An Improved FOC Strategy for Speed Control of Induction Motor Drives Under ‎an Open-Phase Fault Using Genetic Algorithm ‎

Document Type : Research paper


1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran

2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran


The Vector Control (VC) of Y-Connected Induction Motor (YCIM) drives is entirely demanding task. Furthermore, YCIM under an Open-Circuit Fault in the Stator Coils (OCFSC) leads to deterioration of the VC. Consequently, the VC of YCIMs under an OCFSC requires a suitable design. This research focuses on an accurate and modified Field-Oriented Control (FOC) strategy for 3-phase YCIM drives under an OCFSC. Most of the recent papers studying VC of YCIMs under an OCFSC ignore the leakage inductance in the VC equations. This paper presents an alternative VC technique, considering the leakage inductance in the VC equations of YCIMs under an OCFSC. In the presented VC system, two asymmetrical Rotating Transformations (RTs) for the stator current and voltage quantities are proposed and employed. In the proposed scheme, the genetic algorithm is used to regulate the parameters of the Proportional-Integral (PI) controllers. The developed VC system provides an accurate control against an OCFSC and can be employed for different industries that need Fault-Tolerant Control (FTC) systems. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is validated through experimentation in the laboratory. The proposed control scheme gives good responses during both steady state and transient sate. In addition, the proposed VC system gives better performances during the post-fault operation compared to previous works in terms of speed and torque ripples.


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