Evaluation of the High Performance Indirect Field Oriented Controlled Dual Induction Motor Drive Fed by a Single Inverter using Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control

  • A. Bounab Department of Electrical Engineering, Batna 2 University, Algeria
  • A. Chaiba Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Khenchela, Algeria
  • S. Belkacem Department of Electrical Engineering, Batna 2 University, Algeria
Volume: 10 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 6301-6308 | October 2020 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.3799


In this paper, a high-performance indirect field-oriented controlled dual Induction Motor (IM) drive fed by a single inverter using type-2 fuzzy logic control will be presented. At first, the mathematical model of the IM is implemented in the d-q reference frame. Then, the speed control of the Dual Induction Motor (DIM) operating in parallel configuration with Indirect Field Oriented Control (IFOC) using PI and type-2 Fuzzy Logic Controller (T2-FLC) will be presented. For the control of this system, a DC supply and a Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) voltage source inverter are introduced with constant switching frequency. Also, the performance of T2-FLC, which is based on the IFOC, is tested and compared to those achieved using the PI controller. The simulation results demonstrate that the T2-FLC is more robust, efficient, and has superior dynamic performance for traction system applications.

Keywords: Indirect Field Oriented Control (IFOC), Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control (T2-FLC), Dual Induction Motor (DIM), Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM), mean control strategy


Download data is not yet available.


B. M. Joshi and M. C. Chandorkar, “Two-motor single-inverter field-oriented induction machine drive dynamic performance,” Sadhana, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 391–407, Apr. 2014.

I. Ando, M. Sazawa, and K. Ohishi, “High efficient speed control of parallel-connected induction motors with unbalanced load condition using one inverter,” in 30th Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2004. IECON 2004, Nov. 2004, vol. 2, pp. 1361-1366 Vol. 2.

T. Inoue, K. Azegami, K. Matsuse, S. Ito, and Y. Nakajima, “Characteristics of sensorless vector controlled multiple induction motor drive connected in parallel fed by a single inverter,” in 2011 International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, Aug. 2011, pp. 1–6.

H. Mohktari and A. Alizadeh, “A new multi-machine control system based on Direct Torque Control algorithm,” in 2007 7th Internatonal Conference on Power Electronics, Oct. 2007, pp. 1103–1108.

P. M. Kelecy and R. D. Lorenz, “Control methodology for single inverter, parallel connected dual induction motor drives for electric vehicles,” in Proceedings of 1994 Power Electronics Specialist Conference - PESC’94, Jun. 1994, vol. 2, pp. 987–991.

R. Pen-Eguiluz, M. Pietrzak-David, V. Riga, and B. de Fornel, “Comparison of several speed sensorless strategies of two different dual drive induction motor control structures,” in VIII IEEE International Power Electronics Congress, 2002. Technical Proceedings. CIEP 2002., Oct. 2002, pp. 41–46.

W. Ruxi, W. Yue, D. Qiang, H. Yanhui, and W. Zhaoan, “Study of control methodology for single inverter parallel connected dual induction motors based on the dynamic model,” in 2006 37th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, Jun. 2006, pp. 1–7.

A. Bouscayrol et al., “Multi-machine multi-converter system for drives: analysis of coupling by a global modeling,” in Conference Record of the 2000 IEEE Industry Applications Conference. Thirty-Fifth IAS Annual Meeting and World Conference on Industrial Applications of Electrical Energy (Cat. No.00CH37129), Oct. 2000, vol. 3, pp. 1474–1481.

A. Bouscayrol et al., “Control structures for multi-machine multi-converter systems with several couplings by criteria merging,” in 2005 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Sep. 2005.

J. Iyer, K. Tabarraee, S. Chiniforoosh, and J. Jatskevich, “An improved V/F control scheme for symmetric load sharing of multi-machine induction motor drives,” in 2011 24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering(CCECE), May 2011, pp. 001487–001490.

C. Sun, G. Gong, H. Yang, and F. Wang, “Fuzzy sliding mode control for synchronization of multiple induction motors drive,” Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 3223–3234, Jul. 2019.

M. Jafari, K. Abbaszadeh, and M. Mohamadian, “A novel DTC-SVM approach for two parallel-connected induction motors fed by matrix converter,” Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 1599–1611, May 2018, doi: doi:10.3906/elk-1611-168.

A. Bouarfa and M. Fadel, “Optimal Predictive Torque Control of Two PMSM supplied in Parallel on a Single Inverter,” IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 48, no. 30, pp. 84–89, Jan. 2015.

K. Hartani, F. Maata, and A. Merah, “Sensorless Master-slave Direct Torque Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors Based on Speed MRAS Observer in Electric Vehicle,” Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, vol. 7, no. 23, pp. 5034-5048–5048, 2014.

E. Levi, R. Bojoi, F. Profumo, H. A. Toliyat, and S. Williamson, “Multiphase induction motor drives - a technology status review,” IET Electric Power Applications, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 489–516, Jul. 2007.

