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Dual CSTR nonlinear differential equation model

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Two continuously stirred tank reactors in series.


Updated 11 Jun 2007

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Dual CSTR nonlinear differential equation model. It consists of 4 differential equations with mole and energy balances over the 2 reactors. It is a good test model for nonlinear model predictive control (MPC), Kalman filtering, and moving horizon estimation (MHE).

This model is found in:

Henson, M.A. and Seborg, D.E., Feedback Linearizing Control, Chap. 4 of Nonlinear Process Control, Edited by Hensen, M.A. and Seborg, D.E., Prentice Hall (1997)

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John Hedengren (2022). Dual CSTR nonlinear differential equation model (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2007a
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