Title: Implementation of grasshopper optimisation algorithm for closed loop speed control a BLDC motor drive

Authors: Devendra Potnuru; Ayyarao S.L.V. Tummala

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, GVP College of Engineering for Women, Visakhapatnam, AP, India ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam, Srikakulam, AP, India

Abstract: This paper presents a recently proposed grasshopper algorithm for speed control of BLDC motor drive in closed loop. The main objective of this paper is to obtain optimal PID gains of speed controller at different operating conditions. The efficient PID tuning is based on minimisation of integral square error which is the objective function of this optimisation problem. The PID controller is used for speed control of the BLDC motor drive. The drive has been simulated in MATLAB/Simulink environment and is tested at different reference speeds.

Keywords: brushless DC motor; BLDC; grasshopper optimisation; PID tuning; speed controller.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSI.2019.104089

International Journal of Swarm Intelligence, 2019 Vol.4 No.2, pp.143 - 154

Received: 10 Sep 2018
Accepted: 12 Feb 2019

Published online: 13 Dec 2019 *

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