International Journal of Smart Grid and Green Communications
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International Journal of Smart Grid and Green Communications (2 papers in press)
Application of the Moth Flame Optimization to the selective harmonic elimination in multilevel converters by Yasmina Azzougui, Abdelmadjid Recioui Abstract: Harmonics constitute one of the power quality headaches that need to be dealt with seriously in the modern power grids. Particularly, the integration of renewable energy systems has brought with it more harmonic pollution due to the need of power electronic switching devices. In this work, it is attempted to employ one of the proliferating optimization techniques to solve the selective harmonic elimination problem in conjunction with a reduction of the overall system total harmonic distortion (THD). The Moth Flame Optimization technique is found very capable of handling such a problem and the results demonstrate the effectiveness of the method and the applicability of the designed switching system. Keywords: Selective harmonic elimination; Multilevel converters; Optimization; MFO.
An Extensive Study of a Diesel Engine Propelled with Biodiesel Blend of Karanja by Nabnit Panigrahi Abstract: An effort has been made to investigate the enhancing performance of a diesel engine using energy and exergy analysis technique propelled with diesel and KB20 (20% karanja biodiesel by volume blended with 80% diesel by volume). The experiments were conducted per mole of fuel basis on a 3.5 kW single cylinder; water cooled engine with 1500 rpm. The energy analysis indicates that about 37.23% and 37.31% of input energy is converted into output work for diesel and KB20 fuel respectively. The combustion efficiency of KB20 was higher than that of diesel by 5.35%. Exergetic efficiency of diesel and KB20 was found to be 34.8%. Study indicates that KB20 biodiesel results coherence with the same energetic and exergetic performance as diesel fuel. Keywords: Compression ignition engine; Diesel; Efficiency; Energy; Exergy; Karanja oil methyl ester.