Tuning of a PID Controller Using Cultural Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm

  • B. H. Adebiyi Department of Computer Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • M. B. Mu’azu Department of Computer Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • A. M. S. Tekanyi Department of Communications Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • A. T. Salawudeen Department of Computer Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • R. F. Adebiyi Department of Communications Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Abstract

This research is aimed at developing  a cultural-algorithm based artificial bee colony algorithm (CABCA) for improved Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller parameters tuning. The normative and situational knowledge inherent in cultural algorithm were utilized to guide the step size as well as the direction of evolution of Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) at different configurations, in order to combat the disparity between exploration and exploitation associated with the standard ABC, which results to poor convergence and optimization efficiency. Consequently, four variants of CABCA (CABCA(Ns), CABCA(Sd), CABCA(Ns+Sd) and CABCA(Ns+Nd)) were accomplished in MATLAB R2015a using different configurations of  cultural knowledge. A total of 20 standard applied mathematical optimization test functions (Ackley, Michalewicz, Quartic, Sphere etc) were employed to evaluate the performance of each CABCA variant. The results indicate that CABCA(Ns) performed best in 4 test functions (20%), CABCA(Ns+Nd) also in 4 functions (20%), while CABCA(Sd) and CABCA(Ns+Sd) performed best in 3 test cases (15%) and 2 test cases (10%) respectively. On the remaining 7 test functions (35%) of their results were similar. The CABCA(Ns) was chosen as the best performed variant based on the success ratio, which is the number of successful runs that found the solution. Hence, CABCA(Ns) was  used to obtain the optimal parameters  and  of a PID controller which was employed in the speed control of a DC motor. The DC motor attained steady-state in 0.4178s with the CABCA-based PID controller as against 0.6778s and 2.2057s obtained using standard ABC and Ziegler-Nichols (Z-N) tuned PID controllers, respectively.

Published
Sep 3, 2018
How to Cite
ADEBIYI, B. H. et al. Tuning of a PID Controller Using Cultural Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 3, p. 491-496, sep. 2018. ISSN 2545-5818. Available at: <http://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/456>. Date accessed: 18 dec. 2018.
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