Improved Flux Weakening Control Strategy for Five-phase PMSM Considering Harmonic Voltage Vectors

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

View graph of relations

Related Research Unit(s)


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10967-10980
Number of pages14
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number9
Online published1 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2022


This article proposes a novel flux weakening scheme for five-phase PMSM with active harmonic currents injection. The conventional flux weakening control schemes applied in the five-phase PMSM do not consider the voltage limit drop in the fundamental subspace due to the harmonic current controller. Thus, the derivation between the reference current trajectory and actual current trajectory would cause the current distortion when applying deadbeat current controller (DBCC). This article analyses the precise voltage limit circles considering the voltage drop caused by the resistance and harmonic currents control at first. Then, a feed-forward flux weakening control algorithm is designed to optimize the current trajectory online. The gradient descent method is used to ensure the converge speed and stability of the optimized current trajectory. Thirdly, the peak value of phase currents would be clipped by the harmonic currents to prevent the inverter current limit, where a new non-linear harmonic current controller is designed to precisely control the harmonic currents. Finally, the DBCC and modified SVPWM technology are utilized to generate the duty cycle. The proposed improved flux weakening control strategy is successfully implemented in an interior five-phase PMSM, and the performance demonstrates the effectiveness of this strategy.

Research Area(s)

  • Current control, flux weakening control, Harmonic analysis, Inverters, Multiphase machine, permanent magnet machine, predictive current control, Stators, Torque, Trajectory, Voltage control