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  1. Adjustable Speed Drives and Power Quality

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    Davari, Pooya; Yang, Yongheng; Zare, Firuz;

    2016-01-01

    This paper provides an overview and proposes cost-effective and efficient opportunities in improving power quality in Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD) systems. In particular, an Electronic Inductor (EI) technique has been used in single drives to overcome the existing challenges in conventional...

  2. Adjustable Speed Drives - Future Challenges and Applications

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    Blaabjerg, Frede; Thoegersen, Paul

    2004-01-01

    The main trends within Adjustable Drives in industrial and appliance applications for the next decade are discussed based on the newest developments seen on the market and a few historical trends. Different drive configurations are presented and the general demands to adjustable speed drives...... are specified. Further on power architectures and motor types are discussed in a short term and long-term view. Possible drivers of the future development are identified, and the concept of an ?Electronic Motor? is discussed. A number of applications are presented where variable speed is attractive....

  3. Output filters for AC adjustable speed drives

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    Blaabjerg, Frede; Hanigovszki, Norbert; Landkildehus, Jorn, Jorn

    2007-01-01

    The standard industrial solution for adjustable speed drives (ASD) is the use of induction motors (IM) fed by voltage-source inverters (VSI). The inverter generates a pulsewidth modulated (PWM) voltage, with dv/dt values of about 6 kV/¿s or even more. In three-leg inverters for three-phase appli...

  4. Interharmonic analysis and mitigation in adjustable speed drives

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    Soltani, Hamid; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede;

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the theoretical background and studies on the supply side current interharmonics in a double-stage Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD), when they are initiated by motor current imbalance. Some useful approaches are then proposed to compensate for these interharmonic currents in parti......This paper presents the theoretical background and studies on the supply side current interharmonics in a double-stage Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD), when they are initiated by motor current imbalance. Some useful approaches are then proposed to compensate for these interharmonic currents...... in partially and/or fully controlled ASD, resulting in undistorted grid currents. The simulation studies verify the effectiveness of the proposed schemes....

  5. Retrofitting adjustable speed drives for large induction motors

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    Adjustable speed drives (ASDs) are used in many power plants to control process flow by varying the speed of synchronous and induction motors. In applications where the flow requirements vary significantly, ASDs reduce energy and maintenance requirements when compared with drag valves, dampers or other methods to control flow. Until recently, high horsepower ASDs were not available for induction motors. However, advances in power electronics technology have demonstrated the reliability and cost effectiveness of ASDs for large horsepower induction motors. Emphasis on reducing operation and maintenance costs and increasing the capacity factor of nuclear power plants has led some utilities to consider replacing flow control devices in systems powered by large induction motors with ASDs. ASDs provide a high degree of reliability and significant energy savings in situations where full flow operation is not needed for a substantial part of the time. This paper describes the basic adjustable speed drive technologies available for large induction motor applications, ASD operating experience and retrofitting ASDs to replace the existing GE Boiling Water Reactor recirculation flow control system

  6. Speed/position sensor fault tolerant control in adjustable speed drives - A review.

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    Bourogaoui, M; Sethom, H Ben Attia; Belkhodja, I Slama

    2016-09-01

    The position sensor is one of the most used devices in Adjustable Speed Drives (ASDs). Its use is mandatory in electric machines vector control. In this paper, an interest was addressed to this field. Indeed, a bibliographical review, about Fault Detection and Isolation (FDI) and Fault Tolerant Control (FTC) in ASDs, is presented. Thus, the paper deals with position sensor FDI and sensorless control-based FTC in ASDs. Moreover, this issue is mainly addressed to position sensor faults in ASDs. This paper is based on a wide literature review referring to scientific papers and manufacturer׳s technical documents. In total, 186 references in the open literature, dating back to 1981, have been investigated in order to perform this study.

  7. Interharmonic mitigation of adjustable speed drives using an active DC-link capacitor

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    Soltani, Hamid; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede;

    2015-01-01

    the drive input current interharmonic components. Although the proposed active device is only applied on a voltage source ASD with unbalance load, the concept is general and can also be applied on the multi-pulse thyristor based adjustable speed drives. The study clearly verifies the effectiveness...

  8. FLC based adjustable speed drives for power quality enhancement

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    Sukumar Darly

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This study describes a new approach based on fuzzy algorithm to suppress the current harmonic contents in the output of an inverter. Inverter system using fuzzy controllers provide ride-through capability during voltage sags, reduces harmonics, improves power factor and high reliability, less electromagnetic interference noise, low common mode noise and extends output voltage range. A feasible test is implemented by building a model of three-phase impedance source inverter, which is designed and controlled on the basis of proposed considerations. It is verified from the practical point of view that these new approaches are more effective and acceptable to minimize the harmonic distortion and improves the quality of power. Due to the complex algorithm, their realization often calls for a compromise between cost and performance. The proposed optimizing strategies may be applied in variable-frequency dc-ac inverters, UPSs, and ac drives.

  9. Adjustable Speed Drives in the Next Decade. Future Steps in Industry and Academia

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    Thøgersen, Paul; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2004-01-01

    The main trends for the next decade within the multi-disciplinarian field of adjustable speed drives are discussed, and a number of topics are especially addressed in this paper. The topics include market development over the last decade, historical development in power converter volume and weigh......, future drive demands, power converter architecture, interfacing to the grid, motor types, and control principles. Furthermore, some of the possibilities and trends related to decentral ?intelligence? and Internet connection are discussed....

  10. LC Filter Design for Wide Band Gap Device Based Adjustable Speed Drives

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    Vadstrup, Casper; Wang, Xiongfei; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a simple design procedure for LC filters used in wide band gap device based adjustable speed drives. Wide band gap devices offer fast turn-on and turn-off times, thus producing high dV/dt into the motor terminals. The high dV/dt can be harmful for the motor windings and bearings...

  11. Evaluation of an Advanced Harmonic Filter for Adjustable Speed Drives using a Toolbox Approach

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    Asiminoaei, Lucian; Hansen, Steffan; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2004-01-01

    A large diversity of solutions exists to reduce the harmonic emission of the 6-pulse Adjustable Speed Drive in order to fulfill the requirements of the international harmonic standards. Among them, new types of advanced harmonic filters recently gained an increased attention due to their good...

  12. Power-Quality-Oriented Optimization in Multiple Three-Phase Adjustable Speed Drive Systems

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    Yang, Yongheng; Davari, Pooya; Blaabjerg, Frede;

    2016-01-01

    -shifting the currents drawn by SCR-fed drives, and thus it is much flexible to reduce the Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) level in such applications. However, the effectiveness of this harmonic mitigation scheme for multiple ASD systems depends on: a) the number of parallel drives, b) the power levels, and c......As an almost standardized configuration, Diode Rectifiers (DRs) and Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) are commonly employed as the front-end topology in three-phase Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD) systems. Features of this ASD configuration include: structural and control simplicity, small volume......) the phaseshifts (i.e., firing angles) for the corresponding SCR-fed drives. This paper thus adopts a particle swarm optimization algorithm to optimize the power levels and the firing angles for multi-drive systems considering a fixed number of drives when practically implemented. The optimization is done...

  13. Input current interharmonics in adjustable speed drives caused by fixed-frequency modulation techniques

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    Soltani, Hamid; Davari, Pooya; Loh, Poh Chiang;

    2016-01-01

    Adjustable Speed Drives (ASDs) based on double-stage conversion systems may inject interharmonics distortion into the grid, other than the well-known characteristic harmonic components. The problems created by interharmonics make it necessary to find their precise sources, and, to adopt an approp......Adjustable Speed Drives (ASDs) based on double-stage conversion systems may inject interharmonics distortion into the grid, other than the well-known characteristic harmonic components. The problems created by interharmonics make it necessary to find their precise sources, and, to adopt...... an appropriate strategy for minimizing their effects. This paper investigates the ASD's input current interharmonic sources caused by applying symmetrical regularly sampled fixed-frequency modulation techniques on the inverter. The interharmonics generation process is precisely formulated and comparative results...

  14. LC-filter Resonance Cancellation with DPWM Inverters in Adjustable Speed Drives

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    Vadstrup, Casper; Wang, Xiongfei; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2015-01-01

    Discontinuous PWM methods cannot easily be used in LC-filtered inverters for adjustable speed drives, as it causes resonances in the filter. This paper present a new method to cancel the resonance and compares this method to previously proposed methods. Wide band gap devices are entering the market......, no resonance will be generated in the filter. Simulations show that the proposed method effectively reduces the resonance in the filter....

  15. The Use of Active Elements to Reduce the Size and Weight of Passive Components in Adjustable Speed Drives

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    Maheshwari, Ram Krishan

    Adjustable speed drives are considered as workhorse of industry due to various applications in different kind of industries. According to a market survey, low voltage drives are most profitable in the drive industries. The drive consists of a machine and a converter, which processes grid power an...

  16. PV Array Driven Adjustable Speed Drive for a Lunar Base Heat Pump

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    Domijan, Alexander, Jr.; Buchh, Tariq Aslam

    1995-01-01

    A study of various aspects of Adjustable Speed Drives (ASD) is presented. A summary of the relative merits of different ASD systems presently in vogue is discussed. The advantages of using microcomputer based ASDs is now widely understood and accepted. Of the three most popular drive systems, namely the Induction Motor Drive, Switched Reluctance Motor Drive and Brushless DC Motor Drive, any one may be chosen. The choice would depend on the nature of the application and its requirements. The suitability of the above mentioned drive systems for a photovoltaic array driven ASD for an aerospace application are discussed. The discussion is based on the experience of the authors, various researchers and industry. In chapter 2 a PV array power supply scheme has been proposed, this scheme will have an enhanced reliability in addition to the other known advantages of the case where a stand alone PV array is feeding the heat pump. In chapter 3 the results of computer simulation of PV array driven induction motor drive system have been included. A discussion on these preliminary simulation results have also been included in this chapter. Chapter 4 includes a brief discussion on various control techniques for three phase induction motors. A discussion on different power devices and their various performance characteristics is given in Chapter 5.

  17. Commutation effect of Adjustable Speed Drives due to installation of active harmonic filters

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    Asiminoaei, Lucian; Kalaschnikow, Sergej; Hansen, Steffan;

    2011-01-01

    The success of designing an industrial installation with Active Filters depends on how precise the load profile of the application is known, because this determines the amount of harmonic currents to be compensated. However, once the Active Filter is added to the installation, the harmonic currents...... may increase due to changes in the commutation behavior of diode rectifier converters. The change of natural commutation determines higher harmonics currents of the diode rectifiers and therefore higher harmonic loading of the Active Filter in the installation. This paper presents a method to estimate...... the commutation behavior of Adjustable Speed Drives when their harmonic currents are compensated by a Shunt Active Filter. The method is formulated as an analytical computation algorithm verified by simulations. Further on the method is implemented in a Harmonic Calculation Toolbox which facilitates calculation...

  18. Analysis of cutting-edge techniques in the high voltage and high power adjustable speed drive systems

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    2009-01-01

    The high voltage and high power adjustable speed drive (ASD) system is one of the most attractive fields in power electronics, and it is also a very crucial technique for energy saving and emission reduction. This paper discussed and analyzed the main cutting-edge knowledge and issues in the process of exploiting the high voltage and high power ASD system.

  19. Analysis of cutting-edge techniques in the high voltage and high power adjustable speed drive systems

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    ZHAO ZhengMing; BAI Hua; YUAN LiQiang

    2009-01-01

    The high voltage and high power adjustable speed drive (ASD) system is one of the most attractive fields in power electronics, and it is also a very crucial technique for energy saving and emission re-duction. This paper discussed and analyzed the main cutting-edge knowledge and issues in the proc-ess of exploiting the high voltage and high power ASD system.

  20. A Review of Electronic Inductor Technique for Power Factor Correction in Three-Phase Adjustable Speed Drives

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    Davari, Pooya; Yang, Yongheng; Zare, Firuz;

    2016-01-01

    Electronic Inductor (EI) techniques are promising approaches for improving the grid-side current quality, and they are suitable for motor drive applications. In this paper, different EI topologies are investigated from the efficiency perspective, including the effect of employing Silicon Carbide...... (SiC) power devices. Moreover, the influence of partial loading on component sizing in Adjustable Speed Drives (ASDs) is studied. Finally the analytical loss modelling of power switches is utilized for efficiency measurement. The theoretical analyses are verified by experimental benchmarking in an ASD...

  1. Enhanced Phase-Shifted Current Control for Harmonic Cancellation in Three-Phase Multiple Adjustable Speed Drive Systems

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    Yang, Yongheng; Davari, Pooya; Zare, Firuz;

    2017-01-01

    A phase-shifted current control can be employed to mitigate certain harmonics induced by the Diode Rectifiers (DR) and Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers (SCR) as the front-ends of multiple parallel Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD) systems. However, the effectiveness of the phase-shifted control relies...... of unequal loading among the parallel drives, and a scheme to enhance the performance is introduced to improve the quality of the total grid current, where partial loading operation should be enabled. Simulation and experimental case studies on multidrive systems have demonstrated that the enhanced phase......-shifted current control is a cost-effective solution to multiple ASD systems in terms of harmonic cancellation....

  2. Buck-Boost Control of Four Quadrant Chopper using Symmetrical Impedance Network for Adjustable Speed Drive

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    Saswati Swapna Dash; Byamakesh Nayak

    2015-01-01

    This paper proposes buck-boost capabilities of four quadrant chopper for wide range speed control of DC motor drives using symmetrical impedance network called Z-source network. By controlling the shoot through duty ratio from 0 to 0.5 and non-shoot through techniques, the Z-source four quadrant choppers can produce any desired DC voltage across the DC motor. The switching patterns for both buck and boost operations are presented to achieve four modes of operation of DC motor. As a result, th...

  3. Passive wide spectrum harmonic filter for adjustable speed drives in oil and gas industry

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    Al Jaafari, Khaled Ali

    Non-linear loads such as variable speed drives constitute the bulky load of oil and gas industry power systems. They are widely used in driving induction and permanent magnet motors for variable speed applications. That is because variable speed drives provide high static and dynamic performance. Moreover, they are known of their high energy efficiency and high motion quality, and high starting torque. However, these non-linear loads are main sources of current and voltage harmonics and lower the quality of electric power system. In fact, it is the six-pulse and twelve-pulse diode and thyristor rectifiers that spoil the AC power line with the dominant harmonics (5th, 7th, 11th). They provide DC voltage to the inverter of the variable speed drives. Typical problems that arise from these harmonics are Harmonic resonances', harmonic losses, interference with electronic equipment, and line voltage distortion at the Point of Common Coupling (PCC). Thus, it is necessary to find efficient, reliable, and economical harmonic filters. The passive filters have definite advantage over active filters in terms of components count, cost and reliability. Reliability and maintenance is a serious issue in drilling rigs which are located in offshore and onshore with extreme operating conditions. Passive filters are tuned to eliminate a certain frequency and therefore there is a need to equip the system with more than one passive filter to eliminate all unwanted frequencies. An alternative solution is Wide Spectrum Harmonic passive filter. The wide spectrum harmonic filters are becoming increasingly popular in these applications and found to overcome some of the limitations of conventional tuned passive filter. The most important feature of wide spectrum harmonic passive filters is that only one capacitor is required to filter a wide range of harmonics. Wide spectrum filter is essentially a low-pass filter for the harmonic at fundamental frequency. It can also be considered as a

  4. Buck-Boost Control of Four Quadrant Chopper using Symmetrical Impedance Network for Adjustable Speed Drive

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    Saswati Swapna Dash

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes buck-boost capabilities of four quadrant chopper for wide range speed control of DC motor drives using symmetrical impedance network called Z-source network. By controlling the shoot through duty ratio from 0 to 0.5 and non-shoot through techniques, the Z-source four quadrant choppers can produce any desired DC voltage across the DC motor. The switching patterns for both buck and boost operations are presented to achieve four modes of operation of DC motor. As a result, the proposed model will have ride through capability during voltage sags, manage during voltage swells, used in any types of DC voltage sources such as fuel cell and solar cell and improve the reliability by reducing EMI noise. Analysis and simulation results are presented to demonstrate these new findings.

  5. Evaluation of the Ride-Through Capability of an Active-Front-End Adjustable Speed Drive under Real Grid Conditions

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    Liserre, Marco; Klumpner, Christian; Blaabjerg, Frede;

    2004-01-01

    Better quality of the input currents, unity power factor and regenerative capability are not the only benefits of equipping an Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD) with an active front-end-stage. Controlling the power inflow may enable also the reduction of the dc-link energy storage, which will then lead...... to the replacement of the electrolytic capacitors with film capacitors, which have lower energy density meaning that the volume is similar, but will increase the ASD lifetime. In these circumstances, operation under unbalanced and distorted supply voltage as well as high dynamic operation of the ASD makes...... the control task more challenging. The aim of this paper is to investigate the ride-through capability of an ASD with active front-end under real grid conditions and in view of the minimum dc-link storage. Experiments validate the theoretical analysis....

  6. DUAL THREE-PHASE ADJUSTABLE SPEED DRIVE WITH SYNCHRONIZED SPACE-VECTOR MODULATION

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    Oleschuk V.I.

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Split-phase symmetrical motor drive on the base of two voltage source inverters, controlled by algorithms of synchronized pulse width modulation (PWM, has been investigated. Simulation results are presented for dual three-phase power conversion systems with continuous, discontinuous and combined versions of synchronized PWM.

  7. Feedforward Synchronised PWM for Adjustable Speed AC Drives with Different Control Modes

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    Oleschuk, Valentin; Blaabjerg, Frede; Jensen, Flemming Buus

    2002-01-01

    This paper presents a novel method of direct synchronised pulswidth modulation (PWM) for three-phase voltage source inverters, feeding induction motors with different control regimes. It is based on the universal algorithm with either simplified algebraic or accurate trigonometric control functions......, with vector approached for determination of the pulse patterns, with vector approach for determination of the pulse patterns. Different control modes of the drive system with synchronised PWM, including standard scalar V/F control, and also V2/F = constant and V/F2 = constant control regimes, have been...... analysed in the paper. Simulations give the behaviour of the PWM techniques proposed. Both continuous and discontinuous schemes of synchronised PWM, applied for the corresponding control regime, have been analysed and compared....

  8. Possibilities of increased power output from existing generator plants. Feasible changes of existing generators. New technology, ASD (Adjustable Speed Drives); Muligheter for oekt effekt fra eksisterende generatoranlegg. Mulige endringer av bestaaende generatorer. Ny teknologi, ASD (Adustable Speed Drives)

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    Elstroem, A.

    1996-12-31

    The present paper relates to the increase of power output from existing generator plants in Norway by new operation profiles. The paper focuses on the consequences of increasing the power turnover and production with a particular attention to the generator itself. In addition, some of the possibilities on the use of an ASD (Adjustable Speed Drives) installation are elucidated, which is a concept on regulating the number of revolutions within small limits by synchronous rotation. According to the author, the power output of generator increases between 10 to 30%

  9. Reduce consumption, improve production. Electronic adjustable speed drives and high performance motors; Consommez moins, produisez mieux. Variateurs electroniques de vitesse et moteurs performants

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    David, A.; Pratmarty, D.; Dessoude, M. [Electricite de France (EDF), 92 - Clamart (France). Direction des Etudes et Recherches

    1995-10-01

    The electric power consumption from electric motors accounts for up to two third of industry`s electric power consumption. When equipped with electronic adjustable speed drives (ASD), energy savings of 10 to 50 percent, with an estimated average of 25 percent, may be achieved for pumps, fans and compressors, which account for 63 percent of motor applications. The advantages of electronic ASD, the installation recommendations which should be applied, the sensibility of ASDs to power cuts and harmonics, the characteristics of high efficiency motors, the energy aspects of motors with or without electronic ASD, and the EDF-ADEME (French energy conservation agency) approach for electricity demand side management, are described

  10. Police enforcement and driving speed.

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    2008-01-01

    Speed limits are violated frequently in the Netherlands. As speed is an important factor in road crashes, the surveillance of driving speeds is one of the spearheads in the policy plans of the Dutch police. Different methods of speed enforcement have proved to be effective in reducing speed and cras

  11. Motor Integrated Variable Speed Drives

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    Singh, Yash Veer

    A new trend in the variable speed drives (VSDs) is to develop fully integrated systems, which lead to low-cost products with shorter design cycles. Motor Integrated design of VSDs will reduce cable length to connect drive with machine windings and installation time for end user. The electric drives...... so it can fit inside the motor housing. Weight and volume of a filter inductor has to come down drastically to make it a suitable power converter for motor integrated variable speed drives. Introduction of active power electronic switches can ensure very high performance and small size...

  12. Analysis and control of novel split-winding doubly salient permanent magnet motor for adjustable speed drive

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    2001-01-01

    In this paper, a novel split-winding doubly salient permanentmagnet (DSPM) motor is proposed and the theoretical and experimental studies on the magnetic field, static characteristics and control strategy of this motor are carried out. The steady-state and dynamic models are presented and the output power equation is derived. The feasibility of extending the operation range of the DSPM motor by using split-windings is proved. The finite element method is used to analyze the magnetic field, in which the leakage flux outside the stator circumference is taken into account. Based on the operation principle and the static characteristics of the motor, the control strategy and scheme are developed and implemented in a microcomputer-based controller. According to the features of the 4-phase 8/6-pole DSPM motor, a half-bridge power converter without neutral is adopted to reduce the number of power devices and to eliminate the problem of voltage unbalance in the split capacitors. The experimental results on the prototype machine not only verify the theoretical analysis, but also show that the proposed DSPM motor drive possesses good steady-state and dynamic performances, offering high efficiency over wide power range, and that the split-winding topology can effectively extend the operation range of the DSPM motor.

  13. Robust Non-Linear Direct Torque and Flux Control of Adjustable Speed Sensorless PMSM Drive Based on SVM Using a PI Predictive Controller

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    F. Naceri

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new sensorless direct torque control method for voltage inverter – fed PMSM. The control methodis used a modified Direct Torque Control scheme with constant inverter switching frequency using Space Vector Modulation(DTC-SVM. The variation of stator and rotor resistance due to changes in temperature or frequency deteriorates theperformance of DTC-SVM controller by introducing errors in the estimated flux linkage and the electromagnetic torque.As a result, this approach will not be suitable for high power drives such as those used in tractions, as they require goodtorque control performance at considerably lower frequency. A novel stator resistance estimator is proposed. The estimationmethod is implemented using the Extended Kalman Filter. Finally extensive simulation results are presented to validate theproposed technique. The system is tested at different speeds and a very satisfactory performance has been achieved.

  14. Speed of adjustment: Evidence from Borsa Istanbul

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    Emrah Arioglu

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we investigate the speed of adjustment for leverage ratios of firms listed on Borsa Istanbul, in order to investigate the prediction of the trade-off theory, regarding capital structure rebalancing. For this purpose, we estimate the speed of adjustment by using Generalized Method of Moments system estimation technique. The results of this estimation suggest the speed of adjustment as approximately 29%. This significant speed of adjustment is consistent with the prediction of trade-off theory, which suggests that firms follow target capital structures and when the firms' leverage ratios deviate from these targets; they make financial decisions with the goal of closing the gap between the previous year's leverage and target leverage of the current period.

  15. 冶金轧机主传动交流调速系统的发展及应用%Development and Application of AC Adjustable Speed System for Main Drive of Metallurgical Rolling Mill

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    张勇军; 何安瑞

    2015-01-01

    冶金轧机主传动系统作为生产线的核心装备具有装机容量大、系统可靠性高、过载能力强、动态响应快等特点,目前主导的轧机主传动电气控制已由直流系统变为交流系统。介绍并比较了几种轧机传动系统中主要的交流调速方案,对其适用范围和优缺点进行了分析,重点介绍了采用新型可关断电力电子器件的三电平PWM变频调速系统的结构和特点,同时探讨了我国目前大功率轧机主传动交流调速系统的研究和应用现状,为冶金企业大功率轧机主电机传动装置的设计选型提供参考。%Serving as the key equ ipment, the main drive system of the metallurgical rolling mill has such characteristics as large installed capacity, high reliability, high overload capacity, fast dynamic response. At present, the electrical control for the main drive of the rolling mill was generated by the AC system instead of the DC system. The main AC adjustable speed schemes for the drive systems of several types of rolling mills were discussed based on the comparison, whose scope of application and merits and faults were analyzed. Especially the structure and characteristics of the 3-level PWM variable frequency adjustable speed system by using the new type of the turn-off power electronic devices were introduced and also the current situation of the research and application of the AC adjustable speed system for the main drive of domestic high-power rolling mills is discussed, all of which can provide the reference for selecting the designing scheme and types on the main motor drive devices of the rolling mills with high power used by metallurgical enterprises.

  16. Long-term wind speed adjustment

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    Antic, S.; Ait-Driss, B.; Pavlovic, R. [Helimax Energy Inc., Montreal, PQ (Canada)

    2005-07-01

    Helimax Energy Inc. is an independent wind energy consultant that operates in 9 Canadian provinces and 20 countries. This presentation outlined long-term wind speed trends and methods to adjust wind speeds to long-term trends. Through its projects, Helimax has contributed about 5,000 MW of installed wind capacity, more than 100 towers, 4 SODAR acoustic Doppler systems and numerous meso- and micro-scale maps. The authors cautioned that long-term wind speed trends are affected by climate change and climatological trends, and suggested that short-term wind speed observations should be adjusted to approximate the long term climate norm. The different methods of wind speed adjustment were described along with methods being developed. The significance of choosing appropriate reference stations was also discussed. It was suggested that more than one station should be used because no single reference station has a 100 per cent recovery rate, and that local effects can sometimes influence long-term observations. The use of multiple stations can decrease the influence of local effects on the projected long-term wind speed. The authors conclude that linear regression is the best method of performing wind speed adjustments. tabs., figs.

  17. Flat belt continuously variable high speed drive

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    Kumm, E.L.

    1992-02-01

    A study was undertaken at Kumm Industries funded by DOE in the NBS/DOE Energy-Related Inventions Program starting in August 1990 to design, construct and test a novel very high speed flat belt drive. The test arrangement as shown in Figure 1 consists of a multiple belt-pulley configuration that transmits power from a low speed (2000--4000 RPM) input to a small pulley turbine'' (27,000 to 55,000 RPM) and then to the low speed output variable radius pulley (2000--5000 RPM) via a special self-active tensioner. Transmitting 25 HP to and from the turbine'' corresponds to obtaining 50 HP in one direction only in a possible turbo compounded engine application. The high speed of the turbine'' belts, i.e. 100 meters/sec. at 55,000 RPM, while transferring substantial power is a new much higher operating regime for belts. The study showed that the available belts gave overall test rig efficiencies somewhat above 80% for the higher speeds (50,000 RPM) and higher powers (corresponding to above 90% in the turbocompound application) and a significantly better efficiencies at slightly lower speeds. The tests revealed a number of improved approaches in the design of such high speed drives. It appears that there is considerable possibility for further improvement and application of such equipment.

  18. Auditory feedback influences perceived driving speeds.

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    Horswill, Mark S; Plooy, Annaliese M

    2008-01-01

    Reducing the level of internal noise is seen as a goal when designing modern cars. One danger of such a philosophy is that one is systematically attempting to alter one of the cues that can be used by drivers to estimate speed and this could bias speed judgments and driving behaviour. Seven participants were presented with pairs of video-based driving scenes and asked to judge whether the second scene appeared faster or slower than the first (2-alternative forced-choice task using the method of constant stimuli). They either heard in-car noise at the level it occurred in the real world or reduced in volume by 5 dB. The reduction in noise led to participants judging speeds to be significantly slower and this effect was evident for all participants. This finding indicates that, when in-car noise is attenuated, drivers are likely to underestimate their speed, potentially encouraging them to drive faster and placing them at greater risk of crashing.

  19. Speed of Adjustment to Selected Labour Market and Tax Reforms

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    Annabelle Mourougane; Lukas Vogel

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the length of economic adjustments to selected structural reforms, drawing on simulations with dynamic general equilibrium and macro-economic neo-Keynesian models. Employment adjustment costs appear to have only a limited effect on the pace of adjustment to reforms and the influence of price adjustment costs on output dynamics is found to be marginal. Accommodative monetary policy can speed up the adjustment to a new equilibrium, though to a varying degree in the different...

  20. Speed-calming measures and their Effect on driving speed

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    Agerholm, Niels; Knudsen, Daniel; Variyeswaran, Kajan

    2016-01-01

    Speeding increases the risk and severity of accidents, especially for vulnerable road users. Hence, minimisation of speeding in built-up areas is vital. Some countries widely use speed-calming measures (SCs). Documentation shows that SCs reduce speeding considerably although various types and des...

  1. Speed choice and steering behavior in curve driving

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    van Winsum, W.; Godthelp, J

    1996-01-01

    The relation between speed choice and steering performance during curve negotiation was studied in a driving simulator. The hypothesis was that curve radius and steering competence both affect steering error during curve driving, resulting in compensatory speed choice. In this, the control of safety

  2. To the Problem of Electromechanical Interaction in Elevators with Controlled Electric Drive and Fuzzy Speed Controller

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    A. S. Koval

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper considers problems concerning electromechanical interaction in elevators with an adjustable asynchronous electric drive equipped with the vector control systems under direct torque control and direct torque control with pulse-width modulator. A mathematical description of electromechanical elevator system with due account of nonlinearity of the worm gear is given in the paper. The paper presents a simplified circuit design of a control system with a fuzzy speed controller. It has been established that the factor of electromechanical interaction in electromechanical system with the adjustable asynchronous electric drive and an fuzzy speed controller is within the range which corresponds to existence of the essential electromechanical interaction.

  3. Robust Adaptive Speed Control of Induction Motor Drives

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    Bidstrup, N.

    This thesis concerns speed control of current vector controlled induction motor drives (CVC drives). The CVC drive is an existing prototype drive developed by Danfoss A/S, Transmission Division. Practical tests have revealed that the open loop dynamical properties of the CVC drive are highly......, (LS) identification and generalized predictive control (GPC) has been implemented and tested on the CVC drive. Allthough GPC is a robust control method, it was not possible to maintain specified controller performance in the entire operating range. This was the main reason for investigating truly...... adaptive speed control of the CVC drive. A direct truly adaptive speed controller has been implemented. The adaptive controller is a moving Average Self-Tuning Regulator which is abbreviated MASTR throughout the thesis. Two practical implementations of this controller were proposed. They were denoted MASTR...

  4. Comparing a driving simulator to the real road regarding distracted driving speed

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    Knapper, A.S.; CHRISTOPH,M; Hagenzieker, M.P.; Brookhuis, K.A.

    2015-01-01

    Relative and absolute validity of a driving simulator were assessed regarding effects on mean speed and speed variation during distracting secondary tasks, and normal driving. 16 participants drove the same route four times, twice in a simulator and twice in the real world. They performed way finding tasks, using either a paper map or a route guidance system, and mobile phone conversation tasks. Furthermore, driving without secondary tasks on other road segments in the two methods was compare...

  5. Comparing a driving simulator to the real road regarding distracted driving speed.

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    Knapper, A. Christoph, M. Hagenzieker, M. & Brookhuis, K.

    2015-01-01

    Relative and absolute validity of a driving simulator were assessed regarding effects on mean speed and speed variation during distracting secondary tasks, and normal driving. 16 participants drove the same route four times, twice in a simulator and twice in the real world. They performed way finding tasks, using either a paper map or a route guidance system, and mobile phone conversation tasks. Furthermore, driving without secondary tasks on other road segments in the two methods was compare...

  6. Driving simulator validation for speed research on a horizontal curve

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    CORNU, Joris; Ariën, Caroline; Gardeniers, Beau; BRIJS, Kris; Daniels, Stijn; Brijs, Tom; Wets, Geert

    2016-01-01

    his paper describes the results of a validation study of the fixed-base driving simulator of the Transportation Research Institute. The main objective of this study is to investigate the usefulness of the driving simulator as a tool for speed research on a horizontal curve on a two-lane rural road. Speed was collected at seven measurement points on this horizontal curve study area in the real world. This location was rebuilt in the driving simulator environment by use of the procedure called ...

