Three-Stage Duty Cycle-Based Deadbeat Predictive Torque Control for Three-Phase SPMSMs With CMV Reduction

Hongjian Lin, Shuangxia Niu, Yuanxi Chen, Weiyu Wang, Xiaomei Tang, Pengcheng Zhang, Zhaoyang Yuan

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Model predictive torque control (MPTC) is highly regarded for its simple structure, rapid dynamic response, and optimized control performance when applied to actual motor driving systems. However, conventional MPTC techniques often lead to undesirable effects in three-phase inverter-based surface-mounted permanent magnet synchronous motors (SPMSMs), such as high electromagnetic torque, stator flux ripples, and significant current harmonic distortion. Notably, the generalized MPTC approach generates a substantial common mode voltage (CMV) that can cause damage to the motor bearing and winding insulation in SPMSMs. To address these issues, this article proposes a three-stage duty cycle-based deadbeat predictive torque control (DCDPTC) technique for SPMSMs. The proposed technique leverages the volt-second equilibrium theorem by aligning the duty cycles with the predicted electromagnetic torque, stator flux, and their respective target values while accounting for extreme cases, accordingly, electromagnetic torque and stator flux ripples as well as the total harmonic distortion (THD) of the stator current are minimized. In order to improve the system robustness, the duty cycle is limited to avoid the overmodulation. Furthermore, optimized switching sequences are meticulously arranged to ensure the CMV is lowered and the minimum number of switching transitions is maintained while utilizing a fixed switching frequency. The proposed technique is simplified. Its resultant performance is validated by experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11385-11398
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023


  • Common mode voltage (CMV)
  • duty cycle-based deadbeat predictive torque control (DCDPTC)
  • extreme cases
  • surface-mounted permanent magnet synchronous motor (SPMSM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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