# GENERATING MULTIDIMENSIONAL RESPONSE SURFACES FROM PROCESS DATA - Finding Optimal Set Points for Machine Control

### Wolfgang Mergenthaler, Jens Feller, Bernhard Mauersberg, Roger Chevalier

#### Abstract

Technical processes, notably in the power transforming industries, generate a wealth of process data, commonly organized in a file with M records and 1 + n + m fields, i.e. a time stamp, followed by n independent and m dependent variables, summarized in the vectors x and y, respectively. Regardless of the availability of physical models it is interesting and often necessary to generate functional relationships between x and y from process data. The most prominent purpose is the optimization of certain performance indices under given constraints. This paper describes response surface estimation using Gaussian shapes along with finding optimal points on the surfaces to be used in machine control. The practical impact lies in the usability of this technique to increase machine efficiency on a broad industrial scale with its applications towards energy efficiency and climate protection.

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#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

Mergenthaler W., Feller J., Mauersberg B. and Chevalier R. (2011). **GENERATING MULTIDIMENSIONAL RESPONSE SURFACES FROM PROCESS DATA - Finding Optimal Set Points for Machine Control** . In *Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,* ISBN 978-989-8425-74-4, pages 397-404. DOI: 10.5220/0003408703970404

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco11,

author={Wolfgang Mergenthaler and Jens Feller and Bernhard Mauersberg and Roger Chevalier},

title={GENERATING MULTIDIMENSIONAL RESPONSE SURFACES FROM PROCESS DATA - Finding Optimal Set Points for Machine Control},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},

year={2011},

pages={397-404},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0003408703970404},

isbn={978-989-8425-74-4},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,

TI - GENERATING MULTIDIMENSIONAL RESPONSE SURFACES FROM PROCESS DATA - Finding Optimal Set Points for Machine Control

SN - 978-989-8425-74-4

AU - Mergenthaler W.

AU - Feller J.

AU - Mauersberg B.

AU - Chevalier R.

PY - 2011

SP - 397

EP - 404

DO - 10.5220/0003408703970404