A Brushless, Doubly Fed Machine (BDFM) attempts to combine the advantages
of conventional induction and synchronous types of electrical machines by its unique
architecture. The validation of BDFM designs in an actual test environment requires the
estimation of the BDFM model parameters from actual experimentation. Accurate values
for the parameters...
This thesis introduces a Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine (BDFM), stand-alone
generator system. Development of a BDFM current-forced model, along with the
analysis of air gap power distribution between the two stator windings and the rotor
circuit, pave the way for the characterization and analysis of stand-alone generator
The main disadvantage...
This thesis presents the development of dynamic control strategies for the
brushless doubly-fed machine (BDFM). A simple open-loop scalar controller is first
investigated and its response is found to be oscillatory. Using the speed feedback
signal, an improved closed loop scalar control algorithm is designed. Steady state
performance is controlled...
A highly flexible numerical simulation model for the performance
prediction of brushless dc drives is presented, which is capable of
investigating unbalanced and asymmetrical operating conditions as well
as drives with non-ideal parameters. Numerical speed-up procedures
allow for the investigation of pulse-width modulated (PWM) drives using
a personal computer. Experimental...
The brushless doubly fed machine (BDFM), or self-cascade
single-frame machine, can operate asynchronously or
synchronously over a wide speed range. In this sense the
machine becomes an adjustable speed synchronous machine.
Such machines may become unstable in certain regions of
operation. Analyzing its steady-state performance and
determining its stable operating...
This thesis covers the efforts of the design, analysis,
characteristics, and construction of a Linear Brush less Doubly-Fed
Machine (LBDFM), as well as the results of the investigations and
comparison with its actual prototype.
In recent years, attempts to develop new means of high-speed,
efficient transportation have led to considerable...
The continuing desire of industry to further improve process efficiency,
through tighter control and energy conservation, has prompted users to pay closer
attention to Adjustable Speed Drives (ASDs). The conventional ASDs consist of
induction or synchronous motors controlled by power electronic controllers through
the adjustment of supply frequency and line...
Basic operation, as well as successful development, of the Brush less Doubly-fed
Machine (BDFM) has been documented, and research has turned from proof of concept
and early development to the more practical direction of increased manufacturability to
prove industrial viability. Previous research centered on using standard induction motor
Use of conventional induction machines (IM) in adjustable
speed drives (ASD) has increased in recent years. Electronic
power processing has facilitated this increased use. The IM
is an inexpensive and robust machine, but when used as part of
an ASD, the cost of the system increases due to the inclusion...
This thesis presents the development of a supervisory controller for a pre-commercial
Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine (BDFM) drive system. In addition,
characterizations of new diecast rotors for the BDFM are presented. Using the
characterization results from the new rotors, a control scheme was developed to allow a
BDFM to be packaged...