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This paper deals with experimental methods for the identification of linear synchronous reluctance motor (LSRM) parameters. A magnetically nonlinear two-axis dynamic LSRM model is derived. This model accounts for the effects of slotting, saturation, cross-saturation, and the end effects. The parameters of the obtained model are not constant. They are given by the characteristics of the flux linkages, thrust, and friction force depending on the mover position and the direct (d) and quadrature (q) axis currents. These characteristics are determined experimentally by a controlled voltage-source inverter employing closed-loop current control in the d-q reference frame. The proposed model, experimental methods, and determined characteristics are confirmed through a comparison between the measured and calculated results. Two tests are performed: a test at the locked mover, and kinematic control at low speed. The effects of cross saturation under dynamic operating conditions and the effects of slotting can be clearly seen in the measured and calculated results.
Date of Publication: Sept.-Oct. 2004