Hydropower Plant Frequency Control Via Feedback Linearization and Sliding Mode Control

Xibei Ding, Alok Sinha

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This paper presents a new nonlinear controller design approach for a hydraulic power plant focusing on load frequency control aspect. It is based on input state feedback linearization and sliding mode/H control. Simulation results for a nonlinear dynamic model of entire hydropower plant are presented and compared to those from the classical linear proportional-integral (PI) controller. A novel two-stage scheme for the nonlinear controller design with integral feedback is presented for a fast transient response and zero steady-state error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number074501
JournalJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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