced strictly.
All group members should contribute equally to the presentation. One way of
ensuring this happens is to have each member conduct an equal part of the
presentation, i.e., have each member speak in turn.
Try to provide an overview of the case study in terms of the motivation to
control the process, and where the process might be used in industry. Also
provide motivation for each step that you performed in the case study.
Touch briefly on the available literature, i.e., present a very short
history of previous attempts to model and control the particular process
you have chosen.
Provide information on the transfer function models developed with a
comparison of the outputs of the model and the plant.
Mention what control strategy has been used and present the controller
structure and parameters, but do not present the derivation of the
The focus of your presentation should be on MV-SISO control, and the choice
of pairings of inputs and outputs. You should provide justification for the
choice of input-output control pairings, and compare the performance of
your system with MV-SISO control against just SISO control. All comparisons
should be supported by relevant plots. Provide information on important
aspects of the comparison such as detuning, etc. Provide relevant results
for decoupling, if you implemented it.
Guidelines for plots: Use subplots to show all input and output variables
on a single page / transparency. Label axes, provide legends for each
plotted variable, and provide a title for each set of plots. Make sure you
specify the step changes that you made - either by drawing it on the plot,
or mentioning it in the title.
Provide a summary and your conclusions at the end of the presentation.