Title: Design and control of an LCL series parallel resonant converters using bacterial foraging optimisation

Authors: Ehab H.E. Bayoumi

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology, Abu Dhabi Men's College (ADMC), Higher Colleges of Technology, P.O. Box 25035, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abstract: The paper introduces a design technique for robust PID controllers for inductance capacitance inductance-T network (LCL-T) series parallel resonant converts. AC analysis and stability analysis for LCL-T series parallel converter are premeditated. The converter controllers' designs are based on bacterial foraging optimisation (BFO). A BFO algorithm is utilised in order to obtain the controller parameters and guarantee superior step response performance criterion. Simulation results of the designed controllers are compared with that of conventional controllers whose parameters are tuned by using will known Ziegler-Nichols technique. Results imply the perfection of the proposed technique over the conventional method. Experimental measurements of system performance validate the proposed technique and emphasise its feasibility.

Keywords: parallel resonant converters; bacterial foraging optimisation; BFO; PID control; controller design; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPELEC.2012.051372

International Journal of Power Electronics, 2012 Vol.4 No.5, pp.479 - 504

Received: 09 May 2012
Accepted: 04 Nov 2012

Published online: 08 Jan 2013 *

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