Accurate Magnetic Characterization Based Model Development for Switched Reluctance Machine
High performance control and analysis of switched reluctance machines (SRMs) require accurate modeling of their magnetic characteristics. However, the doubly salient structure and deep magnetic saturation make it very complicated to accurately model SRMs. This paper presents a high fidelity model development for SRMs. The model is developed based on the experimental measurement of ﬂux-linkage and torque characteristics. The introduced measurement noises / errors are investigated carefully. Then several post-processes are achieved to reduce these noises. The measurement accuracy is veriﬁed by three methods: ﬁnite element method (FEM), search coil comparison, and LCR meter. The measured data are employed after proper rearrangement to build a dynamic MATLAB simulation model for the tested 8/6 machine. The model accuracy and dependability is achieved experimentally.