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Estimation of Vibrations in Switched Reluctance Motor Drives

S. Balamurugan1 and R. Arumugam1
  • 1 Power System Engineering Division, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India


This study discusses a simple algorithm for estimation and reduction of Vibrations in a Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) using magnetic circuit simulation in MATLAB/SIMULINK Environment. A Non-linear model is developed using magnetic circuit equations, wherein non-linearity is added using a inductance profile with back EMF. Dynamic characteristic of the SRM is simulated and the same is being verified experimentally. In this simulation, both current and voltage control techniques are used to control the SRM. Fast Fourier Transform is used to analyze the electromagnetic torque in Frequency domain, which gives the mechanical and magnetic vibration frequencies and their dB magnitude. The complete simulation and experimental results are presented.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 4, 2005, 791-795


Submitted On: 1 June 2006 Published On: 30 April 2005

How to Cite: Balamurugan, S. & Arumugam, R. (2005). Estimation of Vibrations in Switched Reluctance Motor Drives. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(4), 791-795.

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  • SRM
  • Vibration Frequency
  • Nonlinear-model
  • Electromagnetic Torque