  7. A New Low-Cost Hybrid Switched Reluctance Motor for Adjustable-Speed Pump Applications

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    Lu, Kaiyuan; Rasmussen, Peter Omand; Watkins, Steve;

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a new low-cost hybrid switched reluctance (HSR) motor intended for use in adjustable-speed pump drive systems. The motor is a single-phase motor, driven by a unipolar converter, which uses both the reluctance torque and the permanent magnet interaction torque. Compared...... systems for low-cost applications. Finite-element models are used to analyze and predict the motor's performance. The proposed motor drive system has been fabricated, and its performance has been tested in the laboratory. These experimental results are also presented....

  8. PERFORMANCE OF SIX PHASE PMSM DRIVE AT DIFFERENT SPEED LEVELS

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    Anurag Singh Tomer; S.P.Dubey

    2016-01-01

    This paper gives a detail modelling of six phase Permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) and complete simulation of  it’s drive system and performance analysis in different speed with PI controller. proposed method can be used easily in many applications like ship propulsion, Hybrid electric vehicle, Washing machine, Ship propulsion, Traction, Spinning mills, Aerospace etc. Proportional-Integral controller is mostly used in drives system. The combination of proportional and int...

  9. Speed Control of Bldc Motor Drive By Using Pid Controllers

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    Y.Narendra Kumar,

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper mainly deals with the Brushless DC (BLDC motor speed driving systems have sprouted in various small scale and large scale applications like automobile industries, domestic appliances etc. This leads to the development in Brushless DC motor (BLDCM. The usage of BLDC Motor enhances various performance factors ranging from higher efficiency, higher torque in low-speed range, high power density ,low maintenance and less noise than other motors. The BLDC Motor can act as an alternative for traditional motors like induction and switched reluctance motors. In this paper PID controller is implemented with speed feedback loop and it is observe that torque ripples are minimized. Simulation is carried out using MATLAB / SIMULINK. The results show that the performance of BLDC Motor is quite satisfactory for various loading conditions. Brushless DC motor drives are typically employed in speed controlled applications.

  10. Urban Traffic Eco-Driving: Speed Advisory Tracking

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    De Nunzio, Giovanni; Canudas de Wit, Carlos; Moulin, Philippe

    2014-01-01

    International audience The evaluation of the benefits of an Eco-Driving assistance system is carried out in the urban environment in presence of traffic lights. The traffic evolution is modeled macroscopically with the Urban Variable-Length Model in a variable speed limits framework. Under the assumption of equal boundary flows, the vehicles in a road section dispose themselves according to well defined equilibrium conditions which are dependent on the traveling speed in the free-flow part...

  11. Sensorless Speed Control including zero speed of Non Salient PM Synchronous Drives

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    Rasmussen, Henrik

    This paper presents a position sensorless drive of non salient pole PM synchronous motors for all speeds including zero speed. Using adaptive Lyapunov design a new approach for the design of an observer is developed. The resulting scheme leads to a nonlinear full order observer for the motor states...... including the rotor speed. Assuming motor parameters known the design achieves stability with guaranteed region of attraction even at zero speed. The control method is made robust at zero and low speed by changing the direct vector current component to a value different from zero. In order to verify...

  12. Sensorless speed Control including Zero Speed on Non Salient PM Synchronous Drives

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    Rasmussen, Henrik

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents a position sensorless drive of non salient pole PM synchronous motors for all speeds including zero speed. Using adaptive Lyapunov design a new approach for the design of an observer is developed. The resulting scheme leads to a nonlinear full order observer for the motor states...... including the rotor speed. Assuming motor parameters known the design achieves stability with guaranteed region of attraction even at zero speed. The control method is made robust at zero and low speed by changing the direct vector current component to a value different from zero. In order to verify...

  13. Sensorless Speed Control including zero speed of Non Salient PM Synchronous Drives

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    Rasmussen, Henrik

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents a position sensorless drive of non salient pole PM synchronous motors for all speeds including zero speed. Using adaptive Lyapunov design a new approach for the design of an observer is developed. The resulting scheme leads to a nonlinear full order observer for the motor states...... including the rotor speed. Assuming motor parameters known the design achieves stability with guaranteed region of attraction even at zero speed. The control method is made robust at zero and low speed by changing the direct vector current component to a value different from zero. In order to verify...

  14. Wind generator with electronic variable-speed drives

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    David, A.; Buchheit, N.; Jakobsen, H.

    1996-12-31

    Variable speed drives have been inserted between the network and the generator on certain recent wind power facilities. They have the following advantages: the drive allows the wind generator to operate at low speed with a significant reduction in acoustic noise, an important point if the facilities are sited near populated areas; the drive optimizes energy transfer, providing a gain of 4 to 10 %; the drive can possibly replace certain mechanical parts (the starting system and it in some cases, the reduction gear); the drive not only provides better transient management in relation to the network for less mechanical stress on the wind generator, it is also able to control reactive power. One commercial drive design sold by several manufacturers has already been installed on several wind generators with outputs of between 150 and 600 kw. In addition, such a solution is extremely well suited to mixed renewable energy systems. This design uses two inverse rectifier type converters and can therefore exchange energy in both directions. The equivalent drive with a single IGBT converter on the motor side and a diode converter on the network side is the solution most widely adopted throughout industry (with more than 50, 000 units installed in France per year). It still remains to be seen whether such a solution could be profitable in wind generator application (since the cost of the drive is quite high). This technical analysis is more destined for the converter-machine assembly specialists and is presented in this document, paying particular attention as it does to the modelling of the `wind energy - generator - drive - network` assembly, the associated drive command and control strategies and the simulations obtained during various transients. A 7.5 kW test bed has been installed in the Laboratoire d`Electronique de Puissance de Clamart, enabling tests to be carried out which emulate the operation of a wind generator.

  15. Flat belt continuously variable high speed drive. Final report

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    Kumm, E.L.

    1992-02-01

    A study was undertaken at Kumm Industries funded by DOE in the NBS/DOE Energy-Related Inventions Program starting in August 1990 to design, construct and test a novel very high speed flat belt drive. The test arrangement as shown in Figure 1 consists of a multiple belt-pulley configuration that transmits power from a low speed (2000--4000 RPM) input to a small pulley ``turbine`` (27,000 to 55,000 RPM) and then to the low speed output variable radius pulley (2000--5000 RPM) via a special self-active tensioner. Transmitting 25 HP to and from the ``turbine`` corresponds to obtaining 50 HP in one direction only in a possible turbo compounded engine application. The high speed of the ``turbine`` belts, i.e. 100 meters/sec. at 55,000 RPM, while transferring substantial power is a new much higher operating regime for belts. The study showed that the available belts gave overall test rig efficiencies somewhat above 80% for the higher speeds (50,000 RPM) and higher powers (corresponding to above 90% in the turbocompound application) and a significantly better efficiencies at slightly lower speeds. The tests revealed a number of improved approaches in the design of such high speed drives. It appears that there is considerable possibility for further improvement and application of such equipment.

  16. MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF DISTRIBUTION LOAD CURRENTS PRODUCED BY AN AD JUSTABLE SPEED DRIVE HEAT PUMP

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    Hoffman, Stephen Paul

    1993-01-01

    A number of demand side management techniques have been proposed for the efficient use of electric power in the commercial and residential sector. The adjustable speed drive heat pump is a technology which has the prospect of decreasing power demands for space heating. This design has the advantage over conventional designs of higher efficiency and, potentially, reduction of peak power demand. Its main disadvantage is higher cost. Further, it has the disadvantage that it produces a load curre...

  17. Determination of the influence of the driving speed on the application parameters of orchard sprayers

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    Almbauer, R. A.

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Orchard sprayers with air transported fine droplets need an exact adjustment of the airflow and the spray nozzles in order to reduce the drift of pesticides. The adjustment is made on one hand side by the manufacturer and on the other hand side by the farmer in the orchard by choosing the tractor speed, the PTO shaft rotation speed and the pump pressure. For testing two test beds have been in charge in the region of Styria since almost 2 decades. One of them is able to measure the flow field in a vertical plane representing the tree row in a distance of approx. 1.5 m from the middle of the track. The second measures the water distribution in the same vertical plane. Both are stationary so that the influence of the driving speed can hardly be assessed. High driving speeds up to 12 km/h and the increasing height of the orchards impose additional uncertainties. This was the reason for the present research project, which was intended to investigate the influence of the driving speed. A new air flow measurement test bed has been build, which is able to measure the flow field also during tractor movement in the described vertical plane up to 5 m above ground. Four different sprayers have been investigated in an orchard with and without leaves by visual method for four different speeds to determine the optimal application parameters. The same sprayers have been tested with the moveable flow field test bed. Results show a reasonable correlation between the measurements for all investigated speeds. The differences between the sprayers are evident, nevertheless a method has been found to deduce the correlation between the stationary measurement and the optimal parameters for the orchard. So the stationary flow test bed can be directly used to develop sprayers.

  18. Automated robust control system design for variable speed drives

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    Okaeme, Nnamdi

    2008-01-01

    Traditional PI controllers have been largely employed for the control of industrial variable speed drives due to the design ease and performance satisfaction they provide but, the problem is that these controllers do not always provide robust performance under variable loads. Existing solutions present themselves as complex control strategies that demand specialist expertise for their implementation. As a direct consequence, these factors have limited their adoption for the industrial control...

  19. Speed estimator for induction motor drive based on synchronous speed tracking

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    S B Bodkhe; M V Aware; J G Chaudhari; J G Agrawal

    2015-06-01

    This paper presents a new open-loop speed estimation method for a three-phase induction motor drive. The open-loop speed estimators available in literature have the advantage of reduced computational stress over the observers but they share a common limitation of being largely dependent on flux and machine parameters. They involve integrations and differentiation in the algorithm that leads to serious error in estimation when subject to different operating conditions. The proposed estimator is based on synchronous speed tracking and is cost-effective. It is immune to any variation in machine parameters and noise. The synchronous speed is computed from stator frequency which is estimated on-line using the stator current signals. A unique, non-adaptive method for estimation of stator frequency within one-sixteenth of time period is also proposed to enhance the speed of estimation. Computer simulation and experimentation on a 2.2 kW Field oriented controlled induction motor drive is carried out to verify the performance of proposed speed estimator. The results show excellent response over a wide range of rotor speed in both directions including low speed and under different operating conditions. This confirms the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  20. Brushless DC motor Drive during Speed regulation with Current Controller

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    Bhikshalu Manchala

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Brushless DC Motor (BLDC is one of the best electrical drives that have increasing popularity, due to their high efficiency, reliability, good dynamic response and very low maintenance. Due to the increasing demand for compact & reliable motors and the evolution of low cost power semiconductor switches and permanent magnet (PM materials, brushless DC motors become popular in every application from home appliances to aerospace industry. The conventional techniques for controlling the stator phase current in a brushless DC drive are practically effective in low speed and cannot reduce the commutation torque ripple in high speed range. This paper presents the PI controller for speed control of BLDC motor. The output of the PI controllers is summed and is given as the input to the current controller. The BLDC motor is fed from the inverter where the rotor position and current controller is the input. The complete model of the proposed drive system is developed and simulated using MATLAB/Simulink software. The operation principle of using component is analysed and the simulation results are presented in this to verify the theoretical analysis.

  1. Design of an Ultimate High Speed Electrical Drive System

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    C. Vishnu Kiran

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available New emerging applications in the areas of portable power generation, small turbocompressors and spindles require the development of ultrahigh-speed, low power electrical drives. A 500 000 r/min, 100 W electrical drive system is presented. Because of the ultrahigh-speed requirements, standard machine design and power electronic topology choices no longer apply and the complete drive system has to be considered. A permanent magnet machine with a slotless litz-wire winding is used, which results in a low motor inductance and a high fundamental machine frequency. Three different combinations of power electronic topologies and commutation strategies have been experimentally investigated. A voltage source inverter with block commutation and an additional dc–dc converter is selected as the most optimal choice for the power electronics interface as it results in the lowest volume of the entire drive system due to lower switching losses, no heat sink cooling required, a small number of semiconductor devices, and relatively simple control implementation in a low cost digitalsignal processor.

  2. VCA Direct-Drive High Speed and Precision XY Table

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    ZHAO Xingyu; FENG Xiaomei; ZHANG Dawei

    2007-01-01

    In order to compensate for the limitation of conventional XY table used in semiconductor integrated circuits(IC) packaging and improve its speed and accuracy, a voice coil actuator (VCA)direct-drive high-speed and precision positioning XY table used in wire bonder was proposed. Also, a novel flexible decoupling mechanism was used in the positioning table, and the small moving mass enabled the positioning table to move at high speed and precision. XY table deformation interference caused by assembly error and instant interference generated by dynamic load moving with high speed and acceleration can be eliminated through the flexible decoupling mechanism. Considering the positioning table as lumped mass spring system, the dynamic equations of the mechanical sys-tem and the VCA were built according to the Newton mechanics principle and electromagnetic theory. Then the electromechanical coupling control model of the system was created through Laplace transform. Based on displacement PID controller, the Icop-locked controlling algorithm of the positioning system was investigated. The dynamic control algorithm effectively improved the system dynamic performance. The precision test of the prototype machine was carried out, and the results val-idated the correctness of the model and the theory. Compared with traditional XY table, the tablehas higher speed, acceleration and positioning accuracy.

  3. Harmonic Calculation Software for Industrial Applications with Adjustable Speed Drives

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    Asiminoaei, Lucian; Hansen, S.; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2005-01-01

    This paper describes the evaluation of a new harmonic software. By using a combination of a pre-stored database and new interpolation techniques the software can very fast provide the harmonic data on real applications. The harmonic results obtained with this software have acceptable precision even...... with limited input data. The evaluation concludes here that this approach is very practical compared to other advanced harmonic analysis methods. The results are supported by comparisons of calculations and measurements given in an industrial application....

  4. Harmonic Calculation Toolbox in Industry Application for Adjustable Speed Drive

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    Asiminoaei, Lucian; Blaabjerg, Frede; Hansen, Steffan

    2004-01-01

    parameters to be aware oFrede This paper focuses on estimation of line-side harmonic distortion when connecting one or multiple six-pulse diode rectifiers to any supply transformer. Results are put into a practical PC software toolbox for harmonic estimation on real applications. Through a combination...

  5. New Drive Train Concept with Multiple High Speed Generator

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    Barenhorst, F.; Serowy, S.; Andrei, C.; Schelenz, R.; Jacobs, G.; Hameyer, K.

    2016-09-01

    In the research project RapidWind (financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy under Grant 0325642) an alternative 6 MW drive train configuration with six high-speed (n = 5000 rpm) permanent magnet synchronous generators for wind turbine generators (WTG) is designed. The gearbox for this drive train concept is assembled with a six fold power split spur gear stage in the first stage, followed by six individual 1 MW geared driven generators. Switchable couplings are developed to connect and disconnect individual geared generators depending on the input power. With this drive train configuration it is possible to improve the efficiency during partial load operation, increasing the energy yield about 1.15% for an exemplary low-wind site. The focus of this paper is the investigation of the dynamic behavior of this new WTG concept. Due to the high gear ratio the inertia relationship between rotor and generator differs from conventional WT concepts, possibly leading to intensified vibration behavior. Moreover there are switching procedures added, that might also lead to vibration issues.

  6. Analysis of Variable Speed PFC Chopper Fed BLDC Motor Drive

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    A Jeya Selvan Renius

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides the detailed analysis of the DC-DC chopper fed Brushless DC motor drive used for low-power applications. The various methods used to improve the power quality at the ac mains with lesser number of components are discussed. The most effective method of power quality improvement is also simulated using MATLAB Simulink. Improved method of speed control by controlling the dc link voltage of Voltage Source Inverter is also discussed with reduced switching losses. The continuous and discontinuous modes of operation of the converters are also discussed based on the improvement in power quality. The performance of the most effective solution is simulated in MATLAB Simulink environment and the obtained results are presented.

  7. Musculoskeletal analysis of driving fatigue: The influence of seat adjustments

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    Majid, Noor Aliah binti Abdul; Abdullah, Mohd Fareez Edzuan; Jamaludin, Mohd Syahmi;

    2013-01-01

    Main causes for discomfort experienced by vehicle drivers during driving were investigated using a rigid-body model originally developed in the AnyBody Modeling System [1]. The interactions between the human body and the car-seat in various combinations of seat-pan/backrest inclinations and the e...

  8. From Periphery to Core: Economic Adjustments to High Speed Rail

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    Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M.; Feddersen, Arne

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents evidence that high speed rail systems, by bringing economic agents closer together, sustainably promote economic activity within regions that enjoy an increase in accessibility. Our results on the one hand confirm expectations that have led to huge public investments into high speed rail all over the world. On the other hand, they confirm theoretical predictions arising from a consolidate body of (New) Economic Geography literature taking a positive, man-made and reproduci...

  9. Efficiency characteristics of speed modulated drives at predicted torque conditions for air-to-air heat pumps

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    Rice, C. K.

    Examples of system (motor + inverter drive) efficiencies of two types of adjustable speed control are compared for predicted compressor and indoor blower load profiles. The two classifications are inverter-driven induction motors (IDIMs) and permanent-magnet electronically commutated motors (PM-ECMs). Reference sine-wave-driven induction motor (SWDIM) efficiencies are also given. Available bench data on late 70's IDIM compressor drives are compared to recent data on IDIM and PM-ECM drives. The drive efficiencies are compared over common operating torque requirements for heating and cooling. A modulating heat pump model was used to develop predicted reciprocating compressor torque/drive-frequency mappings and the expected operating torque ranges. The variation in modulating compressor torque requirements is analyzed. Ways to adjust the torque relation for different compressor types and sizing strategies are also discussed. Modulating blower performance data on an early '80s generation modulating heat pump with an IDIM drive (and SWDIM reference drive) were obtained and compared to bench data on recent IDIM and PM-ECM drives under similar torque conditions. In both compressor and blower applications, the combined system efficiency of the PM-ECM drives is nearly equal to or higher than that of the reference SWDIM cases and significantly better than IDIMs available in the late '70s. When compared to more recent IDIMs, the PM-ECM efficiency advantage over IDIM compressors has been reduced 40 to 50 percent between half and nominal speed (3600 rpm) but still remains 14 to 9 percent higher, respectively.

  10. Research on Control System of Spindle Drive for High Speed Spinning Machine

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    魏建

    2001-01-01

    Through analyzing the principle of spindle drive of winding mechanism for high speed spinning machine,the article not only describes a kind of mode of spindle drive for take-up motion on the basis of control method of constant velocity winding, but also introduces the design technique of software and hardware for the control system of mechatronics of spindle drive mode for take- up motion on the basis of constant velocity winding for high speed spinning machine with single-chip microcomputer. The mathematical model to describe the spindle rotating speed is established. It is an important technology for high speed spinning machine and provides a feasible application way.

  11. Intelligent speed control and effects on driving behaviour

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    Horst, A.R.A. van der; Hogema, J.H.

    1999-01-01

    Supporting the driver in conducting his nowadays demanding task is a promising means to get the maximum out of the road system with respect to both efficiency and safety. With respect to safety, speed management is a main issue. Police enforcement of speeding is one approach, preventing high speeds

  12. Jump Testing and the Speed of Market Adjustment

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    Rasmussen, Torben B.

    Asymptotic properties of jump tests rely on the property that any jump occurs within a single time interval no matter what the observation frequency is. Market microstructure effects in relation to news-induced revaluation of the underlying variable is likely to make this an unrealistic assumption...... for high-frequency transaction data. To capture these microstructure effects, this paper suggests a model in which market prices adjust gradually to jumps in the underlying effcient price. A case study illustrates the empirical relevance of the model, and the performance of different jump tests...

  13. Variable-Speed, Robust Synchronous Reluctance Machine Drive Systems

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    Wang, Dong

    The synchronous reluctance machine drive is getting more and more interests from the industrial side, since it can provide higher system energy efficiency than traditional inverter-fed induction machine drive systems with similar production cost. It is considered as a good candidate for super...... premium efficiency machine and commercial products are available in the market. The research work in this dissertation aims at developing a simple, compact and robust synchronous reluctance machine drive system that can provide satisfactory performance with optimized system energy efficiency at various...... the capacitance needed is less due to its high ripple-current-tolerant capability. This is known as small dc-link drive system, which often suffers from stabilization problems. Active damping methods to stabilize the dc-link voltage are investigated in the dissertation. The essential idea and technique details...

  14. Variable-speed drive and control systems for rolling mills; Atsuenkiyo drive seigyo system

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    Kasai, T.; Tochigi, T. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-11-10

    The drive systems of large rolling mills is of a cycloconverter type, a GTO (gate turn-off thyristor) type or high-voltage IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor) type. Drive systems for bar, rod and pipe mills use three and/or two level IGBT inverters. This paper describes recent technical trends of drives and control systems in rolling mills, including each drive application and the PLC (programmable controller) and HCI (human communication interface) controlling the total rolling mill line. (author)

  15. Using variable speed drives technology to reap rewards of efficient HVAC design

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    Electric motors are continuously running at full speed with vanes and throttles used to modulate the output, in most HVAC applications. This results in an excessive wastage of electrical energy, and the solution is the variable speed drive, which can save vast amounts of energy in fans, pumps and compressors across the HVAC system. Users of traditional control methods will not benefit from the energy savings that are possible through variable speed drives because the motor speed remains the same, with the result that some, and in some cases most, of the energy drawn will be wasted. Variable speed drives are more efficient because they control output by regulating the motor speed, rather than run the motor at full speed and use restrictions to reduce the flow. Recently, small so-called micro-drives have been launched, cutting the cost for most variable speed operation. Variable speed motors can also introduce new features to the HVAC system. An example of how drives can save money and improve the indoor climate is cited for Heathrow airport. There, the gateroom was earlier controlled by modulating valves in both heater and cooler coils, with two fans that operated continuously at rated speed. This system was very inefficient because the occupancy of the gateroom varied between zero and maximum several times daily. A new system was installed using two AC drives, in which one drive controls the supply air fan and the other the return air fan. The energy savings amounted to 89% during two tests and 77% in a third. A pump installation in the district heating system of Strasbourg, Germany, showed the savings that are possible in pump applications

  16. Self-mixing interferometry for rotational speed measurement of servo drives.

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    Sun, Hui; Liu, Ji-Gou; Zhang, Quan; Kennel, Ralph

    2016-01-10

    Self-mixing interferometry (SMI) is an efficient technique applied to measure distance, velocity, displacement, and vibration. In this work, a compact and low cost SMI is applied to measure the rotational speed of a servo drive up to 6000 RPM. The application of SMI to rotational speed measurement of servo drives instead of the usage of incremental encoders is proposed. The Doppler frequency is obtained via analysis on the power spectral density, which is estimated by the smoothing periodogram method based on the fast Fourier transformation. The signals are processed in MATLAB and LABVIEW, showing that the SMI can be applied to dynamic rotational speed measurement of servo drives. Results of experiments demonstrate that this system is implementable for rotational speed measurement over the whole range from 3 RPM to 6000 RPM. In addition, the system used to measure rotational speed can also accurately record changes in position without integrating the velocity. PMID:26835757

  17. Effects of human-machine interface design for intelligent speed adaptation on driving behavior and acceptance

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    Rook, A.M.; Hogema, J.H.

    2005-01-01

    The effects of human-machine interface (HMI) design for intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) on driving behavior and acceptance were measured in a moving-base research driving simulator. Sixty-four experienced drivers participated in two simulator experiments (32 in each). During the simulated runs wi

  18. Speed-Sensorless DTC-SVM for Matrix Converter Drives With Simple Nonlinearity Compensation

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    Lee, Kyo Beum; Blaabjerg, Frede; Yoon, Tae-Woong

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a new method to improve the sensorless performance of matrix converter drives using a parameter estimation scheme. To improve low-speed sensorless performance, the nonlinearities of a matrix converter drive such as commutation delays, turn-on and turn-off times of switching de...

  19. Speed-Sensorless DTC-SVM for Matrix Converter Drives With Simple Non-Linearity Compensation

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    Lee, Kyo-Beum; Blaabjerg, Frede; Yoon, Tae-Woong

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents a new method to improve sensorless performance of matrix converter drives using a parameter estimation scheme. To improve low-speed sensorless performance, the non-Iinearities of a matrix converter drive such as commutation delays, turn-on and turn-off times of switching devic...

  20. Speed Loop Control of PMSM Driving Electric Vehicle

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    Guo, Yougui; Zeng, Ping; Zhu, Jieqiong;

    2011-01-01

    Various simulation models are set up and closed speed loop control strategy of PMSM is proposed based on flux weakening control in this paper. First the model of maximum torque per ampere(MTPA) is modeled based on mathematical models and gave the corresponding simulation tests. Second the formula...

  1. Induction generator produces constant-frequency voltage from variable-speed drive

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    Riaz, M.

    1970-01-01

    Two-stage polyphase generator is usable as induction motor operable over range of speeds while powered from constant frequency source. It requires neither slip rings nor special adjustable-frequency power supplies or external reactive sources.

  2. Speed Estimators Using Stator Resistance Adaptation for Sensorless Induction Motor Drive

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    Hau Huu Vo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes speed estimators for a speed sensorless induction motor drive with the direct torque and flux control. However, the accuracy of the direct torque control depends on the correct information of the stator resistance, because its value varies with working conditions of the induction motor. Hence, a stator resistance adaptation is necessary. Two techniques were developed for solving this problem: model reference adaptive system based scheme and artificial neural network based scheme. At first, the sensorless control structures of the induction motor drive were implemented in Matlab-Simulink environment. Then, a comparison is done by evaluating the rotor speed difference. The simulation results confirm that speed estimators and adaptation techniques are simple to simulate and experiment. By comparison of both speed estimators and both adaptation techniques, the current based model reference adaptive system estimator with the artificial neural network based adaptation technique gives higher accuracy of the speed estimation.

  3. Measuring the impact of digital information displays on speed: a driving simulator study

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    CORNU, Joris

    2012-01-01

    The primary objective of this study is to examine the impact of digital information displays on driving behavior at 70 km/h to 50 km/h transition zones. Therefore, two real world locations with a high percentage of speeding violations are rebuilt as realistic as possible in a driving simulator. Sixty-six participants completed an 18.9km trip within a randomized between (location: A, B) -within (condition: no display, smiley, 'You are speeding!', 'Speed control') subject design. Results show t...

  4. The impact of personality on driving safety among Chinese high-speed railway drivers.

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    Guo, Ming; Wei, Wei; Liao, Ganli; Chu, Fulei

    2016-07-01

    This study explored the impact of personality traits on driving safety in high-speed railway drivers. A sample of high-speed railway drivers in Beijing (N=214) completed a questionnaire, including information on personality traits and background variables. The NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) was administered to characterize participants based on five personality traits: Neuroticism, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Openness to Experience, and Conscientiousness. The survey data were combined with naturalistic data of accident involvement and risky driving behavior in China. Poisson regression results show that drivers with high Conscientiousness and Extraversion caused fewer accidents. Higher Conscientiousness and lower Agreeableness were related to less frequent risky driving behavior. Education level and age negatively moderated the relation between certain personality traits and driving safety. The findings suggest that personality traits should be considered when selecting and training high-speed railway drivers.

  5. The impact of personality on driving safety among Chinese high-speed railway drivers.

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    Guo, Ming; Wei, Wei; Liao, Ganli; Chu, Fulei

    2016-07-01

    This study explored the impact of personality traits on driving safety in high-speed railway drivers. A sample of high-speed railway drivers in Beijing (N=214) completed a questionnaire, including information on personality traits and background variables. The NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) was administered to characterize participants based on five personality traits: Neuroticism, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Openness to Experience, and Conscientiousness. The survey data were combined with naturalistic data of accident involvement and risky driving behavior in China. Poisson regression results show that drivers with high Conscientiousness and Extraversion caused fewer accidents. Higher Conscientiousness and lower Agreeableness were related to less frequent risky driving behavior. Education level and age negatively moderated the relation between certain personality traits and driving safety. The findings suggest that personality traits should be considered when selecting and training high-speed railway drivers. PMID:27035394

  6. Energy Efficient Control of High Speed IPMSM Drives - A Generalized PSO Approach

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    GECIC, M.

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a generalized particle swarm optimization (GPSO algorithm was applied to the problems of optimal control of high speed low cost interior permanent magnet motor (IPMSM drives. In order to minimize the total controllable electrical losses and to increase the efficiency, the optimum current vector references are calculated offline based on GPSO for the wide speed range and for different load conditions. The voltage and current limits of the drive system and the variation of stator inductances are all included in the optimization method. The stored optimal current vector references are used during the real time control and the proposed algorithm is compared with the conventional high speed control algorithm, which is mostly voltage limit based. The computer simulations and experimental results on 1 kW low cost high speed IPMSM drive are discussed in details.

  7. Maximum Efficiency Point Tracking for Adjustable-Speed Small Hydro Power Plant

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    BORGHETTI Alberto; Di Silvestro, Mauro; Naldi, Gleb; Paolone, Mario; Alberti, Massimo

    2008-01-01

    The paper presents the general scheme and the relevant implementation of a Maximum Efficiency Point Tracking (MEPT) system for a Small Hydro Power (SHP) plant equipped with a variable-speed generator. This last consists of a Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) and a power electronic converter that independently controls both the rotor speed and the generator power factor. The MEPT is designed to be used with a propeller turbine with adjustable runner blade angle and it is coupled with the h...

  8. Offset Compound Gear Inline Two-Speed Drive

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    Stevens, Mark A. (Inventor); Handschuh, Robert F. (Inventor); Lewicki, David G. (Inventor)

    2014-01-01

    A two-speed transmission having an input shaft and an output shaft, the transmission being capable of transitioning between fixed ratios, the high-range ratio being direct 1:1 and the low-range ratio being about 2:1. The transmission is a simple lightweight, yet robust, configuration utilizing only two gear meshes, being comprised of an input gear, a cluster gear, and an output gear. The transmission is controlled with a clutch and a sprag and with the input and output shafts turning in the same direction.

  9. Pipeline clean-up : speed, environment drive pipelining equipment

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    Budd, G.

    2004-08-01

    Horizontal drilling technology is the single most important enhanced oil recovery technology which has resulted in a significant increase in pipeline utilization. Pipeline operators such as Calgary-based Denim Pipeline Construction Ltd. are responding by using the latest equipment, including excavation equipment, to avoid maintenance delays and downtime. The sales of Denim's horizontal pipe bending equipment have increased due to their attention to worker safety. Denim's horizontal bending machine does not require as much technical support, plus it is faster to install and speeds up production. The machine consists of 3 hydraulic jacks that move on a horizontal plate. Curved dies can be modified to accommodate various diameters of pipe. The bending operation is performed very near to the ground, thereby significantly reducing the risk of pipe injury. Environmental damage is minimized through the use of mechanized mulching which has replaced burning of unwanted trees and brush to clean for pipelines. 1 fig.

  10. Speed-accuracy trade-off behavior: Response caution adjustment or mixing task strategies?

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    L. van Maanen

    2015-01-01

    The speed-accuracy trade-off (SAT) effect refers to the behavioral trade-off between fast yet error-prone responses and accurate but slow responses. Multiple theories on the cognitive mechanisms behind SAT exist. One theory assumes that SAT is a consequence of strategically adjusting the amount of e

  11. Novel Position and Speed Estimator for PM Single Phase Brushless D.C. Motor Drives

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    Lepure, Liviu I.; Andreescu, Gheorghe-Daniel; Iles, Doris;

    2010-01-01

    the sensitivity to accuracy of flux linkage estimation. A speed and current close loop control is employed based on the Hall signal and the motor is controlled at different speeds in order to validate the proposed estimation algorithm with satisfying results. The position correction effect is analyzed......A novel position and speed estimator for single phase permanent magnet brushless d.c. (PMBLDC) motor drives, based on flux integration and prior knowledge of ΨPM (θ) is proposed here and an adequate correction algorithm is adopted in order to increase the robustness to noise and to reduce...... by examination of improvements in both position error and speed pulsations....

  12. Effects of Pay-As-You-Drive vehicle insurance on young drivers' speed choice : Results of a Dutch field experiment

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    Bolderdijk, J.W.; Knockaert, J.; Steg, L.; Verhoef, E.T.

