Power Factor Correction of Three Phase Diode Rectifier at Input Stage Using Artificial Intelligent Techniques for DC Drive Applications
Dr. G. T. Sundar Rajan
Assistant Professor, EEE Department, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India.
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This paper focuses on the power quality improvement of three phase diode rectifier for DC drive applications. The input current harmonics distortion (THD), power factor at input side and voltage regulation of the three phase diode rectifier is investigated for power quality improvement. In this method, bidirectional switches are connected across the front end rectifier to improve the conduction of input current in order to improve the Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). The buck regulator is connected at the output stage of three phase diode rectifier for the voltage regulation. The circuit with buck regulator is simulated for different torque conditions of DC motor using PI current controller, Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) and Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) and the results are compared for the power factor improvement. Design of Fuzzy controller and Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) are based on heuristic knowledge converter behavior. The design of PI control is based on the frequency response of the converter. For the DC drive applications, the performance of the Fuzzy controller and Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) are superior in some respects to that of the PI controller.