Characterization model maps

1. Positioning and objective

The aim of the test “Characterization - Model - Motor - Maps” is to give 2D maps in J d -J q plane for characterizing the 3-Phase synchronous machines with permanent magnets.

These maps allow predicting the behavior of the electrical rotating machine at a system level.

In this test engineers will find a system integrators and / or control-command tool adapted to their needs and able to provide accurate maps ready to be used in system simulation software like Activate.

“Characterization - Model - Motor - Maps” illustration

Performance of the machine in steady state can be deduced from the results obtained in this test in association with the drive and control mode to be considered.

The following table helps to classify the test:

Family Characterization
Package Model
Convention Motor
Test Maps
Positioning of the test "Characterization - Model - Motor - Maps"

2. User inputs

Maps are mainly functions of following user inputs: the maximum value of the electrical current and the speed.

3.Main outputs

Test results are illustrated with data, graphs and tables.

3.1 Table of results

a) Machine performance – Open circuit

  • Results

3.2 Maps in J d -J q plane

  1. Flux linkage

    • D-axis flux-linkage Φ d
    • Q-axis flux-linkage Φ q
  2. Inductance

    • D-axis inductance
    • Q-axis inductance
  3. Torque

    • Electromagnetic torque T em
  4. Losses

    • Stator iron losses W iron versus speed
    • Joule losses W Cus in stator winding
    • Power electronics losses
    • Amount of total losses W total versus speed

3.3 Curves

  1. Mechanical losses versus speed