The partners of the ReFreeDrive Project are disseminating preliminary results of the project at the International Conference on Electrical Machines, 3-6 September 2018, Alexandroupoli, Greece.

The paper «Experimenthal Comparison Between Induction and Sychronous Reluctance Motor Drives» authored by Marco Villani, Marco Tursini, Mircea Popescu, Giuseppe Fabri, Andrea Credo, Lino Di Leonardo will be presented on Wednesday Septemer 5th. Meet us there!


Abstract: Induction motor and synchronous reluctance motor are promising solutions in different variable speed applications requiring high performance at low cost. Indeed these motor technologies are not based on rare earth Permanent Magnets saving the associated costs and supplying concerns.

This paper presents a comparative analysis of these two motor solutions supported by experimental results: the motors are fed by a variable speed drive executing suitable control algorithms to maximize torque and motor efficiency. The comparative analysis considers the same stator for the two motor technologies and different rotors. Simulation analyses are performed by mean of a Finite Element Tool and supported by experimental tests

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770143