• A comparison of nonlinear control performance assessment techniques for nonlinear processes

      Yu, W; Wilson, DI; Young, BR (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
      Assessing the quality of industrial control loops is an important auditing task for the control engineer. However, there are complications when considering the ubiquitous nonlinearities present in many industrial control ...
    • Auto-code generation for fast embedded model predictive controllers

      Currie, J; Prince-Pike, A; Wilson, DI (IEEE, 2012)
      The implementation of model predictive controllers on low-cast hardware such as micro-controllers has been traditionally hampered by the high computing and associated memory demands of the algorithm. This paper describes ...
    • From chalk talk to tablet talk: pedagogies for control engineering

      Wilson, DI; Maclaren, P (International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2013)
      Individual disciplines, and even subfields within those disciplines, typically exhibit distinctive pedagogical approaches that have developed over time, influenced by the content of the discipline and technology. In control ...
    • Hyper-spectral imaging for the discrimination of milk powder

      Munir, MT; Young, BR; Wilson, DI (Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChe), 2015)
      Hyper-spectral imaging (HSI) is an emerging, hybrid process analytical technology, combining imaging and spectroscopic techniques for food quality monitoring and assessment. While this technique has recently proved popular ...
    • Maintaining New Zealand’s electrical reserve management tool

      Prince-Pike, A; Wilson, DI; Ileva, I; Li, A; Phethean, M (IEEE, 2012)
      Managing the electrical reserves in a small, geographically elongated nation like New Zealand is a challenge. The Reserve Management Tool (RMT) developed over a decade ago optimally schedules the reserve load given the ...
    • Modelling and optimisation of the Otahuhu B combined cycle gas turbine power station

      Lim, H; Currie, J; Wilson, DI; Rickerby, J (2013)
      The generation of electrical power in New Zealand is currently complicated by the governments desire to sell 49% of the state-owned existing power stations, the fact that Rio Tinto are threatening to sell Tiwai Point ...
    • Modelling of a falling film evaporator for dairy processes

      Munir, MT; Zhang, Y; Wilson, DI; Yu, W; Young, BR (Institution of Chemical Engineers and Engineers Australia, 2014)
      The modelling of dairy processing using commercial process simulator lags behind chemical and petrochemical process simulation. This is due to fact that most commercial process simulators do not contain food (e.g. milk) ...
    • Navigating the wilds of industrial optimisation

      Wilson, DI (School of Engineering, AUT University, 2012)
      The continual search for solutions that are better, faster and more efficient is second nature to all engineers. This activity is known as optimisation. But industrial optimisation problems are like the mythical beast, the ...
    • Predicting functional properties of milk powder based on manufacturing data in an industrial-scale powder plant

      Rimpilainen, V; Kaipio, J; Depree, N; Young, B; Wilson, DI (Elsevier, 2015)
      The fundamental science relating key physical and functional properties of milk powder to plant operating conditions is complex and largely unknown. Consequently this paper takes a data-driven approach to relate the routinely ...
    • Quantifying product variation in milk powder production using a Monte Carlo analysis

      Boiarkina, I; Depree, N; Yu, W; Young, BR; Wilson, DI (Chemeca, 2013)
      Milk powder is typically fortified during processing by the addition of several ingredients. At the powder plant studied, one particular ingredient showed significant concentration variation in the final product, of which ...
    • Technologies for engineering education

      Maclaren, P; Singamemmi, S; Wilson, DI (AUT University, 2012)
      Within any discipline, teaching involves a distinctive relationship between content, pedagogical approaches and the use of technologies. In engineering education, the content includes mathematical symbolic and diagrammatic ...
    • The efficient modelling of steam utility systems

      Currie, J; Wilson, DI (IPENZ, 2013)
      Industrial utility systems, traditionally the "poor forgotten cousin" of the processing industry, are now receiving the attention they deserve. While the thermodynamics and process models of utility systems are well ...