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Uncontrolled generator operation of interior PM synchronous machines following high-speed inverter shutdown

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2 Author(s)
Jahns, T.M. ; MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Caliskan, V.

Interior permanent magnet (IPM) synchronous machine drives are vulnerable to a special fault mode when gating is suddenly removed from the inverter switches during high-speed operation. The resulting IPM machine operation as a generator in combination with an uncontrolled rectifier must be properly understood and accounted for in the machine design to avoid damage to either the machine or inverter. An approximate closed-form solution is derived in this paper which relates the resulting machine phase current (and torque) to the IPM machine parameters, the DC-link voltage and the rotor speed. The resulting operating characteristics are particularly interesting for IPM machines that have been designed with inductance saliency ratios greater than 2 (i.e., high-saliency machines). The validity of the approximate solution is confirmed using dynamic simulation results, and the implications of these results for the machine designer seeking to minimize or eliminate the impact of this undesired operating mode are thoroughly discussed

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 6 )