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Special Issue "Control of Multiphase Machines and Drives"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical Power and Energy System".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Federico Barrero

Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
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Interests: electric machines; electric drives; power electronics; sensor networks
Guest Editor
Dr. Ignacio González-Prieto

Departament of Electric and thermal Engineering, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain
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Interests: electric machines; electric drives; power electronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the interest in electrical machines growing in recent times, the multiphase machine field has become an interesting research area. Their intrinsic features (power splitting, better fault tolerance, or lower torque ripple) make them a very interesting competitor to conventional three-phase machines. Multiphase electric drives have been recently used in applications where the fault tolerance and the continuous operation of the drive are required. However, the difficulties in extending the three-phase conventional current regulation and control structure to multiphase systems still limit their broad applicability in industry solutions. The main objective of this Special Issue is to encourage new advances, developments, and applications in the multiphase machines and drives field, while exposing these advances, developments, and applications to the scientific community and industry.

Prof. Federico Barrero
Dr. Ignacio González-Prieto
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • multiphase-machines
  • multiphase drives
  • multiphase generators
  • design of electrical machines
  • modelling
  • current regulation
  • speed and torque control
  • fault tolerance
  • electrical constraints
  • parameter estimation
  • fault detection
  • model predictive control

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Open AccessArticle Interest and Applicability of Meta-Heuristic Algorithms in the Electrical Parameter Identification of Multiphase Machines
Energies 2019, 12(2), 314; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12020314
Received: 26 November 2018 / Revised: 4 January 2019 / Accepted: 16 January 2019 / Published: 19 January 2019
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Multiphase machines are complex multi-variable electro-mechanical systems that are receiving special attention from industry due to their better fault tolerance and power-per-phase splitting characteristics compared with conventional three-phase machines. Their utility and interest are restricted to the definition of high-performance controllers, which strongly [...] Read more.
Multiphase machines are complex multi-variable electro-mechanical systems that are receiving special attention from industry due to their better fault tolerance and power-per-phase splitting characteristics compared with conventional three-phase machines. Their utility and interest are restricted to the definition of high-performance controllers, which strongly depends on the knowledge of the electrical parameters used in the multiphase machine model. This work presents the proof-of-concept of a new method based on particle swarm optimization and standstill time-domain tests. This proposed method is tested to estimate the electrical parameters of a five-phase induction machine. A reduction of the estimation error higher than 2.5% is obtained compared with gradient-based approaches. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Current Control of a Six-Phase Induction Machine Drive Based on Discrete-Time Sliding Mode with Time Delay Estimation
Energies 2019, 12(1), 170; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12010170
Received: 22 November 2018 / Revised: 27 December 2018 / Accepted: 29 December 2018 / Published: 5 January 2019
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This paper proposes a robust nonlinear current controller that deals with the problem of the stator current control of a six-phase induction motor drive. The current control is performed by using a state-space representation of the system, explicitly considering the unmeasurable states, uncertainties [...] Read more.
This paper proposes a robust nonlinear current controller that deals with the problem of the stator current control of a six-phase induction motor drive. The current control is performed by using a state-space representation of the system, explicitly considering the unmeasurable states, uncertainties and external disturbances. To estimate these latter effectively, a time delay estimation technique is used. The proposed control architecture consists of inner and outer loops. The inner current control loop is based on a robust discrete-time sliding mode controller combined with a time delay estimation method. As said before, the objective of the time delay estimation is to reconstruct the unmeasurable states and uncertainties, while the sliding mode aims is to suppress the estimation error, to ensure robustness and finite-time convergence of the stator currents to their desired references. The outer loop is based on a proportional-integral controller to control the speed. The stability of the current closed-loop system is proven by establishing sufficient conditions on the switching gains. Experimental work has been conducted to verify the performance and the effectiveness of the proposed robust control scheme for a six-phase induction motor drive. The results obtained have shown that the proposed method allows good performances in terms of current tracking, in their corresponding planes. Full article
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