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Steady State Analysis Of The Variable Speed Switched Reluctance Motor Drive
Author(s): P. Materu; R. Krishnan; H. Farzanehfard
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Paper Abstract

The switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive has recently received attention mainly because of its simple motor construction and unidirectional converter requirement. The principle of operation of the motor drive demands that the motor and converter be treated as one unit. Little has been done to develop a complete analysis of this motor-converter combination 1'2. This paper presents an approach to the steady state analysis of the SRM drive including the effects of stator winding resistance, input filter dynamics and snubber circuits which are often neglected. The analysis yields phase current waveforms providing guidelines to the optimal design of the converter and motor. A novel single-switch-per phase converter developed by one of the authors is used. The approach can be used for any other motor-converter combination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0854, IECON '87: Motor Control and Power Electronics, (19 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942974
Show Author Affiliations
P. Materu, Virginia Polytechnic Instituteand-State University (United States)
R. Krishnan, Virginia Polytechnic Instituteand-State University (United States)
H. Farzanehfard, Virginia Polytechnic Instituteand-State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0854:
IECON '87: Motor Control and Power Electronics
Martin F. Schlecht, Editor(s)

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