Speed Control of Switched Reluctance Motor Drive Based on PID Controller


This study presents a speed control design for switchedreluctance motor (SRM) drive based on PID controller. Theapplications of Switched Reluctance Motors (SRMs) have beingincreased day by day, but this type of motors represents a highlynonlinear system, therefore there are a lot of difficulties inmodeling and controlling them. We have proposed a non-linearmathematical model of a four phases 8/6 poles SRM thensimulated it through Simulink/Matlab facilities. The wholecontrol mechanism consists of a hysteresis current controller tominimize the torque ripple and a PID speed controller. Thecontrol design results are then validated in real-time bySimulink/Matlab software package.