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PMBLDC motor in MagNet

You can build it all in MagNet using the circuit position controlled switch. You will have to use motion analysis in order to use the position controlled switches. You can also use the back EMF information to find what the optimal position for the rotor should be with respect to the stator field. The nice thing about motion is that even if you do not have the rotor in the proper position you can set the reference at start up.

Another way of determining that position is to find the maximum torque with constant current (with the right phase relationship between phases of course) and plot torque as a function of rotor position. The peak will correspond to the back EMF waveform information.

If you want to examine the behavior of the motor with an inverter then another approach works very well. There are 2 approaches you can use with MagNet: 1) co-simulation, and, 2) reduced order models. The former can be used with matlab with Simulink or Simpower Systems and runs both Matlab and MagNet simultaneously. The module linking the two systems allows 2 way communication between the modules hence sharing information. The latter requires that you get the System Model Generator (SMG) from Infolytica. The SMG will create a reduced order model of you motor which can then be used in Matlab/Simulink or any VHDL-AMS capable system simulator. A block to interpret the data file is required and is available when you get the SMG. Reduced order models are very interesting since they can very accurately simulate the motor and hook up to complex control circuits.

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