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Stability Enhancement of Four-in-Wheel Motor-Driven Electric Vehicles Using an Electric Differential System
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  • Journal title : Journal of Power Electronics
  • Volume 15, Issue 5,  2015, pp.1244-1255
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Power Electronics
  • DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2015.15.5.1244
 Title & Authors
Stability Enhancement of Four-in-Wheel Motor-Driven Electric Vehicles Using an Electric Differential System
Hartani, Kada; Merah, Abdelkader; Draou, Azeddine;
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This paper presents a new multi-machine robust control based on an electric differential system for electric vehicle (EV) applications which is composed of four in-wheel permanent magnet synchronous motors. It is based on a new master-slave direct torque control (DTC) algorithm, which is used for the control of bi-machine traction systems based on a speed model reference adaptive system observer. The use of an electric differential in the design of a new EV constitutes a technological breakthrough. A classical system with a multi-inverter and a multi-machine comprises a three-phase inverter for each machine to be controlled. Another approach consists of only one three-phase inverter for several permanent magnet synchronous machines. The control of multi-machine single-inverter systems is the subject of this study. Several methods have been proposed for the control of multi-machine single-inverter systems. In this study, a new master-slave based DTC strategy is developed to generate an electric differential system. The entire system is simulated by Matlab/Simulink. The simulation results show the effectiveness of the new multi-machine robust control based on an electric differential system for use in EV applications.
DTC;Electric differential;Electric vehicles;In-wheel motor-driven electric vehicle;MRAS;Multi-machine system;Multi-machine control;Traction application;
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