A Master Thesis Discussion for the Student (Muhammad Yassin Khudair)  

  The master's thesis of the student (Muhammad Yassin Khudair), specializing in Control Engineering, was discussed on Thursday 3/12/2020 at the conference room in the Control and Systems Engineering Department, for his research entitled "Intelligent Control Design for Overhead Crane Control". The discussion committee consisted of:

1. Prof. Dr. Hazim Ibrahim Ali / Chairman

2. Asst. Prof. Dr. Osama Ali Awwad / Member

3. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Abdul Darim / Member

4. Prof. Dr. Muhammed Yusuf Hassan / Member and Supervisor

5. Asst. Prof. Dr. Salim Khalifa Kadhum / Member and Supervisor

In this thesis, the researcher proposed the design of the back-stepping controller to control the vertical crane system. The controller design was based on the nonlinear mathematical model of the vertical crane system. The purpose of the design of this control unit is to reduce the swing angle as much as possible. Therefore, the bat algorithm was used to find the best values for the controller parameters. In addition, the results of the proposed controller were compared with those of the fuzzy controller and the proposed controller achieved a much lower swing angle. Moreover, the improved back-stepping controller was compared with the traditional back-stepping controller and the results showed that the former outperformed the latter in terms of reducing the swing angle. On this occasion, we congratulate the student (Muhammad Yasin Khudair), and we wish him continued success.