School of Engineering
Recently, interest in DC networks and converters has increased due to the high number of applications in renewable energy systems. Consequently, the importance of improving the efficiency of the hybrid converters has been highlighted. An optimal control strategy is a significant solution to handle the challenges of controlling the hybrid interleaved boost–Cuk converter. In this article, a modern‐optimization‐methods‐based PWM strategy for a hybrid power converter is developed. In order to improve the performance of the hybrid converter, four modern optimization algorithms—namely, Manta ray foraging optimization (MRFO), Marine Predators Algorithm (MPA), Jellyfish Search Optimizer (JS), and Equilibrium Optimizer (EO)—are employed to minimize the input current ripple under different operation scenarios. The results of the proposed modern optimization algorithms have shown more efficient converter performance and balanced power‐sharing compared with conventional strategies and the literature on optimization algorithms such as Differential Evolution (DE) and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). In addition, the results of all operation cases presenting the proposed optimal strategy successfully reduced the input current ripple and improve the performance of power‐sharing at the converter compared with the conventional methods.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.