American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A New Engineering Method for Fuzzy Reliability Analysis of Surge Control in Centrifugal Compressor

Ahmed Hafaifa, Ferhat Laaouad and Moulod Guemana

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2009.676.682

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 4

Pages 676-682


Problem statement: The surge phenomenon in the centrifugal compressor, the non-linearities and uncertainties of the compression system make it impossible to use a conventional controller over a wide range of operation. Approach: A new dual fuzzy controller for nonlinear model of compression system was proposed in this study. This fuzzy controller was designed that consisted of active surge control and phase control without any explicit system models, but driven in human thinking mechanism. Results: Simulation example of compression system was given to demonstrate the validity of proposed control scheme. It was shown that fuzzy controller can be simplified and good tracking control performance can be achieved by choosing appropriate fuzzy roles. But, the dual fuzzy controller can successfully intervene in control surge of compression system. Conclusion: This new fuzzy control methodology suggested in this study reproduced well main characteristics of turbo compressor dynamic model developed by Moore and Gretzer and give place to a more precise and easy to handle representation. It is about an inaccuracies reproducing with a certain degree of satisfaction of real process without being as much complex.


© 2009 Ahmed Hafaifa, Ferhat Laaouad and Moulod Guemana. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.