Fuzzy Controller Based DTC of SRM Drive Fed by Common High Side Asymmetric Switch Converter
Keywords:Switched Reluctance Motor, High Side Switch Asymmetric Converter, DTC, Fuzzy controller
The switched reluctance motor (SRM) is recently gaining huge popularity in electric vehicle (EV) applications due to its control flexibility, simple structure, lower cost and high efficiency than the synchronous and induction motors. Among all the controllers, the direct torque control (DTC) is the most preferred due to its higher efficiency, lower losses and superior control characteristics. In this paper, a 6/4 pole SRM with fuzzy logic based DTC has been proposed for the EV application along with a converter with reduced switch counts to reduce the torque ripples and enhance the performance of the system under steady and transient state conditions. The proposed system is tested and validated under various scenarios that include load torque and speed variations and compared with the vector control method. From, the investigation it has been found that the proposed technique reduces ripples from the system during all the scenarios with a resultant flux of less than 0.5pu.