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Optimal Control and Switching Mechanism of a Power Station With Identical Generators

[+] Author Affiliations
Fulai Yao, Qingbin Gao

California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Paper No. DSCC2017-5248, pp. V001T09A006; 6 pages
  • ASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • Volume 1: Aerospace Applications; Advances in Control Design Methods; Bio Engineering Applications; Advances in Non-Linear Control; Adaptive and Intelligent Systems Control; Advances in Wind Energy Systems; Advances in Robotics; Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics; Biomedical and Neural Systems Modeling, Diagnostics, and Control; Bio-Mechatronics and Physical Human Robot; Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Vehicles; Automotive Systems
  • Tysons, Virginia, USA, October 11–13, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5827-1
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME


This paper proposes a novel approach for optimizing the total power output of a generalized power station with identical generators by analyzing the characteristics of the efficiency function. The introduced treatment yields the maximum total power supply and the maximum overall efficiency for the generalized power station. To achieve these, the input factor for each generator is kept the same, and the optimal switch points are selected to be the same efficiency points of two operating methods.

Copyright © 2017 by ASME



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