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manual control models of industrial managementThe industrial engineer is often required to design and implement control systems and organization for manufacturing and service facilities, to optimize quality, delivery, and yield, and minimize cost. Despite progress in computer science most such systems still employ human operators and managers as real-time control elements. Manual control theory should therefore be applicable to at least some aspects of industrial system design and operations. Formulation of adequate model structures is an essential prerequisite to progress in this area; since real-world production systems invariably include multilevel and multiloop control, and are implemented by timeshared human effort. A modular structure incorporating certain new types of functional element, has been developed. This forms the basis for analysis of an industrial process operation. In this case it appears that managerial controllers operate in a discrete predictive mode based on fast time modelling, with sampling interval related to plant dynamics. Successive aggregation causes reduced response bandwidth and hence increased sampling interval as a function of level.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Crossman, E. R. F. W.
(California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington 7th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
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CONTRACT_GRANT: N00014-69-A-0200-1043
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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