Economical manufacturing from optimal control perspective: Simplification, methods and analysis

Yebin Wang, Jing Wu, Chengnian Long, Mengchu Zhou

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This paper presents a preliminary study of economical manufacturing from optimal control perspective. We begin with modeling two manufacturing systems as linear and nonlinear constrained continues-time dynamics, respectively. Economical manufacturing, characterized by minimal economical cost, is formulated as optimal control problems with variations on the cost function and system dynamics. The optimal control problems are interesting and challenging to solve due to constraints, nonlinearity, battery components, and consideration of energy price profiles. Rigorous analysis establishes the characteristics of optimal solutions and/or properties of optimal control problems. Methods and techniques to solve these optimal control problems are discussed for further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-237
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Event15th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, INCOM 2015 - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: May 11 2015May 13 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering


  • Batteries
  • Demand response
  • Energy management
  • Manufacturing
  • Optimal control


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