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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 268470, 6 pages
Research Article

A Fundamental Wave Amplitude Prediction Algorithm Based on Fuzzy Neural Network for Harmonic Elimination of Electric Arc Furnace Current

State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, School of Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710049, China

Received 11 April 2015; Accepted 25 May 2015

Academic Editor: William Guo

Copyright © 2015 Wanjun Lei et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Electric arc furnace (EAF) causes the harmonics to impact on the supply network greatly and harmonic elimination is a very important research work for the power quality associated with EAF. In the paper, a fundamental wave amplitude prediction algorithm based on fuzzy neural network for harmonic elimination of EAF current is proposed. The proposed algorithm uses the learning ability of the neural network to refine Takagi-Sugeno type fuzzy rules and the inputs are the average of the current measured value in different time intervals. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, some experiments are performed to compare the proposed algorithm with the back-propagation neural networks, and the field data collected at an EAF are used in the experiments. Moreover, the measured amplitudes of fundamental waves of field data are obtained by the sliding-window-based discrete Fourier transform on the field data. The experiments results show that the proposed algorithm has higher precision. The real curves also verify that the amplitude of fundamental wave current could be predicted accurately and the harmonic elimination of EAF would be realized based on the proposed algorithm.