    2011-01-01

    Speeding is an important cause for young drivers' involvement in traffic accidents. A reduction in driving speeds of this group could result in fewer accidents. One way of reducing driving speed is offering explicit financial incentives. In collaboration with five Dutch car insurance companies, we t

  13. Two wheel speed robust sliding mode control for electric vehicle drive

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    Abdelfatah Nasri

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays the uses of electrical power resources are integrated in the modern vehicle motion traction chain so new technologies allow the development of electric vehicles (EV by means of static converters-related electric motors. All mechanical transmission devices are eliminated and vehicle wheel motion can be controlled by means of power electronics. The proposed propulsing system consists of two induction motors (IM that ensure the drive of the two back driving wheels. The proposed control structure-called independent machines- for speed control permit the achievement of an electronic differential. The electronic differential system ensures the robust control of the vehicle behavior on the road. It also allows controlling independently, every driving wheel to turn at different speeds in any curve. This paper presents the study and the sliding mode control strategy of the electric vehicle driving wheels.

  14. High Performance Variable Speed Drive System and Generating System with Doubly Fed Machines

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    Tang, Yifan

    Doubly fed machines are another alternative for variable speed drive systems. The doubly fed machines, including doubly fed induction machine, self-cascaded induction machine and doubly excited brushless reluctance machine, have several attractive advantages for variable speed drive applications, the most important one being the significant cost reduction with a reduced power converter rating. With a better understanding, improved machine design, flexible power converters and innovated controllers, the doubly fed machines could favorably compete for many applications, which may also include variable speed power generations. The goal of this research is to enhance the attractiveness of the doubly fed machines for both variable speed drive and variable speed generator applications. Recognizing that wind power is one of the favorable clean, renewable energy sources that can contribute to the solution to the energy and environment dilemma, a novel variable-speed constant-frequency wind power generating system is proposed. By variable speed operation, energy capturing capability of the wind turbine is improved. The improvement can be further enhanced by effectively utilizing the doubly excited brushless reluctance machine in slip power recovery configuration. For the doubly fed machines, a stator flux two -axis dynamic model is established, based on which a flexible active and reactive power control strategy can be developed. High performance operation of the drive and generating systems is obtained through advanced control methods, including stator field orientation control, fuzzy logic control and adaptive fuzzy control. System studies are pursued through unified modeling, computer simulation, stability analysis and power flow analysis of the complete drive system or generating system with the machine, the converter and the control. Laboratory implementations and tested results with a digital signal processor system are also presented.

  15. Simplified Fuzzy Control for Flux-Weakening Speed Control of IPMSM Drive

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    M. J. Hossain

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a simplified fuzzy logic-based speed control scheme of an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM above the base speed using a flux-weakening method. In this work, nonlinear expressions of d-axis and q-axis currents of the IPMSM have been derived and subsequently incorporated in the control algorithm for the practical purpose in order to implement fuzzy-based flux-weakening strategy to operate the motor above the base speed. The fundamentals of fuzzy logic algorithms as related to motor control applications are also illustrated. A simplified fuzzy speed controller (FLC for the IPMSM drive has been designed and incorporated in the drive system to maintain high performance standards. The efficacy of the proposed simplified FLC-based IPMSM drive is verified by simulation at various dynamic operating conditions. The simplified FLC is found to be robust and efficient. Laboratory test results of proportional integral (PI controller-based IPMSM drive have been compared with the simulated results of fuzzy controller-based flux-weakening IPMSM drive system.

  16. Very-low-speed variable-structure control of sensorless induction machine drives without signal injection

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    Lascu, Christian; Boldea, Ion; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2005-01-01

    A sensorless induction machine drive is presented, in which the principles of variable-structure control and direct torque control (DTC) are combined to ensure high-performance operation in the steady state and under transient conditions. The drive employs a new torque and flux controller......, the "linear and variable-structure control", which realizes accurate and robust control in a wide speed range. Conventional DTC transient merits are preserved, while the steady-state behavior is significantly improved. The full-order state observer is a sliding-mode one, which does not require the rotor speed...

  17. Prediction of Driving Ability with Neuropsychological Tests: Demographic Adjustments Diminish Accuracy

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    Barrash, Joseph; Stillman, Ashley; Anderson, Steven W; UC, Ergun Y; Dawson, Jeffrey D.; Rizzo, Matthew

    2010-01-01

    Demographically-adjusted norms are used to enhance accuracy of inferences based on neuropsychological assessment. However, we hypothesized that predictive accuracy regarding complex real-world activities is diminished by demographic corrections. Driving performance was assessed with a standardized on-road test in participants aged 65+ (24 healthy elderly, 26 Alzheimer’s disease, 33 Parkinson’s disease). Neuropsychological measures included Trailmaking A and B, Complex Figure, Benton Visual Re...

  18. Design and static performance of high speed machining centre with "direct drive"

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    Shuhong XIAO; Yulian CHEN; Guangyuan ZHENG

    2009-01-01

    "Direct drive" is an ideal method for speeding machine tools. In the structure of a CNC machining centre with "direct drive", the linear motor's primary and secondary parts are assembled into the worktable and machine bed respectively to directly drive the worktable. The built-in rotary motor is assembled in the spindle to realize the main transmission system of the machine tool "direct drive". All mechanical transmission elements in machine tools are eliminated. High speed, efficiency, and accuracy are easily obtained. However, in this type of "direct drive" machining centre, the magnetic attraction force between the primary and the secondary linear motors and the dynamic impact at acceleration and deceleration are directly imposed on the machine tool, and influence the performance of the machining centre. This paper analyzes the special demands of "direct drive" on the machine centre, and introduces a new structure of the machining tool. The worktable and machine bed are optimized to meet the special demands of "direct drive". Static performance simulation on the machining centre is done to reveal an ideal result.

  19. Determination of the influence of the driving speed on the application parameters of orchard sprayers

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    Almbauer, R. A.; Lind, K.; Matzer, W.

    2015-01-01

    Orchard sprayers with air transported fine droplets need an exact adjustment of the airflow and the spray nozzles in order to reduce the drift of pesticides. The adjustment is made on one hand side by the manufacturer and on the other hand side by the farmer in the orchard by choosing the tractor speed, the PTO shaft rotation speed and the pump pressure. For testing two test beds have been in charge in the region of Styria since almost 2 decades. One of them is able to measure the flow field ...

  20. Senserless Speed and Position of Direct Field Orientation Control Induction Motor Drive

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    Mohammed Khalil Hussain

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Direct field-orientation Control (DFOC of induction motor drives without mechanical speed sensors at the motor shaft has the attractions of low cost and high reliability. To replace the sensor, information on the rotor speed and position are extracted from measured stator currents and from voltages at motor terminals. In this paper presents direct field-orientation control (DFOC with two type of kalman filter (complete order and reduced order extended kalman filter to estimate flux, speed, torque and position. Simulated results show how good performance for reduced order extended kalman filter over that of complete order extended kalman filter in tracking performance and reduced time of state estimation.

  1. Speed regulated drives save energy and operating cost; Drehzahlvariable Antriebe senken Energie- und Betriebskosten

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    Possberg, Norbert

    2009-12-15

    The cement factory of the Lafarge group at Hope, United Kingdom, retrofitted the last two drive units of the production chain by an electronic speed regulation. By utilization of frequency converters in the cooler ventilation sector the total energy consumption lowered to more than 15 %. (orig./GL)

  2. Low speed, long term tracking electric drive system has zero backlash

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    Richter, H. L.; Stoller, F. W.

    1967-01-01

    Electric drive system provides low speed, long term tracking of targets that move at a sidereal rate. It utilizes eddy-current energized actuators that are free from radio frequency interference generation and a solid state feedback amplifier with provisions for antibacklash biasing.

  3. Speed-accuracy trade-off behavior: Response caution adjustment or mixing task strategies?

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    Maanen, van, L.

    2015-01-01

    The speed-accuracy trade-off (SAT) effect refers to the behavioral trade-off between fast yet error-prone responses and accurate but slow responses. Multiple theories on the cognitive mechanisms behind SAT exist. One theory assumes that SAT is a consequence of strategically adjusting the amount of evidence required for overt behaviors, such as perceptual choices. Another theory hypothesizes that SAT is the consequence of mixing different task strategies. In this paper these theories are disam...

  4. Comparative Study of Fuzzy Logic Based Speed Control of Multilevel Inverter fed Brushless DC Motor Drive

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    Pritha Agrawal

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a comparative analysis of speed control of brushless DC motor (BLDC drive fed with conventional two-level, three and five level diode clamped multilevel inverter (DC-MLI. The performance of the drive system is successfully evaluated using Fuzzy Logic (FL based speed controller. The control structure of the proposed drive system is described. The speed and torque characteristic of conventional two-level inverter is compared with the three and five-level multilevel inverter (MLI for various operating conditions. The three and five level diode clamped multilevel inverters are simulated using IGBT’s and the mathematical model of BLDC motor has been developed in MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. The simulation results show that the Fuzzy based speed controller eliminate torque ripples and provides fast speed response. The developed Fuzzy Logic model has the ability to learn instantaneously and adapt its own controller parameters based on disturbances with minimum steady state error, overshoot and rise time of the output voltage.

  5. Closed Loop Speed Control of a BLDC Motor Drive Using Adaptive Fuzzy Tuned PI Controller

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    Sri Latha Eti

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Brushless DC Motors are widely used for many industrial applications because of their high efficiency, high torque and low volume. This paper proposed an improved Adaptive Fuzzy PI controller to control the speed of BLDC motor. This paper provides an overview of different tuning methods of PID Controller applied to control the speed of the transfer function model of the BLDC motor drive and then to the mathematical model of the BLDC motor drive. It is difficult to tune the parameters and get satisfied control characteristics by using normal conventional PI controller. The experimental results verify that Adaptive Fuzzy PI controller has better control performance than the conventional PI controller. The modeling, control and simulation of the BLDC motor have been done using the MATLAB/SIMULINK software. Also, the dynamic characteristics of the BLDC motor (i.e. speed and torque as well as currents and voltages of the inverter components are observed by using the developed model.

  6. How Much Degrees Of Temperature A Warp Drive Achieves When At Superluminal Speeds?? The Analysis Of Gonzalez-Diaz Applied To The Natario Warp Drive Spacetime

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    Loup, Fernando

    2013-01-01

    Warp Drives are solutions of the Einstein Field Equations that allows superluminal travel within the framework of General Relativity.There are at the present moment two known solutions: The Alcubierre warp drive discovered in $1994$ and the Natario warp drive discovered in $2001$.The warp drive seems to be very attractive because allows interstellar space travel at arbitrarily large speeds avoiding the time dilatation and mass increase paradoxes of Special Relativity. However it suffers from ...

  7. Field Oriented Control for Rotor Position Estimation of IPM Drives over a Wide Speed Range

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    Ekhlas Kadhum

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Field oriented control strategy of Interior Permanent Magnet IPM Synchronous Motor drives over a wide speed range applications is presented. Rotor position estimation using model reference adaptive system method for IPM Drive without using a mechanical sensor is illustrated considering the effects of cross-saturation between the d and q axes. The cross saturation between d and q axes has been calculated by finite-element analysis. The inductance measurement regards the cross saturation which is used to obtain the suitable id - characteristics in base and flux weakening regions. The simulation results show that rotor position estimation error accuracy was improved. Various dynamic conditions have been investigated

  8. Variable Speed Wind Turbine Based on Multiple Generators Drive-Train Configuration

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    Deng, Fujin; Chen, Zhe

    2010-01-01

    A variable speed wind turbine is presented in this paper, where multiple permanent magnet synchronous generators (MPMSGs) drive-train configuration is employed in the wind turbine. A cascaded multilevel converter interface based on the MPMSGs is developed to synthesize a desired high ac sinusoidal...... reduce the fluctuation of the electromagnetic torque sum and results in a good performance for the MPMSGs structure. The simulation study is conducted using PSCAD/EMTDC, and the results verify the feasibility of this variable speed wind turbine based on multiple generators drive-train configuration....... output voltage, which could be directly connected to the grids. What is more, such arrangement has been made so that the output ac voltage having a selected phase angle difference among the stator windings of multiple generators. A phase angle shift strategy is proposed in this paper, which effectively...

  9. Induction motor IFOC based speed-controlled drive with asymptotic disturbance compensation

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    Stojić Đorđe M.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the design of digitally controlled speed electrical drive, with the asymptotic compensation of external disturbances, implemented by using the IFOC (Indirect Field Oriented Control torque controlled induction motor. The asymptotic disturbance compensation is achieved by using the DOB (Disturbance Observer with the IMP (Internal Model Principle. When compared to the existing IMP-based DOB solutions, in this paper the robust stability and disturbance compensation are improved by implementing the minimal order DOB filter. Also, the IMP-based DOB design is improved by employing the asymptotic compensation of all elemental or more complex external disturbances. The dynamic model of the IFOC torque electrical drive is, also, included in the speed-controller and DOB section design. The simulation and experimental measurements presented in the paper illustrate the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed control scheme.

  10. Performance Indices Based Optimal Tunning Criterion for Speed Control of DC Drives Using GA

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    Deepti Singh

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a framework to carry out a simulation to tune the speed controller gains for known input of DC drive system. The objective is to find the optimal controller gains (proportional and integral in a closed loop system. Various performance indices have been considered as optimal criterion in this work. The optimal gain values have been obtained by conventional and Genetic Algorithm (GA based optimization methods. The study has been conducted on a simulink model of three phase converter controlled direct current (DC drive with current and speed control strategy. The results show that the GA based tunning provided better solutions as compared to conventional optimization methods based tunning.

  11. High-speed low-power voltage-programmed driving scheme for AMOLED displays

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    A new voltage-programmed driving scheme named the mixed parallel addressing scheme is presented for AMOLED displays, in which one compensation interval can be divided into the first compensation frame and the consequent N −1 post-compensation frames without periods of initialization and threshold voltage detection. The proposed driving scheme has the advantages of both high speed and low driving power due to the mixture of the pipeline technology and the threshold voltage one-time detection technology. Corresponding to the proposed driving scheme, we also propose a new voltage-programmed compensation pixel circuit, which consists of five TFTs and two capacitors (5T2C). In–Zn–O thin-film transistors (IZO TFTs) are used to build the proposed 5T2C pixel circuit. It is shown that the non-uniformity of the proposed pixel circuit is considerably reduced compared with that of the conventional 2T1C pixel circuit. The number of frames (N) preserved in the proposed driving scheme are measured and can be up to 35 with the variation of the OLED current remaining in an acceptable range. Moreover, the proposed voltage-programmed driving scheme can be more valuable for an AMOLED display with high resolution, and may also be applied to other compensation pixel circuits. (paper)

  12. The universal quantum driving force to speed up a quantum computation -- The unitary quantum dynamics

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    Miao, Xijia

    2011-01-01

    It is shown in the paper that the unitary quantum dynamics in quantum mechanics is the universal quantum driving force to speed up a quantum computation. This assertion supports strongly in theory that the unitary quantum dynamics is the fundamental and universal principle in nature. On the other hand, the symmetric structure of Hilbert space of a composite quantum system is the quantum-computing resource that is not owned by classical computation. A new quantum-computing speedup theory is se...

  13. Variable Speed Wind Turbine Based on Multiple Generators Drive-Train Configuration

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    Deng, Fujin; Chen, Zhe

    2010-01-01

    A variable speed wind turbine is presented in this paper, where multiple permanent magnet synchronous generators (MPMSGs) drive-train configuration is employed in the wind turbine. A cascaded multilevel converter interface based on the MPMSGs is developed to synthesize a desired high ac sinusoidal output voltage, which could be directly connected to the grids. What is more, such arrangement has been made so that the output ac voltage having a selected phase angle difference among the stator w...

  14. A Study of Hydrogen Generation with Doubly-Fed Adjustable Speed Wind Generator

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    Kinoshita, Hirotaka; Takahashi, Rion; Murata, Toshiaki; Tamura, Junji; Sugimasa, Masatoshi; Komura, Akiyoshi; Futami, Motoo; Ichinose, Masaya; Ide, Kazumasa

    This paper presents a combination system of wind power generator and hydrogen generator. In the proposed system, Doubly-Fed Synchronous Generator (DFSG) is used as an adjustable speed wind generator, and an electrolyzer is connected to its terminal for hydrogen generation, which is controlled by power electronic converters. Output power from the wind generator is smoothed and supplied to the power system as well as to the electrolyzer to generate hydrogen under a cooperative control of the wind generator and the electrolyzer. The performance of the proposed system is investigated by simulation analyses, in which simulations are performed by using PSCAD/EMTDC.

  15. High-speed reference-beam-angle control technique for holographic memory drive

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    Yamada, Ken-ichiro; Ogata, Takeshi; Hosaka, Makoto; Fujita, Koji; Okuyama, Atsushi

    2016-09-01

    We developed a holographic memory drive for next-generation optical memory. In this study, we present the key technology for achieving a high-speed transfer rate for reproduction, that is, a high-speed control technique for the reference beam angle. In reproduction in a holographic memory drive, there is the issue that the optimum reference beam angle during reproduction varies owing to distortion of the medium. The distortion is caused by, for example, temperature variation, beam irradiation, and moisture absorption. Therefore, a reference-beam-angle control technique to position the reference beam at the optimum angle is crucial. We developed a new optical system that generates an angle-error-signal to detect the optimum reference beam angle. To achieve the high-speed control technique using the new optical system, we developed a new control technique called adaptive final-state control (AFSC) that adds a second control input to the first one derived from conventional final-state control (FSC) at the time of angle-error-signal detection. We established an actual experimental system employing AFSC to achieve moving control between each page (Page Seek) within 300 µs. In sequential multiple Page Seeks, we were able to realize positioning to the optimum angles of the reference beam that maximize the diffracted beam intensity. We expect that applying the new control technique to the holographic memory drive will enable a giga-bit/s-class transfer rate.

  16. Feed drive simulation for the prediction of the tool path follow up in High Speed Machining

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    Prévost, David; Lartigue, Claire

    2010-01-01

    This paper deals with an advanced modeling of the feed drives of a five axis machine tool within the context of High Speed Machining. The management of the multi axes as well as high velocities causes problems to the set machine tool - Numerical Controller throughout the trajectory execution process. As a result, many errors are introduced during machining all process long affecting the surface quality. The paper aims at modeling the feed drive dynamics during trajectory follow-up including the current, the velocity and position loops as well as the feed forward terms, which characterize classical drives on actual HSM machines. It concerns translational axes as well as rotary axes. A procedure of identification is implemented. Performances of the model are assessed by the comparison between simulated tool paths to the real one. Experimental verifications of the virtual axis model are detailed for three and five axis trajectories presenting various types of geometrical discontinuities.

  17. Speed Sensorless Vector Control of Induction Motor Drive with PI and Fuzzy Controller

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    R. Gunabalan

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper directed the speed-sensorless vector control of induction motor drive with PI and fuzzy controllers.  Natural observer with fourth order state space model is employed to estimate the speed and rotor fluxes of the induction motor. The formation of the natural observer is similar to and as well as its attribute is identical to the induction motor. Load torque adaptation is provided to estimate the torque and rotor speed is estimated from the load torque, rotor fluxes and stator currents. There is no direct feedback in natural observer and also observer gain matrix is absent. Both the induction motor and the observer are characterized by state space model. Simple fuzzy logic controller and conventional PI controllers are used to control the speed of the induction motor in closed loop. MATLAB simulations are made with PI and fuzzy controllers and the performance of fuzzy controller is better than PI controller in view of torque ripples. The simulation results are obtained for various running conditions to exhibit the suitability of this method for sensorless vector control. Experimental results are provided for natual observer based sensorless vector control with conventional PI controller.

  18. 400-MW adjustable-speed pumped-storage hydraulic power plant

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    Kita, E. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan); Bando, A.; Kuwabara, T. [Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1995-02-01

    The performance of the 400 MW adjustable-speed pumped-storage hydraulic power plant of Okawachi Power Station, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan is outlined. The plant adopts a cycloconverter for an exciter, and uses selectively one of three real power control modes such as fixed-frequency excitation, synchronous speed control and slip-phase control according to internal phase angles. The plant also adopts the operation mode giving priority to quick response to output commands, and the stator frequency detecting mode giving priority to response to power systems. The plant maintains an AFC capacity of {plus_minus}80 MW during pumping operation, and satisfies the intended performance requirements in both generating and pumping modes. The overcurrent and overvoltage protection systems of which functions were ascertained to be effective through power system tests, are used to eliminate side effects due to use of the cycloconverter for an exciter. The specific transient phenomenon analysis system is also used for supporting maintenance works. 5 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  19. Variable-Speed Induction Motor Drives for Aircraft Environmental Control Compressors

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    Mildice, J. W.; Hansen, I. G.; Schreiner, K. E.; Roth, M. E.

    1996-01-01

    New, more-efficient designs for aircraft jet engines are not capable of supplying the large quantities of bleed air necessary to provide pressurization and air conditioning for the environmental control systems (ECS) of the next generation of large passenger aircraft. System analysis and engineering have determined that electrically-driven ECS can help to maintain the improved fuel efficiencies; and electronic controllers and induction motors are now being developed in a NASA/NPD SBIR Program to drive both types of ECS compressors. Previous variable-speed induction motor/controller system developments and publications have primarily focused on field-oriented control, with large transient reserve power, for maximum acceleration and optimum response in actuator and robotics systems. The application area addressed herein is characterized by slowly-changing inputs and outputs, small reserve power capability for acceleration, and optimization for maximum efficiency. This paper therefore focuses on the differences between this case and the optimum response case, and shows the development of this new motor/controller approach. It starts with the creation of a new set of controller requirements. In response to those requirements, new control algorithms are being developed and implemented in an embedded computer, which is integrated into the motor controller closed loop. Buffered logic outputs are used to drive the power switches in a resonant-technology, power processor/motor-controller, at switching/resonant frequencies high enough to support efficient high-frequency induction motor operation at speeds up to 50,000-RPA

  20. A low-power high-speed driving circuit for spatial light modulators

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    朱明皓; 朱从义; 李文江; 张耀辉

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes the design and test of a novel custom driving circuit for multi-quantum-well (MQW) spatial light modulators (SLMs).Unlike previous solutions,we integrated all blocks in one chip to synchronize the control logic circuit and the driving circuits.Single-slope digital-to-analog converters (DACs) inside each pixel are not adopted because it is difficult to eliminate capacitor mismatch.64 column-shared 8-bit resistorstring DACs are utilized to provide programmable output voltages from 0.5 to 3.8 V.They are located on the top of 64 × 64 driving pixels tightly to match each other with several dummies.Each DAC performs its conversion in 280 ns and draws 80 μA.For a high speed data transfer rate,the system adopts a 2-stage shift register that operates at 50 MHz and the modulating rate achieves 50 K frames/s while dissipating 302 mW from a 5-V supply.The die is fabricated in a 0.35μm CMOS process and its area is 5.5 × 7 mm2.

  1. Wavelet transform with fuzzy tuning based indirect field oriented speed control of three-phase induction motor drive

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    Sanjeevikumar, P.; Daya, J.L. Febin; Wheeler, Patrick;

    2015-01-01

    This manuscript presents the details about the novel controller using wavelet transform and fuzzy logic tuning for speed control of an induction motor drive. The conventional proportional-integral (PI) speed controller in an indirect vector control of induction motor drive has been replaced...... by the proposed controller for an improved transient and steady state performances. The discrete wavelet transform has been used to decompose the error speed into different frequency components and the fuzzy logic is used to generate the scaling gains of the wavelet controller. The complete model of the proposed...

  2. Direct Torque Control of Four Switch Three Phase Inverter fed Induction Motor Sensorless Speed Drive

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    Mohamed K Metwally

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents sensorless speed control of induction motor (IM using four switch three phase inverter (FSTPI with direct torque and flux control (DTFC. The proposed sensorless DTFC system consists of an adaptive observer of rotor flux to accurately estimate stator resistance and speed simultaneously, without affecting drive performances. The switching technique for DTFC of IM using FSTPI in low power application is based on the principle of similarity between FSTPI and SSTPI (six switch three phase inverter, where the αβ plan is divided into 6 sectors and the formation of the voltage space vector is done in the same way as for SSTPI by using effective (mean vectors. This approach allows using the well-known established switching table of SSTPI for FSTPI. The simulation results indicates that the sensorless speed control of FSTPI fed IM with DTFC and adaptive observer provides accurate estimate, good trajectory tracking with different dynamics performance. The experimental results verify the effectiveness of the proposed method at different operating points.

  3. Type-2 fuzzy logic control based MRAS speed estimator for speed sensorless direct torque and flux control of an induction motor drive.

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    Ramesh, Tejavathu; Kumar Panda, Anup; Shiva Kumar, S

    2015-07-01

    In this research study, a model reference adaptive system (MRAS) speed estimator for speed sensorless direct torque and flux control (DTFC) of an induction motor drive (IMD) using two adaptation mechanism schemes are proposed to replace the conventional proportional integral controller (PIC). The first adaptation mechanism scheme is based on Type-1 fuzzy logic controller (T1FLC), which is used to achieve high performance sensorless drive in both transient as well as steady state conditions. However, the Type-1 fuzzy sets are certain and unable to work effectively when higher degree of uncertainties presents in the system which can be caused by sudden change in speed or different load disturbances, process noise etc. Therefore, a new Type-2 fuzzy logic controller (T2FLC) based adaptation mechanism scheme is proposed to better handle the higher degree of uncertainties and improves the performance and also robust to various load torque and sudden change in speed conditions, respectively. The detailed performances of various adaptation mechanism schemes are carried out in a MATLAB/Simulink environment with a speed sensor and speed sensorless modes of operation when an IMD is operating under different operating conditions, such as, no-load, load and sudden change in speed, respectively. To validate the different control approaches, the system also implemented on real-time system and adequate results are reported for its validation.

  4. Combined Flux Observer With Signal Injection Enhancement for Wide Speed Range Sensorless Direct Torque Control of IPMSM Drives

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    Blaabjerg, Frede; Andreescu, G.-D.; Pitic, C.I.;

    2008-01-01

    This paper proposes a motion-sensorless control system using direct torque control with space vector modulation for interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM) drives, for wide speed range operation, including standstill. A novel stator flux observer with variable structure uses a combined...... voltage-current model with PI compensator for low-speed operations. As speed increases, the observer switches gradually to a PI compensated closed-loop voltage model, which is solely used at high speeds. High-frequency rotating-voltage injection with a single D-module bandpass vector filter and a phase...

  5. An EMC Evaluation of the Use of Unshielded Motor Cables in AC Adjustable Speed Drive Applications

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    Hanigovszki, Norbert; Poulsen, J.; Spiazzi, G.;

    2004-01-01

    -phase applications the occurrence of common-mode voltage is inherent due to asymmetrical output pulses. As a result, for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) reasons, in most applications shielded cables are used between the inverter and the motor, implying high installation costs. The present paper discusses the use...... of cheaper, unshielded cables. A new method for measuring electromagnetic interference (EMI) from unshielded cables is proposed and measurement results are presented. The level of EMI is evaluated in different situations: without an output filter, with a classical LC output filter and with an advanced output...

  6. An Algebraic Method of Synchronous Pulsewidth Modulation for Converters for Adjustable Speed Drives

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    Oleschuk, Valentin; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2002-01-01

    This paper describes the basic peculiarities of a new method of feedforward synchronous pulsewidth modulation (PWM) of the output voltage of converters, based on one-stage closed-form strategy of PWM with pure algebraic control dependencies. It is applied to voltage source inverters...... with a continuous scheme of conventional voltage space vector modulation and with two basic variants of symmetrical discontinuous PWM. Simulations give the behaviour of the proposed method and show the advantage of algebraic synchronous PWM compared with the typical asynchronous, for low indices of the frequency...

  7. Speed adjustment of blowers in refrigeration engineering. Exemplary applications; Verfahren der Drehzahlveraenderung von Ventilatoren in der Kaeltetechnik. Beispiel verschiedener Anwendungsfaelle

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    Albig, J. [Ziehl-Abegg AG, Kuenzelsau (Germany)

    2007-02-15

    Apart from the motor performance, also the investment cost of speed adjustment systems decide the economic efficiency of blowers. The blower performance itself is left out of account in this investigation. The most common control strategies are investigated, i.e. voltage control, frequence control, and EC technology. (orig.)

  8. Application of modern control theory to variable-speed drive. Gendai seigyo riron no kudo system eno oyo

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    Tanisaka, A.; Yano, K.; Umida, H. (Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1991-10-10

    Application of a modern control theory to drive systems for industrial facilities was reviewed. On a modern control theory, an observer, LQI control (integral optimum regulator), model following control, and adaptive identification were discussed briefly. The following were given as application examples of a modern control theory to practical facilities, the control for depressing impact drop in mill driving for steel rolling, the control for depressing axial torsional vibration in motor connected with load through a low stiffness axis, the control for depressing tension vibration developed in steel plates during cold rolling, the autotuning of parameters, and the instantaneous speed detection in combination of mean speed detection, disturbance torque observer and instantaneous speed calculation. In addition, as new trials for the drive systems, parametrization of three-freedom control systems and adaptive control in vector control were discussed. 9 refs., 21 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Using Artificial Neural Networks for Energy Regulation Based Variable-speed Electrohydraulic Drive

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    XU Ming; JIN Bo; YU Yaxin; SHEN Haikuo; LI Wei

    2010-01-01

    In the energy regulation based varibable-speed electrohydraulic drive system, the supply energy and the demanded energy, which will affect the control performance greatly, are crucial. However, they are hard to be obtained via conventional methods for some reasons. This paper tries to a new route: the definitive numerical values of the supply energy and the demanded energy are not required, except for their relationship which is called energy state. A three-layer back propagation(BP) neural network was built up to act as an energy analysis unit to deduce the energy state. The neural network has three inputs: the reference displacement, the actual displacement of cylinder rod and the system flowrate supply. The output of the neural network is energy state. A Chebyshev type II filter was designed to calculate the cylinder speed for the estimation of system flowrate supply. The training and testing samples of neural network were collected by the system accurate simulation model. After off-line training, the neural network was tested by the testing data. And the testing result demonstrates that the designed neural network was successful. Then, the neural network acts as the energy analysis unit in real-time experiments of cylinder position control, where it works efficiently under square-wave and sine-wave reference displacement. The experimental results validate its feasibility and adaptability. Only a position sensor and some pressure sensors, which are cheap and have quick dynamic response, are necessary for the system control. And the neural network plays the role of identifying the energy state.

  10. Gait Parameter Adjustments for Walking on a Treadmill at Preferred, Slower, and Faster Speeds in Older Adults with Down Syndrome

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    Beth A. Smith

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The combined effects of ligamentous laxity, hypotonia, and decrements associated with aging lead to stability-enhancing foot placement adaptations during routine overground walking at a younger age in adults with Down syndrome (DS compared to their peers with typical development (TD. Our purpose here was to examine real-time adaptations in older adults with DS by testing their responses to walking on a treadmill at their preferred speed and at speeds slower and faster than preferred. We found that older adults with DS were able to adapt their gait to slower and faster than preferred treadmill speeds; however, they maintained their stability-enhancing foot placements at all speeds compared to their peers with TD. All adults adapted their gait patterns similarly in response to faster and slower than preferred treadmill-walking speeds. They increased stride frequency and stride length, maintained step width, and decreased percent stance as treadmill speed increased. Older adults with DS, however, adjusted their stride frequencies significantly less than their peers with TD. Our results show that older adults with DS have the capacity to adapt their gait parameters in response to different walking speeds while also supporting the need for intervention to increase gait stability.

  11. DEVELOPMENT OF OPTIMUM SPEED DIAGRAMS FOR SMALL MOVEMENT OF AN ACTUATING DEVICE OF AС ELECTRIC DRIVE-WITH ELASTIC SHAFTING

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    Dobrobaba Y. P.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available In this article we describe the optimum speed diagram of moving actuating device of АС electric drive with elastic shafting. Parameters, conditions of existence and dependence of the duration of the cycle from the angle of rotation of actuating device are defined as well

  12. A Class of Speed-Sensorless Sliding-Mode Observers for High-Performance Induction Motor Drives

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    Lascu, Christian; Boldea, Ion; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2009-01-01

    A new family of speed-sensorless sliding-mode observers for induction motor drives has been developed. Three topologies are investigated in order to determine their feasibility, parameter sensitivity, and practical applicability. The most significant feature of all schemes is that they do...

