Science Inventory

FUZZY LOGIC CONTROL OF ELECTRIC MOTORS AND MOTOR DRIVES: FEASIBILITY STUDY

Citation:

Cleland, J. AND M. W. Turner. FUZZY LOGIC CONTROL OF ELECTRIC MOTORS AND MOTOR DRIVES: FEASIBILITY STUDY. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-95/175 (NTIS PB96-136387), 1995.

Impact/Purpose:

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Description:

The report gives results of a study (part 1) of fuzzy logic motor control (FLMC). The study included: 1) reviews of existing applications of fuzzy logic, of motor operation, and of motor control; 2) a description of motor control schemes that can utilize FLMC; 3) selection of a motor stator voltage control scheme to minimize motor input power at specified speed/torque conditions; and 4) development and demonstration of software to simulate both AC motor performance and a fuzzy logic controller for optimized motor efficiency. Simulated FLMC results compared favorably with other motor control approaches. Potential emissions reductions were quantitated based on preliminary predictions of FLMC performance. Electric motors use 60% of the electrical energy generated in the U.S. An improvement of 1% in all electric motors' operating efficiency could result in reduced coal combustion of 6.5 to 10 million tons per year. New techniques are required to extract the ultimate performance from modern electric motors.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 12/09/1995
Record Last Revised: 10/02/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 115679

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION