Effect of variable conduction angle on the losses of switched reluctance machine
Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM) is the advanced version of the stepper motor and since last decade, it is of high interest among researchers and industrial applications. Modelling an SRM relies on accurate data and proper selection of parameters. The next step is the performance analysis of the machine for which losses determination is indispensable. Previous studies have shown losses calculation only at a particular instant of switching of the machine (i.e., conduction angle). Therefore, the impact of losses in a motoring region cannot be justified. This paper investigates the impact of varying conduction angle on the performance of machines for a set of switch-on angle. Losses are calculated and predicted through simulating motor operating parameters carried out in MATLAB environment and accuracy of results are compared with experimental results.