  13. Practical Wide-speed-range Sensorless Control System for Permanent Magnet Reluctance Synchronous Motor Drives via Active Flux Model

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    Ancuti, Mihaela Codruta; Tutelea, Lucian; Andreescu, Gheorghe-Daniel;

    2014-01-01

    This article introduces a control strategy to obtain near-maximum available torque in a wide speed range with sensorless operation via the active flux concept for permanent magnet-reluctance synchronous motor drives. A new torque dq current reference calculator is proposed, with reference torque...

  14. Evidence that attitude accessibility augments the relationship between speeding attitudes and speeding behavior: a test of the MODE model in the context of driving.

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    Elliott, Mark A; Lee, Emme; Robertson, Jamie S; Innes, Rhona

    2015-01-01

    According to the MODE model of attitude-to-behavior processes, attitude accessibility augments attitude-behavior correspondence, reflecting an automatic influence of attitudes on behavior. We therefore tested whether attitude accessibility moderates the attitude-behavior relationship in a context that is governed by characteristically automatic behavior, namely driving. In study 1 (correlational design), participants (N=130) completed online questionnaire measures of the valences and accessibilities of their attitudes towards speeding. Two weeks later, online questionnaire measures of subsequent speeding behavior were obtained. Attitude valence was a significantly better predictor of behavior at high (mean+1SD) versus low (mean-1SD) levels of attitude accessibility. In study 2 (experimental design), attitude accessibility was manipulated with a repeated attitude expression task. Immediately after the manipulation, participants (N=122) completed online questionnaire measures of attitude valence and accessibility, and two weeks later, subsequent speeding behavior. Increased attitude accessibility in the experimental (versus control) condition generated an increase in attitude-behavior correspondence. The findings are consistent with the MODE model's proposition that attitudes can exert an automatic influence on behavior. Interventions to reduce speeding could usefully increase the accessibility of anti-speeding attitudes and reduce the accessibility of pro-speeding attitudes.

  15. AN EXPERIMENTAL-STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT METHODS AND INTENSITIES OF LAW-ENFORCEMENT ON DRIVING SPEED ON MOTORWAYS

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    DEWAARD, D; ROOIJERS, T

    1994-01-01

    Two field experiments were conducted to establish the most effective method of enforcement in reducing driving speed and to establish the most efficient strategy in terms of police force personnel required. In the first experiment, the effect of three variables on driving speed on motorways was stud

  16. Fault Detection in Gear Drives with Non-Stationary Rotational Speed-Part i: the Time-Frequency Approach

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    Meltzer, G.; Ivanov, Yu Ye

    2003-09-01

    This paper deals with the recognition of faults in toothing during non-stationary start-up and run-down of gear drives. In the first part, this task will be solved by means of the time-frequency analysis. As a practical case study, we investigated a planetary gear for passenger cars. New exponental smoothing kernels which respect to the known-in-advance angular acceleration of gear drive were created. These kernels must be adapted in the case of an in-advance-unknown course of rotational speed.

  17. Swarming Speed Control for DC Permanent Magnet Motor Drive via Pulse Width Modulation Technique and DC/DC Converter

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    A.S. Oshaba

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This study presents an approach for the speed control of a permanent magnet DC motor drive via Pulse Width Modulation (PWM technique and a DC/DC converter. The Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO technique is used to minimize a time domain objective function and obtain the optimal controller parameters. The performance of the proposed technique has been evaluated using various types of disturbances including load torque variations. Simulation results illustrate clearly the robustness of the controller and validity of the design technique for controlling the speed of permanent magnet motors.

  18. Dynamic Modeling of Adjustable-Speed Pumped Storage Hydropower Plant: Preprint

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    Muljadi, E.; Singh, M.; Gevorgian, V.; Mohanpurkar, M.; Havsapian, R.; Koritarov, V.

    2015-04-06

    Hydropower is the largest producer of renewable energy in the U.S. More than 60% of the total renewable generation comes from hydropower. There is also approximately 22 GW of pumped storage hydropower (PSH). Conventional PSH uses a synchronous generator, and thus the rotational speed is constant at synchronous speed. This work details a hydrodynamic model and generator/power converter dynamic model. The optimization of the hydrodynamic model is executed by the hydro-turbine controller, and the electrical output real/reactive power is controlled by the power converter. All essential controllers to perform grid-interface functions and provide ancillary services are included in the model.

  19. DAC to Mitigate the Effect of Periodic Disturbances on Drive Train using Collective Pitch for Variable Speed Wind Turbine

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    Imran, Raja Muhammad; Hussain, Dil Muhammad Akbar; Soltani, Mohsen

    2015-01-01

    by wind which is combination of step and periodic disturbances (generated by wind shear and tower shadow ) of the turbine for above rated wind speed (Region III). We have presented a wind modeling for wind shear and tower shadow effect for the wind turbine control simulation and also developed a control...... scheme to mitigate the effect of 3p flicker on drive train. 5MW wind turbine of the National Renewable Laboratories (NREL) is used as research object and results are simulated in MATLAB/Simulink. We designed the controller based on linearized model of the wind turbine generated for above rated wind speed......DAC is a linear control technique used to mitigate the effect of disturbance on the plant. It is a superposition of full state feedback and disturbance feedback. This paper presents a control technique based on Disturbance Accommodation Control (DAC) to reduce fatigue on drive train generated...

  20. Feed drive modelling for the simulation of tool path tracking in multi-axis High Speed Machining

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    Prévost, David; Lartigue, Claire; Dumur, Didier

    2011-01-01

    Within the context of High Speed Machining, it is essential to manage the trajectory generation to achieve both high surface quality and high productivity. As feed drives are one part of the set Machine tool - Numerical Controller, it is necessary to improve their performances to optimize feed drive dynamics during trajectory follow up. Hence, this paper deals with the modelling of the feed drive in the case of multi axis machining. This model can be used for the simulation of axis dynamics and tool-path tracking to tune parameters and optimize new frameworks of command strategies. A procedure of identification based on modern NC capabilities is presented and applied to industrial HSM centres. Efficiency of this modelling is assessed by experimental verifications on various representative trajectories. After implementing a Generalized Predictive Control, reliable simulations are performed thanks to the model. These simulations can then be used to tune parameters of this new framework according to the tool-pat...

  1. A Novel Adjustment Method for Shearer Traction Speed through Integration of T-S Cloud Inference Network and Improved PSO

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    Lei Si

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to efficiently and accurately adjust the shearer traction speed, a novel approach based on Takagi-Sugeno (T-S cloud inference network (CIN and improved particle swarm optimization (IPSO is proposed. The T-S CIN is built through the combination of cloud model and T-S fuzzy neural network. Moreover, the IPSO algorithm employs parameter automation adjustment strategy and velocity resetting to significantly improve the performance of basic PSO algorithm in global search and fine-tuning of the solutions, and the flowchart of proposed approach is designed. Furthermore, some simulation examples are carried out and comparison results indicate that the proposed method is feasible, efficient, and is outperforming others. Finally, an industrial application example of coal mining face is demonstrated to specify the effect of proposed system.

  2. Adjusting for car occupant injury liability in relation to age, speed limit, and gender-specific driver crash involvement risk.

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    Keall, Michael; Frith, William

    2004-12-01

    It is well established that older drivers' fragility is an important factor associated with higher levels of fatal crash involvement for older drivers. There has been less research on age-related fragility with respect to the sort of minor injuries that are more common in injury crashes. This study estimates a quantity that is related to injury fragility: the probability that a driver or a passenger of that driver will be injured in crashes involving two cars. The effects of other factors apart from drivers' fragility are included in this measure, including the fragility of the passengers, the crashworthiness of cars driven, seatbelt use by the occupants, and characteristics of crashes (including configuration and impact speed). The car occupant injury liability estimates appropriately includes these factors to adjust risk curves by age, gender, and speed limit accounting for overrepresentation in crashes associated with fragility and these other factors. PMID:15545071

  3. Gravitational search algorithm based tuning of a PI speed controller for an induction motor drive

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    Abd Ali, Jamal; Hannan, M. A.; Mohamed, Azah

    2016-03-01

    Proportional-integral (PI)-controller is very useful for controlling speed and mechanical load variables for the three-phase induction motor (TIM) operation. However, the conventional PI-controller has a very exhaustive trial and error procedure for obtaining it is parameters. In this paper, PI speed controller has been improved in it is design technique to suite TIM by utilizing a gravitational search algorithm (GSA) optimization technique. The mean absolute error (MAE) of the speed response has been used as an objective function. An optimal GSA based PI speed controller (GSA-PI) objective function is also employed to tune and minimize the MAE for developing the performance of the TIM in terms of changes speed and mechanical load. This experiment use space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) technique to create pulse width modulation for switching devices for three phase bridge inverter. Results obtained from the GSA-PI speed controller are compared with those obtained through particle swarm optimization (PSO) to validate the developed controller. Then it has been proved that the robustness of the GSA-PI speed controller is far better than that of the1 PSO controller in all tested cases in terms of damping capability and transient response under different mechanical loads and speeds.

  4. Low-Driving-Voltage Optical Modulation Utilizing FWM for High-Speed Transmission Systems

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    Akihiko; Matsuura; Toshiya; Matsuda; Tomoyoshi; Kataoka

    2003-01-01

    We propose an optical transmitter with reduced modulator driving voltage. This reduction is achieved through an on-off ratio improvement technique based on FWM. We confirmed the feasibility of the method in a 43-Gbit/s experiment.

  5. Emission characteristics of nonmethane hydrocarbons from private cars and taxis at different driving speeds in Hong Kong

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    Guo, H.; Zou, S. C.; Tsai, W. Y.; Chan, L. Y.; Blake, D. R.

    2011-05-01

    Vehicular emissions are the major sources of a number of air pollutants including nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) in urban area. The emission composition and emission factors of NMHCs from vehicles are currently lacking in Hong Kong. In this study, speciation and emission factors of NMHCs emitted from gasoline-fuelled private cars and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-fuelled taxis at different driving speeds were constructed using a chassis dynamometer. Large variations in the contributions of individual NMHC species to total emission were observed for different private cars at different driving speeds. The variations of individual NMHC emissions were relatively smaller for taxis due to their relatively homogeneous year of manufacture and mileages. Incomplete combustion products like ethane, ethene and propene were the major component of both types of vehicles, while unburned fuel component was also abundant in the exhausts of private cars and taxis (i.e. i-pentane and toluene for private car, and propane and butanes for taxi). Emission factors of major NMHCs emitted from private cars and taxis were estimated. High emission factors of ethane, n-butane, i/ n-pentanes, methylpentanes, trimethylpentanes, ethene, propene, i-butene, benzene, toluene and xylenes were found for private cars, whereas propane and i/ n-butanes had the highest values for taxis. By evaluating the effect of vehicular emissions on the ozone formation potential (OFP), it was found that the contributions of olefinic and aromatic hydrocarbons to OFP were higher than that from paraffinic hydrocarbons for private car, whereas the contributions of propane and i/ n-butanes were the highest for taxis. The total OFP value was higher at lower speeds (≤50 km h -1) for private cars while a minimum value at driving speed of 100 km h -1 was found for taxis. At the steady driving speeds, the total contribution of NMHCs emitted from LPG-fuelled taxis to the OFP was much lower than that from gasoline

  6. Electric Drive Control with Rotor Resistance and Rotor Speed Observers Based on Fuzzy Logic

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    C. Ben Regaya

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Many scientific researchers have proposed the control of the induction motor without speed sensor. These methods have the disadvantage that the variation of the rotor resistance causes an error of estimating the motor speed. Thus, simultaneous estimation of the rotor resistance and the motor speed is required. In this paper, a scheme for estimating simultaneously the rotor resistance and the rotor speed of an induction motor using fuzzy logic has been developed. We present a method which is based on two adaptive observers using fuzzy logic without affecting each other and a simple algorithm in order to facilitate the determination of the optimal values of the controller gains. The control algorithm is proved by the simulation tests. The results analysis shows the characteristic robustness of the two observers of the proposed method even in the case of variation of the rotor resistance.

  7. The Effect of Rotor Cruise Tip Speed, Engine Technology and Engine/Drive System RPM on the NASA Large Civil Tiltrotor (LCTR2) Size and Performance

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    Robuck, Mark; Wilkerson, Joseph; Maciolek, Robert; Vonderwell, Dan

    2012-01-01

    A multi-year study was conducted under NASA NNA06BC41C Task Order 10 and NASA NNA09DA56C task orders 2, 4, and 5 to identify the most promising propulsion system concepts that enable rotor cruise tip speeds down to 54% of the hover tip speed for a civil tiltrotor aircraft. Combinations of engine RPM reduction and 2-speed drive systems were evaluated. Three levels of engine and the drive system advanced technology were assessed; 2015, 2025 and 2035. Propulsion and drive system configurations that resulted in minimum vehicle gross weight were identified. Design variables included engine speed reduction, drive system speed reduction, technology, and rotor cruise propulsion efficiency. The NASA Large Civil Tiltrotor, LCTR, aircraft served as the base vehicle concept for this study and was resized for over thirty combinations of operating cruise RPM and technology level, quantifying LCTR2 Gross Weight, size, and mission fuel. Additional studies show design sensitivity to other mission ranges and design airspeeds, with corresponding relative estimated operational cost. The lightest vehicle gross weight solution consistently came from rotor cruise tip speeds between 422 fps and 500 fps. Nearly equivalent results were achieved with operating at reduced engine RPM with a single-speed drive system or with a two-speed drive system and 100% engine RPM. Projected performance for a 2025 engine technology provided improved fuel flow over a wide range of operating speeds relative to the 2015 technology, but increased engine weight nullified the improved fuel flow resulting in increased aircraft gross weights. The 2035 engine technology provided further fuel flow reduction and 25% lower engine weight, and the 2035 drive system technology provided a 12% reduction in drive system weight. In combination, the 2035 technologies reduced aircraft takeoff gross weight by 14% relative to the 2015 technologies.

  8. Experimental Performance Evaluation of a High Speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor and Drive for a Flywheel Application at Different Frequencies

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    Nagorny, Aleksandr S.; Jansen, Ralph H.; Kankam, M. David

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents the results of an experimental performance characterization study of a high speed, permanent magnet motor/generator (M/G) and drive applied to a flywheel module. Unlike the conventional electric machine the flywheel M/G is not a separated unit; its stator and rotor are integrated into a flywheel assembly. The M/G rotor is mounted on a flywheel rotor, which is magnetically levitated and sealed within a vacuum chamber during the operation. Thus, it is not possible to test the M/G using direct load measurements with a dynamometer and torque transducer. Accordingly, a new in-situ testing method had to be developed. The paper describes a new flywheel M/G and drive performance evaluation technique, which allows the estimation of the losses, efficiency and power quality of the flywheel high speed permanent magnet M/G, while working in vacuum, over wide frequency and torque ranges. This method does not require any hardware modification nor any special addition to the test rig. This new measurement technique is useful for high-speed applications, when applying an external load is technically difficult.

  9. Mechanical fault diagnostics for induction motor with variable speed drives using Adaptive Neuro-fuzzy Inference System

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    Ye, Z. [Department of Electrical & amp; Computer Engineering, Queen' s University, Kingston, Ont. (Canada K7L 3N6); Sadeghian, A. [Department of Computer Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ont. (Canada M5B 2K3); Wu, B. [Department of Electrical & amp; Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ont. (Canada M5B 2K3)

    2006-06-15

    A novel online diagnostic algorithm for mechanical faults of electrical machines with variable speed drive systems is presented in this paper. Using Wavelet Packet Decomposition (WPD), a set of feature coefficients, represented with different frequency resolutions, related to the mechanical faults is extracted from the stator current of the induction motors operating over a wide range of speeds. A new integrated diagnostic system for electrical machine mechanical faults is then proposed using multiple Adaptive Neuro-fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS). This paper shows that using multiple ANFIS units significantly reduces the scale and complexity of the system and speeds up the training of the network. The diagnostic algorithm is validated on a three-phase induction motor drive system, and it is proven to be capable of detecting rotor bar breakage and air gap eccentricity faults with high accuracy. The algorithm is applicable to a variety of industrial applications where either continuous on-line monitoring or off-line fault diagnostics is required. (author)

  10. Using LDR as Sensing Element for an External Fuzzy Controller Applied in Photovoltaic Pumping Systems with Variable-Speed Drives

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    Geraldo Neves De A. Maranhão

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper, a fuzzy controller applied to a Variable-Speed Drive (VSD for use in Photovoltaic Pumping Systems (PVPS is proposed. The fuzzy logic system (FLS used is embedded in a microcontroller and corresponds to a proportional-derivative controller. A Light-Dependent Resistor (LDR is used to measure, approximately, the irradiance incident on the PV array. Experimental tests are executed using an Arduino board. The experimental results show that the fuzzy controller is capable of operating the system continuously throughout the day and controlling the direct current (DC voltage level in the VSD with a good performance.

  11. Using LDR as Sensing Element for an External Fuzzy Controller Applied in Photovoltaic Pumping Systems with Variable-Speed Drives.

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    Maranhão, Geraldo Neves De A; Brito, Alaan Ubaiara; Leal, Anderson Marques; Fonseca, Jéssica Kelly Silva; Macêdo, Wilson Negrão

    2015-09-22

    In the present paper, a fuzzy controller applied to a Variable-Speed Drive (VSD) for use in Photovoltaic Pumping Systems (PVPS) is proposed. The fuzzy logic system (FLS) used is embedded in a microcontroller and corresponds to a proportional-derivative controller. A Light-Dependent Resistor (LDR) is used to measure, approximately, the irradiance incident on the PV array. Experimental tests are executed using an Arduino board. The experimental results show that the fuzzy controller is capable of operating the system continuously throughout the day and controlling the direct current (DC) voltage level in the VSD with a good performance.

  12. A hybrid inverter/cycloconverter-based variable-speed three-phase induction motor drive for single-phase inputs

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    Chen, C. [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States). Scientific Research Lab.; Divan, D.M.; Novotny, D.W. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    1995-05-01

    This paper presents a simple converter topology for driving a three-phase induction motor with a single-phase ac supply. Using only two active switches and a Triac, the converter can start the motor with high starting torque and low input current, and can bring the motor up to full speed using a very cost-effective, single-phase field-oriented control strategy. The converter supplies balanced output voltages at rated frequency with virtually no output distortion and with very high input power factor. In this paper, the capability contours for different speed ranges and various operating modules are addressed; the trade-offs between output torque, torque, ripple, input current distortion, and inverter rating are also explained, and the proposed control approaches are supported by simulation and test results.

  13. Exploration of combined adjustment laws about IGV,stator and rotational speed in off-design conditions in an axial compressor

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    2010-01-01

    Experimental investigations are performed in a three-stage low-speed axial compressor with variable inlet guide vanes(IGV) and adjustable stators.The characteristics of the compressor,especially the efficiency and stall margin,are analyzed in design and off-design operation conditions by adjusting stagger angles of IGV and stators as well as changing the rotational speed.The experimental results show that the off-design performance of the multistage axial compressor is improved by restaggering of IGV and stators related to rotational speed.Considering the background of engineering applications,digital signal processing(DSP) technique is used to realize online adjustment of stagger angles according to the corresponding relations between incidence angles of rotor and rotational speed.

  14. A Class of Speed Sensorless Sliding Mode Observers for Direct Torque Controlled Induction Motor Drives

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    Lascu, Cristian; Boldea, Ion; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2004-01-01

    A family of speed-sensorless sliding-mode observers for induction motors has been developed. Three topologies have been investigated in order to determine their feasibility, parameter sensitivity and practical applicability. The salient feature of all schemes is that they do not require the rotor...... speed adaptation, that is, they are inherently sensorless observers. The most versatile is a dual-reference-frame observer. The other two schemes, implemented in stator frame and rotor frame, respectively, are simpler and are insensitive to detuning some of the motor parameters. Main theoretical aspects...

  15. Multi-scale calculation of settling speed of coarse particles by accelerated Stokesian dynamics without adjustable parameter

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    Long Wang; Jiachun Li; Jifu Zhou

    2009-01-01

    The calculation of settling speed of coarse parti-cles is firstly addressed, with accelerated Stokesian dynamics without adjustable parameters, in which far field force act-ing on the particle instead of particle velocity is chosen as dependent variables to consider inter-particle hydrodynamic interactions. The sedimentation of a simple cubic array of spherical particles is simulated and compared to the results available to verify and validate the numerical code and computational scheme. The improved method keeps the same computational cost of the order O(Nlog N) as usual accelerated Stokesian dynamics does. Then, more realistic random suspension sedimentation is investigated with the help of Mont Carlo method. The computational results agree well with experimental fitting. Finally, the sedimentation of finer cohesive particle, which is often observed in estuary environment, is presented as a further application in coastal engineering.

  16. Variable speed drives for pumps used in intensive pond culture systems

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    Prior to about 2010, the only large pumps on most catfish farms were those associated with the water supply. Water from wells is usually pumped to the surface using single-speed, vertical, lineshaft turbine pumps powered by three phase, electric motors. Since 2010, several catfish farmers have bui...

  17. Dynamic Analysis of Fluid Power Drive-trains for Variable Speed Wind Turbines: a Parameter Study

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    Jarquin Laguna, A.; Diepeveen, N.F.B.

    2013-01-01

    In the pursuit of making wind energy technology more economically attractive, the application of fluid power technology for the transmission of wind energy is being developed by several parties all over the world. This paper presents a dynamic model of a fluid power transmission for variable speed w

  18. Comparative Study between PI and FUZZY Logic Speed Controller in Vector Controlled PMSM Drive

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    Kaushik Jash

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper is concerned with vector control of permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM using two different type of speed controller, one is PI controller and another is FUZZY logic controller. Although Proportional Integral Controller usually preferred as a speed controller due to its fixed gain and integral time constant but the performance of PI controller is affected by parameter variation, such as load changing, speed variation etc. In PI controller THD of the stator phase current is more and torque ripple also more. To avoid this problem here we used FUZZY logic controller. In this paper the mathematical model of PMSM, using the powerful simulation modeling capabilities of Matlab/Simulink is implemented. The entire PMSM control system is divided into several independent functional modules such as PMSM body module, inverter module and coordinate transformation module and Sinusoidal pulse width modulation (SPWM production module and so on. Here we used two loops, one is outer loop known as speed control loop, another is inner loop called current loop. we can analyzed a variety of simulation waveforms and it provide an effective means for the analysis and design of the PMSM control system.

  19. Development of a driving method suitable for ultrahigh-speed shooting in a 2M-fps 300k-pixel single-chip color camera

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    Yonai, J.; Arai, T.; Hayashida, T.; Ohtake, H.; Namiki, J.; Yoshida, T.; Etoh, T. Goji

    2012-03-01

    We have developed an ultrahigh-speed CCD camera that can capture instantaneous phenomena not visible to the human eye and impossible to capture with a regular video camera. The ultrahigh-speed CCD was specially constructed so that the CCD memory between the photodiode and the vertical transfer path of each pixel can store 144 frames each. For every one-frame shot, the electric charges generated from the photodiodes are transferred in one step to the memory of all the parallel pixels, making ultrahigh-speed shooting possible. Earlier, we experimentally manufactured a 1M-fps ultrahigh-speed camera and tested it for broadcasting applications. Through those tests, we learned that there are cases that require shooting speeds (frame rate) of more than 1M fps; hence we aimed to develop a new ultrahigh-speed camera that will enable much faster shooting speeds than what is currently possible. Since shooting at speeds of more than 200,000 fps results in decreased image quality and abrupt heating of the image sensor and drive circuit board, faster speeds cannot be achieved merely by increasing the drive frequency. We therefore had to improve the image sensor wiring layout and the driving method to develop a new 2M-fps, 300k-pixel ultrahigh-speed single-chip color camera for broadcasting purposes.

  20. 高频斩波串级调速系统功率因数的分析与计算%Analysis and Calculation for Power Factor of the High-frequency Chopped Wave Cascade Speed Control Drive System

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    张军伟; 王兵树; 万军; 甄亚

    2011-01-01

    相对于变频调速系统,高频斩波串级调速系统具有节能效率高、结构简单、技术难度小等优点,在交流调速中得到了广泛应用.但和传统串级调速一样,该系统的严重缺点之一是功率因数低,而且随着负载变化和速度的调节,系统功率因数的变化范围很大.所以有必要准确分析计算其功率因数.本文介绍了高频斩波串级调速系统的工作原理,在此基础上提出了一种新的计算高频斩波串级调速系统功率因数的简化算法,总结了影响高频斩波串级调速系统功率因数的几大因素,最后通过建立试验系统进行验证,证实该算法的可靠性,对实际工程设计有实用价值.%Compared with frequency conversion speed control, high-frequency chopped wave cascade speed control drive system has such advantages as good efficiency on energy saving, simple structure and little technical difficulty,etc. So, it is widely used in AC governing speed field. However, as the traditional cascade speed governing drive, low power factor is the same overt weakness to the high-frequency chopped wave cascade speed control drive system. In addition, the power factor could change in a large range with the speed adjustment and changing load. So it is very necessary to analyse and calculate the power factor accurately. A compact algorithm to calculate the power factor of chopped wave cascade speed control drive system is put forward on the basic of introduction of the radical theory about it. A few of factors impacting on the power factor of chopper cascade speed control drive system are summed up. At last, A simulation validating system is founded, and which prove that the algorithm is reliable and practical on engineering design.

  1. Structure of 15-Level Sub-Module Cascaded H-Bridge Inverter for Speed Control of AC Drive Applications

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    R. Uthirasamy

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the implementation of a single phase 15-level Sub-Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Inverter (SMCHBI for variable speed industrial drive applications. It consists of sub-multilevel modules and H-bridge inverter configuration. Sub-multilevel switches synthesize stepped DC link voltage and current from the DC sources. H-bridge inverter switches renovate stepped DC link voltage and current into sinusoidal waveform. Compared with conventional Cascaded Multilevel Inverter (CMLI, the proposed system employs the reduced number of power switches, DC sources and gate driver requirements. The proposed system not only reduces the overall system cost but also reduces the voltage stress across the inverter switches. The proposed system does not required additional resonant soft switching circuits for Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS of inverter. In the proposed method, variable frequency method is adopted for the speed control of industrial induction motor drives. A prototype model of 15-level SMCHB is developed and the performance of the systems is validated experimentally.

  2. An enhanced Z-source inverter topology-based permanent magnet brushless DC motor drive speed control

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    Geno Peter, P.; Rajaram, M.

    2015-08-01

    In this paper, an enhanced Z-source inverter (ZSI) is introduced for controlling the speed of permanent magnet brushless DC motor (PMBLDCM) drive. It is the extension of the conventional ZSI and the elements used in the circuit are the same as those of the conventional ZSI, except that the position of Inverter Bridge and diode would be exchanged from the classical circuit diagram. This exchanged circuit avoids the startup path of the inrush current and hence reduces the inrush current and improves the motor efficiency. Different modes of enhanced ZSI are studied with PMBLDCM. The voltage polarity of Z-source capacitors in the proposed circuit is the same as that of the input voltage polarity. Furthermore, to get the same voltage boost, the capacitor voltage stress is reduced to a significant extent. The speed control capability of the proposed brushless DC motor drive is compared with that of the conventional ZSI. The proposed ZSI is implemented in MATLAB/Simulink working platform and the output performance is evaluated. Also, the performance of voltage ratio is analysed both by simulation and mathematical models. All these analyses are known to express the innovative features of the proposed system.

  3. Social interactions dominate speed control in driving natural flocks toward criticality

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    Bialek, William; Giardina, Irene; Mora, Thierry; Pohl, Oliver; Silvestri, Edmondo; Viale, Massimiliano; Walczak, Aleksandra

    2013-01-01

    Flocks of birds exhibit a remarkable degree of coordination and collective response. It is not just that thousands of individuals fly, on average, in the same direction and at the same speed, but that even the fluctuations around the mean velocity are correlated over long distances. Quantitative measurements on flocks of starlings, in particular, show that these fluctuations are scale-free, with effective correlation lengths proportional to the linear size of the flock. Here we construct models for the joint distribution of velocities in the flock that reproduce the observed local correlations between individuals and their neighbors, as well as the variance of flight speeds across individuals, but otherwise have as little structure as possible. These minimally structured, or maximum entropy models provide quantitative, parameter-free predictions for the spread of correlations throughout the flock, and these are in excellent agreement with the data. These models are mathematically equivalent to statistical phy...

  4. MRAS speed estimator with fuzzy and PI stator resistance adaptation for sensorless induction motor drives using RT-lab

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    S. Mohan Krishna

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a real-time simulation study of Model Reference Adaptive System based rotor speed estimator with parallel stator resistance adaptation mechanism for speed sensorless induction motor drive. Both, the traditional Proportional Integral and Fuzzy logic based control mechanisms are utilised for stator resistance adaptation, while, the rotor speed is estimated parallely by means of Proportional Integral based mechanism. The estimator's response to dynamic changes in Load perturbation and doubling of the nominal value of the actual stator resistance of the motor is observed. The superiority of the fuzzy based stator resistance adaptation in the Model Reference Adaptive System estimator is proved through results validated in real-time. The purpose of employing a fairly new real-time platform is to reduce the test and prototype time. The model is initially built using Matlab/Simulink blocksets and the results are validated in real time using RT-Lab. The RT-lab blocksets are integrated into the Simulink model and then executed in real-time using the OP-4500 target developed by Opal-RT. The real-time simulation results are observed in the workstation.

  5. Interpolating gain-scheduled H∞ loop shaping design for high speed ball screw feed drives.

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    Dong, Liang; Tang, WenCheng; Bao, DaFei

    2015-03-01

    This paper presents a method to design servo controllers for flexible ball screw drives with time-varying dynamics, which are mainly due to the time-varying table position and the workpiece mass. A gain-scheduled H∞ loop shaping controller is designed to achieve high tracking performance against the dynamic variations. H∞ loop shaping design procedure incorporates open loop shaping by a set of compensators to obtain performance/robust stability tradeoffs. The interpolating gain-scheduled controller is obtained by interpolating the state space model of the linear time-invariant (LTI) controllers estimated for fixed values of the scheduling parameters and a linear least squares problem can be solved. The proposed controller has been compared with P/PI with velocity and acceleration feedforward and adaptive backstepping sliding mode control experimentally. The experimental results indicate that the tracking performance has been improved and the robustness for time-varying dynamics has been achieved with the proposed scheme.

  6. High-Speed Current dq PI Controller for Vector Controlled PMSM Drive

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    Mohammad Marufuzzaman

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available High-speed current controller for vector controlled permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM is presented. The controller is developed based on modular design for faster calculation and uses fixed-point proportional-integral (PI method for improved accuracy. Current dq controller is usually implemented in digital signal processor (DSP based computer. However, DSP based solutions are reaching their physical limits, which are few microseconds. Besides, digital solutions suffer from high implementation cost. In this research, the overall controller is realizing in field programmable gate array (FPGA. FPGA implementation of the overall controlling algorithm will certainly trim down the execution time significantly to guarantee the steadiness of the motor. Agilent 16821A Logic Analyzer is employed to validate the result of the implemented design in FPGA. Experimental results indicate that the proposed current dq PI controller needs only 50 ns of execution time in 40 MHz clock, which is the lowest computational cycle for the era.

  7. Performance Analysis of DTC-SVM Sliding Mode Controllers-Based Parameters Estimator of Electric Motor Speed Drive

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    Fatma Ben Salem

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is concerned with a framework which unifies direct torque control space vector modulation (DTC-SVM and variable structure control (VSC. The result is a hybrid VSC-DTC-SVM controller design which eliminates several major limitations of the two individual controls and retains merits of both controllers. It has been shown that obtained control laws are very sensitive to variations of the stator resistance, the rotor resistance, and the mutual inductance. This paper discusses the performances of adaptive controllers of VSC-DTC-SVM monitored induction motor drive in a wide speed range and even in the presence of parameters uncertainties and mismatching disturbances. Better estimations of the stator resistance, the rotor resistance, and the mutual inductance yield improvements of induction motor performances using VSC-DTC-SVM, thereby facilitating torque ripple minimization. Simulation results verified the performances of the proposed approach.

