PhD - Pieter Nguyen Phuc - Thermal Monitoring and Robust Field-Oriented Torque Control for Induction Machines Using Virtual Sensing

When
05-10-2020 from 16:00 to 18:00
Language
Dutch
Contact
Pieter.NguyenPhuc@UGent.be
Website
https://tinyurl.com/PhDPieterNguyenPhuc
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PhD - Pieter Nguyen Phuc - Thermal Monitoring and Robust Field-Oriented Torque Control for Induction Machines Using Virtual Sensing

In the framework of industry 4.0 smart machines use interconnectivity and smart sensors. These allow to estimate machine properties and operational conditions in real time based on a combination of physical sensors and physics based and/or data drive models. In turn, this avoids the use of expensive and/or intrusive sensors such as torque sensors.  Induction machines remain the workhorses in industry and are used on a large scale in industrial applications and in transport. 

This PhD developed an accurate and real-time monitoring of the thermal behaviour in the motor, as well as a robust field orientation torque control of induction machines subjected to uncertain temperature variations. Both model based techniques as well as virtual sensing are used in real time to accommodate for the temperature dependent effects in the induction machine. The transition towards industry 4.0 exactly drives towards a combination of physics based models and data driven identification of theses models. 

The PhD was partially funded by the Flanders Make project MOFORM