This chapter illustrates modeling techniques and software simulation of the switched reluctance machine (SRM) machine models with controllers for efficient operation. The first model is based on torque and flux data generated through finite element analysis (FEA) and the second model is geometry-based machine model, which are used to develop the operation logic for four-quadrant control of an SRM. The results obtained from these models were used to develop a control strategy to adapt turn-on and turn-off (commutation) angles efficiently. Two digital controllers, namely the phase current controller for regulating current with a hysteresis band and the PI (proportional-integral) speed controller for regulating the speed, are developed to deliver the desired output torque. The controller is based on a negative feedback closed-loop control system.
Part of the book: Switched Reluctance Motor