On The Comparison of Fuzzy Logic and State Space Averaging based Sliding Control Methods Applied on an Arc Welding Machine

Iskender I., Karaarslan A.

Conference of the World-Academy-of-Science-Engineering-and-Technology, Budapest, Hungary, 26 - 28 October 2005, vol.8, pp.100-105 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 8
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-105


In this study, the performance of a high-frequency arc welding machine including a two-switch inverter is analyzed. The control of the system is achieved using two different control techniques i- fuzzy logic control (FLC) ii- state space averaging based sliding control. Fuzzy logic control does not need accurate mathematical model of a plant and can be used in nonlinear applications. The second method needs the mathematical model of the system. In this method the state space equations of the system are derived for two different "on" and "off" states of the switches. The derived state equations are combined with the sliding control rule considering the duty-cycle of the converter. The performance of the system is analyzed by simulating the system using SIMULINK tool box of MATLAB. The simulation results show that fuzzy logic controller is more robust and less sensitive to parameter variations.