Fuzzy Controller for a Thermal Process by Flat Solar Collector Assisted by a Heat Pump Using Arduino
(*) Corresponding author
This article presents a diffuse control system implementation using an Arduino Mega 2560 development board based on the Embedded Fuzzy Logic Library (eFLL) to water heating using a flat solar collector with the assistance of a heat pump in case of low radiation. First, the control strategy has been designed and simulated using the commercial software MATLAB. Then, experimental tests have been carried out in a week in the final location of the equipment in order to validate the data in the simulation with solar radiation greater than 1,000 W/m2. In this way, it has been defined that the collector takes the central role in heat transfer, reaching the desired temperature of 41 °C in 29 min, with a precision error of ±1.0 °C. However, the controller is forced to act with the compressor when the radiation values are less than 500 W/m2, reaching the requirement of 39 °C in a time ~1.0 h. Finally, the results have exposed that the simulations and the experimental data obtained provide good agreement and excellent efficiency of the designed equipment.
Copyright © 2022 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.
L. Hamrouni and A. M. Alimi, Creative Design of Fuzzy Logic Controller BT - Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations: IFIP 18th World Computer Congress TC12 First International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI-2004) 22-27 August 20, M. Bramer and V. Devedzic, Eds. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2004, pp. 81-86.
R. Singh, S. Kumar, A. Gehlot, and R. Pachauri, An imperative role of sun trackers in photovoltaic technology: A review, Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev., vol. 82, pp. 3263-3278, 2018.
Batayneh, W., Bataineh, A., Jaradat, M., Intelligent Adaptive Fuzzy Logic Genetic Algorithm Controller for Anti-Lock Braking System, (2021) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 14 (1), pp. 44-54.
Al Hasibi, R., Hadi, S., Sarjiya, S., The Integration of Renewable-Distributed Energy Resources into Electrical Power System Expansion with Intermittency Consideration, (2021) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 14 (2), pp. 89-100.
Vigya, T. Mahto, H. Malik, V. Mukherjee, M. A. Alotaibi, and A. Almutairi, Renewable generation based hybrid power system control using fractional order-fuzzy controller, Energy Reports, vol. 7, pp. 641-653, 2021.
M. Sharma, S. Dhundhara, Y. Arya, and S. Prakash, Frequency stabilization in deregulated energy system using coordinated operation of fuzzy controller and redox flow battery, Int. J. Energy Res., vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 7457-7475, Apr. 2021.
Ourabah, L., El Kari, B., Labriji, E., Fuzzy Graph-Based Controller for a Real-Time Urban Traffic Optimization, (2020) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 13 (5), pp. 354-361.
Massaq, Z., Chbirik, G., Abounada, A., Brahmi, A., Ramzi, M., Control of Photovoltaic Water Pumping System Employing Non-Linear Predictive Control and Fuzzy Logic Control, (2020) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 13 (6), pp. 373-382.
N. A. Majeed, K. F. Sultan, and H. S. Anead, A Practical Study of The Thermal Performance of a Vacuum Tube For Solar Collector Using a Double -Sided Electronic Curtain With Nano-Fluid, Eng. Technol. J., vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 1399-1408, Sep. 2021.
A. R. Tavakolpour-Saleh, A. Hamzavi, and A. Omidvar, A novel solar-powered self-blowing air heating system with active control based on a quasi-Stirling cycle, Energy, vol. 227, p. 120454, 2021.
Ezhilan, T., Ravikumar, J., Baskaran, B., Subramanian, S., Fuzzy Logic Controlled SEPIC Re-Lift Converter System - A Comparative Study, (2019) International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), 14 (5), pp. 302-313.
E. E. Michaelides, Solar Energy BT - Alternative Energy Sources, E. E. (Stathis) Michaelides, Ed. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012, pp. 195-230.
J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness, and M. M. Abbott, Introduction to Chemical Engineering thermodynamics, McGraw-Hil. Mexico, 1996.
O. Levenspiel, The Three Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation BT - Engineering Flow and Heat Exchange, O. Levenspiel, Ed. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2014, pp. 179-210.
L. A. Zadeh, "Fuzzy sets," Inf. Control, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 338-353, 1965.
G. Conte and G. Zenobi, Designing and Testing a M.I.S.O. Fuzzy Logic Controller. 1994.
Mamdani, Application of Fuzzy Logic to Approximate Reasoning Using Linguistic Synthesis, IEEE Trans. Comput., vol. C-26, no. 12, pp. 1182-1191, 1977.
E. Cho, M. Ha, S. Chang, and Y. Hwang, Variable fuzzy control for heat pump operation, J. Mech. Sci. Technol., vol. 25, pp. 201-208, Jan. 2011.
A. Alves, R. Lira, M. Lemos, D. Kridi, and K. Leal, Embedded Fuzzy Logic Library (eFLL), WebPage, 2019. (accessed Mar. 11, 2019). https://github.com/zerokol/eFLL
R. K. Musunuri, D. Sánchez, and R. Rodriguez, Solar Thermal Energy Engineering, Renew. Energy, vol. 1, no. October, 2007.
M. Islam, K. Sumathy, J. Gong, and S. Khan, Performance study on solar assisted heat pump water heater using CO2 in a transcritical cycle, Renew. Energy Power Qual. J., pp. 1421-1425, Apr. 2012.
S. Fathollahi, Simulation study on the thermal performance of a direct-expansion solar-assisted heat pump for water heating in Kermanshah climate, Modares Mech. Eng., vol. 15, pp. 232-242, Feb. 2016.
- There are currently no refbacks.
Please send any question about this web site to email@example.com
Copyright © 2005-2023 Praise Worthy Prize