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Optimal efficiency vector control of induction motor drive system for drum washing machine
Author(s): Won Cheol Lee; Jae Sung Yu; Bong An Jang; Chung Yuen Won
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Paper Abstract

In home appliances, electric energy is optimally controlled by using power electronics technology, creating a comfortable environment in terms of energy saving, low sound generation, and reduced time consumption. Usually simplicity and robustness make the three phase induction motor attractive for use in domestic appliance, including washing machines. Two main types of domestic washing machine have evolved. We focus on efficiency of the front loading machine favored in Europe, which has a horizontal drum axis. This paper presents the control algorithm for optimal efficiency drives of an induction motor for drum washing machine. This system uses a simple model of the induction motor that include equations of the iron losses. The proposed optimal efficiency control algorithm calculates commands of the reference torque and flux currents for the flux oriented control of the induction motor. The proposed algorithm is verified through digital simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6042, ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics, 604217 (2 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664594
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Won Cheol Lee, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Jae Sung Yu, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Bong An Jang, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (South Korea)
Chung Yuen Won, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6042:
ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics
Yunlong Wei; Kil To Chong; Takayuki Takahashi; Shengping Liu; Zushu Li; Zhongwei Jiang; Jin Young Choi, Editor(s)

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