Electric Drive Control Using Fractal and Fractional Calculus

A special issue of Fractal and Fractional (ISSN 2504-3110). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2024) | Viewed by 280

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Research and Development Department, National Institute for Research, Development and Testing in Electrical Engineering, ICMET Craiova, 200746 Craiova, Romania
Interests: SCADA control theory; electric drives
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Department of Automatic Control and Electronics, University of Craiova, 200585 Craiova, Romania
Interests: adaptive systems; vibrational control; nonlinear control; power electronics
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Department of Automation, Electronics and Mechatronics, University of Craiova, 200585 Craiova, Romania
Interests: adaptive systems; vibrational control; nonlinear control; power electronics; automotive; embedded systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electric drive control systems are based on the classic field-oriented control (FOC) sensor architecture; however, to achieve a sensorless system, a speed observer is used together with improved variants.

In particular, the performance of control systems can be improved by using algorithms and concepts from fractional calculus to model and design them. These design approaches also provide additional flexibility and control for electric drive control. This Special Issue covers topics on the modeling, design, analysis, and control of fractional-order systems for electric motor drives and associated power electronic converters.

In addition, it has recently been hypothesized that the more efficient the control system, the greater the fractal size of the controlled signal. We propose the challenge of demonstrating this conjecture indirectly by comparing classical controller performance indicators. This Special Issue proposes to bring together researchers, scientists, and engineers from academia and industry, so as to disseminate ideas and results related to the use of advanced techniques of fractional calculus for electric drive control. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Fractional-order circuit theory;
  • Fractional-order simulation of systems with power electronic converters;
  • Fractional-order simulation of systems with electric drive control;
  • Artificial intelligence applications in the fractional-order control of electric drive control;
  • Robust control of fractional-order control of electric drive control;
  • Energy efficiency in fractional-order energy systems;
  • Stability issues in fractional-order energy systems. 

Dr. Marcel Nicola
Prof. Dr. Dan Selisteanu
Prof. Dr. Cosmin Ionete
Guest Editors

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  • fractional-order system
  • fractals
  • electric drive control
  • energy storage system
  • power electronic converters
  • stability analysis
  • fractional calculus

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