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Parameter Selection in the Parameter Estimation of Grade Transitions in a Polyethylene Plant

Andersson, Niklas LU ; Larsson, Per-Ola LU ; Åkesson, Johan; Carlsson, Niclas; Skålén, Staffan and Nilsson, Bernt LU (2015) In Studies in Engineering and Technology 3(1). p.1-18
Abstract (Swedish)
A polyethylene plant at Borealis AB is modelled in the Modelica language and considered for parameter estimations at grade transitions. Parameters have been estimated for both the steady-state and the dynamic case using the JModelica.org platform, which offers tools for steady-state parameter estimation and supports simulation with parameter sensitivies. The model contains 31 candidate parameters, giving a huge amount of possible parameter combinations. The best parameter sets have been chosen using a parameter-selection algorithm that identified parameter sets with poor numerical properties. The parameter-selection algorithm reduces the number of parameter sets that is necessary to explore. The steady-state differs from the dynamic case... (More)
A polyethylene plant at Borealis AB is modelled in the Modelica language and considered for parameter estimations at grade transitions. Parameters have been estimated for both the steady-state and the dynamic case using the JModelica.org platform, which offers tools for steady-state parameter estimation and supports simulation with parameter sensitivies. The model contains 31 candidate parameters, giving a huge amount of possible parameter combinations. The best parameter sets have been chosen using a parameter-selection algorithm that identified parameter sets with poor numerical properties. The parameter-selection algorithm reduces the number of parameter sets that is necessary to explore. The steady-state differs from the dynamic case with respect to parameter selection. Validations of the parameter estimations in the dynamic case show a significant reduction in an objective value used to evaluate the quality of the solution from that of the nominal reference, where the nominal parameter values are used. (Less)
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Parameter estimation, Parameter Selection, Modelica, Grade Change, Polymerisation
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  author       = {Andersson, Niklas and Larsson, Per-Ola and Åkesson, Johan and Carlsson, Niclas and Skålén, Staffan and Nilsson, Bernt},
  issn         = {2330-2038},
  keyword      = {Parameter estimation,Parameter Selection,Modelica,Grade Change,Polymerisation},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {1--18},
  series       = {Studies in Engineering and Technology},
  title        = {Parameter Selection in the Parameter Estimation of Grade Transitions in a Polyethylene Plant},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.11114/set.v3i1.887},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2015},
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