The Advanced Control Technology Club 
Metals Processing SIG Meeting
"Predictive Control in Metals Processing"

To be held at Alcan International, Banbury, 15th December 2000


This meeting is free of charge and open to employees from all ACT Club members.

NOTE: This meeting has since been held. Some of the presentations are now available on-line (to Club Members only) from our Download Centre, or simply click on the appropriate link in the agenda below.

NOTE: Presentation material downloaded from our web-site should not be incorporated (either in part or in entirety) into other work etc., nor distributed (either in part or in entirety) to third parties, without the express permission of the authors.


Agenda

The agenda for the day is as follows:


9.30      COFFEE AND REGISTRATION
10.00    Welcome to Alcan, Chris Davenport, Alcan International
10.05    ACT Club Activities and Metals Processing SIG, Roy Nicholls, Corus Group and Mike Grimble, University of Strathclyde
10.30     Introduction to Predictive Control for Metal Processing, Mike Grimble, University of Strathclyde [560KB]
11.30    TEA/COFFEE
11.45     Introduction to Constrained Optimisation for Hot Mills, Baris Bulut, University of Strathclyde and David Greenwood, Alcan [843KB]
12.20     Results and Findings of Applying Predictive Control to a Hot Rolling Mill, Gerrit van der Molen, Industrial Systems and Control Ltd. and Terry Jones/Roy Nicholls, Corus [47KB]
1.00      LUNCH
2.00       An Overview of the ACT Club Predictive Control Toolbox, Gerrit van der Molen, Industrial Systems and Control Ltd. [155KB]
2.30      Simple Tutorial Examples with the ACT Club Predictive Control Toolbox, Baris Bulut, University of Strathclyde
3.00       Development of Models and Specification of Cost Function for a Hot Mill Problem, Gerrit van der Molen, Industrial Systems and Control Ltd. [124KB]
4.00      TEA/COFFEE
4.15      Future Metals Processing Special Interest Group Activities
4.45      CLOSE