Optimal performance of brushless doubly fed reluctance machines

M. Jovanovic*, R. E. Betz

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Brushless Doubly Fed Reluctance Machine (BDFRM) is a form of slip recovery machine that allows a smaller inverter to be used if the speed range required is limited. Therefore in many applications it may lead to a significant reduction of the drive cost. Owing to its brushless property and the use of a cageless rotor, the BDFRM is more mechanically robust and more reliable than an induction machine and offers a prospect of higher efficiency and simpler control with respect to its competing and closely related doubly fed brushless induction machine. This paper will present a comprehensive theoretical study of the BDFRM performance limitations when fed by an inverter. In order to justify the consideration of this machine, a comparison with a more traditional synchronous reluctance machine (SYNCREL) will be made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE Conference Publication
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0852967209, 9780852967201
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 9th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Drives (EMD99) - Canterbury, UK
Duration: 1 Sept 19993 Sept 1999

Publication series

NameIEE Conference Publication
ISSN (Print)0537-9989


ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 9th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Drives (EMD99)
CityCanterbury, UK

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