Fault-Tolerant Technique for Δ-Connected AC-Motor Drives
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
A fault-tolerant technique for motor-drive systems is introduced in this paper. The technique is merely presented for ac motors with Δ-connected circuits in their stator windings. In this technique, the faulty phase is isolated by solid-state switches after the occurrence of a failure in one of the stator phases. Then, the fault-tolerant technique manages current-flow in the remaining healthy phases. This technique is to significantly mitigate torque pulsations, which are caused by an open-Δ configuration in the stator windings. The performance of the fault-tolerant technique was experimentally verified using a 5-hp 460-V induction motor-drive system and the results are presented in this paper.