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Finite element analysis and experimental verification of high reliability synchronous reluctance machine
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Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Control, Robotics and Electrical Engineering, ul. Piotrowo 3A, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
Department of Renewable Energy Sources, Falenty, Al. Hrabska 3, 05-090 Raszyn, Poland
Publication date: 2022-06-30
Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2022;24(2):386–393
  • Development of the numerical model of SynRM exploiting the finite element method.
  • Confirming reliability of the model on basis of experimental and simulation studies.
  • Determining parameters of the equivalent circuit of the SynRM basing on the field model.
The aim of this study was to investigate and analyse the synchronous reluctance machine. An accurate method for determining the lumped parameters of an equivalent circuit of the studied machine has been proposed. The method is based on the phase currents and voltages analysis at low slip operation. Experimental research of a synchronous reluctance machine is supplemented by simulation studies. The field-circuit model of electromagnetic phenomena in the considered motor was developed and used in simulation. The proposed method allows the numerical model to be verified by comparing the calculated and measured torqueangle characteristics of the machine. The test results obtained are presented and discussed. Achieved satisfactory concordance between simulation and experiment results proves that the proposed approach can be useful in the synthesis of reliable synchronous reluctance machines as well as in their control systems.
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