Novel switched reluctance motor drive circuit with voltage boost function without additional reactor

Yujiro Kido, Nobukazu Hoshi, Akira Chiba, Satoshi Ogasawara, Masatsugu Takemoto

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Abstract

Switched reluctance motor (SRM) is attractive for the driving motor of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) from the view point which does not use rare-earth materials. However, special drive circuit, which is different from general three-phase inverter used for permanent magnet synchronous motor and induction motor, is required in order to drive SRM. By the way, in some of commercial HEVs, boost chopper combined with three-phase inverter is used in order to apply high voltage to motor windings at high-speed range. In this system, the size of the additional reactor, which is required in boost chopper, is a problem. Then, this paper proposes a novel drive circuit with voltage boost function without additional reactor for SRM. In addition, control scheme and controller configuration for the proposed circuit are described. Moreover, the effectiveness of the proposed circuit is verified by simulation and experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2011 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: Aug 30 2011Sep 1 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2011

Conference

Conference2011 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period8/30/119/1/11

Keywords

  • Electric vehicle
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
  • Power converters for EV
  • Power converters for HEV
  • Switched reluctance drive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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