ICA  Vol.6 No.4 , November 2015
Static Simulation of a 12/8 Switched Reluctance Machine (Application: Starter-Generator)
Abstract: Because its high efficiency, its simple stator and rotor structures, the low cost and high reliability, speed operation combined with robust and low cost construction, the switched reluctance machines have represented. In recent years, an interesting alternative to other machine types has been chosen for traction applications especially starter-generator. Their rotors do not generate significant heat, resulting in easy cooling. Their unidirectional flux and current may generate lower core losses and require a simple converter design. Moreover, the switched reluctance machines are known for their high reliability and capability of operating in four quadrants for a variable speed drive. Despite those merits, switched reluctance machine has not been extensively used until recently because of its problems of torque ripples and noise. Additionally, researchers have faced many difficulties to build a SRM model because it is inherently multivariable. It has strong coupling and especially a high nonlinearity. In this paper, we deal with many modeling methods. Numerical, analytical and intelligent approaches are studied. The important aim in this research is to use static results from FEMM simulation as flux-linkage, co-energy, static torque to form a dynamic model of a switched reluctance machine used next as a starter-generator of a hybrid vehicle.
Cite this paper: Saidani, S. and Ghariani, M. (2015) Static Simulation of a 12/8 Switched Reluctance Machine (Application: Starter-Generator). Intelligent Control and Automation, 6, 271-288. doi: 10.4236/ica.2015.64025.

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