Optimization of Threshing Quality Control Strategy Based on Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Controller
At present, loss rate and grain damage are the most complicated problems for combine harvester. Besides, existing controllers that control threshing quality do not take into account environmental noise, data fluctuations, and other detection factors. In this paper, considering the interference of uncertain factors, a control strategy with low crashed rate and reduced loss rate using type-2 Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) is proposed. This control strategy takes threshing separation component as a research object and adopts combination of theory with experimental analysis. Firstly, basic data acquisition experiment of threshing system is designed. Secondly, a control strategy is established by adequately previous filled test data. In the process of control strategy design, Fuzzy Logic Toolbox evaluates the performance of type-2 FLC. Integral of Square Error (ISE) and Integral of the Absolute value of the Error (IAE) show a better performance of type-2 FLC than of type-1 FLC. At last, field experiments are designed to verify the effectiveness of type-2 control strategy. The field test shows that the maximum reduction of grain damage rate and loss rate can reach to 44.08 % and 29.6 %. Experiment results show that the type-2 FLC can significantly reduce loss rate, crashed rate, and improve threshing quality.
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National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program)
Grant numbers 2017YFD0700603