Parameter estimation of DC motor through whale optimization algorithm

Byamakesh Nayak, Sangeeta Sahu


This article estimates the unknown dc motor parameters by adapting the adaptive model with the reference model created by experimental data onto armature current and speed response from separately excited dc motor .The field flux dynamics, which is usually ignored, is included to model the dynamics of the motor. The block diagram including the flux dynamics and model parameters is considered as the adaptive model. The integral time square error between the instant experimental data and the corresponding adaptive model data is taken as cost function. The Whale optimization algorithm is used to minimize the cost function. Additionally, to improve the performances of optimization algorithm and for accurate result, the experimental data is divided into three intervals which form the three inequality constraints. A fixed penalty value is added to the cost function for violating these constraints. The effectiveness of estimation with two different methods is validated by convergence curve.

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