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Efficiency improvement of inverter-fed permanent magnet synchronous motors

  • Authors: Cavallaro, C; Di Tommaso, A. O.; Miceli, R.; Raciti, A.;Ricco Galluzzo, G.; Trapanese, M.
  • Publication year: 2002
  • Type: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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In this paper a control algorithm for the efficiency improvement of inverter-fed permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) is presented. The proposed algorithm allows reducing the losses of the drive without reduction of its dynamic performances. In details, after recalling a dynamic model of the PMSM, which has been purposely modified and that takes into account the iron losses, the basic equations and the constraints to obtain the loss minimization are presented and discussed. Some simulations of a specific PMSM drive employing the proposed algorithm are performed. The results of these simulations show that the dynamic performances are maintained, and enhancement of the efficiency up to 5% can be reached in comparison to a PMSM drive using a more traditional control strategy.