Switched Reluctance Motor Control
The Switched Reluctance (SR) motors are basically AC machines with an iron core rotor. They offer several advantages such as: reduced maintenance, low cost, high reliability through simple design and construction, increased capability to withstand high temperature environments and their ability to increase torque production through electromagnetic gearing. While the SR motor complicates the control problem by coupling multi-input nonlinear dynamics into the overall electromechanical system dynamics, it is possible to develop an accurate dynamic model. However, the SR motors demand a sophisticated commutation strategy. Since the SR motors are often utilized in applications requiring high torques, the motor is operated "high" on the saturation curve. Therefore the saturation effects must be included in the SR motor model,
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Research Work :
The following controllers were implemented using the mechatronic workstation.