Novel AI-Based Soft Computing Applications in Motor Drives

Adel M. Sharaf    University of Trinidad and Tobago UTT, Wallerfield, Trinidad and TobagoAdel A.A. Elgammal    University of Trinidad and Tobago UTT, Wallerfield, Trinidad and Tobago


The chapter introduces novel ideas in the efficient control of industrial motor drives. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) soft computing techniques is gaining acceptance in the industry to ensure efficient energy utilization, robust and accurate speed reference tracking, minimum impact on the host electric grid system, and extended life span of the motor drive system while avoiding magnetic saturation and inrush current conditions. The use of emerging soft computing random search techniques ...

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