Simultaneous optimization of charging scheduling and heating control in reheating furnace

Susumu Fujii, Koji Urayama, Kenji Kashima, Jun Ichi Imura, Tetsuaki Kurokawa, Shuichi Adachi

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This paper discusses a slab reheating furnace control problem for a hot strip mill, where permutation scheduling of slabs charged into a furnace and temperature control of slabs inside a furnace are simultaneously optimized in the conveyor-type model. The problem is solved within the framework of hybrid systems theory, in particular, model predictive control based on mixed logical dynamical model representation. We propose a novel modeling scheme of this process, which makes the computation time for deriving the solution remarkably smaller than the case of the usual modeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-442
Number of pages9
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Hybrid system
  • Mixed logical dynamical model
  • Reheating furnace
  • Scheduling
  • Temperature control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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