Visible to the public Harmony search algorithm-based airflow control of an oscillating water column-based wave generation power plants

TitleHarmony search algorithm-based airflow control of an oscillating water column-based wave generation power plants
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsM'zoughi, Fares, Bouallègue, Soufiene, Ayadi, Mounir, Garrido, Aitor J., Garrido, Izaskun
Conference Name2018 International Conference on Advanced Systems and Electric Technologies (IC\_ASET)
ISBN Number978-1-5386-4449-2
Keywordsairflow control, asynchronous generators, Atmospheric modeling, composability, controlled plant, DFIG, doubly fed induction generator, Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG), Doubly fed induction generators, generated power, harmony search algorithm, Harmony Search Algorithm (HSA), HSA-tuned controller, hydraulic turbines, Mathematical model, Metrics, multiple oscillating water column plant, NEREIDA wave generation power plant, oscillating behaviors, Oscillating Water Column (OWC), oscillating water column-based wave generation power plants, OWC plant, power generation, power generation control, power takeoff, privacy, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Rotors, search problems, stalling behavior, Stators, three-term control, Torque, traditionally tuned PID controller, Turbines, uncontrolled plant, Wave energy, wave power generation, wave power plants, Wells turbine

The NEREIDA wave generation power plant installed in Mutriku, Spain is a multiple Oscillating Water Column (OWC) plant. The power takeoff consists of a Wells turbine coupled to a Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG). The stalling behavior present in the Wells turbine limits the generated power. This paper presents the modeling and a Harmony Search Algorithm-based airflow control of the OWC. The Harmony Search Algorithm (HSA) is proposed to help overcome the limitations of a traditionally tuned PID. An investigation between HSA-tuned controller and the traditionally tuned controller has been performed. Results of the controlled and uncontrolled plant prove the effectiveness of the airflow control and the superiority of the HSA-tuned controller.

Citation Keymzoughi_harmony_2018