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Publication details for Dr Christopher Donaghy-Spargo

Widmer, J.D., Mecrow, B.C., Spargo, C.M., Martin, R. & Celik, T. (2012), Use of a 3 phase full bridge converter to drive a 6 phase switched reluctance machine, 6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2012). Bristol, IET.

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This paper explores how the use of a modified full bridge converter, coupled to a 6 phase switched reluctance motor, can produce a torque dense drive with low torque ripple, combined with standard drive electronics and a good converter VA rating. A description is provided of the new drive configuration: a prototype motor and drive are constructed and test results provided. Results are compared with those to be expected from the same switched reluctance machine driven from a conventional, asymmetric half bridge converter.