Thursday , August 22 2019

Harmony Search-Fractional order based Controller for
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell powered Vehicles

Vinu RAMADHAS1*, Varghese PAUL2,  Kishore RAJENDIRAN3
1 Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
vinur81@gmail.com (*Corresponding author)
2 Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India
vp.itcusat@gmail.com
3 SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
kishorer@ssn.edu.in

ABSTRACT: Fuel cell powered vehicles are comparatively more efficient than conventional vehicles which utilise  fossil fuel  as a  main fuel source for energy conversion. This paper discusses Harmony Search optimized Fractional Order Proportional Integral Derivative (HS-FPID) controller which is used to regulate the speed of  the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) powered vehicle. The robust and the swift response of the HS-FPID controller makes it superior to other existing controllers  and hence it  is also utilized to control the DC Motor speed of PEMFC powered vehicles. The robustness and the swiftness of the HS-FPID controller is established using MATLAB Simulink.

KEYWORDS: Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel cell, Harmony Search Optimization, Fractional Order PID Controller.

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Vinu RAMADHAS, Varghese PAUL,  Kishore RAJENDIRAN, Harmony Search-Fractional order based Controller for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell powered Vehicles, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 27(4), pp. 469-480, 2018. https://doi.org/10.24846/v27i4y201811