Modelamento Matemático e Sintonia do Controlador PID em uma Planta Térmica Didática (Mathematical Modeling and PID Controller Parameter Tuning in a Didactic Thermal Plant)

Winnie Lima Torres (, Ícaro Bezerra Queiroz Araujo (, José Bezerra Menezes Filho (, Ademar Gonçalves Costa Junior (

1Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
2Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia da Paraíba (IFPB)

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: July 2017
Volume: 15,   Issue: 7 
ISSN: 1548-0992

This paper involves an application of PID controllers topologies, deployed in an Arduino platform, applied to a didactic thermal plant. The tuning parameters of the controller are performed by experimental methods, in which have been chosen from the Ziegler-Nichols method (step response) and the CHR (Chien, Hrones and Reswick) method of tuning. Routines were created in Matlab and Arduino to provide the necessary interface and send the control parameters to the plant, in which is held signal acquisition and monitoring of the necessary variables. Therefore, it was found that different topologies have responded satisfactorily to the PID controller tuning methods used, standing out among them the CHR method. In addition, the teaching methodology PBL (Problem Based Learning) was successfully used as a way to increase interest in student learning in control systems

Index Terms:
Arduino, Didactic thermal plant, PID controller, PID parameter tuning   

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