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Estimation of rotor flux of an induction machine

Shananwaz, M.


M. Shananwaz


Ming Hou


The objective of this dissertation is to estimate rotor flux of an IM. Some of the material is focused on the functional block of the IM i.e. Torque estimator, Speed estimator etc. while a subsequent part deals with estimation of rotor flux. The dissertation is organized as follows:Chapter 1 describes background information of the machines then it focuses on the methodology how on to approach the task on a particular time with the help of Gantt chart.Chapter 2 presents the basic principals of rotating magnetic field of the IM and asserts brief overview of the AC machines. Later it talks about different kinds of IM rotors suggesting which one is good. It is crucial to start with good and appropriate reviews which were verified by numerous journals. Literature review is presented by analysing the previous work. (Busawan et al., 2001) summarises that a nonlinear observers for the estimation of the rotor flux and the load torque in an induction motor. The observers are designed on the basis of the standard alpha - beta Park's model. Finally, fuzzy logic is mentioned in more detailed way and Membership functions were also discussedChapter 3 explains the dynamic model of induction machine plant and the model was presented. Then the model is analysed, developed in MATLAB-SIMULINK which was discussed in Chapter 4. By considering following assumptions, dynamic model is implemented i.e. it should be symmetrical two-pole, three phase windings. Slotting effects are neglected, Permeability of the iron part is infinite, and iron losses are neglected. Dynamic d-q model and Axes transformation is implemented on stationary reference frame (a-b-c). Lastly torque equation is derived.Chapter 4 is the heart of this project by scrutinizing the model thoroughly and by introducing fuzzy controller logic using MATLAB-SIMULINK; simulations are performed to estimate the functional block such as torque, speed, flux, resistance with and without fuzzy logic. Results were obtained for different blocks and the m-file, DTC, Flux table were obtained and presented in the Appendixes.Chapter 5 concludes the simulation results and concentrates mainly on the future direction what more can be done to improve the platform in a more efficient manner.


Shananwaz, M. (2009). Estimation of rotor flux of an induction machine. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Sep 28, 2011
Publicly Available Date Feb 22, 2023
Keywords Engineering
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Additional Information Department of Engineering, University of Hull
Award Date Jan 1, 2009


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