Fuzzy logic, control and optimisation (1996)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Thesis DisciplineMechanical Engineering
Degree NameMaster of Engineering
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering
AuthorsHoyle, W. J.show all
This thesis examines the utility of fuzzy logic in the field of control engineering. A tutorial introduction to the field of fuzzy control is presented during the development of an efficient fuzzy controller. Using the controller as a starting point, a set of criteria are developed that ensure a close connection between rule base construction and control surface geometry. The properties of the controller are exploited in the design of a global controller optimiser based on a genetic algorithm, and a tutorial explaining how the optimiser may be used to effect automatic controller design is given. A library of software that implements a fast fuzzy controller, a genetic algorithm, and various utility routines is included.