A Sliding Mode Controller for Induction Motor Drives

Parida, Pragyanshree (2009) A Sliding Mode Controller for Induction Motor Drives. MTech thesis.



Induction motors are being applied today to a wider range of applications requiring variable speed. Generally, variable speed drives for Induction Motor require both wide operating range of speed and fast torque response, regardless of any disturbances and uncertainties (like load variation, parameters variation and un-modeled dynamics). This leads to more advanced control methods to meet the real demand. The recent advances in the area of field-oriented control along with the rapid development and cost reduction of power electronics devices and microprocessors have made variable speed induction motor drives an economical alternative for many industrial applications. These AC drives are nowadays replacing their DC counter part and are becoming a major component in today’s sophisticated industrial manufacturing and process automation. Advent of high switching frequency PWM inverters has made it possible to apply sophisticated control strategies to AC motor drives operating from variable voltage, variable frequency source. The complexity in there mathematical model and the consequent need for the sophisticated algorithms are being handled by the computational power of low cost microprocessors to digital signal processors (DSPs).
In the formulation of any control problem there will typically be discrepancies between the actual plant and the mathematical model developed for controller design. This mismatch may be due to un-modeled dynamics, variation in system parameters or the approximation of complex plant behavior by a straightforward model. The designer must ensure that the resulting controller has the ability to produce required performance levels in practice despite such plant/model mismatches. This has led to an intense interest in the development of robust control methods which seek to solve this problem. One particular approach to robust-control controller design is the so-called sliding mode control methodology.
In this dissertation report, a sliding mode controller is designed for an induction motor drive. The gain and band width of the controller is designed considering rotor resistance variation, model in accuracies and load disturbance, to have an ideal speed tracking. The chattering effect is also taken into account. The controller is simulated under various conditions and a comparative study of the results with that of PI controller has been presented.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:sliding mode control, Induction Motor Drives
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Electrical Engineering > Power Networks
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electrical Engineering
ID Code:1435
Deposited By:Pragyanshree Parida
Deposited On:05 Jun 2009 14:20
Last Modified:05 Jun 2009 14:20
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Supervisor(s):Mohanty, K B

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