In this paper, speed and torque control modes (SCM and TCM) of synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) drives are proposed based on emotional controllers and space vector modulation under an automatic search of the maximum-torque-per-ampere (MTPA) strategy. Furthermore, in order to achieve an MTPA strategy at any operating condition, after recognition of transient state by two new indicators, a search algorithm changes the stator flux magnitude automatically. The indicators operate based on slip effect generated at transient conditions in a SynRM with cage. The performance of the proposed controller is compared with an optimized conventional PI controller under different operating conditions. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate the benefits of the proposed approach. This structure shows superiority of the proposed method, such as fast dynamic, simple implementation and robustness to parameter variations and external disturbances in both TCM and SCM. In addition, the proposed MTPA strategy shows a reliable and fast response to operating point change.
I E E E Transactions on Power Electronics, 2015, Vol 30, Issue 4, p. 2157-2166
Emotional controller; Maximum-torque-per-ampere (MTPA) strategy; Slip effect; Speed and torque control; Synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM)