Extending Fuzzy System Concepts for Control of a Vitrification Melter

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Fuzzy systems provide a mathematical framework to capture uncertainty. The complete description of real, complex systems or situations often requires far more detail and information than could ever be obtained (or understood). Fuzzy approaches are an alternative technology for both system control and information processing and management. In this paper, we present the design of a fuzzy control system for a melter used in the vitrification of hazardous waste. Design issues, especially those related to melter shutdown and obtaining smooth control surfaces, are addressed. Several extensions to commonly-applied fuzzy techniques, notably adaptive defuzzification and modified rule structures are developed.

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Whitehouse, J.C.; Sorgel, W.; Garrison, A. & Schalkoff, R.J. August 16, 1995.

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  • Whitehouse, J.C. Westinghouse Savannah River Company, AIKEN, SC (United States)
  • Sorgel, W. Clemson University, Clemson, SC (United States)
  • Garrison, A. Clemson University, Clemson, SC (United States)
  • Schalkoff, R.J. Clemson University, Clemson, SC (United States)

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Fuzzy systems provide a mathematical framework to capture uncertainty. The complete description of real, complex systems or situations often requires far more detail and information than could ever be obtained (or understood). Fuzzy approaches are an alternative technology for both system control and information processing and management. In this paper, we present the design of a fuzzy control system for a melter used in the vitrification of hazardous waste. Design issues, especially those related to melter shutdown and obtaining smooth control surfaces, are addressed. Several extensions to commonly-applied fuzzy techniques, notably adaptive defuzzification and modified rule structures are developed.

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  • 4. annual conference on fuzzy theory and technology, Wrightsville Beach, NC (United States), 28 Sep - 1 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96060008
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--95-0353
  • Report No.: CONF-9509229--1
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 106417
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625965

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Whitehouse, J.C.; Sorgel, W.; Garrison, A. & Schalkoff, R.J. Extending Fuzzy System Concepts for Control of a Vitrification Melter, article, August 16, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625965/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.