  8. The use of variable speed drives for cost-effective energy savings in South African mine cooling systems

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    Highlights: • Energy analysis of 20 South African mine cooling systems. • Energy savings and feasibility calculated for large-scale variable speed drive implementation. • An annual electricity saving of 144,721 MW h (32.2%) and CO2 emission reduction of 132 Mton can be realised. • Pump and fan application found more viable than chiller application. • Pilot implementation study shows pump electricity savings of 29.9%. - Abstract: An industrial energy efficiency improvement through the introduction of modern technology is an important demand-side management initiative. Cooling systems on South African mines have been identified as large electricity consumers. There is significant potential for energy efficiency improvement by the widespread introduction of variable speed drive (VSD) technology. An energy audit was conducted on 20 large mine cooling systems and potential savings and feasibility indicators were calculated. A pilot implementation study was also done on one mine to experimentally validate the estimated savings. In this paper, the results of the audit, the potential savings and the pilot study results are presented. It is shown that large-scale implementation of VSDs on mine cooling system pumps and fans is economically viable. A total annual electrical energy saving of 144,721 MW h, or 32.2%, can be achieved. An annual cost saving of US$6,938,148 and CO2 emissions reduction of 132 Mton is possible. The implementation of VSDs on mine chiller compressors will also result in large energy savings, but is not economically feasible at present. Results of the pilot study indicate an electricity savings of 29.9%. The results are important to decision makers and indicate the significant impact that widespread VSD usage on mine cooling systems can have on South African mine sustainability

  9. High- Speed railway lines in Germany: Experience in Tunnelling in Karstic Geology and Discussion oF Tunnel Driving Methods

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    Rudolf Pottler

    2004-01-01

    In the course of Deutsche Bahn's new high - speed railway line between Nuremberg and Ingolstadt, a number of tunnels are being constructed, with a total length of about 15 km. One of the longest tunnel is the 7,250 m long Irlahüll tunnel.The tunnel was driven in karst geology. It was not expected that karst phenomena would be so widespread. This forced client, designer and contractor to take a new approach to the project. Different tools were developed to handle the problems on site. Additional site investigations had to be performed to identify karst phenomena in the vicinity of the tunnel. For validating the stability and serviceability of the tunnel, a new way of defining the probability of failure of the construction had to be found. Based on the experience of the tunnel driving at the high - speed railway line in Germany between Nuremberg and Ingolstadt, two different methods of tunnelling are discussed: Drill and blast ( New Austrian Tunnelling Method: NATM) and the use of tunnel boring machines (TBM).

  10. Minimization and identification of conducted emission bearing current in variable speed induction motor drives using PWM inverter

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    A Ramachandran; M Channa Reddy; Ranjan Moodithaya

    2008-10-01

    The recent increase in the use of speed control of ac induction motor for variable speed drive using pulse width modulation (PWM) inverter is due to the advent of modern power electronic devices and introduction of microprocessors. There are many advantages of using ac induction motor for speed control applicatons in process and aerospace industries, but due to fast switching of the modern power electronic devices, the parasitic coupling produces undesirable effects. The undesirable effects include radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) which adversely affect nearby computers, electronic/electrical instruments and give rise to the flow of bearing current in the induction motor. Due to the flow of bearing current in the induction motor, electrical discharge machining takes place in the inner race of the bearing which reduces the life of the bearing. In high power converters and inverters, the conducted and radiated emissions become a major concern. In this paper, identification of bearing current due to conducted emission, the measurement of bearing current in a modified induction motor and to minimize the bearing current are discussed. The standard current probe, the standard line impedance stabilization network (LISN)), the electronics interface circuits are used to measure high frequency common mode current, bearing current and to minimize the conducted noise from the system. The LISN will prevent the EMI noise entering the system from the supply source by conductive methods, at the same time prevents the EMI generated if any due to PWM, fast switching in the system, will not be allowed to enter the supply line. For comparing the results with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) standards, the graphs are plotted with frequency Vs, line voltage in $dB{_\\mu} V$, common mode voltage in $dB{_\\mu} V$ and the bearing current in $dB_{\\mu} A$ with out and with minimizing circuits.

  11. Effects of priming exercise on the speed of adjustment of muscle oxidative metabolism at the onset of moderate-intensity step transitions in older adults.

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    De Roia, Gabriela; Pogliaghi, Silvia; Adami, Alessandra; Papadopoulou, Christina; Capelli, Carlo

    2012-05-15

    Aging is associated with a functional decline of the oxidative metabolism due to progressive limitations of both O(2) delivery and utilization. Priming exercise (PE) increases the speed of adjustment of oxidative metabolism during successive moderate-intensity transitions. We tested the hypothesis that such improvement is due to a better matching of O(2) delivery to utilization within the working muscles. In 21 healthy older adults (65.7 ± 5 yr), we measured contemporaneously noninvasive indexes of the overall speed of adjustment of the oxidative metabolism (i.e., pulmonary Vo(2) kinetics), of the bulk O(2) delivery (i.e., cardiac output), and of the rate of muscle deoxygenation (i.e., deoxygenated hemoglobin, HHb) during moderate-intensity step transitions, either with (ModB) or without (ModA) prior PE. The local matching of O(2) delivery to utilization was evaluated by the ΔHHb/ΔVo(2) ratio index. The overall speed of adjustment of the Vo(2) kinetics was significantly increased in ModB compared with ModA (P ModA (P < 0.05), suggesting an improved O(2) delivery. Our data are compatible with the hypothesis that, in older adults, PE, prior to moderate-intensity exercise, beneficially affects the speed of adjustment of oxidative metabolism due to an acute improvement of the local matching of O(2) delivery to utilization. PMID:22422668

  12. Effects of priming exercise on the speed of adjustment of muscle oxidative metabolism at the onset of moderate-intensity step transitions in older adults.

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    De Roia, Gabriela; Pogliaghi, Silvia; Adami, Alessandra; Papadopoulou, Christina; Capelli, Carlo

    2012-05-15

    Aging is associated with a functional decline of the oxidative metabolism due to progressive limitations of both O(2) delivery and utilization. Priming exercise (PE) increases the speed of adjustment of oxidative metabolism during successive moderate-intensity transitions. We tested the hypothesis that such improvement is due to a better matching of O(2) delivery to utilization within the working muscles. In 21 healthy older adults (65.7 ± 5 yr), we measured contemporaneously noninvasive indexes of the overall speed of adjustment of the oxidative metabolism (i.e., pulmonary Vo(2) kinetics), of the bulk O(2) delivery (i.e., cardiac output), and of the rate of muscle deoxygenation (i.e., deoxygenated hemoglobin, HHb) during moderate-intensity step transitions, either with (ModB) or without (ModA) prior PE. The local matching of O(2) delivery to utilization was evaluated by the ΔHHb/ΔVo(2) ratio index. The overall speed of adjustment of the Vo(2) kinetics was significantly increased in ModB compared with ModA (P ModA (P < 0.05), suggesting an improved O(2) delivery. Our data are compatible with the hypothesis that, in older adults, PE, prior to moderate-intensity exercise, beneficially affects the speed of adjustment of oxidative metabolism due to an acute improvement of the local matching of O(2) delivery to utilization.

  13. Space and time harmonics related problems and their mitigation for position and speed sensorless slip-ring induction motor drives applications

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    Subhasis Nandi

    2008-10-01

    There have been renewed interests in slip-ring induction machines due to their increasing use in both grid connected and stand-alone wind power generation schemes. Despite the squirrel cage induction generators’ advantages of being brushless, low-cost, needing less maintenance and having inherent overload protection, the biggest advantage of variable-speed wound rotor induction machines is in its doubled energy capture. Also in high power induction motor drives such as static Kramer drives or static Scherbius drives use of wound rotor induction motors is a must. Thus it becomes necessary to measure the speed of the machine for closed loop control for such high performance drives. Recently, a sensorless position and speed estimation scheme was proposed for wound rotor wind power generator. In this paper, the limitation of the scheme caused by space and time harmonics have been investigated. Simulation results have been presented to explain the mechanism of the space and time harmonics caused distortion of current. Experimental results showing the deterioration of speed detection scheme at light load for a slip-ring induction motor have been presented. Finally, improvements have been applied experimentally to obtain better speed estimation.

  14. Chapter 18: Variable Frequency Drive Evaluation Protocol

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    Romberger, J.

    2014-11-01

    An adjustable-speed drive (ASD) includes all devices that vary the speed of a rotating load, including those that vary the motor speed and linkage devices that allow constant motor speed while varying the load speed. The Variable Frequency Drive Evaluation Protocol presented here addresses evaluation issues for variable-frequency drives (VFDs) installed on commercial and industrial motor-driven centrifugal fans and pumps for which torque varies with speed. Constant torque load applications, such as those for positive displacement pumps, are not covered by this protocol. Other ASD devices, such as magnetic drive, eddy current drives, variable belt sheave drives, or direct current motor variable voltage drives, are also not addressed. The VFD is by far the most common type of ASD hardware. With VFD speed control on a centrifugal fan or pump motor, energy use follows the affinity laws, which state that the motor electricity demand is a cubic relationship to speed under ideal conditions. Therefore, if the motor runs at 75% speed, the motor demand will ideally be reduced to 42% of full load power; however, with other losses it is about 49% of full load power.

  15. 同调式带转动的无级变速%Stepless Speed of Synchronous Adjusting Belt Drive

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    邢荣胜; 赵华

    2002-01-01

    通过对国内目前广泛采用的v型带无级变速传动装置中存在的问题进行剖析,并根据实际需要,设计出一种结构简单,调速灵活,操作方便的同调式带传动无级变速装置.

  16. Improvements in High Speed, High Resolution Dynamic Digital Image Correlation for Experimental Evaluation of Composite Drive System Components

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    Kohlman, Lee W.; Ruggeri, Charles R.; Roberts, Gary D.; Handschuh, Robert Frederick

    2013-01-01

    Composite materials have the potential to reduce the weight of rotating drive system components. However, these components are more complex to design and evaluate than static structural components in part because of limited ability to acquire deformation and failure initiation data during dynamic tests. Digital image correlation (DIC) methods have been developed to provide precise measurements of deformation and failure initiation for material test coupons and for structures under quasi-static loading. Attempts to use the same methods for rotating components (presented at the AHS International 68th Annual Forum in 2012) are limited by high speed camera resolution, image blur, and heating of the structure by high intensity lighting. Several improvements have been made to the system resulting in higher spatial resolution, decreased image noise, and elimination of heating effects. These improvements include the use of a high intensity synchronous microsecond pulsed LED lighting system, different lenses, and changes in camera configuration. With these improvements, deformation measurements can be made during rotating component tests with resolution comparable to that which can be achieved in static tests

  17. Balanced Motions Realization for a Mechanical Regulators Free and Front-Wheel Drive Bicycle Robot Under Zero Forward Speed

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    Yonghua Huang

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on a mechanical regulator free and front‐ wheel drive bicycle robot. We present a scheme to achieve the robotʹs track‐stand motion and circular motion under zero forward speed. In a situation where the robotʹs front‐bar is locked at 90 degrees, a kinetic constraint about the rotating rate of the front‐wheel and the yawing rate of the frame is derived. Using the constraint as a basis, we developed a simplified model of two independent velocities for the robot. The model suggests there is an under‐ actuated rolling angle in the system. Our control strategy originates from the under‐ actuated characteristics of the robot system. Concretely, we linearize the rolling angle of the frame and set the bicycle robot to regulate its tilting by rotating the front‐wheel. In the track‐stand motion, we control the position and the rotational rate of the front‐wheel; but in the circular motion, only the rotational rate of the front‐wheel is strictly regulated. Both simulations and physical experiments results show that our strategy is effective for achieving these two motions.

  18. A Study on Driver Posture Adjustment During Longtime Driving%长时间驾驶过程中驾驶员姿势调节的研究

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    王波; 成波; 张非若; 陶鑫

    2014-01-01

    The effects of posture adjustment, including seat cushion adjustment and backrest adjustment, during longtime driving are studied in this paper. Specifically, the effects of the direction, amplitude and frequency of adjustment are studied by comprehensively adopting the testing means of body pressure distribution and subjective rating method. The results of seat cushion and backrest adjustment experiments indicate that the forward adjustment of seat cushion can significantly enhance driving comfort, especially the comforts of hands and legs;while the back-ward one has no apparent effects. The forward adjustment of backrest can also improve the comfort of overall human body except hip;while the backward one has little effects. As for the amplitude and frequency of adjustment, their changes on the effects of both seat cushion and backrest adjustments are not significant.%本文研究了在长时间驾驶过程中进行姿势调节(包括坐垫调节和靠背调节)的效果,综合采用了体压分布测试手段和主观评价方法,研究了调节方向、调节幅度和调节频度的影响。坐垫调节实验和靠背调节实验的结果表明,向前调整坐垫能显著提高驾乘舒适性,尤其是手臂、下肢等末端的舒适性;向后调整坐垫效果不明显。向前调整靠背能够在整体上提高人体舒适性,但是臀部的舒适性会下降;向后调整靠背效果不大。就本文中选取的调节幅度和频度,对坐垫调节效果和靠背调节效果没有显著的影响。

  19. Improvement of power system stability of an adjustable-speed pumped-storage generator/motor. Denryoku keito ni okeru kahensoku yosui hatsuden dendoki no keito anteido kojo ni kansuru kenkyu

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    Michigami, T. (Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (Japan)); Koyanagi, K. (Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

    1994-02-20

    Recently, adjustable-speed pumped-storage generator/motor (adjustable-speed machine) is applied to power system as AFC adjusting force. This adjustable-speed machine has no problem on its stability and AC excitation control is carried out by the cycloconverter with speedy response since its being different from the conventional fixed-speed synchronous machine that the rotor speed becomes to adjustable. In this paper, aiming at the improvement of power system stability by using said adjustable-speed machine, the basic consideration on the rotor speed and reactive power control by AC excitation of the adjustable-speed machine; theoretical examination on the analysis model for analysing the system stability; analysis simulation results using two machine-pair infinite system for obtaining the basic properties of the improvement of power system stability; verification results on the effectiveness of improvement of power system stability as well as analysis model by simulative power transmission test are described. Further, the analysis simulation results on the effectiveness of improvement of power system stability by the models with the scale of practical system are reported. 11 refs., 15 figs., 9 tabs.

  20. Fuzzy Logic based Speed Control of a Six-Phase Series-Connected Two-Motor Drive System Feed from SVPWMVSI

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    H. A. Hairik

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new topology for the control of a six-phase series-connectedtwo-motor drive system supplied from Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWMVoltage Source Inverter (VSI. The two-motordrive system consists of a six-phase and athree-phase induction motors connected in series. These motors and the supply system havebeen analyzed to construct a field-orientedmodel for them. This model clearly shows thepossibility of independent of control of the two machines. A fuzzy logic based speed controller has been constructed and used to drive the two-motor in this work . The two-motor system, inverter system, and the fuzzy controller models are implemented and tested using Simulink/Matlab facilities. The presented results show the validity of the model to dowell for the sake of speed control under different operating conditions.

  1. 新型高速精密压力机传动机构研究%Research on new drive mechanism of a high-speed precision press

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    柯尊芒; 鹿新建; 冯华伟; 王寒阳

    2013-01-01

    基于ADAMS动力学仿真软件,对卵形齿轮一曲柄滑块机构的新型高速精密压力机进行仿真研究,并与曲柄滑块机构的滑块位移、速度、加速度和驱动扭矩进行对比,有助于该型高速精密压力机的研发.%Based on ADAMS the oval gear-slider-crank mechanism of the new high-speed precision press was studied.The slider displacement,velocity,acceleration and driving torque were compared with the slider-crank mechanism.And this helps the development of the high-speed precision press

  2. Common-mode DC-bus filter design for variable-speed drive system via transfer ratio measurements

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    Zhao, D.; Ferreira, J.A.; Roc'h, A.; Leferink, F.

    2009-01-01

    Filters used in electromagnetic interference suppression are often described in literature on drive systems and have become a standard solution in industry. The effect of the commercial off-the-shelf filter depends significantly on how it is installed. A model that includes the installation paramete

  3. Fault Tolerant Three-Phase AC Motor Drive Topologies:A Comparison of Features, Cost, and Limitations

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    2005-01-01

    THE RELIABILITY of adjustables peed ac motor drives is an area of great interest for all members of the drives community and marketplace. This is particularly the case for the military, aerospace and automotive industries that are increasingly adopting variable speed drives in order to improve overall system efficiency and performance. There are certain safety critical applications such as steering, fuel pumps,

  4. Rotor-dynamic design aspects for a variable frequency drive based high speed cryogenic centrifugal pump in fusion devices

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    Superconducting magnets of large size are inevitable for fusion devices due to high magnetic field requirements. Forced flow cooling of the superconducting magnets with high mass flowrate of the order ∼3 kg/s is required to keep superconducting magnets within its safe operational boundaries during various plasma scenarios. This important requirement can be efficiently fulfilled by employing high capacity and high efficiency cryogenic centrifugal pumps. The efficiency > 70% will ensure overall lower heat load to the cryoplant. Thermo-hydraulic design of cryogenic centrifugal pump revealed that to achieve the operational regime with high efficiency, the speed should be ∼ 10,000 revolutions per minute. In this regard, the rotor-dynamic design aspect is quite critical from the operational stability point of view. The rotor shaft design of the cryogenic pump is primarily an outcome of optimization between thermal heat-in leak at cryogenic temperature level from ambient, cryogenic fluid impedance and designed rotation speed of the impeller wheel. The paper describes the basic design related to critical speed of the rotor shaft, rotor whirl and system instability prediction to explore the ideal operational range of the pump from the system stability point of view. In the rotor-dynamic analysis, the paper also describes the Campbell plots to ensure that the pump is not disturbed by any of the critical speeds, especially while operating near the nominal and enhanced operating modes. (author)

  5. A semelparous fish continues upstream migration when exposed to alarm cue, but adjusts movement speed and timing

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    Luhring, Thomas M; Meckley, Trevor D.; Johnson, Nicholas S.; Siefkes, Michael J.; Hume, John B.; Wagner, C. Michael

    2016-01-01

    Animals make trade-offs between predation risk and pursuit of opportunities such as foraging and reproduction. Trade-offs between antipredator behaviours and foraging are well suited to manipulation in laboratory and field settings and have generated a vast compendium of knowledge. However, much less is known about how animals manage trade-offs between predation risk and pursuit of reproductive opportunities in the absence of the confounding effects of foraging. In the present study, we investigated how the nonfeeding migratory life stage of sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, responds to odour from dead conspecifics (a cue that induces avoidance behaviours in laboratory and field studies). We released groups of PIT-tagged sea lamprey 65 m from the shore of Lake Michigan or 287 m upstream in Carp Lake River and used antennas to detect their movements in the river. As the breeding season progressed, sea lamprey initiated upstream movement earlier and were more likely to enter the river. Sea lamprey that began the night in Lake Michigan entered Carp Lake River at higher rates and accelerated upstream when exposed to high concentrations of alarm cue, consistent with animals attempting to minimize time spent in risky areas. Sea lampreys that began the night in the river delayed upstream movement when exposed to alarm cue, consistent with animals sheltering and gathering information about a source of risk. We attribute this context-specific reaction to alarm cue to differences in perceived vulnerability to predation in sheltered positions in the river versus exposed positions in the lake. Once in the river, the vast majority of sea lamprey moved upstream independent of alarm cue or Julian date. Although life-history-induced time and energy budgets place rigid constraints on the direction of migration, sea lamprey attend to predation risk by modifying movement timing and speed.

  6. Fault Detection in Gear Drives with Non-Stationary Rotational Speed - Part II: the Time-Quefrency Approach

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    Meltzer, G.; Ivanov, Yu. Ye.

    2003-03-01

    This paper deals with the recognition of faults in toothing during non-stationary start up and run down of gear drives. In the first part, this task was solved by means of the time-frequency analysis. A planetary gear was used as a case study. Part II contains a new approach using the time-quefrency analysis. The same example was successfully subjected in this procedure.

  7. THE ANALYSIS OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF MECHANICAL SPEED OF DRIVING FOR OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESS OF DRILLING OF OIL AND GAS WELLS

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    Tsоuprikov A. A.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of models is carried out from a definition position for system of optimum control of drilling of basic mathematical model on which calculation of optimum regime parameters is possible. The main equation for management of process of drilling of wells is the mathematical model of mechanical speed of a driving as function from axial load of a chisel, the speed of rotation of a chisel and a consumption of boring solution for cleaning of a well of destroyed breed. Key parameter is axial load of a chisel; graphically dependence of speed of drilling on loading has S appearance - a figurative curve of Bingham which has a convex mathematical extremum. In the article, domestic and foreign models of drilling are considered; their schedules according to skilled data of conducting of wells are constructed. Models are sedate, i.e. reflect only a linear site of a curve of Bingham, data of trade drilling is well approximated with initial and linear sites of curves. Thus, on them it is possible to make only rational management of process, and the optimum mode exists only on border of range of definition of function. Only the A.A. Pogarsky model is suitable for optimum control, having a mathematical maximum and S-shaped form of a curve. All models depend on two parameters of management – load of a chisel and speeds of rotation of a chisel and don't consider the third on influence on drilling speed parameter - a consumption of boring solution. Therefore, Pogarsky's model was finished by inclusion in it in an explicit form of a consumption of boring solution. Check of model by means of the regression analysis of skilled data of drilling from official reports of drilling foremen showed its reliability for 71-99%. The model allows carrying out optimum control of drilling in the "axial load of a chisel" parameter

  8. Use of an expert system for the choice of variable speed drives; Application des techniques d`intelligence artificielle pour le choix des systemes d`entrainement a vitesse variable

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    Chetate, B.; Khaldi, T.; Boudjennah, B.; Kara, C. [Institut National des Hydrocarbures et de la Chimie de Boumerdes (Algeria). Laboratoire des Economies d`Energie Electrique

    1998-06-01

    The electrical motors variable speed is a factor of energy saving. The interest of variable speed is justified by the fact that the investment is quickly redeemable. In this study, the authors present an expert system for the rational choice of variable speed drives (IES/VSD). This system allows to take into account the varieties of electrical motors, electronics converters and complex control systems. (authors) 12 refs.

  9. Applied intelligent control of induction motor drives

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    Chan, Tze Fun

    2011-01-01

    Induction motors are the most important workhorses in industry. They are mostly used as constant-speed drives when fed from a voltage source of fixed frequency. Advent of advanced power electronic converters and powerful digital signal processors, however, has made possible the development of high performance, adjustable speed AC motor drives.This book aims to explore new areas of induction motor control based on artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in order to make the controller less sensitive to parameter changes. Selected AI techniques are applied for different induction motor control s.

  10. A high-speed multi-protocol quantum key distribution transmitter based on a dual-drive modulator

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    Korzh, Boris; Houlmann, Raphael; Zbinden, Hugo

    2013-01-01

    We propose a novel source based on a dual-drive modulator that is adaptable and allows Alice to choose between various practical quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols depending on what receiver she is communicating with. Experimental results show that the proposed transmitter is suitable for implementation of the Bennett and Brassard 1984 (BB84), coherent one-way (COW) and differential phase shift (DPS) protocols with stable and low quantum bit error rate. This could become a useful component in network QKD, where multi-protocol capability is highly desirable.

  11. A Luenberger State Observer for Simultaneous Estimation of Speed and Rotor Resistance in sensorless Indirect Stator Flux Orientation Control of Induction Motor Drive

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    Mabrouk Jouili

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The primary objective of this paper is to implement a sensorless indirect stator field oriented control (ISFOC of induction motor drive with rotor resistance tuning. Indeed, the proposed method for simultaneous rotor speed and rotor resistance estimation is based on Luenberger observer (LO. In order to estimate the rotor speed and the rotor resistance, an adaptive algorithm based on Lyapunov stability theory by using measured and estimated stator currents and estimated stator flux is proposed. The suggested control scheme, as a result, achieves a sound performance with computational complexity reduction obtained by using the analytical relation to determine the LO gain matrix. Again, the observer is simple and robust, when compared with the previously developed observers, and suitable for online implementation. For current regulation, however, this paper suggests a conventional Proportional-Integral (PI controller with feed-forward compensation terms in the synchronous frame. Owing to its advantages, an Integral-Proportional (IP controller is used for rotor speed regulation. The design, analysis, and implementation for a 3-kW induction motor are completely carried out using a dSpace DS 1104 digital signal processor (DSP based real-time data acquisition control (DAC system, and MATLAB/Simulink environment. Digital simulation and experimental results are presented to show the improvement in performance of the proposed algorithm.

  12. Comparative study of SVPWM (space vector pulse width modulation) & SPWM (sinusoidal pulse width modulation) based three phase voltage source inverters for variable speed drive

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    Ahmed, Waheed; Usman Ali, Syed M.

    2013-12-01

    We have performed comparative studies of Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) and Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation (SPWM) techniques utilizing MATLAB tools. During these investigations, we carried out intensive simulations, comprehensively analyzed the obtained results and compared the harmonic density, power factor (PF), & switching losses of SVPWM and SPWM. It has been observed during investigations that if the switching frequency is high then losses due to harmonics are negligible, thus based on obtained results we suggested that the SVPWM technique is a more reliable solution. Because SVPWM utilizes DC bus voltage more efficiently, generates less Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) and has higher output quality it provides flexible control of output voltage and output frequency for Variable Speed Drive (VSD).

  13. Comparative Analysis of Different PWM Techniques to Reduce the Common Mode Voltage in Three-Level Neutral-Point-Clamped Inverters for Variable Speed Induction Drives

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    Bharati Raja

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This work presents the comparative study of the different PWM techniques to reduce the common-mode voltage (CMV at the output of neutral point diode clamped inverter for variable speed drives. Here the comparative study is done by the phase opposition disposed (POD, sinusoidal pulse width modulation (SPWM, phase disposition (PD, phase shift (PS space vector modulation (SVM techniques are proposed. A good trade-off between the quality of the output voltage and the partial magnitude of the CMV is achieved in this work. The scheme is proposed for three-level inverter. This work realizes the implementation of Three-level diode clamped MLI for three-phase (Y-Δ induction motor with the implementation of a space vector modulation technique without any additional control algorithm to reduce CMV within the range + Vdc/6. The Simulation with a 1HP induction motor drive system is setup in Matlab-2011b  and the same results validated effectively by hardware – FPGA-SPARTEN III processor and its shows that the CM voltage is effectively reduced and the maximum output voltage is not affected.  

  14. Warp Drive: A New Approach

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    Obousy, Richard

    2007-01-01

    Certain classes of higher dimensional models suggest that the Casimir Effect is a candidate for the cosmological constant. In this paper we demonstrate that a sufficiently advanced civilization could, in principal, manipulate the radius of the extra dimension to locally adjust the value of the cosmological constant. This adjustment could be tuned to generate an expansion/contraction of spacetime around a spacecraft creating an exotic form of field-propulsion. Due to the fact that spacetime expansion itself is not restricted by relativity, a faster-than-light 'warp drive' could be created. Calculations of the energy requirements of such a drive are performed and an 'ultimate' speed limit, based on the Planckian limits on the size of the extra dimensions is found.

  15. Alternating-Current Motor Drive for Electric Vehicles

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    Krauthamer, S.; Rippel, W. E.

    1982-01-01

    New electric drive controls speed of a polyphase as motor by varying frequency of inverter output. Closed-loop current-sensing circuit automatically adjusts frequency of voltage-controlled oscillator that controls inverter frequency, to limit starting and accelerating surges. Efficient inverter and ac motor would give electric vehicles extra miles per battery charge.

  16. Modeling and Simulation of Flux-Optimized Induction Motor Drive

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    Igried Dib Al-Khawaldeh

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The efficiency of induction motor drives under variable operating conditions can be improved by predicting the optimum flux that guarantees loss minimization. In this research, a loss-minimization scalar controller, based on determining of modulation index of IGBT inverter-based AC-to-AC converter, which corresponds to optimum flux, is proposed. For this purpose, mathematical models for total power losses as a function of magnetic flux, optimum flux as a function of operating speed and load torque, and modulation index as a function of optimum flux were analytically derived. Loss-minimized, scalar-controlled induction motor drive system was modeled, simulated and experimentally tested. The results have validated the effectiveness of this system in minimizing the motor operating losses, especially at light and medium loads. Also, the dynamic performance of the drive system has been improved. The proposed controller can be implemented in adjustable speed induction motor drive systems with variable loads, operating below rated speed.

  17. Traffic Offences: Planned or Habitual? Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour and habit strength to explain frequency and magnitude of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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    Lheureux, Florent; Auzoult, Laurent; Charlois, Colette; Hardy-Massard, Sandrine; Minary, Jean-Pierre

    2016-02-01

    This study addresses the socio-cognitive determinants of traffic offences, in particular of speeding and drinking and driving. It has two aims: (1) to test the hypothesis of a direct effect of habits on offences (i.e., independent of intentions) by employing a specific measure of habits (i.e., the SRIH) and (2) to analyse the offences by taking account of three distinct parameters: Frequency, usual magnitude (i.e., the most frequent deviation from the law) and maximal magnitude (i.e., the greatest deviation occasionally adopted) in order to represent more accurately the variability of the offending behaviours. A total of 642 drivers replied to a questionnaire. The results corroborate the idea that intention and habit are distinct and direct determinants of offences. The use of the SRIH dismisses the criticisms made with regard to the measure of past behaviour. The distinction between the three behavioural parameters proves to be relevant, as their determinants are not exactly similar. Finally, attitude and subjective norm had direct effects on the maximal magnitude and/or on the frequency of the offence. The discussion concerns the contribution of this study to the analysis of offences as well as its limitations and addresses the theoretical plausibility of the direct effects of attitude and the subjective norm. PMID:25656057

  18. An Improved Internal Model Principle Based Multivariable Nonlinear Control Method with Multiclass Nonharmonic Disturbances and Its Application to Speed Control of a Motor Drive System

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    Yang Yu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We study the global disturbance rejection problem for a class of general multivariable nonlinear systems with multiclass nonharmonic disturbances. The paper first introduces the importance and state of the art for disturbance rejection problem and describes the control problem in the form of mathematical expressions. It stresses the multiclass disturbances produced by the exosystem satisfying certain characteristic conditions. Then, the nonlinear internal models are designed in accordance with different characteristics of multiclass external disturbances. On the basis of introduction of the control law for disturbance-free system, a multivariable state feedback controller is devised in terms of the designed internal model equations and corresponding assumptions. A Lyapunov function is constructed to theoretically prove the global uniform boundness of all signals for the multivariable closed-loop system. Finally, the presented method is applied to implement the speed control and reject the multiclass nonharmonic disturbances for a two-input motor drive system. The simulation results testify correctness and effectiveness of the presented algorithm.

  19. 可调式风扇传动安装座在客车上的应用%Application of an Adjustable Fan Drive Installed Stand to Bus/Coach

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    叶成友

    2015-01-01

    Aiming at the abnormal wear and fracture problems of the belts with traditional fan drive equipment on a bus/coach, the author introduces a type of a solution of adjustable fan drive installation stand. This can completely solve the problem of fan drive belts abnormal wear and fracture, prolong the service life and reduce the maintenance cost.%针对目前客车上采用传统风扇传动装置存在皮带异常磨损和断裂的问题,介绍一种可调式风扇传动安装座的解决方案,彻底解决风扇传动皮带异常磨损和断裂的问题,延长使用寿命和降低维护保养成本。

  20. Measures for speed management.

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    2009-01-01

    Measures for speed management are essential for limiting the negative effects of driving too fast and at inappropriate speeds. To begin with, safe and credible speed limits need to be determined. Dynamic and variable speed limits that take into account the current circumstances, such as weather cond

  1. 高速磁力泵隔离套的磁涡流损失%Eddy current loss of containment shell of high-speed magnetic driving pump

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    孔繁余; 张勇; 邵飞; 王志强; 薛玲

    2012-01-01

    In order to quickly and accurately study the effects of containment shell material on the eddy current loss of high-speed magnetic drive pump, containment shells using materials TC4 and lCrl8Ni9Ti were simulated using ANSYS software. The numerical results of eddy current loss were compared with those of experiment. The comparison results showed that, the eddy current loss generated by lCrl8Ni9Ti was 2.26 times more than that of TC4 when other parameters were the same. The numerical results were in agreement with that of experiment, thus the credibility of numerical simulation eddy current loss was proved. Besides, it was also proved that TC4 was an ideal material for containment shells of magnetic driving pump.%为了快速准确地研究不同金属材料的隔离套对高速磁力泵磁涡流损失的影响.该文利用ANSYS软件分别对采用不同金属材料TC4和1Cr18Ni9Ti的磁力泵隔离套进行有限元分析,得到涡流损失数值分析结果,并与涡流损失试验值进行对比.对比表明:在除隔离套材料不同外其余完全相同的条件下,1Cr18Ni9Ti材料隔离套产生的涡流损失是TC4材料的2.26倍,模拟值与试验值基本吻合.磁涡流损失的模拟方法是可行的.验证了TC4钛合金是高速磁力泵隔离套的理想材料.

