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Study on Optimal Condition of Adaptive Maximum Torque Per Amp Controlled Induction Motor Drives

  • Kwon, Chun-Ki
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.231-238
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    • 2014
  • Adaptive Maximum Torque Per Amp (Adaptive MTPA) control for induction motor drives seeks to achieve a desired torque with the minimum possible stator current regardless of operating points. This is favorable in terms of inverter operation and nearly optimal in terms of motor efficiency. However, the Adaptive MTPA control was validated only from the viewpoint of tracking a desired torque and was not shown that the desired torque is achieved with minimum possible stator current. This work experimentally demonstrates that optimal condition for Adaptive Maximum Torque Per Amp Control Strategy is achieved regardless of rotor resistance variation.

Study on Performance of Adaptive Maximum Torque Per Amp Control in Induction Motor Drives at Light Load Operation

  • Kwon, Chun-Ki;Kong, Yong-Hae;Kim, Dong-Sik
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.249-255
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    • 2017
  • Efficient operation of induction motor at light loads has been getting wide attention recently because the operating of induction motor at light loads occupies big portion of its operating regions in many applications such as environment friendly vehicle. As one of approaches to improve efficiency, Adaptive Maximum Torque Per Amp (Adaptive MTPA) control for induction motor drives has been proposed to achieve a desired torque with the minimum possible stator current. However, the Adaptive MTPA control was validated only at heavy load where, in general, control scheme tends to perform better than at light loads since the error in measurement of sensors is lower and signal to noise is better. Thus, although the performance of a control scheme is good at rated operating point, its performance at light load is somewhat in doubt in practice. This has led to considerable interest in efficiency of Adaptive MTPA control at light loads. This work experimentally demonstrates performance of Adaptive MTPA control at light loads regardless of rotor resistance variation, thus showing its good performance over all operating conditions.

Study on an Adaptive Maximum Torque Per Amp Control Strategy for Induction Motor Drives

  • Kwon, Chun-Ki
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.8 no.1
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    • pp.110-117
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    • 2013
  • Maximum Torque Per Amp (MTPA) control for induction motor drives seeks to achieve a desired torque with the minimum possible stator current. This is favorable in terms of inverter operation and nearly optimal in terms of motor efficiency. However, rotor resistance variation can cause significant performance degradation. This work demonstrates that existing MTPA controls perform sub-optimally as temperature varies. An adaptive MTPA control strategy is proposed that always achieves optimal performance without exhibiting hunting phenomenon regardless of rotor temperature. The proposed control is experimentally shown to accurately achieve the desired torque.

Performance of Adaptive Maximum Torque Per Amp Control at Multiple Operating Points for Induction Motor Drives (유도전동기 드라이브에서의 단위전류당 최대토크적응 제어기의 다운전점에서의 성능 연구)

  • Kwon, Chun-Ki;Kong, Yong-Hae
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.19 no.3
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    • pp.584-593
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    • 2018
  • The highly efficient operation of induction motors has been studied in the past years. Among the many attempts made to obtain highly efficient operation, Maximum Torque Per Amp (MTPA) controls in induction motor drives were proposed. This method enables induction motor drives to operate very efficiently since it achieves the desired torque with the minimal stator current. This is because the alternate qd induction motor model (AQDM) is a highly accurate mathematical model to represent the dynamic characteristics of induction motors. However, it has been shown that the variation of the rotor resistance degrades the performance of the MTPA control significantly, thus leading to its failure to satisfy the maximum torque per amp condition. To take into consideration the mismatch between the actual value of the rotor resistance and its parameter value in the design of the control strategy, an adaptive MTPA control was proposed. In this work, this adaptive MTPA control is investigated in order to achieve the desired torque with the minimum stator current at multiple operating points. The experimental study showed that (i) the desired torque was accurately achieved even though there was a deviation of the order of 5% from the commanded torque value at a torque reference of 25 Nm (tracking performance), and (ii) the minimum stator current for the desired torque (maximum torque per amp condition) was consistently satisfied at multiple operating points, as the rotor temperature increased.