Performance Evaluation of the Field-Oriented Control of Star-Connected 3-Phase Induction Motor Drives under Stator Winding Open-Circuit Faults

  • Jannati, Mohammad ;
  • Idris, Nik Rumzi Nik ;
  • Aziz, Mohd Junaidi Abdul
  • Received : 2015.06.12
  • Accepted : 2015.10.08
  • Published : 2016.05.20


A method for the fault-tolerant vector control of star-connected 3-phase Induction Motor (IM) drive systems based on Field-Oriented Control (FOC) is proposed in this paper. This method enables the control of a 3-phase IM in the presence of an open-phase failure in one of its phases without the need for control structure changes to the conventional FOC algorithm. The proposed drive system significantly reduces the speed and torque pulsations caused by an open-phase fault in the stator windings. The performance of the proposed method was verified using MATLAB (M-File) simulation as well experimental tests on a 1.5kW 3-phase IM drive system. This paper experimentally compares the operation of the proposed fault-tolerant vector controller and a conventional vector controller during open-phase fault.


Fault-tolerant control;Field-Oriented Control (FOC);Speed and torque pulsations;Star-connected;Stator winding open-circuit fault;3-phase induction motor drive


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