An improved force distribution function for linear switched reluctance motor on force ripple minimization with nonlinear inductance modeling

J. F. Pan, Chow Norbert Cheung, Yu Zou

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An improved force distribution function (FDF) of linear switched reluctance motors (LSRMs) based on nonlinear inductance modeling for force ripple minimization and smooth speed operation is proposed. Nonlinear inductance profile is divided into three segments with a K factor that depicts current effect on inductance of the LSRM. Speed controller based on the proposed FDF and the nonlinear inductance model is constructed. Both simulation and experimental results verify the proposed FDF with the nonlinear inductance modeling effectively reduce force ripples with uniform speed response.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6332561
Pages (from-to)3064-3067
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2012


  • FDF
  • force ripple minimization
  • LSRM
  • nonlinear inductance modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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