  2. Improved Control of an Active-Front-End Adjustable Speed Drive with a Small dc-link Capacitor under Real Grid Conditions

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    Klumpner, Christian; Liserre, Marco; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2004-01-01

    the control task more challenging. This paper discusses problems related to the ASD dc-link both in respect to its stability (under regeneration as well as in the case of constant power absorbed by the inverter stage) both also in respect to the dc voltage ripple generated by the grid unbalance and made more...

  3. The Relationship between Road Design and Driving Behavior

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    Abele, Liva; Møller, Mette

    2011-01-01

    Speed is a substantial factor contributing to road safety. Currently, speed reduction is mainly achieved through law enforcement and the implementation of traffic calming measures. An alternative speed reducing approach is to encourage drivers to voluntarily choose an appropriate driving speed....... Improving road infrastructure safety can be achieved by making roads forgiving and self-explaining. This could be done by clarifying the road design characteristics for each road category. The effect on driver behavior by varying road-shoulders and presence of roadside trees was tested by means of a fixed......- on collisions. Roadside trees did not cause drivers to adjust their driving speed; possibly due to trees not being perceived as a threat to safety by the drivers. Due to a relatively small sample size the findings of this study should be considered provisional and as pilot results for further simulator...

  4. Speed Estimation for All-wheel Drive Vehicles Based on Multi-information Fusion%基于多信息融合的全轮独立电驱动车辆车速估计

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    褚文博; 李深; 江青云; 刘力; 罗禹贡

    2011-01-01

    鉴于用非驱动轮轮速信号来估计车速的方法已不适用于没有非驱动轮的全轮独立电驱动车辆,提出了借融合车载普通传感器信号和驱动电机反馈信号等多信息源,并基于稳态工况下的轮速信号卡尔曼滤波和瞬态工况下的加速度积分的全轮驱动车辆车速估计方法.通过实车试验对该方法的有效性、适用性和精度进行了验证.%In view of the unsuitability of traditional speed estimation methods based on speed signal of driven wheel to all-wheel drive vehicle without driven wheels, a speed estimation scheme for all-wheel drive vehicle is proposed by means of the fusion of multi-information including on-board common sensor signals and feedback signals of driving motor, and based on the Kalman filtering of wheel speed signal in steady-state condition and acceleration integration in transient condition. The results of real vehicle test verify the validity, suitability and accuracy of the method.

  5. Face Tunneling Process Gas Emission in the Relationship of the Amount of Driving Speed%工作面掘进过程中瓦斯涌出量与掘进速度的关系探讨

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    候三中

    2016-01-01

    By using numerical simulation method for dynamic tunneling working face gas emission quantity is calculated, the gas tunnel in different excavation speed case emission laws, and the establishment of two element regression model to analyze the gas driving speed and driving distance and the tunnel gushing quantity relationship.%本文用数值模拟的方法对动态掘进工作面瓦斯涌出量进行了计算,得出在不同掘进速度情况下巷道的瓦斯涌出规律,并建立二元回归模型分析了掘进速度和掘进距离与巷道的瓦斯涌出量之间的关系。

  6. SPEED COMPLIANCE IN FREEWAY VARIABLE SPEED LIMIT SYSTEM – CASE STUDY OF THE PRAGUE CITY RING

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    Michał MATOWICKI

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Many previous studies have confirmed the strong relationship between speed compliance and the frequency and severity of traffic accidents. Variable speed limit (VSL system as a measure to improve traffic safety enables the freeway system to change its posted speed limit based on various traffic and environmental conditions. Such system helps drivers to recognize the upcoming events, to adjust their driving style and in such way to address speed variation of the traffic flow. This is called speed harmonization. Although many studies researching the effect of VSL system on the traffic stream can be found, there are only few addressing its influence on the drivers behavior, particularly focusing on their tolerance limit and compliance, which has crucial meaning for future design of controlling algorithms. This study was prepared to inspect this grey area by studying the data from the VSL system at Prague city ring, describing the influence of the highway management system and its influence on drivers.

  7. Improving homogeneity by dynamic speed limit systems.

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    Nes, N. van Brandenberg, S. & Twisk, D.A.M.

    2010-01-01

    Homogeneity of driving speeds is an important variable in determining road safety; more homogeneous driving speeds increase road safety. This study investigates the effect of introducing dynamic speed limit systems on homogeneity of driving speeds. A total of 46 subjects twice drove a route along 12

  8. Research of Ultrasonic Flow Meter with Driving-voltage and Gain Combined Adjustment%电压与增益联合调节的超声波流量计研制

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    徐方明; 朱浩; 闫丽; 韩宇琦

    2013-01-01

    As an unimpeded measurement instrument,ultrasonic flow meters are used widely in the water supply industry,petrochemical engineering and power industry.The driving-circuits of ultrasonic transducer have an important influence on driving power and echo signal.This paper introduced the design of combined adjustment with driving-voltage of ultrasonic transducer and gain of echo signal,and provided the detailed hardware circuits and software control flow.Ultrasonic flow meters can use different driving-voltage and gain under different measure circumstances with combined adjustment of driving-voltage of ultrasonic transducer and gain of echo signal.The design enhanced driving-power of ultrasonic transducer,ensured better amplitude and SNR(signal to noise ratio) of echo signal which played important role in reducing the measuring blind area,increasing measuring distance,improving measuring accuracy and stability.%超声波流量计作为无阻碍式的流量测量仪器,被广泛应用于供水、石油、化工以及电力等工业场合,超声波换能器驱动电路直接影响着超声波发射功率和接收信号.文中首先介绍了超声波流量计换能器驱动电压和回波信号增益可联合调节的设计方案,其次描述了该方案实现的硬件电路原理及软件控制流程,最后通过试验证明通过对换能器驱动电压及回波增益的联合调节,超声波流量计可在不同工况下采用不同驱动电压和回波增益,有效增加换能器驱动功率,保证回波信号的幅值大小,提高其信噪比,对减小超声波流量计的测量盲区、增加测量距离、提高测量精度与稳定性等方面均有重要作用.

  9. 不同调整路径下资本结构的调整速度比较分析——来自中国上市公司的经验证据%Comparative Research on Capital Structure Adjustment Speeds of Different Adjustment Approaches-An Empirical Study Based on Data from Chinese Listed Companies

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    白明; 任若恩

    2011-01-01

    Based on partial adjustment model, this paper identifies the method of calculating capital structure adjustment speeds of different adjustment approaches, and compares the speeds of different adjustment approaches of Chinese listed companies, including commercial credit , short-term debt , long-term debt , stock and internal retain. The main findings are as follows. External fund is the main supply for Chinese listed companies, which seems to be the reverse of Pecking Order Theory. The most effective approach is stock and the least effective one is long-term debt. The distribution of the five adjustment speeds in different industries is different due to the different operation and ownership characteristics of the leading enterprises in different industries. The companies with financial surplus mainly depend on the stock adjustment approach while the ones with financial deficit prefer debt adjustment approach.%基于部分调整模型提出了不同调整路径下资本结构调整速度的计算方法,并且从全样本、分行业以及分现金状况三个方面,测算和比较了我国上市公司通过商业信用、短期负债、长期负债、股票以及内部留存五条路径调整资本结构的调整速度.研究发现:我国上市公司主要依靠外源资金调整资本结构,最有效的外源调整路径是股票,效率最低的路径是长期负债,调整路径的选择顺序与融资优序理论相悖;行业的经营特点和行业中龙头企业的所有制性质影响各路径调整速度的分布,各行业路径调整速度的分布存在明显差异;现金充裕的企业主要依靠调整股票路径,而现金短缺的企业则主要依靠债务调整路径.

  10. DC Servo Motor's Speed Regulation Method of Adjusting Frequency at Fixed Duty Cycle Based on PLC%基于PLC的直流伺服电机定占空比调频调速

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    王平; 高明华; 马坤; 公维帅; 荣伟

    2012-01-01

    Many programmable logic controllers (PLC) have integrated high-speed pulse output functions, which provide convenience for motion control. But high-speed pulse output of fixed duty cycle caused difficulties when PLC directly applied to the PWM speed regulation of DC servo motor. Took full use of PLC s highspeed pulse output selected the driver chip L298N, and proposed the method of adjusting the frequency to change speed at fixed duty cycle without extra external devices and applied to production line of IC card. Experimental result shows the DC servo motor speed and the pulse output frequency is linear relationship. The method can achieve the precise speed regulation of DC servo motor.%现在很多可编程控制器(PLC)中集成了高速脉冲输出功能,这为运动控制提供了方便,但是高速脉冲输出的占空比一般固定不变,这使PLC直接应用到直流伺服电机调速系统中出现了困难.选用L298N驱动芯片,充分利用PLC高速脉冲输出功能,在不增加外围器件情况下,提出定占空比调频调速的方法,并将其应用到IC卡生产线.实际应用结果表明直流伺服电机的转速与PLC脉冲输出频率成线性关系,定占空比调频能够在一定条件下实现电机的精确调速.

  11. Improvement of speed profile in induction motor drive using a new idea of PWM pulses generation base on artificial neural networks

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    hojat moayedi rad

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Due to simplicity and low cost, induction motors are more useful than direct current motors. Hence the control of these motors is important. The pervious methods are fitted normally for a limited speed range and could not be used for high, low and very low speeds. The voltage model is suitable for high speed because the voltage drop of stator resistance is not small in low speed. The current model is suitable for low speed because of the problems of flux saturation at high speed. This research presents a new method of PWM pulse generating in induction motors based on artificial neural networks in which, the switching pulses are generated by a multilayer feed-forward neural network that is trained by the voltage and current references. Also, for the estimation of required torque and flux information a multilayer perceptron is used. By application of this new method, there is no problem of stability at low and high speeds. The simulation results by matlab-simulink verify the proposed method in transient and steady-state operating modes.

  12. 基于剔除机械效应的资本结构调整速度再检验%The Retest of Capital Structure′s Adjustment Speed Based on Exclusion of Mechanical Effects

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    顾乃康; 邓剑兰

    2014-01-01

    The reason why research on capital structure′s adjustment speed has not yet won unanimous conclusion is that there may be a “mechanical effect” in conventional partial adjustment model .By decomposing the accounting identity of asset-liability ratio, this paper eliminates the mechanical effects caused by the change in asset size .And based on panel data of listed compa-nies in Shenzhen Stock Market and Shanghai Stock Market from 1998 to 2011 which issue A-shares only , this paper uses the two-stage estimation method to retest the adjustment speed and mean reversion of capital structure which are caused by active finan -cing behaviors of corporates .The empirical results show that:The adjustment speed of capital structure is about 13%under tra-ditional estimation which uses the change of asset-liability ratio as the dependent variable;but after excluding mechanical effects caused by changes in assets , the adjustment speed significantly drops to around 5%.The results show that , by excluding such mechanical effects , the corporate financing behaviors still induce mean reversion phenomenon of capital structure , but the speed of adjustment is so low that the trend of mean reversion is not obvious .%关于资本结构调整速度的研究至今仍未获得一致结论的原因之一在于传统的部分调整模型可能存在机械效应。通过对账面资产负债率的会计恒等式进行分解,剔除由资产规模变动引起的机械效应,在此基础上以1998年至2011年中国仅发行A股的非金融类上市公司面板数据为样本,采用两阶段估计法重新检验企业主动的融资行为对资本结构调整速度和均值反转的影响。研究结果表明,在传统的采用资产负债率变动作为因变量的估计下得到的资本结构调整速度约为13%,而剔除由资产规模变动引起的机械效应之后估计得到的调整速度明显下降到5%左右。这意味着在剔除由资产规模变动引起

  13. Simulation of Chopper Cascade Adjustable Speed System Based on PWM Rectifier%基于PWM整流技术的斩波串级调速系统的仿真

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    祝龙记; 周森

    2012-01-01

    A rotor-side chop cascade adjustable speed system based on PWM rectifier was proposed.The PWM rectifier worked on inverter condition and returns slip power of the rotor;this could not only improve the power factor of the system,but also reduce harmonic content of net-side.In Matlab/Simulink,the simulation model of chop cascade adjustable speed system was established.The reasonability and validity were testified by the coincidence of the simulation and experimentation results and theory analysis.%提出将PWM整流技术引入转子侧斩波串级调速系统中,PWM整流器工作于逆变状态回馈转差功率,不仅可以提高串级调速系统的功率因数,还可以减少网侧的谐波含量。在Matlab/Simulink环境下给出了基于PWM整流技术的斩波串级调速系统的仿真模型,最后通过仿真实验验证了控制方案的正确性。

  14. Optimisation of a high speed rotating composite drive shaft using a genetic algorithm - Hybrid high modulus-high resistance carbon solutions

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    Montagnier, Olivier

    2011-01-01

    This study deals with the optimisation of subcritical and supercritical laminated composite drive shafts, based on a genetic algorithm. The first part focuses on the modelling of a composite drive shaft. Flexural vibrations in a simply supported composite drive shaft mounted on viscoelastic supports, including shear effects are studied. In particular, an analytic stability criterion is developed to ensure the integrity of the system. The torsional strength is then computed with the maximum stress criterion, assuming the coupling effects to be null. Torsional buckling of thin walled composite tubes is modelled using a combination between laminate theory and Fl\\"ugge theory. In the second part, the genetic algorithm is developed. The last part presents a comparative study between various composite materials solutions on a helicopter tail rotor driveline. In particular, hybrid tubes consisting of high modulus and high resistance carbon/epoxy plies are studied. These solutions make it possible to replace the conv...

  15. Cooling Tower Fan Drive Speed Reducer Installation of Improvements%冷却塔调速式减速机驱动风机安装方式的改进措施

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    赛庆新

    2015-01-01

    调速式减速机在风筒外驱动风机安装方式的改进,克服了传统冷却塔减速机传动方式的弊端,保障了冷却塔长周期安全运行、有效地降低了运行成本,节省了维修费用。%speed reducer in an external drive to improve the fan duct installation, to overcome the traditional way of cooling tower drive gear ills, to protect the long-term safe operation of the cooling tower, effectively reduce operating costs, save on maintenance costs.

  16. 76 FR 78 - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; Engine Control Module Speed Limiter Device

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    2011-01-03

    ... rulemaking activity. \\1\\ 72 FR 3904; January 26, 2007. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... adjustments to the ECM for maximum speed, tire size, and drive axle and transmission gear ratio information... tractor pulling multiple trailers).\\8\\ The European Union and Australia cited economic and safety...

  17. 四驱混合动力轿车分布式卡尔曼车速估计%Vehicle Speed Estimation Based on Distributed Kalman Filter for Four Wheel Drive Hybrid Electric Car

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    赵治国; 杨杰; 吴枭威

    2015-01-01

    The driving mode of hybrid electric car can be two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The speed estimation designed for a specific driving mode can hardly achieve high estimated accuracy in all modes. Focus on the changeable driving mode, a kind of distributed Kalman filter with two levels is proposed, by means of utilize vehicle sensors signals, the driving torque of rear in-wheel motors and the torque of front driving wheels at the given gear state. Considering the strongly nonlinear of the model, UKF is adopted to design the filter, and to improve the filter’s robustness on modeling error and signal noise, measurement noise mean and covariance is self-adaptive. Firstly, based on UniTire Model and recursive equation of slip rate, the sub-filter is developed; secondly, based on the vehicle Kinematics model, the master-filter can be developed; at last, in consideration of different driving modes, a more accurate velocity estimation is obtained by fusing information from each sub-filters. With the help of Carsim and Simulink, the simulation platform about four wheel drive hybrid electric car is developed, and the proposed speed estimation algorithm is tested on this platform under the pure electric drive mode and the hybrid drive mode. The results show that the proposed algorithm has not only high precision, but also strong robustness on modeling error, measurement noise and the changeable driving mode.%四驱混合动力轿车存在两轮/四轮多种驱动模式,针对某一驱动模式所设计的车速估计算法难以满足其他模式下车速估计的精度。考虑车辆不同驱动模式,利用车载传感器信号、后轮毂电机转矩信息以及既定档位下前轮转矩信息,提出两级分布式卡尔曼车速估计方法。考虑模型的强非线性,采用无味卡尔曼滤波(Unscented Kalman filter,UKF)算法设计主/子滤波器。同时为了提高UKF算法对模型误差、信号干扰的鲁棒性,实现了量测噪声均值和方

  18. 气量无级调节系统的原理及应用%Principle and Application of HydroCOM Stepless Speed Adjustment System

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    陈睿

    2012-01-01

    石油化工装置中的往复式压缩机常采用仪表阀旁路回流进行流量调节,造成大量能耗浪费。但在往复式压缩机上实施HydroCOM无级调节系统后,节能降耗效果十分显著。本文阐述了HydroCOM无级调节系统的节能原理、控制方案和联锁逻辑。%The bypass valve was often used to adjust the flow in reciprocating compressor in petrochemical plant, then a lot of energy were wasted. After HydroCOM system applied in reciprocating compressor, energy was saved a great deal. The principle of energy saving, the control program and the interlock logic were describled in detail.

  19. Design of a Sub-Picosecond Jitter with Adjustable-Range CMOS Delay-Locked Loop for High-Speed and Low-Power Applications

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    Bilal I. Abdulrazzaq

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available A Delay-Locked Loop (DLL with a modified charge pump circuit is proposed for generating high-resolution linear delay steps with sub-picosecond jitter performance and adjustable delay range. The small-signal model of the modified charge pump circuit is analyzed to bring forth the relationship between the DLL’s internal control voltage and output time delay. Circuit post-layout simulation shows that a 0.97 ps delay step within a 69 ps delay range with 0.26 ps Root-Mean Square (RMS jitter performance is achievable using a standard 0.13 µm Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS process. The post-layout simulation results show that the power consumption of the proposed DLL architecture’s circuit is 0.1 mW when the DLL is operated at 2 GHz.

  20. Stabilization of multi-machine power system by coordinated excitation control of multiple adjustable-speed generator/motors; Fukusu kahensoku hatsuden dendoki no reiji den`atsu kyocho seigyo ni yoru taki keito anteika

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    Tatematsu, M.; Yokoyama, A. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-01-20

    Since an adjustable-speed generator/motor (ASGM) is excited by AC voltage fed by a quick-response cycloconverter, a rotating speed of the rotor can be changed continuously. The ASGMs installed at some pumping-up power stations are now operated effectively for automatic frequency control under the lightly loaded condition at night by changing the pumping-up power due to the rotating speed change. It is expected, on the other hand, that under the generating condition in the daytime the ASGM will be used for enhancement of transient stability because it can generate or absorb active and reactive power independently of each other by AC excitation voltage control. This paper proposes a novel control method of excitation system of ASGM for improving the transient stability of a multi-machine power system including multiple ASGMs. The controller which is designed based on an energy function works well for the stability enhancement. In comparison with the conventional excitation control of synchronous generator and constant output control of ASGM, the effectiveness of the proposed method is shown by digital simulations. 10 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Relationship between robust stability and power system damping enhancement by excitation control system of adjustable-speed generator; Kahensoku hatsudenki reiji denatsu seigyo kei ni yoru denryoku keito danpingu kojo koka to robasuto anteisei no kankei

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    Shigeto, T.; Yokoyama, A. [Tokyo Univ. (Japan)

    1997-12-20

    Since Adjustable-Speed Generator (ASG) is excited by alternative voltage fed by a quick-response cycloconverter, the rotor speed can be changed continuously. The ASGs installed at sonic pumping-up power stations are now utilized for Automatic Frequency Control at night time and under the light load condition by changing the pumping-up power due to the rotating speed change. It is expected. on the other hand. that under the generating condition at day time ASG will be utilized for improvement of power system stability because it can change the active power and the reactive power independently of each other. This paper presents the effect of the excitation control system of ASG designed by robust pole allocation method which is one of the controller design techniques besed on H{infinity} control theory, on the power system damping enhancement. Eigenvalue analysis and digital time simulation are carried out for 10-machine longitudinal test power system including ASGs in order to evaluate the designed controller. 5 refs., 23 figs., 5 tabs.

  2. Vehicle speed control transition module and method

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    Mangan, E.L.; Conklin, B.

    1986-12-16

    An apparatus is described for automatically controlling the speed of a driverless vehicle comprising a stationary frame supporting first, second and third aligned drive tubes between tracks on the frame and which are adapted to support a driverless vehicle. A means is included for independently driving the first, second and third drive tubes such that each tube, when driven, rotates about its longitudinal axis, sensor means disposed along the frame for actuation by a driverless vehicle. The means for independently driving the drive tubes includes variable speed drive means responsive to the sensor means fro driving the second tube between first and second speeds. A method is described of automatically controlling the speed of a driverless vehicle which travels along first, second and third aligned drive tubes by frictional contact therewith. It maintains the first, second, and third drive tubes out of mechanical engagement with each other at all times, sensing the location of the driverless vehicle, driving the first drive tube at a first speed, driving the third drive tube at a second at a second speed. It also varies the speed of the second drive tube from the first speed to the second speed based on the sensed location of the driverless vehicle while the vehicle is driven by contact with the second drive tube.

  3. 柴油机高速电磁阀驱动模块设计与故障诊断%Design of driving module and fault diagnosis for high-speed solenoid valve of diesel

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    密刚刚; 周文华; 沈成宇; 郭修其

    2012-01-01

    According to the characteristic of driving current of the high-pressure pump and injectors' highspeed solenoid valve in the electrically controlled fuel injection system of diesel with time-pressure way, the driving circuit was designed, and the respective driving current was derived. Based on the driving circuit's characteristic, the corresponding circuit for fault detecting and diagnosing was proposed, and its veracity was proved through simulating circuit by software on the PC. The integrated fault diagnosis module was completed after the diagnosis algorithm was proposed. And the designed module was applied to an actual project. Then the experiment of actual driving and real-time fault diagnosing was operated on an electrically controlled diesel. The results showed that the pump and injector operated effectually and the parameter of the actual driving current was accurate with the system requirement. When faults occurred on the condition that the diesel worked on the middle or high speed, electronic control unit (ECU) could detect the faults and take effective actions to stop driving actuators timely. So the driving module satisfies the common rail's operating requirement. The detecting and diagnosing of open and short circuit of pump's solenoid valve and short to ground, open and inner short circuit of injector's solenoid valve is implemented. And its veracity and reliability satisfies the demand of system application.%针对时间压力式电控燃油系统的高速电磁阀——高压油泵及喷油器电磁阀的驱动电流特性,设计相应的驱动电路,得到符合要求的驱动电流.根据驱动电路特点,设计相应的故障诊断电路,并用仿真软件验证电路的准确性.在完成相应的诊断软件设计得到完整的诊断模块后,将设计的模块运用于实际工程中,在柴油机上完成了实际模块的驱动和故障诊断试验.试验结果表明:该驱动模块达到了共轨系统驱动要求,同时实现了油泵电

  4. 可调行距高速插秧机移箱机构优化设计%Optimal Design for Seedling Box Mover of Space-adjustable High Speed Rice Transplanter

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    熊玮; 朱德泉; 王延庆; 武立权; 蒋锐

    2016-01-01

    移箱机构是可调行距高速水稻插秧机的重要部件,其工作可靠性直接关系到栽植臂的取秧量,对整个插秧机工作性能有着重要影响。为此,通过对现有移箱机构的研究与分析,设计一种可调行距高速水稻插秧移箱机构。运用三维软件对转子和螺旋轴等核心零部件进行实体建模,通过动力学分析软件对其进行虚拟仿真,得出转子与不同过渡曲线的螺旋轴在运动过程中的接触力曲线图,并运用有限元分析软件对正弦过渡曲线的螺旋轴进行强度校核。最后运用多学科优化方法对移箱机构转子进行优化。结果表明:优化后的转子最大应力降低21.8%,移箱机构满足可调行距高速水稻插秧机工作性能要求。%The seedling box mover is an important part of space-adjustable high speed rice transplanter and its operation-al reliability influences the pinching amount of planting arms and working performances of the transplanter.The existing seedling box mover was researched and analyzed to design a new seedling box mover for space-adjustable high speed rice transplanter.Core components such as rotor, sliding sleeve and screw shaft were modeled by three-dimension software and were simulated virtually by dynamic software to obtain the contact force curves between the rotor and the screw shaft with different transition curves.The screw shaft with sine transition curve was analyzed by finite element analyzing soft-ware.The rotor of seedling box mover was optimized by multidisciplinary design optimization method eventually.The re-sult showed that the maximum stress of optimized rotor has reduced 21 .8%and optimized seedling box mover has met the performance demand of space-adjustable high speed rice transplanter.

  5. High speed control of electro-mechanical transduction Advanced Drive Techniques for Optimized Step-and-Settle Response of MEMS Micromirrors

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    Imboden, Matthias; Pollock, Corey; Lowell, Evan; Akbulut, Mehmet; Morrison, Jessica; Stark, Thomas; Bifano, Thomas G; Bishop, David J

    2015-01-01

    Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) provide the engineer with a powerful set of solutions to a wide variety of technical challenges. However, because they are mechanical systems, response times can be a limitation. In some situations, advanced engineered drive techniques can improve response times by as much as a thousand, significantly opening up the application space for MEMS/NEMS solutions.

  6. Adjustment of the Short Track Speed Skaters'Psychology in Starting%短道速滑运动员起跑心理状态的调整

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    耿丽; 刘翠佳

    2011-01-01

    比赛中短道速滑的起跑,对于整个比赛的过程和最终取得成绩起着至关重要的作用。运动员起跑时不良起跑心理状态表现为训练和比赛动机障碍、过度紧张性情绪障碍、焦虑性情绪障碍、抑制障碍,提出采取消除紧张情绪、消除焦虑和畏惧情绪、生物反馈法、集中注意力、念动训练法等方法与手段调整运动员赛前的心理状态。%The starting is crucial for a short track speed skater to perform through a competition and catch the final result. The skaters'bad psychology in starting shows the motivational perplexity of training and competition, the emotional handicap of overstrain and anxiety, the disorder of inhibitory control. The paper suggests clearing up their feelings of nervousness, anxiety and fear with the methods and means of biofeedback, focusing attention, ideomotion training.

  7. 直流无刷高速电机驱动电路设计及改进%Design and Improvement of the High - speed Brushless DC Motor Drive Circuit

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    石屾; 董春

    2011-01-01

    采用无传感器无刷直流低速电机专用调速控制芯片ML4425,设计制作了航模用直流无刷高速电机的控制器.针对目前航模用直流无刷电机速度高的特点,对用于直流无刷低速电机的传统ML4425控制系统中的相关环节进行了改进,尤其是电机的启动、驱动和保护部分.简化了航模用直流无刷高速电机的控制系统,减少了成本.%In this paper,a dedicated control chip is used to design a drive circuit of a low speed sensorless DC brushless motor.This paper has done some change of the traditional control system of ML4425,in order to adapt to the high speed of the DC brushless motor used in aircraft model, especially in parts of start, drive and protect.Simplified the control system of the DC brushless motor,so it can reduce the cost.

  8. 西山矿区煤巷掘进速度影响因素因子分析%Factor analysis on factors influencing on driving speed of coal roadway in Xishan mining area

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    王玉宝; 单仁亮; 蔡炜凌; 王辉; 杨树军; 徐成

    2011-01-01

    The factor questionnaire influencing coal roadway driving in Xishan mining area was designed on the basis of site investigation and Delphi method. There are 6 first grade indexes and 28 secondary indexes which include each factors influencing driving speed of coal mine. By analysis of reliability, lanckerbaha figure is between 0. 8 and 0. 9, therefore the inside reliability of the list is acceptable. By the test of KMO and Barlett,it is suitable for factor analysis. Based on these investigation results,questionnaire outcome was carried out with SPSS 17.0 by analyzing factor,and 7 common influencing factors were abstracted about driving speed of coal area from the questionnaire. Factors include crew management, prediction skill of engineering geological conditions, equipment management, optimization of sup-porting parameter, staff quality, conditions of project rock, performance management. Aiming at the seven common fac-tors,7 specific suggestions for driving speed of coal mine were put forward.%在现场调研与专家意见法的基础上,设计了,该表共有6个一级指标和28个二级指标,基本上涵盖了影响煤巷掘进速度的各个方面.经过信度分析,克朗巴哈系数介于0.8~0.9,该量表的内在信度可以接受,经过KMO检验和Barlett球度检验,认为非常适合做因子分析.在此基础上,运用SPSS 17.0对问卷调查的结果进行因子分析,提炼出影响西山矿区煤巷掘进速度的7个公共因子:班组管理因子、工程地质条件预报水平因子、设备管理因子、支护参数优化设计因子、人员素质因子、工程岩层条件因子、绩效管理因子.针对这7个公共因子,为西山矿区煤巷快速掘进提出了7个方面的具体建议.

  9. ADJUSTMENT FACTORS AND ADJUSTMENT STRUCTURE

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    Tao Benzao

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, adjustment factors J and R put forward by professor Zhou Jiangwen are introduced and the nature of the adjustment factors and their role in evaluating adjustment structure is discussed and proved.

  10. Magnetosphere response to high-speed solar wind streams: A comparison of weak and strong driving and the importance of extended periods of fast solar wind

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    Denton, Michael; Borovsky, J. E.

    2012-01-01

    Much attention has been focused on the reaction of the magnetosphere to the solar wind during the recent extended solar minimum (2006–2010). Although this period was exceptionally quiet when categorized by some parameters (e.g., the number of sunspots) the solar wind still contained features which impacted the Earth's magnetosphere and caused geomagnetic disturbances. Recurrent corotating interaction regions (CIRs) and associated high-speed solar wind streams (HSSs) are typically associated w...

  11. Occupational Adjustment of Immigrants

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    Zorlu, Aslan

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the speed of the occupational adjustment of immigrants using Labour Force Surveys 2004 and 2005 from Statistics Netherlands. The analysis provides new evidence that immigrants start with jobs at the lower levels of skill distribution. Their occupational achievement improves significantly with the duration of residence. The extent of this initial disadvantage and the rate of adjustment vary across immigrant groups according to the transferability of skills associated with t...

  12. Research on flutter test technology of continuously adjusting dynamical pressure in high-speed wind tunnel%高速风洞连续变速压颤振试验技术研究

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    郭洪涛; 闫昱; 余立; 吕彬彬; 杜宁

    2015-01-01

    针对高速暂冲式风洞阶梯变速压颤振试验用时长、耗气量大和试验模型有效使用寿命短等缺点,开展了高速暂冲式风洞连续变速压颤振试验技术研究,解决了定 Ma 数连续变速压流场控制技术与连续变速压工况下的颤振试验数据处理技术等难题。具体技术措施是:在2.4m×2.4m 暂冲式跨声速风洞中设计了基于运动函数的定Ma 数线性变总压控制策略,使 Ma 数控制精度达到了0.005以内且速压无超调,实现了流场控制目标;采用 Pick-Hold 方法构建颤振边界的亚临界预测判据,并根据预测判据近似于正态分布的特点,基于数理统计的参数估计法来减小预测判据的散布度,从而提高颤振边界亚临界预测的准确性。风洞验证试验结果表明,该试验技术达到了工程实用化水平,不仅能够取得与阶梯变速压颤振试验技术一致的结果,还能极大地节省耗气量,经济效益显著。%According to the defects shown in the flutter tests of stepped adjusting dynamical pressure in high speed intermittent wind tunnel,such as:long testing time,high gas consump-tion,and short acceptable life of testing models,researches on flutter test technology of continu-ously adjusting dynamical pressure in high-speed intermittent wind tunnels are conducted.Tech-nical problems of flutter test data processing and wind tunnel flow controlling have mainly been solved.The specific approaches are:in the 2.4m×2.4m blow off transonic wind tunnel,fixed Mach number and linear varying total pressure controlling strategies based on movement function are presented,and thus the flow controlling goal of fixed Mach number continuously adjusting dynamical pressure is achieved.The controlling uncertainty of Mach number reaches less than 0.005 without deviation of dynamical pressure.The Pick-Hold method is adopted to set up the subcritical prediction criterion in flutter boundary

  13. Research and design on synchronizing belt adjusting device of high-speed stocking machine%高速丝袜机同步带调节装置的研究与设计

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    胡国军; 冯方

    2013-01-01

    根据实际生产及使用需要,要求高速丝袜机同步带的松紧能够调节。无论国内还是国外的高速丝袜机,其同步带的松紧均由机器的底座、同步带轮及同步带的制造精度所决定。而且使用一段时间后同步带有可能会松弛,严重影响机器的使用。针对这一问题,设计了一套结构简单、使用方便且可以随时调节同步带松紧的调节装置,降低了零件的生产精度,延长了同步带的使用寿命,为机器的制造商与用户提供了便利。%According to the requirement of practical production and usage ,the tightness degree for the synchronizing belt of high-speed stocking machine need adjust .Whenever the machine is manufactured at home or abroad ,the tightness of synchronizing belt is determined by the machine base ,the synchronizing belt pulley ,and the manufacturing accuracy of the belt .If the belt is used for long-time,the fatigue problem will be produced ,which could result in the serious usage .A set of creative adjusting device with the simple construct ,convenient using and timely adjusting the tightness of synchronizing belt is designed to solve the above prob -lem,which could not only decrease the production accuracy of parts ,but prolong the usage lifetime of the belt to offer the conven-ience for the machine manufacturer and custom .

