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Energies 2016, 9(7), 517; doi:10.3390/en9070517

Control of a Dual-Stator Flux-Modulated Motor for Electric Vehicles

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College of Information Science and Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021, China
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Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon 999077, Hong Kong, China
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Academic Editor: K. T. Chau
Received: 29 April 2016 / Revised: 23 June 2016 / Accepted: 28 June 2016 / Published: 2 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electric Machines and Drives for Renewable Energy Harvesting)

Abstract

This paper presents the control strategies for a novel dual-stator flux-modulated (DSFM) motor for application in electric vehicles (EVs). The DSFM motor can be applied to EVs because of its simple winding structure, high reliability, and its use of two stators and rotating modulation steels in the air gap. Moreover, it outperforms conventional brushless doubly-fed machines in terms of control performance. Two stator-current-oriented vector controls with different excitation in the primary winding, direct and alternating current excitation, are designed, simulated, and evaluated on a custom-made DSFM prototype allowing the decoupled control of torque. The stable speed response and available current characteristics strongly validate the feasibility of the two control methods. Furthermore, the proposed control methods can be employed in other applications of flux-modulated motors. View Full-Text
Keywords: dual-stator; flux-modulated; vector control (VC); electric vehicles (EVs); decouple control dual-stator; flux-modulated; vector control (VC); electric vehicles (EVs); decouple control
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Guo, X.; Wu, S.; Fu, W.; Liu, Y.; Wang, Y.; Zeng, P. Control of a Dual-Stator Flux-Modulated Motor for Electric Vehicles. Energies 2016, 9, 517.

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