Simulation of Switched Reluctance Motor Drives Using Two-Dimensional Bicubic Spline

X. D. Xue, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, S. L. Ho

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In this paper, a novel simulation algorithm of switched reluctance motor drives is presented. With the proposed algorithm the two-dimensional bicubic spline interpolation is used to describe the nonlinear magnetic characteristics in switched reluctance motors. The corresponding computational method of two-dimensional bicubic spline function is described in detail. The simulation results are also compared with and validated by experimental data. Compared with conventional techniques, the presented simulation algorithm is more accurate even though it requires relatively little information on the magnetic characteristics of the motor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Power Engineering Review
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • bicubic spline
  • Computational modeling
  • Finite element methods
  • Induction generators
  • Induction motors
  • Reluctance machines
  • Reluctance motors
  • Saturation magnetization
  • Simulation
  • Spline
  • switched reluctance motor drives
  • Synchronous motors
  • Voltage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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