  14. 高速直线电动机驱动进给轴热行为测试研究%Test of thermal behavior of high speed feed drive system equipped with linear motor

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    林献坤; 李燕军; 吴倩倩

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated a high speed feed drive system equipped with linear motor, which was developed by ourselves. The heat distribution and thermal deformation characteristics of the closed—loop control feed drive system were analyzed qualitatively. It was shown that the thermal deformation of direct linear drives includes thermal expansion of the linear scale, pitch angle error of the guide and thermal deformation of the slide. Meanwhile, the experimental scheme and procedure, using thermocouples, laser interferometer and capacitance gage, were determined. The heat distribution and thermal deformation characteristics of direct linear drives were measured. The factors and its proportions of thermal deformation were verified through experiments on the test rig.%以自构建的直线电动机驱动高速进给轴为研究对象,对全闭环位置反馈进给轴的温度场分布和热变形特性进行了定性分析,指出直线进给轴的几何热变形可以分为光栅尺线性变形、导轨的轴向俯仰角度误差变形和滑台变形3个部分组成,探讨给出进给轴温度测量以及基于激光干涉仪、电容测微仪的变形测量原理及方案,在自构建的直线进给轴试验台上,对该热变形过程进行了综合测试研究,测试结果客观反映了导致直线进给轴热变形误差的组合要素及其所占比例.

  15. Design of EMCCD Driving System for Underwater Low-Light Camera

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    Hou Yuchen

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available For the core of underwater low-light camera, i.e. EMCCD, the whole solution of driving system is presented in this paper. The timing signals which meet the driving requirements of EMCCD are produced from FPGA. The high-speed integrated driver chips convert the timing signals into general power driving signals with the amplitude under 12V; a Class A push-pull amplifier circuit built in discrete components transforms the timing signals into high-voltage multiplying signals. Besides, the impedance matching for the circuit optimizes the driving system. The experimental results indicate that the driving system generates the high-voltage multiplying signals, with their high level adjusted from 30V to 48V and frequency raised up to 10MHz. The whole driving system satisfies the requirements of EMCCD, and has the capability to ensure the normal operation of EMCCD.

  16. High Speed Flexible Optical Disk with Cylindrically Concaved Stabilizer

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    Aman, Yasutomo; Onagi, Nobuaki; Murata, Shozo; Sugimoto, Yasunori; Koide, Daiichi; Tokumaru, Haruki

    2007-06-01

    We developed a brand-new stabilizer with a cylindrically concaved active surface for a flexible optical disk system. The unique design enabled extremely stable driving of the flexible disk at rotational speeds over 10,000 rpm. We actually demonstrated the driving at rotational speeds of up to 15,000 rpm, the spindle motor limit of our optical disk tester. This highest rotational speed promises a maximum data transfer rate of more than 600 Mbps for the recording density of a Blu-ray Disc. This stable state was achieved using a simple control that just adjusts the relative axial position of the stabilizer against the flexible disk. Once the adjustment was made, high stability was maintained over a wide rotational speed, ranging from 4,000 to 15,000 rpm. In this stable state, the axial runout on the pickup scanning line was suppressed to less than 10 μm at all rotational speeds. By achieving this high performance with simplified stabilizer control, we have come close to putting our system into practical use.

  17. Convexity Adjustments

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    M. Gaspar, Raquel; Murgoci, Agatha

    2010-01-01

    A convexity adjustment (or convexity correction) in fixed income markets arises when one uses prices of standard (plain vanilla) products plus an adjustment to price nonstandard products. We explain the basic and appealing idea behind the use of convexity adjustments and focus on the situations...

  18. Monitoring speed before and during a speed publicity campaign.

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    Schagen, I.N.L.G. van Commandeur, J.J.F. Goldenbeld, C. & Stipdonk, H.

    2016-01-01

    Driving speeds were monitored during a period of 16 weeks encompassing different stages of an anti-speeding campaign in the Netherlands. This campaign targeted speed limit violations in built-up areas. The observation periods differed in terms of intensity and media used for the campaign. Small road

  19. 1Tractor hydraulic mechanical stepless variable speed drive system and the rational matching engine%拖拉机液压机械无级变速传动系统与发动机的合理匹配

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    刘成元

    2014-01-01

    拖拉机的液压机械无级变速传动系统与拖拉机的发动机之间存在着紧密联系,二者必须进行合理的匹配,才能保证拖拉机的正常运行。在匹配的时候,需要对拖拉机进行一系列的测试与试验,在建立发动机模型的时候,利用多项式拟合方法,总结出拖拉机发动机相关的最佳动力性,以及最佳的燃油经济性。并且对于无机变速传动系统与发动机的匹配机理进行针对性的研究。根据不同的情况,设计出与实际需要相符合的匹配方案。%The tractor hydraulic mechanical stepless variable speed drive system and tractor engine, there exists a close relationship between the two must be reasonable matching, in order to ensure the normal operation of the tractor. At the time of match, need to a series of tests with the test of tractor, at the time of the engine model is set up, using the polynomial fitting method, sums up the best power performance of tractor engine, And the best fuel economy. And for the inorganic variable speed drive system and engine matching mechanism for targeted research. According to the different situation, design a consistent with actual needs matching scheme.

  20. Analysis of Control Characteristic for the Drive System of Electric Transit Bus

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    张承宁; 李红林; 孙逢春; 张旺

    2003-01-01

    The drive control system of the permanent magnetic direct current motor with the enhanced magnetism windings used in the electric transit bus is developed. The mathematics model of the drive control system for this motor is established. The new mode that the added-exiting magnetism field could be weakened and the speed of the motor could be controlled automatically is proposed and realized. The method of root locus design is applied to analyze the acceleration control characteristic. The results of simulation show that the new drive motor control system has extraordinary response characteristic and adjustable performance. Experiments of vehicle running show that the drive control system's antijamming ability is strong and the adjustable performance is fast and smooth, it can meet the demand of power characteristic very well.

  1. High-Speed Tracking Method Using Zero Phase Error Tracking-Feed-Forward (ZPET-FF) Control for High-Data-Transfer-Rate Optical Disk Drives

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    Koide, Daiichi; Yanagisawa, Hitoshi; Tokumaru, Haruki; Nakamura, Shoichi; Ohishi, Kiyoshi; Inomata, Koichi; Miyazaki, Toshimasa

    2004-07-01

    We describe the effectiveness of feed-forward control using the zero phase error tracking method (ZPET-FF control) of the tracking servo for high-data-transfer-rate optical disk drives, as we are developing an optical disk system to replace the conventional professional videotape recorder for recording high-definition television signals for news gathering or producing broadcast contents. The optical disk system requires a high-data-transfer-rate of more than 200 Mbps and large recording capacity. Therefore, fast and precise track-following control is indispensable. Here, we compare the characteristics of ZPET-FF control with those of conventional feedback control or repetitive control. Experimental results show that ZPET-FF control is more precise than feedback control, and the residual tracking error level is achieved with a tolerance of 10 nm at a linear velocity of 26 m/s in the experimental setup using a blue-violet laser optical head and high-density media. The feasibility of achieving precise ZPET-FF control at 15000 rpm is also presented.

  2. 调速控制技术在静压传动叉车中的应用%Application of Speed Regulation Technology to Hydrostatic Drive Type Forklift

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    张战团

    2012-01-01

    In order to upgrade work efficiency of the hydrostatic-driven forklift truck a method was taken to regulate RPM of the hydraulic motor by readjusting the motor's capacity so that the forklift truck can change its speed according to loaded or unloaded work conditions. 2 types of fork-lift truck were taken for instance, one type is for loading and unloading containers, and the other one is an off-highway type, which was followed by introduction of the 2 types' hydrostatic power regulation.%为提高静压传动叉车的工作效率,采用改变液压马达容积进行调速的方法,使叉车的行走速度能够根据空载和满载的作业工况进行变化.以箱内作业车和越野型叉车为例,分别介绍两种静压传动叉车的调速方法.

  3. Cycloconverter drive systems. Cycloconverter gijutsu

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    Chiashi, M.; Osawa, H.; Endo, K. (Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))

    1991-10-10

    Fuji Electric has completed preparation for the production of various cycloconverter variable-speed AC drive systems used for low-speed large-capacity drives, and is ready to supply the optimum system to meet purposes. Among cycloconverter drive systems of Fuji Electric, circulating current-free cycloconverter fed synchronous motor drive is superior in respect of input power factor and equipment capacity, induction motor drive is superior in respect of maintenance, and circulating current cycloconverter fed motor drive is superior in respect of controllability. This report describes outlines, system components, comparison of performances, control systems and their characteristics, and technology for advanced performance of these various cycloconverter drive systems. Furthermore, was introduced a development of hybrid cycloconverter using a GTO thyristor which can regulate input power factor at 1. 2 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Sensitivity of hydrologic simulations to bias corrected driving parameters

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    Papadimitriou, Lamprini; Grillakis, Manolis; Koutroulis, Aristeidis; Tsanis, Ioannis

    2016-04-01

    Climate model outputs feature systematic errors and biases that render them unsuitable for direct use by the impact models. To deal with this issue many bias correction techniques have been developed to adjust the modelled variables against observations. For the most common applications adjustment concerns only precipitation and temperature whilst for others all the driving parameters (including radiation, wind speed, humidity, air pressure) are bias adjusted. Bias adjusting only part of the variables required as biophysical model input could affect the physical consistency among input variables and is poorly studied. It is important to determine and quantify the effect that bias adjusting each climate variable has on the impact model's simulation and identify parameters that could be treated as raw outputs for specific model applications. In this work, the sensitivity of climate simulations to bias adjusted driving parameters is tested by conducting a series of model runs, for which the impact model JULES is forced with: i) not bias corrected input variables, ii) all bias corrected input variables, iii-viii) all input variables bias corrected except for: iii) precipitation, iv) temperature, v) radiation, vi) specific humidity, vii) air pressure and viii) wind speed. This set of runs is conducted for three climate models of different equilibrium climate sensitivity: GFDL-ESM2M, MIROC-ESM-CHEM and IPSL-CM5A-LR. The baseline for the comparison of the experimental runs is a JULES run forced with the WFDEI dataset, the dataset that was used as the observational dataset for adjusting biases. The comparative analysis is performed using the time period 1981-2010 and focusing on output variables of the hydrological cycle (runoff, evapotranspiration, soil moisture).

  5. Development of a Test Machine for IVECO Drive Axle

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    WANG Liang-mo; WANG He-fu; CHEN Jin-rong; LING Zhi-liang; CAO Yu-hua

    2007-01-01

    To improve the automation level of the vehicle drive axle test and better simulate a vehicle′s actual operation, an advanced test machine has been developed. The load system of the machine consists of hand brakes and electric cylinders. It is simple-structured and low-cost. The major motor of the machine is controlled by a transducer and its speed can be adjusted easily. In addition, the programmed machine can automatically test such parameters as the grinding condition, the differential speed, the noise level, etc. It can also adjust the test procedures according to different requirements. Detailed discussion of the structure and mechanism of the test machine is given in this paper.

  6. Demonstration of variable speed permanent magnet generator at small, low-head hydro site

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    Brown Kinloch, David [Shaker Landing Hydro Associates, Inc., Louisville, KY (United States)

    2015-12-18

    Small hydro developers face a limited set of bad choices when choosing a generator for a small low-head hydro site. Direct drive synchronous generators are expensive and technically complex to install. Simpler induction generators are higher speed, requiring a speed increaser, which results in inefficiencies and maintenance problems. In addition, both induction and synchronous generators turn at a fixed speed, causing the turbine to run off its peak efficiency curve whenever the available head is different than the designed optimum head.The solution to these problems is the variable speed Permanent Magnet Generators (PMG). At the Weisenberger Mill in Midway, KY, a variable speed Permanent Magnet Generator has been installed and demonstrated. This new PMG system replaced an existing induction generator that had a HTD belt drive speed increaser system. Data was taken from the old generator before it was removed and compared to data collected after the PMG system was installed. The new variable speed PMG system is calculated to produce over 96% more energy than the old induction generator system during an average year. This significant increase was primarily due to the PMG generator operating at the correct speed at the maximum head, and the ability for the PMG generator to reduce its speed to lower optimum speeds as the stream flow increased and the net head decreased.This demonstration showed the importance of being able to adjust the speed of fixed blade turbines. All fixed blade turbines with varying net heads could achieve higher efficiencies if the speed can be matched to the optimum speed as the head changes. In addition, this demonstration showed that there are many potential efficiencies that could be realized with variable speed technology at hydro sites where mismatched turbine and generator speeds result in lower power output, even at maximum head. Funding for this project came from the US Dept. of Energy, through Award Number DE-EE0005429.

  7. Driving Parameter Selection of High-speed Solenoid Valve for High-pressure Common Rail System%高压共轨系统高速电磁阀驱动参数优选方法研究

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    白思春; 褚全红; 孟长江; 姜承赋; 贾利; 杨薇; 李晨; 苏莉; 陈鲜萍

    2012-01-01

    A method of selecting parameter for different solenoid valves was introduced,to ensure the quick opening, reliable contacting and rapid turn-off of solenoid valve in the high-pressure common rail system. By measuring the injection quantity on the injection pump test bed, the parameters of driving voltage, open-current and holding current for solenoid valve were determined. In addition, the method did not need to consider the complicated electric, magnetic and liquid factors in the system. With the method, the high-speed solenoid valve of a high-pressure common rail system was tested. The driving parameters were acquired by the optimization and verified through the steady test in the injection pump test bed. The result shows that the method can meet the engineering application requirements.%介绍了一种对不同电磁阀进行参数优选的方法,以保证高压共轨控制系统中电磁阀的快速开启、可靠吸合和快速关断.该方法通过在喷油泵试验台上测试喷油量,确定出电磁阀驱动电压、开启电流及维持电流参数,不需要考虑系统复杂的电、磁、液综合因素.应用该方法对某高压共轨部件高速电磁阀进行试验,优化出驱动参数,并在喷油泵试验台上进行了稳定性试验验证,结果表明该方法能够满足工程应用.

  8. Gaze-controlled Driving

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    Tall, Martin; Alapetite, Alexandre; San Agustin, Javier;

    2009-01-01

    We investigate if the gaze (point of regard) can control a remote vehicle driving on a racing track. Five different input devices (on-screen buttons, mouse-pointing low-cost webcam eye tracker and two commercial eye tracking systems) provide heading and speed control on the scene view transmitted...

  9. Deliberately dispatched SCR firing angles for harmonic mitigation in three-phase multi-drive systems without communication

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    Yang, Yongheng; Davari, Pooya; Zare, Firuz;

    2016-01-01

    Adjustable Speed Drives (ASDs) are widely used in threephase multi-drive applications in industry, where low-cost Diode Rectifiers (DRs) or Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) are still employed as the front-ends in practice, also for simplicity. However, the associated harmonics are produced...... witnessed in industry. In this sense, this paper proposes a harmonic mitigation strategy for multiple parallel ASD systems, where the firing angles of the SCR units are deliberately dispatched among the SCR drive units, resulting in certain phase shifts of the SCR currents on purpose. In such a manner...

  10. Adjustment disorder

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    American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders . 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing. 2013. Powell AD. Grief, bereavement, and adjustment disorders. In: Stern TA, Fava ...

  11. Optimization design of wind turbine drive train based on Matlab genetic algorithm toolbox

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    In order to ensure the high efficiency of the whole flexible drive train of the front-end speed adjusting wind turbine, the working principle of the main part of the drive train is analyzed. As critical parameters, rotating speed ratios of three planetary gear trains are selected as the research subject. The mathematical model of the torque converter speed ratio is established based on these three critical variable quantity, and the effect of key parameters on the efficiency of hydraulic mechanical transmission is analyzed. Based on the torque balance and the energy balance, refer to hydraulic mechanical transmission characteristics, the transmission efficiency expression of the whole drive train is established. The fitness function and constraint functions are established respectively based on the drive train transmission efficiency and the torque converter rotating speed ratio range. And the optimization calculation is carried out by using MATLAB genetic algorithm toolbox. The optimization method and results provide an optimization program for exact match of wind turbine rotor, gearbox, hydraulic mechanical transmission, hydraulic torque converter and synchronous generator, ensure that the drive train work with a high efficiency, and give a reference for the selection of the torque converter and hydraulic mechanical transmission

  12. 烟草柜式喂料机出柜自动调速系统的设计%Design of Automatic Discharge Speed Adjusting System for Silo Type Tobacco Feeder

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    张梓泳

    2014-01-01

    To reduce labor intensity and avoid tobacco jam,tobacco flow interruption and frequent start/stop operation in manual operation of the discharge from the silo type tobacco feeder,an automatic discharge speed adjusting system was designed with industrial Ethernet and distributed programmable control technology. The system was mainly composed of a programmable logic controller, frequency converters, motors and photoelectric switches. By monitoring the status of photoelectric switches installed on the high,middle and low levels of metering tube,the running frequencies of bottom belt and elevating belt were adjusted. The results showed that the automatic system reduced manual adjusting from 26 to 3 times/batch,tobacco jam,tobacco flow interruption and start/stop of equipment decreased from 3.4 to 0.2,from 2 to 0.2,and from 182 to 36 times/batch,respectively. It ensured the consistent tobacco flow supplying to the downstream equipment.%为解决烟草柜式喂料机出柜控制过程中存在的操作人员劳动强度大、堵料、断料及设备启停频繁等问题,利用工业以太网和分布式可编程控制技术设计了烟草柜式喂料机出柜自动调速系统。系统主要由可编程控制器、变频器、电机和对射式光电开关等组成,信号通过对喂料机底带电机和提升带电机运行频率构建控制模型,循环检测限量管高、中、低料位光电开关的遮挡状态,并根据光电开关不同状态组合,分别对底带电机和提升带电机的运行频率进行调整。结果表明:系统实现了物料出柜的快速自动调速,人工调节频次由26次/批次减少为3次/批次,堵料情况由3.4次/批次减少为0.2次/批次,断料情况由2次/批次减少为0.2次/批次,设备启停次数由182次/批次降低为36次/批次。改进后系统为后序加工设备提供了稳定的物料流量,保证了卷烟产品的工艺品质。

  13. Fatigue Life Estimation on Speed Reducer of Drive Axle Under the Operating Condition of Load%驱动桥主减速器工况载荷下寿命预估

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    李剑敏; 谢海; 潘晓东; 李龙

    2013-01-01

    For the mechanical products,it' s difficult to do their durability test because of the high cost and long lifecycle.The relationship between the bench test load-life and operating load-life is built based on the cumulative fatigue damage principle.Fatigue life estimation on speed reducer of drive axle subject to real working conditions is carried out according to the accelerated life test.%针对机械产品寿命长价格昂贵,对这些机械产品做寿命试验十分困难.根据疲劳损伤累计原理,把实验的载荷、疲劳和实测工况的载荷、疲劳的关系建立起来,按照驱动桥主减速器的加速寿命试验推算出驱动桥主减速器在真实工况下的寿命.

  14. Influence of roadside infrastructure on driving behavior: driving simulator study

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    Horst, A.R.A. van der; Ridder, S. de

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes the results of a driving simulator study that focused on the influence of roadside infrastructure on speed choice and lateral placement of car drivers. A review of the RISER detailed accident database revealed that lateral positioning and speed of the vehicle were two of the pri

  15. Preliminary results from the Danish Intelligent Speed Adaptation project Pay as You Speed

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    Agerholm, Niels; Waagepetersen, Rasmus; Tradisauskas, Nerius;

    2008-01-01

    The driving behaviour of participants in the Danish Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) project `Pay as You Speed' (PAYS) is described. The project is the first ISA project based on Pay as You Drive principles. Thus, the ISA equipment both notifies the driver that he/she is speeding (`information...

  16. Quantum effects in warp drives

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    Finazzi Stefano

    2013-01-01

    Warp drives are interesting configurations that, at least theoretically, provide a way to travel at superluminal speed. Unfortunately, several issues seem to forbid their realization. First, a huge amount of exotic matter is required to build them. Second, the presence of quantum fields propagating in superluminal warp-drive geometries makes them semiclassically unstable. Indeed, a Hawking-like high-temperature flux of particles is generated inside the warp-drive bubble, which causes an expon...

  17. Reduction in iron losses in Indirect Vector-Controlled IM Drive using FLC

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    Srisailam, C; Trivedi, Anurag

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes the use of fuzzy logic controller for efficiency optimization control of a drive while keeping good dynamic response. At steady-state light-load condition, the fuzzy controller adaptively adjusts the excitation current with respect to the torque current to give the minimum total copper and iron loss. The measured input power such that, for a given load torque and speed, the drive settles down to the minimum input power, i.e., operates at maximum efficiency. The low-frequency pulsating torque due to decrementation of flux is compensated in a feed forward manner. If the load torque or speed commands changes, the efficiency search algorithm is abandoned and the rated flux is established to get the best dynamic response. The drive system with the proposed efficiency optimization controller has been simulated with lossy models of converter and machine, and its performance has been thoroughly investigated.

  18. The construction of an electrode biasing system for driving plasma rotation in J-TEXT tokamak

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    Zhu, T. Z.; Chen, Z. P.; Sun, Yue; Nan, J. Y.; Liu, H.; Zhuang, G.; Wang, Z. J.

    2014-05-01

    A newly designed electrode biasing system has been constructed for driving plasma rotation in J-TEXT tokamak. To reduce the influence to the plasma, the system contains a pneumatic driving system so that it can reciprocate in a single discharge, with a stroke of about 5 cm in 100 ms. The power supply of the system can provide stable and adjustable dc voltage in the range of 0-700 V, with adjustable duration of 10-200 ms; its instantaneous power output can reach up to more than 200 kW. In addition, the power supply can also provide a multi-cycle voltage waveform, with adjustable pulse width and voltage amplitude. When applying a positive bias to the plasma, both an improvement of plasma confinement and the speed-up of plasma-edge toroidal rotation in the same direction of plasma current are observed in the experiments.

  19. Driving Resistance from Railroad Trains

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    Lindgreen, Erik Bjørn Grønning; Sorenson, Spencer C

    2005-01-01

    This report methods and parameters for calculating the driving resistance of railroad trains. Calculations and comparisons are presented for aerodynamic, rolling and total resistance for a variety of freight trains under different loading conditions, operating speed and configuration. Simplified ...... methods are presented for the estimation of the driving resistance for passenger trains. This report is a supplement to the ARTEMIS rail emissions model.......This report methods and parameters for calculating the driving resistance of railroad trains. Calculations and comparisons are presented for aerodynamic, rolling and total resistance for a variety of freight trains under different loading conditions, operating speed and configuration. Simplified...

  20. Active damping technique for small DC-link capacitor based drive system

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    Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Henriksen, Bjarne;

    2010-01-01

    A detailed model of Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD) is discussed, which yield a general rule for active damping in a small DC link based drive. A desired value of input LC resonance damping coefficient can be achieved by changing gain parameters. The modified state space matrix due to active damping...... terms is also presented. The performance of the active damping is evaluated based on experimental results. A simple model is presented which can be used to measure the damping factor provided by the system parameters only....

  1. Electric drives

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    Boldea, Ion

    2005-01-01

    ENERGY CONVERSION IN ELECTRIC DRIVESElectric Drives: A DefinitionApplication Range of Electric DrivesEnergy Savings Pay Off RapidlyGlobal Energy Savings Through PEC DrivesMotor/Mechanical Load MatchMotion/Time Profile MatchLoad Dynamics and StabilityMultiquadrant OperationPerformance IndexesProblemsELECTRIC MOTORS FOR DRIVESElectric Drives: A Typical ConfigurationElectric Motors for DrivesDC Brush MotorsConventional AC MotorsPower Electronic Converter Dependent MotorsEnergy Conversion in Electric Motors/GeneratorsPOWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTERS (PECs) FOR DRIVESPower Electronic Switches (PESs)The

  2. Enhanced dynamic Performance of Matrix Converter Cage Drive with Neuro-fuzzy approach

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    R.R. Joshi

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a new control algorithm for a matrix converter (MC induction motor drive system. First, a new switching strategy, which applies a back-propagation neural network to adjust a pseudo dc bus voltage, is proposed to reduce the current harmonics of the induction motor. Next, a two-degree-of-freedom controller is proposed to improve the system performance. The controller design algorithm can be applied in an adjustable speed control system and a position control system to obtain good transient responses and good load disturbance rejection abilities. The implementation of this kind of controller is only possible by using a high-speed digital signal processor. In this paper, all the control loops, including current-loop, speed-loop, and position-loop, are implemented by TMS320C6711 digital signal processor. Several experimental results are shown to validate the theoretical analysis.

  3. 宽范围调速电动汽车用IPM电机驱动控制算法%Driving control of IPM motors with wide-range speed-regulation for electrical vehicles

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    贾要勤; 龙飞; 曹慧敏

    2012-01-01

    Interior permanent magnet (IPM) synchronous motors are widely used in electric vehicles. This paper investigates the driving control of IPM motors with Hall position sensors to realize large torque starting, wide range of speed regulation and high efficiency operation. The driving control strategy combines the improved Hall prediction algorithms with the first-order Hall position algorithms. Simulation and experimental results show that the maximum error of rotor position detection is less than 0.3 rad using the proposed strategy when the motor starts. The proposed flux weakening method has a better robustness compared with the traditional flux-weakening control. The motor efficiency is increased by 1% compared with that of the zero quadrature axis current control, when using table look-up control strategy and average-voltage dead-time compensation method.%凸极式永磁(IPM)同步电机被广泛用于电动汽车驱动系统。为实现IPM电机的大转矩启动、宽范围调速和高效率运行,该文研究了用于电动汽车的带有Hall位置传感器的IPM电机驱动控制策略。该控制策略联合了改进的Hall预估算法与一阶Hall位置算法结合的方法。仿真和实验研究表明:在电机启动时,估算出的转子位置与实际转子位置最大误差减小到0.3rad。与普通弱磁扩速控制方法相比,采用改进的弱磁扩速控制方法,增强了控制算法的鲁棒性。采用离线制表一查表的运行控制策略和平均误差电压死区补偿方法后,与交轴电流为零的控制算法相比较,电机效率提高了1%。

  4. When is speed a problem?.

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    Wesemann, P.

    1986-01-01

    It is relatively useless to make pronouncements on what, in certain circumstances, is a safe driving speed for road users; it is interesting, however, to indicate what is an optimum speed from the social point of view, after weighing up the various pros and cons, including safety. Ultimately this is

  5. Speeding Up

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    YU SHUJUN

    2010-01-01

    In the wake of the global financial crisis, China has amazed the world with the speed of its economic recovery. But what has been even more surprising is the speed of its railway evolution. The unveiling of the 1,069-km Wuhan-Guangzhou High-speed Railway on December 26, 2009 pushed China's high-speed rail sys-tem-the total mileage, the average speed and the technology-to rank first in the world almost overnight.

  6. Library of Samples for E-Vehicle Propulsion Drive Tuning

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    Rassõlkin Anton

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The majority of testing cycles for the vehicle comparison is the long-term cycles and could not be used for the short-term transient mode imitations. Also, all the used nowadays testing cycles were designed for internal combustion engine vehicles and take into account not only energy and mechanical aspects, but also pollution and internal combustion engine characteristics. The paper presents a collection of sample signals developed to explore and simulate multiple system impacts to emulate different reference and load conditions. The study describes the major driving modes, such as the constant-speed cruising, speeding up and braking, typical parking regimes, uphill and downhill motion, and taking a turn. The developed testing equipment and software are described. Responses of the battery vehicle drives to the changeable controls and disturbances were studied in the laboratory test bench. The set of test cycles prepared in the frame of the ABB control arrangement was applied to the system evaluation and assessment. The developed methodology can be recommended to adjust the electric drives for different kinds of testing equipment. Experimental validation of the described approach has demonstrated the broad possibilities for the steady-state and transient modes of vehicle quality evaluation. It suits for recommendations that can be made with regard to the tuning of the drive regulators, control looping, sensor allocation, and feedback arrangements.

  7. Salary adjustments

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    2008-01-01

    In accordance with decisions taken by the Finance Committee and Council in December 2007, salaries are adjusted with effect from 1 January 2008. Scale of basic salaries and scale of stipends paid to fellows (Annex R A 5 and R A 6 respectively): increased by 0.71% with effect from 1 January 2008. As a result of the stability of the Geneva consumer price index, the following elements do not increase: a)\tFamily Allowance, Child Allowance and Infant Allowance (Annex R A 3); b)\tReimbursement of education fees: maximum amounts of reimbursement (Annex R A 4.01) for the academic year 2007/2008. Related adjustments will be applied, wherever applicable, to Paid Associates and Students. As in the past, the actual percentage increase of each salary position may vary, due to the application of a constant step value and rounding effects. Human Resources Department Tel. 73566

  8. Salary adjustments

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    HR Department

    2008-01-01

    In accordance with decisions taken by the Finance Committee and Council in December 2007, salaries are adjusted with effect from 1 January 2008. Scale of basic salaries and scale of stipends paid to fellows (Annex R A 5 and R A 6 respectively): increased by 0.71% with effect from 1 January 2008. As a result of the stability of the Geneva consumer price index, following elements do not increase: a) Family Allowance, Child Allowance and Infant Allowance (Annex R A 3). b) Reimbursement of education fees: maximum amounts of reimbursement (Annex R A 4.01) for the academic year 2007/2008. Related adjustments will be implemented, wherever applicable, to Paid Associates and Students. As in the past, the actual percentage increase of each salary position may vary, due to the application of a constant step value and the rounding effects. Human Resources Department Tel. 73566

  9. Driving in America

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    刘世一

    2005-01-01

    Mitsuaki recently arrived in the United States to enter university. He wants to do well in his studies and adjust to the new culture. But Mitsuaki has a problem. It's not his roommates. It's not his school fees. It's not even his English ability. Mitsuaki's problem is that he doesn't have a car. And in America, that really makes him a foreigner. Mitsuaki has already discovered a basic fact of American culture : Driving is a way of life.

  10. Impaired Driving

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    ... help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving. The Problem Risk Factors BAC Effects Prevention Additional Resources How big is the problem? In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of ...

  11. Distracted Driving

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    ... 18%) in which someone was injured involved distracted driving. 1 What are the risk factors? Activities Some activities—such as texting—take the driver’s attention away from driving more frequently and for longer periods than other ...

  12. Research of Double Internal Model Control for Cycloconverter-fed Adjustable Speed Drive System of Induction Motor%感应电动机交-交变频调速系统的双内模控制研究

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    周渊深

    2005-01-01

    基于先进的内模控制理论,提出了一种双内模控制结构,将内模控制拓展应用到多环控制的感应电动机交-交变频调速系统的外环;仿照调速系统调节器的工程设计方法,提出了基于内模控制原理的调速系统调节器设计原则,并进行了调节器设计.所设计的电流调节器为PI结构、磁链和转速调节器为PI或PID结构,但都只有一个可调参数,结构简单,参数调整方便.仿真实验表明,采用内模控制后,系统的输出动态性能优于工程设计方法设计的动态性能.

