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Power management system for RTG crane using fuzzy logic controller

PietrosantI, S., Alasali, F. and Holderbaum, W. (2020) Power management system for RTG crane using fuzzy logic controller. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 37. 100639. ISSN 2213-1388

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.seta.2020.100639


In this research, there are two major objectives have been investigated for a Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) crane system: energy consumption reduction and decrease the stress on the primary source. These objectives can be met by using an advance control system that reads the status of the crane and outputs a power reference value which is fed to the storage device. This paper presents Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) approach to maximise the potential benefits of adding energy storage units to RTG cranes. In this work, FLC is described and simulated, with the results analysed to highlight the behaviour of the storage in association with the specific control system. An actual collected data at the Port of Felixstowe, UK has been used to develop the crane and ESS models and test the proposed control strategies in this paper. Furthermore, a comparison analysis between the FLC and the standard control system (PI) for RTG crane and ESS applications will be presented with respect to energy consumption, fuel saving and the control impact on the energy device. The simulation results of the FLC control strategy for the collected data shows that it successfully increases the energy savings by 32% and outperforms the PI controller by 26%.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:89543


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