Losses Optimization of Induction Motor using Particle Swam Optimization Technique
This work is aimed at using Particle Swam Optimization to minimize the losses in an induction motor in order to improve the efficiency. The optimal design of an induction motor for minimum copper loss is taken to minimise the loss of the motor. This was carried out using the power loss equation as the objective function and coding in m-file which is simulated alongside the PSO program in Matlab in order to achieve the best values of the parameter choosen and thereby having a minimized loss. The result of the simulation shows an improvement in the machine's efficiency from to 4.23%. Hence indicating that with the modifications of the choosen parameters, the efficiency of the induction motor can be improved. However, although the PSO is a faster convergence optimization technique, other techniques can be used to make a comparison of the efficiency value.
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