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ERT 210/4 Process Control & Dynamics. DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF PROCESSES : Dynamic Behavior of First-order and Second-order Processes. Chapter 5. COURSE OUTCOME 1 CO1) 1. Theoretical Models of Chemical Processes 2. Laplace Transform 3. Transfer Function Models

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ERT 210/4Process Control & Dynamics


Dynamic Behavior of First-order and Second-order Processes

Chapter 5


1. Theoretical Models of Chemical Processes

2. Laplace Transform

3. Transfer Function Models

4. Dynamic Behavior of First-order and Second-order


DEFINE, REPEAT, APPLY and DERIVE general process dynamic formulas for simplest transfer function: first-order processes, integrating units and second-order processes

5. Dynamic Response Characteristics of More Complicated


6. Development of Empirical Models from Process Data

Chapter 5

Dynamic Behavior

  • In analyzing process dynamic and process control systems, it is

  • important to know how the process responds to changes in the

  • process inputs.

  • Process inputs falls into two categories:

  • 1. Inputs that can be manipulated to control the process

  • 2. Inputs that are not manipulated, classified as disturbance

  • variables

  • A number of standard types of input changes are widely used for

  • two reasons:

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  • They are representative of the types of changes that occur in plants.

  • They are easy to analyze mathematically.

  • Step Input

  • A sudden change in a process variable can be approximated by a step change of magnitude, M:


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The step change occurs at an arbitrary time denoted as t = 0.

  • Special Case: If M = 1, we have a “unit step change”. We give it the symbol, S(t).

  • Example of a step change: A reactor feedstock is suddenly switched from one supply to another, causing sudden changes in feed concentration, flow, etc.


The heat input to the stirred-tank heating system in Chapter 2 is suddenly changed from 8000 to 10,000 kcal/hr by changing the electrical signal to the heater. Thus,



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  • Ramp Input

  • Industrial processes often experience “drifting disturbances”, that is, relatively slow changes up or down for some period of time with a roughly constant slope.

  • The rate of change is approximately constant.

We can approximate a drifting disturbance by a ramp input:


  • Examples of ramp changes:

    • Ramp a set point to a new value rather than making a step change.

    • Feed composition, heat exchanger fouling, catalyst activity, ambient temperature.

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  • Rectangular Pulse

  • It represents a brief, sudden step change in a process variable that then returns to its original value.





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Tw Time, t

  • Examples:

    • Reactor feed is shut off for one hour.

    • The fuel gas supply to a furnace is briefly interrupted.

  • Sinusoidal Input

  • Processes are also subject to periodic, or cyclic, disturbances. They can be approximated by a sinusoidal disturbance:


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where: A = amplitude, w = angular frequency

  • Examples:

    • 24 hour variations in cooling water temperature.

    • 60-Hz electrical noise arising from electrical equipment and instrumentation.

  • Impulse Input

    • Here,

    • It represents a short, transient disturbance.

  • Examples:

    • Electrical noise spike in a thermo-couple reading.

    • Injection of a tracer dye.

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  • Useful for analysis since the response to an impulse input is the inverse of the TF. Thus,


The corresponding time domain express is:



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Suppose . Then it can be shown that:

Consequently, g(t) is called the “impulse response function”.

  • Random Inputs

    • Many process inputs changes with time in such a complex manner that it is not possible to describe them as deterministic functions of time.

    • The mathematical analysis of the process with random inputs is beyond the scope of this chapter.

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Dynamic Response

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First-Order System:(Step Response)

The standard form for a first-order TF is:




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Consider the response of this system to a step of magnitude, M:

Substitute into (5-16) and rearrange,

Take L-1 (cf. Table 3.1),

Let steady-state value of y(t). From (5-18),



0 0






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Note: Large means a slow response.

First-Order System:(Ramp Response)

  • The ramp input (Eq. 5-8):

  • Eq. (5-22) implies that after an initial transient period. The ramp input yields a ramp output with slope equal to Ka, but shifted in time by the process time constant .

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Integrating Process

Not all processes have a steady-state gain. For example, an “integrating process” or “integrator” has the transfer function:

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Consider a step change of magnitude M. Then U(s) = M/s and,


Thus, y(t) is unbounded and a new steady-state value does not exist.

Common Physical Example:

Consider a liquid storage tank with a pump on the exit line:

  • Assume:

    • Constant cross-sectional area, A.

  • Mass balance:

  • Eq. (1) – Eq. (2), take L, assume steady state initially,

  • For (constant q),

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Second-Order Systems

  • Standard form:

which has three model parameters:

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  • Equivalent form:


It is convenient to consider three types of behavior:

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  • Note: The characteristic polynomial is the denominator of the transfer function:

  • What about ? It results in an unstable system

Chapter 5 value of damping coefficient, :

Chapter 5 value of damping coefficient, :

Several general remarks can be made concerning the responses show in Figs. 5.8 and 5.9:

  • Responses exhibiting oscillation and overshoot (y/KM > 1) are obtained only for values of less than one.

  • Large values of yield a sluggish (slow) response.

  • The fastest response without overshoot is obtained for the critically damped case

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Chapter 5 show in Figs. 5.8 and 5.9:

  • Rise Time: show in Figs. 5.8 and 5.9: is the time the process output takes to first reach the new steady-state value.

  • Time to First Peak: is the time required for the output to reach its first maximum value.

  • Settling Time: is defined as the time required for the process output to reach and remain inside a band whose width is equal to ±5% of the total change in y. The term 95% response time sometimes is used to refer to this case. Also, values of ±1% sometimes are used.

  • Overshoot: OS = a/b (% overshoot is 100a/b).

  • Decay Ratio: DR = c/a (where c is the height of the second peak).

  • Period of Oscillation: P is the time between two successive peaks or two successive valleys of the response.

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