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Power Smoothing Using a Flywheel Driven by a Switched Reluctance Machine

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6 Author(s)
Cardenas, R. ; Sch. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Univ. of Nottingham ; Peña, R. ; Perez, M. ; Clare, J.
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A control system for power smoothing using a switched reluctance machine (SRM) driving a flywheel is presented in this paper. Power smoothing is achieved by controlling the SRM to operate as a motor/generator, storing or retrieving energy from a rotating flywheel. In order to increase the rotational energy stored in the flywheel, the SRM operates at high rotational speed, and the machine phase current is controlled using single-pulse mode. To control the SRM output power, a two-dimensional lookup table is used to store the switching angles. The control strategies proposed in this paper have been experimentally implemented in a 2.5-kW prototype based on an 8/6 SRM. Experimental results are presented and discussed

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Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

June 2006

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