An example of the simulation of a closed loop controlled electric drive that shows the feasibility of simulating this equipment by means of a general-purpose electronic circuit analysis program is described. A SPICE program is used owing to its well-known facility for simulating electronic circuits. Its application to the control of a switched reluctance drive is presented. A way to extend SPICE to the simulation of the electromechanical energy conversion and the drive control is also presented. A closed-loop speed control is considered, and the simulation results are validated by experimental tests executed on an industrial drive.
SPICE assisted simulation of controlled electric drives: An application to switched reluctance drives / Franceschini, G.; Pirani, S.; Rinaldi, M.; Tassoni, C.. - pt 1(1989), pp. 544-550. (Intervento presentato al convegno Conference Record of the 1989 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting - Presented at the 24th IAS Annual Meeting. Part I tenutosi a San Diego, CA, USA, null nel 1989).