A Generalized Fault Tolerant Control Based on Back EMF Feedforward Compensation: Derivation and Application on Induction Motors Drives

Mahdi Tousizadeh, Amirmehdi Yazdani, Hang Seng Che, Hai Wang, Amin Mahmoudi, Nasrudin Abd Rahim

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Abstract

In this paper, a fault-tolerant three-phase induction drive based on field-oriented control is studied, and an analytical approach is proposed to elucidate the limitations of FOC in flux-torque regulation from the controller perspective. With an open-phase fault, the disturbance terms appear in the controller reference frame and degrade the controller performance when operating in a d-q plane with DC quantities. In addition, the hardware reconfiguration, which is essential to operate faulted three-phase drives, causes substantial change in the way the control parameters vd, vq are reflected onto the machine terminals. An accurate understanding of the feedforward term, by considering the open-phase fault and the hardware modifications, is provided to re-enable the FOC in presence of an open-phase fault. Furthermore, the concept of feedforward term derivation is generically extended to cover multiphase induction drives encountering an open-phase fault whereby no hardware reconfiguration is intended. The proposed method is explained based on a symmetrical six-phase induction and can be extended to drives with a higher number of phases. The effectiveness of the proposed derivation method, which is required to form a feedforward fault-tolerant controller, is verified and compared through the simulation and experiment, ensuring smooth operation in postfault mode.

Original languageEnglish
Article number51
Number of pages17
JournalEnergies
Volume16
Issue number1
Early online date21 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • AC machines
  • back EMF
  • fault-tolerant control
  • feedforward compensation
  • induction motors

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