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Modelling and Control of Switched Reluctance Machines

Rui Esteves Araújo

University of Porto


José Camacho

Federal University of Uberlandia


Reluctance machines Reluctance motor drives Switched reluctance motor drive Electric machine analysis computing Computer aided software engineering Finite element analysis (FEA) Magnetic hysteresis Mathematical optimization Speed controlled drive system Torque control Sensorless control Switching converters

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In considering electric drives as one cornerstone of electrical engineering, we felt that nowadays the Switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive should be placed on a firm and well-defined theoretical base - one which shows clearly the interrelations between the machine design, modelling and control. Switched reluctance motors (SRMs) are not new devices, but their simple structure, intrinsic fault tolerance capability, high torque to inertia ratio and operation at high speeds are features that make these electrical machines strong candidates for electric vehicle applications or other applications such as generators, household appliances, and automotive auxiliary, such as windshield wipers. For these reasons we propose as a starting point the definition of the mathematical model and its emerging design techniques without forgetting the power converter and controller system and their integration with the machine. This book intends to introduce the reader to fundamental concepts of modelling, machine design and advanced control schemes in the field of Switched reluctance motor drives. The book may provide additional knowledge about the design techniques for smooth torque or reduce vibrations. A secondary goal of this book intends to provide the readers with the in-depth study of power converters available for feeding the SRM, and their use in both sensor based and sensorless controllers.
We hope that this book project will stimulate potential authors, and that they will be fascinated by this industrially relevant emerging topic.

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Rui Esteves Araújo

University of Porto

Rui Esteves Araújo received the Electrical Engineering diploma, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, in 1987, 1992, and 2001, respectively. From 1987 to 1988, he was an Electrotechnical Engineer in Project Department, Adira Company, Porto, Portugal, and from 1988 to 1989, he was researcher with INESC, Porto, Portugal. Since 1989, he has been with the University of Porto, where he is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. He is senior researcher in the INESC TEC, focusing on control of power converters and drives, and its industrial applications to motion control, electric vehicles and renewable energies

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