Theoretical and Experimental Reevaluation of Synchronous Reluctance Machine
2010 (English)In: IEEE transactions on industrial electronics (1982. Print), ISSN 0278-0046, Vol. 57, no 1, 6-13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper theoretically introduces and develops a new operation diagram (OPD) and parameter estimator for the synchronous reluctance machine (SynRM). The OPD demonstrates the behavior of the machine's main performance parameters, such as torque, current, voltage, frequency, flux, power factor (PF), and current angle, all in one graph. This diagram can easily be used to describe different control strategies, possible operating conditions, both below- and above-rated speeds, etc. The saturation effect is also discussed with this diagram by finite-element-method calculations. A prototype high-performance SynRM is designed for experimental studies, and then, both machines' [corresponding induction machine (IM)] performances at similar loading and operation conditions are tested, measured, and compared to demonstrate the potential of SynRM. The laboratory measurements (on a standard 15-kW Eff1 IM and its counterpart SynRM) show that SynRM has higher efficiency, torque density, and inverter rating and lower rotor temperature and PF in comparison to IM at the same winding-temperature-rise condition. The measurements show that the torque capability of SynRM closely follows that of IM.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 57, no 1, 6-13 p.
Field oriented control, operation diagram (OPD), parameter estimation, saturation, synchronous reluctance machine (SynRM), motor, saturation, design, drives
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19045DOI: 10.1109/tie.2009.2025286ISI: 000272723000002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-72749092921OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-19045DiVA: diva2:337092
QC 20100525 International Conference on Electrical Machines, Vilamoura, PORTUGAL, SEP 06-09, 20082010-08-052010-08-052011-03-01Bibliographically approved