Comparative Study of Conventional, Fuzzy Logic and Neural PID Speed Controllers with Torque Ripple Minimization for an Axial Magnetic Flux Switched Reluctance Motor


Three speed controllers for an axial magnetic flux switched reluctance motor with only one stator, are described and experimentally tested. As it is known, when current pulses are imposed in their windings, high ripple torque is obtained. In order to reduce this ripple, a control strategy with modified current shapes is proposed. A workbench consisting of a machine prototype and the control system based on a microcontroller was built. These controllers were: a conventional PID, a fuzzy logic PID and a neural PID type. From experimental results, the effective reduction of the torque ripple was confirmed and the performance of the controllers was compared.

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Sanches, E. and Santisteban, J. (2014) Comparative Study of Conventional, Fuzzy Logic and Neural PID Speed Controllers with Torque Ripple Minimization for an Axial Magnetic Flux Switched Reluctance Motor. Engineering, 6, 655-669. doi: 10.4236/eng.2014.611065.

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