A Hierarchical Experimental Simulation Platform of Coking Production
Hui Yan*, Qi Lei*,†, and Min Wu**
*School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University
Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan 410083, China
**School of Automation, China University of Geosciences
Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China
The complexity of coking production and the correlations among the three major processes involved make it difficult to study and apply effective methods in practice. We have designed a hierarchical simulation platform for coking production in coke ovens for experiments and the validation of the methods used. To handle problems in processing and obtain the comprehensive production targets, the simulation platform provides reliable, easy-to-use conditions for coking production research, which has the functions of simulating processes, examining methods for experiments, monitoring production status and coordinating optimization. To implement these functions, the platform has a three-layer structure and flexible communication interfaces. Results of experiments have demonstrated the simulation platform’s effectiveness and feasibility.
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