DOI: 10.1002/cta.3898 ISSN: 0098-9886

A quick demagnetization approach for low torque ripple in three‐phase switched reluctance motor drive system for electric vehicle applications

Indira Damarla, Venmathi Mahendran, Ramudu Ganji, Sangari A
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


Electric vehicles (EVs) have gained a forward approach for achieving the low carbon economy and green transportation. Switched reluctance (SR) motor‐based propulsion mechanisms have been popularly used for EVs due to the wide speed range capability. The conventional phase current regulation technique does not give the satisfactory reduction of torque ripple in SR motor drive, particularly for automotive applications. To overcome the issue, a frontend boost converter (FEBC) is proposed to realize the quick excitation and demagnetization. Initially, the problems associated with the conventional asymmetric half bridge converter are investigated at various levels of phase current. The various operating modes of proposed drive system with FEBC are explained in detail. The proposed FEBC has the significant benefit of being able to provide variable boosting voltages based on the dynamic behavior of the SR motor. The phase voltages are increased during the fast magnetization and demagnetization modes due to the inclusion of FEBC, and hence, quick magnetization and demagnetization have been achieved. The proposed FEBC drive system has been simulated through the Matlab Simulink toolbox. The experimental results are also carried out in order to validate the simulation results.

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