3. Chaos in DC Drive Systems

  1. K. T. Chau1 and
  2. Zheng Wang2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470826355.ch3

Chaos in Electric Drive Systems: Analysis, Control and Application

Chaos in Electric Drive Systems: Analysis, Control and Application

How to Cite

Chau, K. T. and Wang, Z. (2011) Chaos in DC Drive Systems, in Chaos in Electric Drive Systems: Analysis, Control and Application, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore. doi: 10.1002/9780470826355.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  2. 2

    Southeast University, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470826331

Online ISBN: 9780470826355



  • Chaos;
  • current-controlled DC drive system;
  • voltage-controlled DC drive system


DC drive systems have been widely used for domestic, industrial and vehicular applications because of their technological maturity and control simplicity. In general, the speed control of DC drives can be accomplished by two methods, namely armature control and field control. In the case of permanent magnet (PM) excitation, the PM field is essentially uncontrollable. During normal operation, the armature circuit is fed by a voltage source while adopting either armature voltage control or armature current control. The voltage control has the definite advantage of simplicity and low-cost, whereas the current control has the merit of direct torque control. This chapter focuses on chaos in both voltage-controlled DC drive systems and current-controlled DC drive systems are investigated. It also discusses corresponding modeling, analysis, simulation, and experimentation.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

chaos generators; voltage control