PSO Tuned PID-Based Model Reference Adaptive Controller for Coupled Tank System


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In process industries control of nonlinear processes like level process is a common problem. For these nonlinear processes, to have a good performance even in the presence of environmental changes, the controller must have the ability to adopt changes in plant dynamics. So a Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC) based on PID controller is designed. Main objective of this work is to design PID-MRAC to include adaptiveness and to give good steady-state and transient performance for coupled tank system both with interaction and without interaction. A Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm is used to fine tune the PID controller parameters. Simulations are done to show the effective performance of PID-MRAC compared to simple MRAC applied to couple tank system.



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R. Edwin Raj, M. Marsaline Beno and M. Carolin Mabel




D. J. Auxillia and T. Anitta, "PSO Tuned PID-Based Model Reference Adaptive Controller for Coupled Tank System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 626, pp. 167-171, 2014

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August 2014




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