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Reduced Order Models of a Current Source Inverter Induction Motor Drive

Ibrahim K. Al-Abbas1
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American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 1, 2009, 39-43


Submitted On: 12 September 2008 Published On: 31 March 2009

How to Cite: Al-Abbas, I. K. (2009). Reduced Order Models of a Current Source Inverter Induction Motor Drive. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2(1), 39-43.


Problem Statement: The current source inverter induction motor (CSI-IM) drive was widely used in various industries. The main disadvantage of this drive was nonlinearity and complexity. This work was done to develop a simple drive systems models. Approach: The MATLAB/SIMULINK software was used for system modeling. Three reduced models were developed by choosing specific frame, neglecting stator transients and ignoring stator equations. Results: The dynamic performance of the models was examined in open loop form for a step change in control variable (the input voltage) as well as for step change in disturbance (mechanical load).Conclusion: The three models were equivalent in steady state. The error of these models in the transient response was less than 5 %, with the exception of the time performances of the transient model to step change of supply voltage. Recommendations: All three models were suggested to be used for designing torque control systems. The detailed and stator equation models were recommended to be used in speed control design.

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  • Current source inverter
  • induction motor
  • Reduced order modeling