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A Fault-Tolerant Two-Motor Drive With FCS-MP-Based Flux and Torque Control

Lim, C-S, Levi, E, Jones, M, Abd Rahim, N and Hew, W-P (2014) A Fault-Tolerant Two-Motor Drive With FCS-MP-Based Flux and Torque Control. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 61 (12). pp. 6603-6614. ISSN 0278-0046

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Independently controlled multi-motor drives are typically realized by using a common dc link and independent sets of three-phase inverters and motors. In the case of an open-circuit fault in an inverter leg, one motor becomes single-phase. To enable continued controllable operation by eliminating single-phasing, the supply for the motor phase with the faulted inverter leg can be paralleled to a healthy leg of another inverter, using hardware reconfiguration. Hence, the two motors are now supplied from a five-leg inverter, which has inherent voltage and current limitations. Theoretically, violating the voltage limit leads to inverter over-modulation and large torque oscillations. It is shown here that the finite-control-set model predictive control (FCS-MPC), designed to control the machines’ stator flux and torque, can consider the inherent voltage limit dynamically in the control loop. Apart from preserving the independent control of the two machines, the additional constraint consideration significantly widens the operating speed ranges of the machines. In particular, it is shown that whenever the voltage limit is entered, the controller reduces the stator flux level automatically, without requiring external flux reference change. The obtained performance is illustrated using experimental results and is also compared to the conventional two-motor field-oriented control scheme. The control concept is thus fully experimentally verified.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 08 Information And Computing Sciences, 09 Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Electronics & Electrical Engineering (merged with Engineering 10 Aug 20)
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Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 14:53
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 14:08
DOI or ID number: 10.1109/TIE.2014.2317135
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1715

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