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A Comparative Study among Different Algorithms Investigating Optimum Design of PID Controller in Automatic Voltage Regulator

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mohammed Elgendy



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018.

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© 2018 IEEE. Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is the most widely applicable controller in industrial control applications. Tuning of PID controller parameters manually requires experience in control tuning and may lead to inaccurate and poor performance. This paper explains in details how to employ whale optimization algorithm (WOA) and water cycle algorithm (WCA) to obtain the optimum PID controller parameters of an automatic voltage regulator (AVR) to enhance the terminal voltage of a synchronous generator. The saturation effect on AVR control system is taken into account in system simulation in order to represent a realistic AVR control system. A comparison is performed between these proposed algorithms and the genetic algorithm (GA) showing that the WCA offers a more satisfactory performance and faster convergence compared to the WOA, and GA.

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Author(s): George RG, Hasanien HM, Badr MA, Elgendy MA

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

Year of Conference: 2018

Pages: 1-6

Online publication date: 13/12/2018

Acceptance date: 01/08/2018

Date deposited: 26/11/2019

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


DOI: 10.1109/UPEC.2018.8541870

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ISBN: 9781538629109