PLECS Model of the Month: Distributed Torque Control for Dual Star PMSM

This "PLECS Model of the Month" video was submitted by Dr. Sideng Hu, an Associate Professor at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. It highlights a novel control scheme for multiphase machines used in hybrid energy storage systems for electric vehicle drivetrain applications. Specifically, a distributed torque control strategy is proposed for a dual three-phase permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM).

For more details refer to Dr. Hu's paper:

S. Hu, M. Xiong, Z. Liang and X. He, "Torque Distributed Control Strategy for the Dual Three-Phase PMSM in Hybrid Energy Storage System Application," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. doi: 10.1109/TIE.2019.2910051

The author can be contacted at husideng at

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