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This paper presents the comparison of four linear switched reluctance machines (LSRMs) as possible candidates for application in vertical elevators. Linear induction and linear synchronous machines have been presented and experimentally tested in vertical elevators. In this paper, four longitudinal LSRM configurations are presented and designed to operate(More)
This paper presents a low-cost energy-efficient variable-speed drive for high-volume applications, such as home appliances, fans, and hand tools. A new low-cost power converter is proposed, and the drive system is realized using a two-phase switched reluctance motor and the proposed converter. The motor is capable of self-starting at any rotor position and(More)
Vector control schemes are used in inverter-fed induction motor drives to obtain high performance. Crucial to the success of the vector control scheme is the knowledge of the instantaneous position of the rotor flux. The position of the rotor flux is measured in the direct scheme and estimated in the indirect schemes. Since the estimation of the flux(More)
Linear switched reluctance motor (LSRM) drives are investigated and proved as an alternative actuator for vertical linear transportation applications such as a linear elevator. A one-tenth scaled prototype elevator focused on a home elevator with LSRMs is designed and extensive experimental correlation is presented for the first time. The proposed LSRM has(More)
  • R. Krishnan
  • 1987
The power density and acceleration characteristics of the ac servo drive are being recognized as being superior to those of the dc counterpart. The ac servo family consists of permanent-magnet synchronous, dc brushless, induction, and switched reluctance motor drives. This ac servo family is comprised of radial (also known as the sausage type) and axial(More)
Low-cost motor drives are being sought for high-volume energy-efficient home appliances. Key to the realization of such low-cost motor drives is the reduction of the power electronic converter to the barest in terms of its components, particularly the active devices, finding the motor with the least complexity for manufacturing and a controller that can(More)
Increasing awareness of industrial noise pollution and emerging stricter standards have made noise an important topic of research in electric machines. This work is a state-of-the-art review on the identification of noise sources and techniques to mitigate noise. It points the reader to relevant research in the past on noise identification and mitigation(More)
A method of determining the motor losses under the operating conditions inclusive of saturation is described. General expressions for the flux frequencies in different parts of the core are derived. It is shown that the number of (fundamental) flux frequencies simultaneously present in the machine is a function of the number of phases and that the core(More)