Modeling and simulation of a fuzzy heat distribution controlled high-voltage DC resistive divider

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YILMAZ S. , Kilci S. B.

MEASUREMENT & CONTROL, cilt.53, ss.485-500, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0020294019895301
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.485-500


In order to improve quality in manufacturing, the measuring instruments used in production process should regularly be monitored and corrected according to international or national standards. Calibration of high-voltage equipment and precise measurements of DC high voltages are accomplished by standard voltage divider. Self-heating effect is the main error source of measurement in high-voltage DC resistive dividers. Therefore, precise control systems should be designed to keep stability of the ambient temperature and to regulate the heat distribution along the high-voltage DC resistive divider. For this purpose, a heat controlled resistive divider whose input voltage (V-in) is up to 5 kV was designed. This study is focused on heat convention and the dissipation model of the resistive divider and executes some control simulations under various conditions that aim to find the appropriate control method. Responses of the high-voltage DC resistive divider model are compared with and are validated by the responses of the designed actual system. The model provides us faster analyze and design solutions for novel methods. In this way, analyzing and controlling higher voltage dividers, such as 100 KV, will reduce just into a parameter change on the model. The fuzzy control method is suggested since the system dynamic has non-linear characteristics. Fuzzy temperature difference controller keeps temperature at a certain degree where fuzzy vertical temperature gradient controller keeps vertical temperature gradient around zero. Actual system and model responses for the fuzzy control are compared and interpreted.