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Volume 1, Number 1, Page 2 (1962)
Nontopical Issue
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A program for optimal control of nonlinear processes

by R. A. Mugele
At present, there are many industrial processes of a nonlinear character for which it is difficult to develop an effective industrial process control system because no efficient mathematical method is known to carry out the optimization procedure. This paper presents a flow chart description of a computer program incorporating a new optimization technique which will resolve many such problems. Although the mathematical basis for the technique is suggested, details and proofs are omitted-ese will appear in a subsequent paper. The technique has been successfully tested on a number of problems. Testing was conducted using a control system (IBM 1710) as well as both small and large computers (IBM 1620, 7090).
Related Subjects: General Applications; Mathematical Methods; Programming