Flatness-Based Control of DC Machine-Serial Multicellular Power Converter Association

  • M. AourirEmail author
  • A. Abouloifa
  • C. Aouadi
  • I. Lachkar
  • F. El Otmani
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


This chapter considers the control of serial multicellular power converter feeding DC motor. For this purpose, a new control strategy based on flatness approach is developed. The main aim consists on regulating the DC motor velocity to a desired level, keeping in mind the necessity of ensuring an equitable distribution of the supply voltage on the power switches of serial multicellular power converter. To this end, the regulation of the voltage at the terminals of the flying capacitors is necessary. The synthetized controller was verified by computer simulation using Matlab/SimPowerSystems, and the obtained results prove the effectiveness of the designed controller and show that the entire objectives are achieved.


DC motor Multicellular power converter Speed regulation Flying capacitor Nonlinear control Flatness approach Routh–Hurwitz criteria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Aourir
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Abouloifa
    • 1
  • C. Aouadi
    • 1
  • I. Lachkar
    • 2
  • F. El Otmani
    • 1
  1. 1.TI Lab, Faculty of Sciences Ben M’sikHassan II-Casablanca UniversityCasablancaMorocco
  2. 2.RI LabENSEM Casablanca, Hassan II-Casablanca UniversityCasablancaMorocco

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