Investigating Direct Torque Control of Six-Phase Induction Machines Under Open Phase Fault Conditions

Document Type : Research Article


Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.


This paper presents analysis and evaluation of classical direct torque control
(DTC), for controlling a symmetrical six phase induction motor (SPIM) under open phase
fault conditions. The machine has two three-phase windings spatially shifted by 60 electrical
degrees. The strategy of the proposed method consists of choosing the switching modes
according to the configuration of living phases in such a way that it generates vectors that
have higher amplitude in α-β plane while their projections on z axis give zero or near zero
amplitude vectors. The goal is reducing parasitic currents and torque ripples of SPIM under
faulty mode. Based on the theoretical analysis, it will be shown that in the open phase fault
conditions, the only non-pulsating operation is obtained by opening the fault three-phase
winding. Experimental test results are provided o support theoretical analysis in open phase
fault conditions for SPIM.


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