Analysis of a 12/16 switched reluctance machine using combined circuit and field computation

Amissa Arifin*, Ibrahim Al-Bahadly, S. C. Mukhopadhyay

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Abstract

Field analysis in conjunction with circuit model has been used to predict the performance of a switched reluctance machine. This paper describes the procedure to model a 3 phase 12/16 Switched Reluctance (SR) machine. Its operation as a generator is analyzed. An accurate representation of machine requires good representation of its magnetic characteristics. With the advent of high speed computing, numerical method is used to take into account its nonlinear characteristics. In this research, a 2D Finite Element Method (FEM) is used to determine the magnetic characteristics of the machine. Results from FEM are used as Look Up Table (LUT) for simulation using MATLAB/SIMULINK. Using the same machine parameters and current density, the influence of winding arrangements on the performance of a SR machine operating as a generator under single phase excitation is observed. Optimum performance/high efficiency is influenced by flux path as a result of phase winding arrangement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 5th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEOCO 2011)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages170-175
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781457703546, 9781457703539
ISBN (Print)9781457703553
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 5th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2011 - Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 6 Jun 20117 Jun 2011

Other

Other2011 5th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, PEOCO 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityShah Alam, Selangor
Period6/06/117/06/11

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Keywords

  • Finite Element Method
  • Performance Analysis
  • Switched Reluctance Generator
  • Switched Reluctance Machine

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Arifin, A., Al-Bahadly, I., & Mukhopadhyay, S. C. (2011). Analysis of a 12/16 switched reluctance machine using combined circuit and field computation. In 2011 5th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEOCO 2011) (pp. 170-175). [5970404] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/PEOCO.2011.5970404