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Rotor parameter determination for the brushless doubly fed (induction) machine

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McMahon, R 
Roberts, P 
Tatlow, M 
Abdi, E 
Broekhof, A 


A procedure has been established for obtaining equivalent circuit parameters for the Brushless Doubly Fed Machine (BDFM), also known as the Brushless Doubly Fed Induction Machine (DFIM), by transforming a reduced coupled-circuit model into a sequence component form. This approach takes advantage of the model reduction procedure’s ability to reduce a complex rotor structure to a single equivalent loop without significant loss of accuracy. An alternative method based on winding factors has also been developed and includes coupling via harmonic fields. Parameters determined in both ways are in close agreement with those determined from Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and experimentally. The advantages of each method is discussed in the conclusion section.



40 Engineering, 4008 Electrical Engineering, 4009 Electronics, Sensors and Digital Hardware

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IET Electric Power Applications

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Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
This work was supported by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme managed by REA – Research Executive Agency (FP7/2007_2013) under Grant Agreement N.315485.