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Title: Advanced control system for stand-alone diesel engine driven-permanent magnet generator sets
Author: Hu, Yanting
ISNI:       0000 0001 3583 1224
Awarding Body: De Montfort University
Current Institution: De Montfort University
Date of Award: 2001
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The main focus is on the development of an advanced control system for variable speed standalone diesel engine driven generator systems. An extensive literature survey reviews the historical development and previous relevant research work in the fields of diesel engines, electrical machines, power electronic converters, power and electronic systems. Models are developed for each subsystem from mathematical derivations with necessary simplifications made to reduce complexity while retaining the required accuracy. Initially system performance is investigated using simulation models in Matlab/Simulink. The AC/DC/AC power electronic conversion system used employs a voltage controlled dc link. The ac voltage is maintained at constant magnitude and frequency by using a dc-dc converter and a fixed modulation ratio VSI PWM inverter. The DC chopper provides fast control of the output voltage by dealing efficiently with transient conditions. A Variable Speed Fuzzy Logic Core (VSFLC) controller is combined with a classical control method to produce a novel hybrid controller. This provides an innovative variable speed control that responds to both load and speed changes. A new power balance based control strategy is proposed and implemented in the speed controller. Subsequently a novel overall control strategy is proposed to co-ordinate the hybrid variable speed controller and chopper controller to provide overall control for both fast and slow variations of system operating conditions. The control system is developed and implemented in hardware using Xilinx Foundation Express. The VHDL code for the complete control system design is developed and the designs are synthesised and analysed within the Xilinx environment. The controllers are implemented with XC95108-PC84 and XC4010-PC84 to provide a compact and cheap control system. A prototype experimental system is described and test results are obtained that show the combined control strategy to be very effective. The research work makes contributions in the areas of automatic control systems for diesel engine generator sets and CPLD/FPGA application that will benefit manufacturers and consumers.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Fuzzy logic controller