This paper deals with the modeling of multi-phase permanent magnet synchronous motors under open-phase fault condition. Multi-phase electrical motors offer high reliability thanks to their capability to operate safely even in case of faults such the loss of some phase. In this paper the model of a multi phase PM machine in the case of open phase fault condition is proposed. The model is suitable for faults occurring at any phases: the faults can happen on one single phase or more than one phase (both adjacent and not adjacent phases). Moreover the model holds for any shape of the rotor flux and for a generic odd number of phases.
Modeling of multi-phase permanent magnet synchronous motors under open-phase fault condition / Fei, Marco; Zanasi, Roberto; Grossi, Federica. - ELETTRONICO. - (2011), pp. 59-64. (Intervento presentato al convegno ICCA 2011, International Conference on Control and Automation tenutosi a Santiago, Cile nel 19-21 December, 2011) [10.1109/ICCA.2011.6137949].