Multi-phase inverter-controlled induction machine at varied rotor parameters

Crescent Onyebuchi Omeje, Damian Benneth Nnadi, Stephen Ejiofor Oti


This paper presents a step-wise modelling of a symmetrical six-phase induction machine driven by a six-phase diode clamped multi-level inverter at a varying rotor resistance and motor inertia. The machine drive process was considered in two stages. The first stage presents the dynamic behavior of the machine when a load torque of 0 Nm and 100 Nm is applied at a varied rotor external resistance value of (0.8 and 3.2) Ω with constant motor inertia. The second stage showcased the variations in the speed, electromagnetic torque and rotor current when motor inertia is varied at (0.5 and 1.5) Kg-m2 with rotor resistance held constant. A six-phase five-level diode clamped converter phase displaced by sixty degrees with a modulation index of 0.8 was modeled to drive the poly-phase machine at a reduced %THD. All machine models were simulated in MATLAB 7.11. The simulation results showed that reduced oscillations in rotor current, motor speed and torque pulsations were achieved at a varied external rotor resistance and motor inertia.


Electromagnetic torque; Multi-level converters; Pulse width modulations; Six phase induction machine; Six-phase diode clamped

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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