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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6(4), 133; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse6040133

Pressure Control of Insulation Space for Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier with Nonlinear Feedback Technique

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Key Laboratory of Marine Simulation & Control, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026, China
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College of Computer and Software, Dalian Neusoft University of Information, Dalian 116023, China
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Received: 11 October 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 6 November 2018 / Published: 8 November 2018
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Abstract

This paper introduces a novel control strategy into the insulation space for liquid natural gas carriers. The control strategy proposed can improve the effects of control for differential pressure and reduce the energy consumption of nitrogen. The method combines a nonlinear feedback technique with a closed-loop gain shaping algorithm (CGSA). It is designed for the pressure control system which is vital for liquid natural gas carriers (LNGCs) in marine transportation. The control error is modulated using nonlinear function. The deviation signal is replaced with a nonlinear feedback signal. Comparison experiments are conducted under different conditions to prove the effectiveness of this strategy. This paper compares three control strategies: a control strategy with nonlinear feedback based on CGSA, a control strategy without nonlinear feedback based on CGSA, and a two-degree-of-freedom (DOF) control strategy. The simulation results show that this control strategy with nonlinear feedback performs better than the other two. The average reduction of control input is about 38.8%. The effect of pressure control is satisfactory. View Full-Text
Keywords: nonlinear feedback; CGSA; control; LNG carrier nonlinear feedback; CGSA; control; LNG carrier
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Cao, J.; Zhang, X.; Zou, X. Pressure Control of Insulation Space for Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier with Nonlinear Feedback Technique. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6, 133.

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