Picture of athlete cycling

Open Access research with a real impact on health...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Physical Activity for Health Group based within the School of Psychological Sciences & Health. Research here seeks to better understand how and why physical activity improves health, gain a better understanding of the amount, intensity, and type of physical activity needed for health benefits, and evaluate the effect of interventions to promote physical activity.

Explore open research content by Physical Activity for Health...

Hybrid GA neuro-fuzzy damping control system for UPFC

Khan, Laiq and Lo, K.L. and Jovanovic, S. (2006) Hybrid GA neuro-fuzzy damping control system for UPFC. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 25 (4). pp. 841-861. ISSN 0332-1649

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to develop a novel genetic algorithm (GA)-based supplementary NeuroFuzzy damping control system for the unified power flow controller (UPFC). The designed scheme employs a micro-GA (µ-GA) to avoid being trapped in a local minimum as opposed to the use of the classical back-propagation technique. The scheme also uses the "Grand-Parenting" technique for seeding the initial population to hasten the GA convergence speed. To further speed up the GA for solving the optimization problem, a parallel µ-GA scheme is also used. It has been discovered that a parallel µ-GA scheme with three computers setup is approximately three times faster than the µ-GA with a single computer node. Also when µ-GA is integrated with the "Grand-Parenting" technique for seeding the initial population, it would hasten the convergence speed. The control scheme exhibits strong robustness and excellent damping performance when tested on a multi-machine power system.