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Direct Torque Control of Induction Motor Using Space Vector Modulation

Direct Torque Control is a control technique used in AC drive systems to obtain high performance torque control. The conventional DTC drive contains a pair of hysteresis comparators, a flux and torque estimator and a voltage vector selection table.

The torque and flux are controlled simultaneously by applying suitable voltage vectors, and by limiting these quantities within their hysteresis bands, decoupled control of torque and flux can be achieved. However, as with other hysteresis bases systems, DTC drives utilizing hysteresis comparators suffer from high torque ripple and variable switching frequency.

The most common solution to this problem is to use the space vector depends on the reference torque and flux. The reference voltage vector is then realized using a voltage vector modulator. Several variations of DTC-SVM have been proposed and discussed in the literature.

The work of this project is to study, evaluate and compare the various techniques of the DTC-SVM applied to the induction machines through simulations. The simulations were carried out using MATLAB/SIMULINK simulation package. Evaluation was made based on the drive performance, which includes dynamic torque and flux responses, feasibility and the complexity of the systems.

Induction Motors (IMs) are widely used in high performance drives. Its history is very extensive and also control is important in applications. There are many IMs in a number of industrial, commercial and domestic applications of variable speed drives. Since IMs demands well control performances: precise and quick torque and flux response, large torque at low speed, wide speed range, the drive control system is the most sensitive point of IMs.

DTC is method to control machine with utilizing torque and flux of motor controlled. The basic DTC scheme consists of two comparators having different features, switching table, Voltage Source Inverter (VSI), flux and torque estimation block and IM. Like a every control method has some advantages and disadvantages, DTC method has too.
Source: National Conference On Electrical Sciences
Authors: S.Mahaboob Vali | A. Mallikarjuna Prasad

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