Modeling and Analysis of Pumping Motor Drives in Hardware-in-the-Loop Environment


In the proposed paper, the new experimental results are described obtained from the laboratory stand and the model developed by the authors. A method of acquiring characteristics of a pump motor drive using a hardware-in-the-loop simulation approach is explained. To explore the centrifugal pumps manufactured by ABB, their own control system is used whereas an industrial pump is replaced with the specially designed simulator. To clarify the model topology and parameters, a double-machine assembly was designed and used as universal pump prototype. A library of reference and disturbance signals used in pumping was applied as a modeling tool. In this way, the advantages of mathematical and physical simulations have been combined with optimal interaction of both approaches.

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Vodovozov, V. , Gevorkov, L. and Raud, Z. (2014) Modeling and Analysis of Pumping Motor Drives in Hardware-in-the-Loop Environment. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2, 19-27. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2014.210003.

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