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Title: Effective utilisation of cascade H-bridge multi level inverter integrate social spider optimisation for reduced total harmonics distortion

Authors: S.M. Swamy; M. Marsaline Beno

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, St. Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering, Chunkankadai, India ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, St. Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering, Chunkankadai, India

Abstract: The significance intention of the proposed method is to eliminate total harmonics distortion (THD) in solar photovoltaic cells powered cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter (CHMLI). This purpose incorporates Newton-Raphson (NR), particle swarm optimisation (PSO), artificial bee colony (ABC), genetic algorithm (GA), cuckoo search (CS) and social spider optimisation (SSO)-based selective harmonic elimination technique for solving a non-linear transcendental equation to obtain optimal switching angle to achieve minimise THD. The foremost goal to reduce THD value beyond IEEE standard allowable limit is to predict optimal switching angle. This prediction is done in offline then it utilises for online simulation process to achieve minimised THD. Amid, aforementioned techniques incorporate with CHMLI; SSO behaves literally better than all other comparative techniques to attain 3.6% of THD in line voltage from the modulation index of 0.95. This customised product development would enhance quality power flow in this power generation.

Keywords: Newton-Raphson; NR; particle swarm optimisation; PSO; artificial bee colony; ABC; genetic algorithm; GA; cuckoo search; CS; social spider optimisation; SSO; total harmonics distortion; THD; product development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2019.100156

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2019 Vol.33 No.1/2, pp.1 - 13

Received: 19 Jan 2017
Accepted: 15 Feb 2017

Published online: 11 Jun 2019 *

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