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An educational toolbox for performance analysis of line-start permanent magnet synchronous motors



This article presents the development of an education purpose toolbox for performance analysis of three-phase line start permanent magnet synchronous motors. The motor state-space equations are implemented in Simulink and an easy to use graphic user interface is designed. The starting performance of a typical motor is then simulated in different conditions as a case study. This toolbox provides a friendly and efficient environment for students to become familiar with the performance of this type of motor which is receiving increasing attention in the industry and academic. An experimental study is also carried out to validate the toolbox. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 22:452–462, 2014; View this article online at; DOI 10.1002/cae.10.1002/cae.20569