Fuzzy logic control for a hydraulic hybrid excavator based on torque prediction and genetic algorithm optimization

Optimization of the control strategy, whose primary mission is to solve the problem associated with energy management, is an effective way to minimize the fuel consumption of the hydraulic hybrid excavator. As a widely used control strategy, fuzzy logic control can be adopted to realize suboptimal power split with robustness and adaptation, which is one of the most logical approaches for multidomain, nonlinear and time-varying plant. However, the membership functions are difficult to determine according to manual experiences; meanwhile, the optimization-based membership functions are difficult to utilize in real time control. This paper aims to improve the fuel consumption of a hydraulic hybrid excavator by proposing a fuzzy control strategy whose membership functions are optimized by the genetic algorithm, which considers predicted torque of the internal combustion engine (ICE) as a known quantity to realize real time control. The needed torque of the ICE is predicted by superposition of the previous torque. A fuzzy logic control strategy is then designed with membership functions optimized by the genetic algorithm according to the predicted needed torque to achieve better performance. Finally, a numerical experiment is carried out to verify the proposed control strategy.

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  • Accession Number: 01676296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2018 3:46PM