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Indirect Vector Control of Linear Induction Motors Using Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation

Arjmand Khaliq1, Syed Abdul Rahman Kashif1, Fahad Ahmad2, Muhammad Anwar3,*, Qaisar Shaheen4, Rizwan Akhtar5, Muhammad Arif Shah5, Abdelzahir Abdelmaboud6

1 Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, 54700, Pakistan
2 Department of Basic Sciences, Deanship of Common First Year, Jouf University, Sakaka, Aljouf, 72341, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Information Science, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan
4 Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan Sub Campus, Pakistan
5 Department of IT and Computer Science, Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Haripur, Pakistan
6 Department of Information Systems, King Khalid University, Muhayel Aseer, 61913, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Muhammad Anwar. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 74(3), 6263-6287.


Vector control schemes have recently been used to drive linear induction motors (LIM) in high-performance applications. This trend promotes the development of precise and efficient control schemes for individual motors. This research aims to present a novel framework for speed and thrust force control of LIM using space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) inverters. The framework under consideration is developed in four stages. To begin, MATLAB Simulink was used to develop a detailed mathematical and electromechanical dynamic model. The research presents a modified SVPWM inverter control scheme. By tuning the proportional-integral (PI) controller with a transfer function, optimized values for the PI controller are derived. All the subsystems mentioned above are integrated to create a robust simulation of the LIM’s precise speed and thrust force control scheme. The reference speed values were chosen to evaluate the performance of the respective system, and the developed system’s response was verified using various data sets. For the low-speed range, a reference value of 10 m/s is used, while a reference value of 100 m/s is used for the high-speed range. The speed output response indicates that the motor reached reference speed in a matter of seconds, as the delay time is between 8 and 10 s. The maximum amplitude of thrust achieved is less than 400 N, demonstrating the controller’s capability to control a high-speed LIM with minimal thrust ripple. Due to the controlled speed range, the developed system is highly recommended for low-speed and high-speed and heavy-duty traction applications.


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Khaliq, A., Kashif, S.A.R., Ahmad, F., Anwar, M., Shaheen, Q. et al. (2023). Indirect vector control of linear induction motors using space vector pulse width modulation. Computers, Materials & Continua, 74(3), 6263-6287.
Vancouver Style
Khaliq A, Kashif SAR, Ahmad F, Anwar M, Shaheen Q, Akhtar R, et al. Indirect vector control of linear induction motors using space vector pulse width modulation. Comput Mater Contin. 2023;74(3):6263-6287
IEEE Style
A. Khaliq et al., "Indirect Vector Control of Linear Induction Motors Using Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 6263-6287. 2023.

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