E. Levi, M. Jones, S. N. Vukosavic, and H. A. Toliyat, “A novel concept of a multiphase, multimotor vector controlled drive system supplied from a single voltage source inverter,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 320–335, Mar. 2004.

Z. Tir, O. P. Malik, and A. M. Eltamaly, “Fuzzy logic based speed control of indirect field oriented controlled Double Star Induction Motors connected in parallel to a single six-phase inverter supply,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 134, pp. 126–133, May 2016.

T. Bessaad, R. Taleb, and A. Belboula, “Fuzzy adaptive control of a series connected tow-motor six-phase driver system with seven-level single inverter supply,” Przegląd Elektrotechniczny, vol. 95, no. 7, pp. 51–59, 2019.

J. M. Lazi, Z. Ibrahim, M. Sulaiman, A. M. Razali, and N. Kamisman, “Independent control for dual-PMSM drives using Five-Leg Inverter,” in 2015 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion (CENCON), Oct. 2015, pp. 143–148.

N. L. Nguyen, M. Fadel, and A. Llor, “Predictive Torque Control - A solution for mono inverter-dual parallel PMSM system,” in 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Jun. 2011, pp. 697–702.

B. M. Joshi, D. C. Patel, and M. C. Chandorkar, “Machine interactions in field oriented controlled multi-machine three phase induction motor drives,” in 2011 IEEE International Electric Machines Drives Conference (IEMDC), May 2011, pp. 342–347.

Y. Kouno, H. Kawai, S. Yokomizo, and K. Matsuse, “A speed sensorless vector control method of parallel connected dual induction motor fed by a single inverter,” in Conference Record of the 2001 IEEE Industry Applications Conference. 36th IAS Annual Meeting (Cat. No.01CH37248), Sep. 2001, vol. 2, pp. 1218–1223 vol.2.

B. M. Joshi and M. C. Chandorkar, “Power failure ride-through in multi-machine drives,” in 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Raleigh, NC, USA, Sep. 2012, pp. 3633–3640.

P. Escane, M. Pietrzak-David, and B. de Fornel, “Optimisation of a railway traction system drive control vs. slip perturbation,” in Conference Record of the 2000 IEEE Industry Applications Conference. Thirty-Fifth IAS Annual Meeting and World Conference on Industrial Applications of Electrical Energy (Cat. No.00CH37129), Rome, Italy, Oct. 2000, vol. 3, pp. 1909–1916.

A. Bouscayrol, M. Pietrzak-David, P. Delarue, R. Pena-Eguiluz, P.-E. Vidal, and X. Kestelyn, “Weighted Control of Traction Drives With Parallel-Connected AC Machines,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 1799–1806, Dec. 2006.

Y. Lee and J.-I. Ha, “Control Method for Mono Inverter Dual Parallel Surface-Mounted Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Machine Drive System,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 10, pp. 6096–6107, Oct. 2015.

K. Matsuse, H. Kawai, Y. Kouno, and J. Oikawa, “Characteristics of speed sensorless vector controlled dual induction motor drive connected in parallel fed by a single inverter,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 153–161, Jan. 2004.

F. Amrane and A. Chaiba, “Performences of Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control and Neuro-Fuzzy Control Based on DPC for Grid Connected DFIG with Fixed Switching Frequency,” International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 870–878, Apr. 2016.

K. T. P. Tee, R. Hosseinnezhad, M. Brandt, and J. Mo, “Study on Application of Interval Type 2 Fuzzy Logic Control for Gap Width Controller Used in EDM Machine,” Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 365–366, pp. 863–869, 2013.

E. H. Mamdani, “Application of fuzzy algorithms for control of simple dynamic plant,” Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, vol. 121, no. 12, pp. 1585–1588, Dec. 1974.

L. Keltoum and B. Leila, “Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control of a Doubly-Fed Induction Machine (DFIM),” International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 139–152, Dec. 2015.

K. Zhou and D. Wang, “Relationship between space-vector modulation and three-phase carrier-based PWM: a comprehensive analysis [three-phase inverters],” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 186–196, Feb. 2002.

F. Z. Kebbab, D. E. C. Belkhiat, D. Jabri, and S. Belkhiat, “Frequency Speed Control of Rotary Travelling Wave Ultrasonic Motor Using Fuzzy Controller,” Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 3276–3281, Aug. 2018.

H. Rahali, S. Zeghlache, and L. Benalia, “Adaptive field-oriented control using supervisory type-2 fuzzy control for dual star induction machine,” International Journal of Intelligent Engineering and Systems, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 28–40, 2017.

E. Nechadi, “Adaptive Fuzzy Type-2 Synergetic Control Based on Bat Optimization for Multi-Machine Power System Stabilizers,” Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 4673–4678, Oct. 2019.


Abstract Views: 92
PDF Downloads: 59

Metrics Information
Bookmark and Share