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The Intelligent Control of an Inert-Gas Atomization Process



Steve Osella, S Ridder, F Biancaniello, P Espina


Intelligent control is an attempt to specify the function of a controller in ways which mimic the decision-making capabilities of humans. Traditionally, issues relating to the emulation of human-like capabilities have fallen in the domain of artificial intelligence. Intelligent processing is a specific form of intelligent control in which the system to controlled is a process rather than the more conventional mechanical or electrical systems. The National Institute of Standards and Technology''s program on intelligent processing of metal powders is a multi-disciplinary research initiative investigating the application of intelligent control technologies to improve the state of the art of metal powder manufacturing. This paper reviews the design of the institute''s supersonic inert-gas metal-atomizer control system.
The Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society (JOM)


intelligent control, electrical systems, inert-gas


Osella, S. , Ridder, S. , Biancaniello, F. and Espina, P. (1991), The Intelligent Control of an Inert-Gas Atomization Process, The Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society (JOM), [online], (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created December 31, 1990, Updated October 12, 2021