Performance and Thermal Analysis of Five-Phase Linear Induction Motor Optimal Control

  • Tao Tong
  • Jinlin Gong
  • Yadong Gao
  • Nicolas Bracikowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 482)


Linear motors are featured with direct linear motion, but it has a low torque density due to the presence of edge effects. The torque density of five-phase linear induction motor can be improved by injecting high order harmonics of the magnetic field. The purpose of the paper is to present the optimal control strategy of a five-phase linear induction motor based on a rotor-flux-oriented control scheme, which promoted the performance of linear induction motor. The proposed control scheme is confirmed using finite element modeling and experimental tests. And the temperature distribution of the LIM shows temperature rise of the motor under this strategy is within the specified range.


Linear induction motor Finite element method Temperature 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grant #51307099.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tao Tong
    • 1
  • Jinlin Gong
    • 1
  • Yadong Gao
    • 2
  • Nicolas Bracikowski
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringShandong UniversityLi Xia District JinanChina
  2. 2.Zhejiang Huayun Electric Power Engineering Design & Consulting Co.,LtdHangzhouChina
  3. 3.IREENA LaboratoryUniversity of NantesNantesFrance

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