Energy Efficient Control of Three-Phase Induction Motor Drive
Hussein Sarhan
DOI: 10.4236/epe.2011.32014   PDF    HTML     14,720 Downloads   30,571 Views   Citations


Induction motors are extensively used in industrial and household appliances and consume more than 50% of the total generated electrical energy. The need for energy conservation is increasing the requirements for saving the electrical energy. It is therefore important to optimize the efficiency of electrical drive systems under certain operating conditions. This paper proposes a new control scheme based on search method taking advantage of the fact, that at a certain torque and speed (operating point) there is only one value of stator voltage that operates the motor at optimum efficiency. Simulation performed and results are presented.

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H. Sarhan, "Energy Efficient Control of Three-Phase Induction Motor Drive," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2011, pp. 107-112. doi: 10.4236/epe.2011.32014.

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