Due to their inner structural redundancy, ac multidrive systems (MDSs) can achieve a fault-tolerance capability with minor circuit modifications. However, some additional components are generally required in order to create emergency current paths. According to a recently presented approach, the amount of additional components can be reduced by exploiting healthy drives to support faulty drives. This can be obtained by connecting together the neutral points of motor stator windings and suitably sharing the neutral current of faulty units among some, or all, healthy units. Following such an approach, three current-sharing methodologies for fault-tolerant MDSs are presented in this paper, which are able to cope with single or multiple failures. They are first theoretically introduced and then validated by mean of simulations and experimental test results.
|Titolo:||Current Sharing Strategies for Fault Tolerant AC Multi-Drives|
|Autori interni:||CACCIATO, MARIO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Rivista:||IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|