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A developed combined control method for induction machine drives based on PWM

Hassan Dahmardeh (Department of Electrical Engineering, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran)
Mahmood Ghanbari (Department of Electrical Engineering, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran)
Seyed Mehdi Rakhtala (Electrical Engineering Department, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran)

COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering

ISSN: 0332-1649

Article publication date: 4 August 2021

Issue publication date: 20 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a combined control (CC) technique based on the direct torque control (DTC) strategy and vector control (VC) method, to improve the overall performance of a three-phase induction machine (TPIM) drives.

Design/methodology/approach

The proposed control scheme includes a table-based DTC strategy in connection with a proportional-integral-sliding mode controller and pulse width modulation switching strategy. The control system has merits of DTC technique such as simple structure, less dependent on machine parameters, fast dynamic response and merits of VC technique such as high accuracy and constant switching frequency.

Findings

To validate the effectiveness of the proposed control system, simulation and experimental studies are carried out for a 0.75 kW TPIM in different operating conditions. The achieved results show the superiority of the proposed method in terms of fast dynamics and simple structure compared to the VC strategy and low speed and torque ripples and constant switching frequency compared to the DTC method.

Originality/value

Compared to the conventional CC strategies, the control law of the proposed method is based on DTC theory and modulation is established based on VC. In other words, the variable switching frequency which is one of the main disadvantages of the conventional CC strategies is rectified using the proposed CC scheme.

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Citation

Dahmardeh, H., Ghanbari, M. and Rakhtala, S.M. (2021), "A developed combined control method for induction machine drives based on PWM", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 40 No. 3, pp. 624-639. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-11-2020-0367

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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