Fast Experimental Magnetic Model Identification for Synchronous Reluctance Motor Drives

Vasyl Varvolik, Shuo Wang, Dmytro Prystupa, Giampaolo Buticchi, Sergei Peresada, Michael Galea, Serhiy Bozhko

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The accurate magnetic model is mandatory for high-performance control of high anisotropy synchronous machines. This paper presents a time-efficient and accurate magnetic model identification based on triangle current injection while the machine under the test is driven at a constant speed by a prime mover. The current injection pattern allows scanning the whole range of current, reducing the identification time compared to the standard constant-speed method (CSM) with the same level of accuracy. The ohmic voltage drop and inverter nonlinearities are compensated by using the average voltage of motor and generator modes. The synchronous reluctance machine is used as a case study for validation through the comparison between the experimental results obtained by the proposed method and the CSM against finite element simulation. Moreover, the temperature variation of the machine winding is measured showing no considerable changes during the identification test.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2207
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022


  • constant-speed method
  • dead-time
  • flux maps
  • magnetic model identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Building and Construction
  • Fuel Technology
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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