Fractional order control of a DC motor with load changesFractional order control of a DC motor with load changes
Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences
Engineering sciences. Technology
2014 International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM), 22-24 May 2014
This paper investigates the robustness of a fractional-order controller against the load changes of a DC motor. The gains and time constants of the DC motor are modified by means of a change in the brake. Two different setups of a DC motor, one with 25% brake and the other with 50% brake are considered in the experimental evaluation. The closed-loop performances of the fractional-order controller are compared with integer-order controller using the same performance criteria and the same tuning algorithm. Both controllers were designed based on time domain specifications. The experimental results show that the fractional-order controller outperforms the classical controller under nominal conditions as well as under gain variations situation.