Optimal Excitation Angles of a Switched Reluctance Generator for Maximum Output Power

  • Thongprasri, Pairote ;
  • Kittiratsatcha, Supat
  • Received : 2013.05.22
  • Accepted : 2013.09.16
  • Published : 2014.09.01


This paper investigates the optimal values of turn-on and turn-off angles, and ratio of flux linkage at turn-off angle and peak phase current positions of optimal control for accomplishing maximum output power in an 8/6 Switched Reluctance Generator (8/6 SRG). Phase current waveform is analyzed to determine optimal excitation angles (optimal turn-on and turn-off angles) of the SRG for maximum output power which is applied from a nonlinear magnetization curve in terms of control variables (dc bus voltage, shaft speed, and excitation angles). The optimal excitation angles in single pulse mode of operation are proposed via the analytical model. Simulated and experimental results have verified the accuracy of the analytical model.


Switched reluctance generator;Output power;Excitation angles;Magnetization curve;Analytical model


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