Output power control of nuclear reactor using ant lion optimization-based controller

Tarek A. Boghdady, Mostafa Mahmoud Ibrahim, Essam Aboul Zahab, Mahmoud Sayed


Power level control is a critical issue in nuclear power stations due to its nonlinear dynamics. One of the most commonly used controllers is fractional order proportional–integral–derivative (FOPID). The FOPID is an enhanced and modern controlling system that has two additional added parameters. In this paper, comparison between particle swarm, gray wolf and ant lion optimization techniques is performed to determine the FOPID controller parameters. The nuclear reactor is a pressurized water reactor which is a fifth order nonlinear reactor model and is simulated using MATLAB software based on the point kinetic model. The integral square error (ISE) performance index is used to evaluate the performance of the three optimization techniques. The simulation results show that ant lion optimization for tuning the FOPID controller parameters gives the best performance and integral square error index better than the two other optimization techniques.


Ant Lion Optimization; FOPID Controller; Gray Wolf; Integral Square Error; Nuclear Reactor; Particle Swarm

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v26.i3.pp1299-1305


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