  13. Comparison Between Line Start PM Synchronous Motor and Induction Motor With Same Nominal Power and Same Pole Pairs When Fed By VF Control Drive

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    Ali Reza Sadoughi

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Given the importance of electric machines in the industry with high efficiency, and speed control of this machines are also important, in this paper, three-phase line start permanent magnet synchronous motor and three-phase induction motors that are same in nominal power and the number of poles, is controled, monitored and compared by open-loop voltage to frequency drive, with each other. To this end, simulating the same conditions for the launch of electronic drive with open loop control V/Hz with constant load torque is provided.Simulation results from MATLAB/Simulink software are presented for both line-starting and Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD applications in the same situations, to provide a comprehensive comparison, and it shows a transient and steady-state response of an LSPMSM drive compared to its IM.

  14. The relation between speed and crashes.

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    2006-01-01

    The exact relation between speed and crashes depends on many factors. However, in a general sense the relation is very clear: if on a road the driven speeds become higher, the crash rate will also increase. The crash rate is also higher for an individual vehicle that drives at higher speed than the

  15. Driving offences

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    Corbett, C

    2010-01-01

    Copyright @ 2010, Taylor & Francis Group. This material is posted on this site with the permission of the publishers. This chapter on driving offences will largely follow the template of earlier chapters except that owing to their vast number, a limited selection only will be examined based on their high volume, seriousness and public concern. The first section will define what driving offences are, how they developed alongside the emerging car culture, and it will consider the contempora...

  16. An Improved Power Quality Based Sheppard-Taylor Converter Fed BLDC Motor Drive

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    Singh, Bhim; Bist, Vashist

    2015-12-01

    This paper deals with the design and analysis of a power factor correction based Sheppard-Taylor converter fed brushless dc motor (BLDCM) drive. The speed of the BLDCM is controlled by adjusting the dc link voltage of the voltage source inverter (VSI) feeding BLDCM. Moreover, a low frequency switching of the VSI is used for electronically commutating the BLDCM for reduced switching losses. The Sheppard-Taylor converter is designed to operate in continuous conduction mode to achieve an improved power quality at the ac mains for a wide range of speed control and supply voltage variation. The BLDCM drive is designed and its performance is simulated in a MATLAB/Simulink environment to achieve the power quality indices within the limits of the international power quality standard IEC-61000-3-2.

  17. Direct Torque Control of Sensorless Induction Motor Drives: A Sliding-Mode Approach

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    Lascu, Cristian; Boldea, Ion; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2004-01-01

    Direct torque control (DTC) is known to produce fast response and robust control in ac adjustable-speed drives. However, in the steady-state operation, notable torque, flux, and current pulsations occur. A new, direct torque and flux control strategy based on variable-structure control and space......-vector pulsewidth modulation is proposed for induction motor sensorless drives. The DTC transient merits and robustness are preserved and the steady-state behaviour is improved by reducing the torque and flux pulsations. A sliding-mode observer using a dual reference frame motor model is introduced and tested....... Simulations and comparative experimental results with the proposed control scheme, versus classic DTC, are presented. Very-low-speed sensorless operation (3 r/min) is demonstrated....

  18. Semiclassical instability of warp drives

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    Warp drives, at least theoretically, provide a way to travel at superluminal speeds. However, even if one succeeded in providing the necessary exotic matter to construct them, it would still be necessary to check whether they would survive to the switching on of quantum effects. In this contribution we will report on the behaviour of the Renormalized Stress-Energy Tensor (RSET) in the spacetimes associated with superluminal warp drives. We find that the RSET will exponentially grow in time close to the front wall of the superluminal bubble, hence strongly supporting the conclusion that the warp-drive geometries are unstable against semiclassical back-reaction.

  19. Measured speed versus true speed

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    Perez, Israel

    2010-01-01

    The theoretical predictions, derived from the Lorentz and the Tangherlini transformations, for the one-way speed of any physical entity are confronted with the corresponding expressions for the one-way measured speed obtained from a gedanken experiment. The experiment demonstrates that, for an inertial frame $K'$ in motion relative to an inertial frame $K$ where the one-way speed of light is isotropic, even the special theory of relativity renders the one-way speed of light as function of the...

  20. Maximum torque per ampere control of sensorless induction motor drives with dc offset and parameter compensation

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    Field orientation control of induction machine (IM) drives is a well-known strategy which has a fast dynamic response. In this paper, the direct rotor flux field orientation control of speed sensorless IM drive is presented. A two level space vector modulation inverter is employed to generate the command stator voltage. In proposed control scheme, a maximum torque per ampere strategy is achieved using a so-called fast flux search method. Based on this method, for a given load torque and rotor speed, the magnitude of rotor reference flux is adjusted step by step until the effective value of stator current becomes minimized finally. In addition, using the IM fifth order model in the stationary reference frame, a nonlinear rotor flux observer is developed which is also capable of motor resistances and rotor speed simultaneously estimation. Moreover, a useful method is introduced for dc offset compensation which is a major problem of ac drives especially at low speeds. The proposed control idea is experimentally implemented in real time using a CPLD board synchronized with a personal computer. Simulation and experimental results are finally presented to confirm the validity and effectiveness of the proposed method.

  1. Wheel speed management control system for spacecraft

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    Goodzeit, Neil E. (Inventor); Linder, David M. (Inventor)

    1991-01-01

    A spacecraft attitude control system uses at least four reaction wheels. In order to minimize reaction wheel speed and therefore power, a wheel speed management system is provided. The management system monitors the wheel speeds and generates a wheel speed error vector. The error vector is integrated, and the error vector and its integral are combined to form a correction vector. The correction vector is summed with the attitude control torque command signals for driving the reaction wheels.

  2. Factors Influencing Drivers' Speeding Behaviour

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    Wallén Warner, Henriette

    2006-01-01

    Every year many people all over the world are killed and severely injured in road traffic accidents. Even though driving too fast is a behaviour well known to contribute to both the number and the outcome of these accidents, drivers are still speeding. The general aim of this thesis, and its five empirical studies, is therefore to further the knowledge about drivers speeding behaviour by using the theory of planned behaviour and the model underpinning the driver behaviour questionnaire as fra...

  3. Wind energy conversion. Volume IV. Drive system dynamics

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    Martinez-Sanchez, M.; Labuszewski, T.

    1978-09-01

    The dynamics of the drive system and various approaches to power transmission are described. The effects on performance of using a constant rotor speed as opposed to a rotor speed varying with the wind speed are discussed for various rotor operating schedules and typical wind distributions. The dynamics of the combined rotor, alternator, and drive system are analyzed. Conditions which could lead to electro-dynamic instabilities and desynchronization are discussed as well as means for stabilizing the system. The dynamics of the drive system and important design conditions for various drive systems are discussed, such as location of the alternators, use of hydraulic drive systems and smoothing techniques.

  4. High Torque, Direct Drive Electric Motor Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Bear Engineering proposes to develop an innovative high torque, low speed, direct drive motor in order to meet NASA's requirements for such devices. Fundamentally,...

  5. High Torque, Direct Drive Electric Motor Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Bear Engineering proposes to advance the development of an innovative high torque, low speed, direct drive motor in order to meet NASA's requirements for such...

  6. Electrical machines and drives

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    Hindmarsh, John

    2002-01-01

    Recent years have brought substantial developments in electrical drive technology, with the appearance of highly rated, very-high-speed power-electronic switches, combined with microcomputer control systems.This popular textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated in the light of these changes. It retains its successful formula of teaching through worked examples, which are put in context with concise explanations of theory, revision of equations and discussion of the engineering implications. Numerous problems are also provided, with answers supplied.The third edition in

  7. A study on energy saving rate for variable speed condition of multistage centrifugal pump

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    Suh, Sang-Ho; Rakibuzzaman; Kim, Kyung-Wuk; Kim, Hyoung-Ho; Yoon, In Sik; Cho, Min-Tae

    2015-11-01

    Centrifugal pumps are being widely used in many industrial and commercial applications. Many of these pumps are being operated at constant speed but could provide energy savings through adjustable speed operations. The purpose of this study was to get the energy saving rates of the multistage centrifugal pump with variable speed conditions. For this investigation an experimental set up of variable flow and pressure system was made to get energy saving rates and numerical analyses are applied to validate the pump performance. The energy saving and therefore the cost saving depends on the specific duty cycle of which the machine operates. Duty cycle is the proportion of time during which a component, device and system is operated. The duty cycle segmented into different flow rates and weighting the average value for each segment by the interval time. The system was operated at 50% or less of the pump capacity. The input power of the system was carried out by pump characteristics curve of each operating point. The energy consumption was done by the product of specific duty cycle and the input power of the system for constant speed and variable speed drive operation. The total energy consumed for constant speed drive pump was 75,770 kW.hr and for variable speed drive pump was 31,700 kW.hr. The total energy saving of the system was 44,070 kW.hr or 58.16% annually. So, this paper suggests a method of implementing an energy saving on variable-flow and pressure system of the multistage centrifugal pump.

  8. Detonation drive pellet injector

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    Detonation drive pellet injector has been developed and tested. By this method the free piston is not necessary because the pellet accelerated the high pressure shock directly. In the experiment, the Teflon pellet (5 mm dia., 5 mm length) was accelerated by hydrogen, oxygen and dilution gas mixtured detonation. When the gas pressure was only 500 kPa and the mixture rates of hydrogen, oxygen and helium were 3:6:1 or 3:6:0, the Teflon pellet speed was up to 747 m/s. Typical experimental results over 300 kPa of the initial gas pressure range are 78--92% of the one-dimensional calculational values. It showed that the pellet could be accelerated by a relative low pressure gas. When the helium dilution rate is larger than 20%, it was often found the strong detonation of which speed is more than the Chapman-Jouguet speed. Then the pellet speed above 1,100 m/s was obtained

  9. Hierarchical Control Strategy of Reactive Power for Wind Farm Based on the Front-End Speed Adjusting Wind Turbine%基于前端调速式风电机组的风电场无功分层控制策略

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    燕尧; 董海鹰

    2015-01-01

    前端调速式风电机组具有较强的动态无功调节能力,针对由前端调速式风电机组组成的风电场存在随风电出力的变化引起的并网点电压波动问题,提出一种前端调速式风电场无功电压分层控制策略。该策略确定了风电场无功控制点的选取,利用风电场控制点电压偏差,通过整定控制得到整个风电场无功需求量,以风电场内有功网损最小为目标函数,采用改进的遗传算法优化分配给各台风机,并结合静止同步补偿器的无功输出来调节整个风电场的无功输出,达到维持控制点电压稳定的目的。最后以某一风电场的仿真结果验证了该策略的有效性和可行性。%The front-end speed adjusting wind turbine has strong dynamic reactive power regulation ability, aiming at prob-lems in the wind farm which consists of the front-end speed adjusting wind turbine existing the grid connection node voltage fluctuation which is caused by the change of wind power, this paper proposes a hierarchical control strategy of reactive voltage in the front-end speed adjusting wind farm.The strategy firstly determines selection of the reactive power control point in the wind farm, utilizes the voltage deviation of the wind farm control point, and obtains reactive power demand of the whole wind farm with the tuning control.The minimum real power loss of the wind farm is used as the objective function, based on the im-proved genetic algorithm optimization, and combines the reactive power output of the static synchronous compensator to adjust the reactive power output of the whole wind farm, so as to achieve the purpose of maintaining the voltage stability of the control point.The simulation results prove the feasibility and effectiveness of the strategy.

  10. Hierarchical control strategy of reactive power for wind farm based on the composition of the front-end speed adjusting wind turbine%基于前端调速式风电机组的风电场无功分层控制策略*

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    燕尧; 董海鹰

    2015-01-01

    前端调速式风电机组具有较强的动态无功调节能力,针对由前端调速式风电机组组成的风电场存在随风电出力的变化而引起的并网点电压波动的问题,提出了一种前端调速式风电场无功电压分层控制策略。该策略首先确定了风电场无功控制点的选取,利用风电场控制点电压偏差,通过整定控制得到整个风电场无功需求量,以风电场内有功网损最小为目标函数,采用改进的遗传算法优化分配给各台风机,并结合静止同步补偿器的无功输出来调节整个风电场的无功输出,达到维持控制点电压稳定的目的。最后以某一风电场的仿真结果验证了该策略的有效性和可行性。%The front-end speed adjusting wind turbine has strong dynamic reactive power regulation ability. Aiming at the wind farm with the front-end speed adjusting wind turbine exists grid connection node voltage fluctuation problem caused by the change of wind power, a hierarchical control strategy of reactive voltage in the front-end speed adjusting wind farm is proposed. The strategy determines the selection of the reactive power control point in the wind farm, utilizes the voltage deviation of the wind farm control point, and obtains the reactive power demand of the whole wind farm by the tuning control. The minimum real power loss of the wind farm is used as objective function to allocate to each wind turbine based on the optimized and improved genetic algorithm. The strategy combines the reactive power output of the Static Synchronous Compensator to adjust the reactive power output of the whole wind farm and thus to achieve the purpose of maintaining the voltage stability of the control point. The simulation results prove the feasibility and effectiveness of the strategy.

  11. 基于前端调速式风电机组的风电场无功分层控制策略*%Hierarchical control strategy of reactive power for wind farm based on the composition of the front-end speed adjusting wind turbine

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    燕尧; 董海鹰

    2015-01-01

    The front-end speed adjusting wind turbine has strong dynamic reactive power regulation ability. Aiming at the wind farm with the front-end speed adjusting wind turbine exists grid connection node voltage fluctuation problem caused by the change of wind power, a hierarchical control strategy of reactive voltage in the front-end speed adjusting wind farm is proposed. The strategy determines the selection of the reactive power control point in the wind farm, utilizes the voltage deviation of the wind farm control point, and obtains the reactive power demand of the whole wind farm by the tuning control. The minimum real power loss of the wind farm is used as objective function to allocate to each wind turbine based on the optimized and improved genetic algorithm. The strategy combines the reactive power output of the Static Synchronous Compensator to adjust the reactive power output of the whole wind farm and thus to achieve the purpose of maintaining the voltage stability of the control point. The simulation results prove the feasibility and effectiveness of the strategy.%前端调速式风电机组具有较强的动态无功调节能力,针对由前端调速式风电机组组成的风电场存在随风电出力的变化而引起的并网点电压波动的问题,提出了一种前端调速式风电场无功电压分层控制策略。该策略首先确定了风电场无功控制点的选取,利用风电场控制点电压偏差,通过整定控制得到整个风电场无功需求量,以风电场内有功网损最小为目标函数,采用改进的遗传算法优化分配给各台风机,并结合静止同步补偿器的无功输出来调节整个风电场的无功输出,达到维持控制点电压稳定的目的。最后以某一风电场的仿真结果验证了该策略的有效性和可行性。

  12. 基于前端调速式风电机组的风电场无功分层控制策略%Hierarchical Control Strategy of Reactive Power for Wind Farm Based on the Front-End Speed Adjusting Wind Turbine

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    燕尧; 董海鹰

    2015-01-01

    The front-end speed adjusting wind turbine has strong dynamic reactive power regulation ability, aiming at prob-lems in the wind farm which consists of the front-end speed adjusting wind turbine existing the grid connection node voltage fluctuation which is caused by the change of wind power, this paper proposes a hierarchical control strategy of reactive voltage in the front-end speed adjusting wind farm.The strategy firstly determines selection of the reactive power control point in the wind farm, utilizes the voltage deviation of the wind farm control point, and obtains reactive power demand of the whole wind farm with the tuning control.The minimum real power loss of the wind farm is used as the objective function, based on the im-proved genetic algorithm optimization, and combines the reactive power output of the static synchronous compensator to adjust the reactive power output of the whole wind farm, so as to achieve the purpose of maintaining the voltage stability of the control point.The simulation results prove the feasibility and effectiveness of the strategy.%前端调速式风电机组具有较强的动态无功调节能力,针对由前端调速式风电机组组成的风电场存在随风电出力的变化引起的并网点电压波动问题,提出一种前端调速式风电场无功电压分层控制策略。该策略确定了风电场无功控制点的选取,利用风电场控制点电压偏差,通过整定控制得到整个风电场无功需求量,以风电场内有功网损最小为目标函数,采用改进的遗传算法优化分配给各台风机,并结合静止同步补偿器的无功输出来调节整个风电场的无功输出,达到维持控制点电压稳定的目的。最后以某一风电场的仿真结果验证了该策略的有效性和可行性。

  13. Quantum effects in warp drives

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    Finazzi Stefano

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Warp drives are interesting configurations that, at least theoretically, provide a way to travel at superluminal speed. Unfortunately, several issues seem to forbid their realization. First, a huge amount of exotic matter is required to build them. Second, the presence of quantum fields propagating in superluminal warp-drive geometries makes them semiclassically unstable. Indeed, a Hawking-like high-temperature flux of particles is generated inside the warp-drive bubble, which causes an exponential growth of the energy density measured at the front wall of the bubble by freely falling observers. Moreover, superluminal warp drives remain unstable even if the Lorentz symmetry is broken by the introduction of regulating higher order terms in the Lagrangian of the quantum field. If the dispersion relation of the quantum field is subluminal, a black-hole laser phenomenon yields an exponential amplification of the emitted flux. If it is superluminal, infrared effects cause a linear growth of this flux.

  14. Speed mathematics

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    Handley, Bill

    2012-01-01

    This new, revised edition of the bestselling Speed Mathematics features new chapters on memorising numbers and general information, calculating statistics and compound interest, square roots, logarithms and easy trig calculations. Written so anyone can understand, this book teaches simple strategies that will enable readers to make lightning-quick calculations. People who excel at mathematics use better strategies than the rest of us; they are not necessarily more intelligent. With Speed Mathematics you'll discover methods to make maths easy and fun. This book is perfect for stud

  15. 32 CFR 636.22 - Speed regulations.

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    2010-07-01

    .... (2) The authorized speed limit in the school zones is 15 miles per hour when any of the following conditions are present: (i) A school crossing attendant is present. (ii) Children are present in the area... MPH Night Driving: Trails, 5 MPH (with headlights) Cross Country, 5 MPH Night Driving: Trails, 4...

  16. China' s Optimal Foreign Reserves : Quantitative Characteristics, Motivation Decomposition and Adjustment Speed%中国最优外汇储备:数量特征、动机分解与调整速度

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    陈奉先; 邹宏元

    2012-01-01

    本文在非均衡框架下考察中国最优外汇储备数量特征并对持储动机进行静态和动态分解。结果发现:中国的实际和最优外汇储备量自2002年起陡增,但后者始终低于前者且二者缺口不断扩大;中国的最优外汇储备持有行为体现着交易性动机、预防性动机、重商主义动机和攀比动机,并受汇率因素影响;交易性动机和攀比动机对最优外汇储备持有行为的影响最大,预防性动机在2006年以后逐渐强化,重商主义动机和汇率因素的影响微弱;中国较低的储备缺口调整系数造成中国最优外汇储备量居高不下。外需拉动型的经济发展模式、强制结售汇制和汇率弹性不足则是导致储备缺口调整系数低下的重要原因。%This paper explores the quantitative characteristics of China' s optimal foreign reserves under disequilibrium framework and then decomposes reserve hoarding motivations in static and dynamic model. We find that:China' s actual and optimal foreign reserves are surging since 2002 with the later far below the former and their gap extending; China's accumulation of optimal foreign exchange reserves reveals the presence of transaction motivation, precautionary motivation, mercantilism motivation, competitive motivation and the influence of exchange rate volatility. The transaction motivation and competitive motivation are of the largest influence, and the precautionary motivation is of upward trending since 2006, while the mercantilism motivation and exchange rate factor are of weak influence; The lower adjustment coefficient λ finally leads to China' s high optimal foreign reserves. Export - oriented economic development mode, compulsory foreign exchange settlement regime and lack of foreign exchange rate flexibility lead to the lower adjustment coefficient λ.

  17. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THREE-PHASE INDUCTION MOTOR DRIVE FED FROM Z-SOURCE INVERTER

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    Bindeshwar Singh

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a Z-source inverter which has been proposed as an alternative power conversion concept for adjustable speed AC drives. It is having both voltages buck and boost capabilities as they allow inverters to be operated in the shoot through state. It utilizes an exclusive Z-source network (LC component to DC-link in between maininverter circuit and the DC source (rectifier. By controlling the shoot-through duty cycle, the inverter system using IGBTs, reduces the line harmonics, improves power factor, increases reliability and extends output voltage range. The proposed strategy reduces harmonics, low switching stress power and low common mode noise.

  18. Simplified drive system models for power system transient studies in industrial plants

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    Chen, Peiyuan; Sannino, Ambra

    2007-01-01

    In order to simulate industrial plants for different power system transient studies, simplified adjustable speed drive (ASD) models are needed. For power system transient studies such as assessing the voltage dip ride-through capability of ASDs, detailed representation of semiconductor valve...... switching can be avoided, thereby making possible to increase the time step of the simulation. In this paper, simplified ASD models are developed and compared with corresponding detailed models. The performance of the simplified models is assessed when increasing the simulation step as much as possible...... while still maintaining the error within acceptable limits....

  19. Driving things

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    Nevile, Maurice Richard

    2015-01-01

    I explore how participants organise involvement with objects brought into the car, relative to the demands of driving and social activity. Objects in cars commonly include phones or other technologies, food, body care products, texts, clothing, bags and carry items, toys, and even animals......) Automobilities. London: Sage. Haddington, P., Keisanen, T. & Nevile, M. (Eds.) (2012) Meaning in motion: Interaction in cars. Special Issue for Semiotica, 191, 1/4. Haddington, P., Keisanen, T., Mondada, L., & Nevile, M. (Eds.) (2014) Multiactivity in social interaction: Beyond multitasking. Amsterdam...

  20. Algorithm of brush short-circuit coefficients of DC machines for extremely low speed drives%极低速驱动用直流电机电刷短路系数的算法

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    张琪; 谢国栋; 黄苏融

    2008-01-01

    When a direct-current (DC) machine runs at extremely low speed or standstill, the reduction in the armature resistance and the armature flux linkage due to the short circuited coils by the brushes on the commutator should not be neglected. Taking this reduction effect into account, the average values of the reduction coefficients relate to the machine parameters in complicated forms. In this paper, an effective algorithm for the precise computation of the average values of these reduction coefficients is proposed. Furthermore, in the algorithm, the effect of the insulation thickness between the commutator segments and the multiplicity of the wave winding are considered for the first time. The proposed algorithm can also be accommodated into the computer-aided design (CAD) of a DC machine, which normally runs at extremely low speed or standstill.

  1. Analysis on Toyota A761 E 6-speed Automatic Transmission Drive System%丰田A761E6速自动变速器传动系统研究

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    郑劲

    2014-01-01

    分析了6速A761E变速器组成和结构,绘制出了变速器的传动原理图,研究了变速器主要挡位的动力传动路线。%The composition and structure of six-speed transmission A761E were analyzed,the transmission schematics were mapped out, the power transmission lines of the transmission main gears were studied.

  2. Adjustments and Depression

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    Full Text Available ... to my SCI? How do I deal with depression and adjustment to my SCI? ☷ ▾ Page contents The ... the moment you are injured. Understanding adjustment and depression Adjustment to paralysis is a process of changing ...

  3. EMI performance comparison of two-level and three-level inverters in small dc-link capacitors based motor drives

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    Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Busquets-Monge, S.

    2012-01-01

    The size of passive components in an adjustable speed drive can be reduced by using small dc-link capacitors. The EMI filter in the drive also consists of passive components. The size of the filter can be reduced by using a three-level inverter, which can have low output voltage distortion. Howev....... Results show that the conducted emission from the three-level inverter is lower than that of the two-level inverter. Thus, a three-level inverter requires a smaller EMI filter in motor drives with small dc-link capacitors.......The size of passive components in an adjustable speed drive can be reduced by using small dc-link capacitors. The EMI filter in the drive also consists of passive components. The size of the filter can be reduced by using a three-level inverter, which can have low output voltage distortion. However......, the shaft voltage, and the conducted emission for the small dc-link capacitor based three-level inverter are compared with that of the two-level inverter operated with space vector PWM strategy. Experimental results for the common mode voltage, the shaft voltage, and the conducted emission are presented...

  4. Digital control of electric drives

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    Koziol, R; Szklarski, L

    1992-01-01

    The electromechanical systems employed in different branches of industry are utilized most often as drives of working machines which must be fed with electric energy in a continuous, periodic or even discrete way. Some of these machines operate at constant speed, others require wide and varying energy control. In many designs the synchronous cooperation of several electric drives is required in addition to the desired dynamic properties. For these reasons the control of the cooperation and dynamics of electromechanical systems requires the use of computers.This book adopts an unusual approach

  5. Train Operation Adjustment Based on Conflict Resolution for High-speed Rail%高速铁路单个列车运行冲突消解研究

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    文超; 彭其渊; 陈芋宏

    2013-01-01

    为研究高速铁路列车运行冲突消解问题,提出了各类列车运行冲突单个冲突的消解策略.分析了平移运行线、交换运行线、变更停站和越行方案以及数学规划方法等4种冲突策略的含义.根据冲突消解代价计算的方法,以最小冲突消解代价为优化目标,研究了高速铁路到达间隔时间冲突和出发间隔时间冲突、区间冲突、到发线运用冲突运用平移运行线、交换运行线、变更停站和越行方案等三种策略进行冲突消解的方法和过程.%In order to study the issue of train running conflict resolution of high-speed rail, the strategies of single train running conflict resolution for various types of train running conflicts is proposed. The 4 conflict resolution strategies named parallel shift of trains running lines, exchange of trains running lines, change of stopping stations and overtaking scheme, mathematical programming method are analyzed. In according to the conflict resolution cost calculation method and aimed to the minimum conflict resolution cost, the conflict resolution method and process are studied. The conflict resolution of the arrival interval conflict, departure interval conflict, section occupation conflict, arrival and departure track utilization conflict are discussed on the basis the conflict resolution strategies of parallel shift of trains running lines, exchange of trains running lines, change of stopping stations and overtaking scheme.

  6. Speed checks on the CERN site

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    2007-01-01

    In view of the significant number of speeding incidents that have been reported, CERN will shortly start to carry out speed checks on the site. The radar used for this purpose will show drivers the speed measured. The disciplinary measures taken against those exceeding the authorised limit (generally 50 k.p.h.) will include a ban from driving on the site for a minimum of one month. Maximilian Metzger
Secretary-General

  7. An Adjustable-speed System With Single-phase AC Input Based on Electrolytic Capacitor-less Tapped-inductor Single-stage Boost Inverters%单相交流输入的无电解电容抽头电感单级升压逆变器在交流调速系统中的应用

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    周玉斐; 黄文新; 赵健伍

    2014-01-01

    研究将无电解电容的单级升压逆变技术应用于变频调速系统。采用的抽头电感单级升压逆变器(tapped- inductor single-stage boost inverter,TISSBI)包含由1个抽头电感和2个二极管构成的无源网络,通过调节直通占空比和电感抽头的位置,能够实现单级升降压功能。将无电解电容的TISSBI应用于单相输入的变频调速系统,实现抗电网电压跌落、母线脉动抑制和提高输入功率因数的功能。用实验验证了理论分析方法的可行性。%This paper presented an adjustable-speed system with single-phase AC input based on the electrolytic capacitor-less single-stage boost inverter with tapped-inductor. The tapped-inductor single-stage boost inverter (TISSBI) includes an impedance network with one tapped inductor and two diodes, and it can realize buck or boost performance. In order to resist the grid voltage sags, output low frequency ripple decreasing, and input power factor improvement, this paper applied the electrolytic capacitor-less TISSBI to adjustable-speed system with single-phase AC input. Experimental results were carried out to verify the theoretical analysis.

  8. Risky driving and recorded driving offences: a 24-year follow-up study.

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    Summala, Heikki; Rajalin, Sirpa; Radun, Igor

    2014-12-01

    Permanent individual differences in driver behavior and accident risk have long been under active debate. Cognitive and personality factors have correlated with risky driving indicators in cross-sectional studies, and prospective cohort studies are now increasingly revealing early antecedents of risky behavior and injury mortality in adult age, with connections to stable personality traits. However, long-term stability in driver behavior or accident involvement has not been documented in a general driver population.This study reports 24-year follow-up data from a study that compared the recorded offenses between 134 drivers stopped by the police because of sustained risky driving and 121 control drivers stopped at the same locations at the same time in 1987 (Rajalin, 1994. Accid. Anal. Prev., 26, 555-562). Data were compiled from national driver records and accident statistics for the same drivers again 24 years later, and their yearly mileage and speed behavior was requested in a mail survey. The results showed that the two groups of drivers sampled on one trip a quarter of a century ago still differ from each other. The offenders still have more entries in their driver record, also when adjusted for age and mileage (OR=1.59, CI=1.03-2.46), they still report in the survey that they drive faster and overtake other cars more often. The results show that individual differences in driver behavior persist for decades, perhaps for life. However, in this on-road sample, the effect seems to be moderated by occupation which also presumably explains the lower mortality among the offenders during this 24-year follow-up. PMID:25171522

  9. Study of bus driving parameters on urban route

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    Fuad DASHDAMIROV

    2011-01-01

    The article deals with bus traffic time and speed on stage and route in the whole. The factors affecting bus driving parameters are divided into groups. The factors of significant impact are found in each group. The method of consideration of such factors impact on driving parameters in timetable making, is proposed. The extent of impact of selected factors on bus driving time and speed is studied.

  10. Structural and acoustic noise radiated by CD drives

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    Nijhof, Marten J.J.; Beltman, Willem M.

    2005-01-01

    Optical drives inside PCs operate at high speed, which may result in significant noise. These drives function both as airborne and structural vibration sources. Three main paths can be distinguished through which noise is emitted to the surroundings: (1) the vibrations of the front of the drive emit

  11. 1.5MW低风速风力发电机组主传动系统设计及动力学分析%Design and dynamic analysis of main driving system for 1.5MW low-speed wind turbine

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    黄宜森; 顾佥; 刘松超

    2012-01-01

    低风速风力发电机组具有广阔的市场前景,其主传动系统的设计和分析是整个风机研发的关键技术之一.通过对风机各种传动系统结构形式的分析、对比和优化,设计了适于1.5 MW低风速风力发电机组的最佳传动方案,即内置式主轴、二级行星加一级平行轴齿轮传动的结构形式.采用多体动力学软件SIMPACK建立了该风机主传动系统的精确模型,找出系统的固有频率及激振源,并进行共振分析;对共振危险点进行时域仿真,根据仿真结果研究振动对风机系统的影响.最后根据系统的动态特性分析结果,验证所设计的主传动系统的可靠性.%Low-speed wind generate turbine has a broad market prospect, the design and analysis of main driving system are the key technologies in the development of wind turbines. In this paper, a optimal main driving system was designed for 1.5 MW low-speed wind generate turbine through kinds of analysis,comparison and optimize, which are. Built-in main shaft, the secondary planet gear stages plus primary parallel gear stage. An accurate MBS model of main driving system is set up by SIMPACK software. All natural frequencies and vibration focus are found out and the NMR is performed. The danger frequencies are checked by time domain simulation, the influence of vibration on wind turbine system based on the simulation result. The dynamic characteristics of drive train are used to verify the reliability of the design.

  12. Supersymmetry Breaking Casimir Warp Drive

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    Obousy, R K

    2005-01-01

    Within the framework of brane-world models it is possible to account for the cosmological constant by assuming supersymmetry is broken on the 3-brane but preserved in the bulk. An effective Casimir energy is induced on the brane due to the boundary conditions imposed on the compactified extra dimensions. It will be demonstrated that modification of these boundary conditions allows a spacecraft to travel at any desired speed due to a local adjustment of the cosmological constant which effectively contracts/expands space-time in the front/rear of the ship resulting in motion potentially faster than the speed of light as seen by observers outside the disturbance.

  13. 银行授信影响了资本结构动态调整速度吗?--考虑样本选择偏误的实证分析%Do Lines of Credit Affect Capital Structure Adjustment Speed? Evidence from Dynamic Panel with Sample Selection

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    常亮

    2015-01-01

    With the panel data of Chinese listed firms during the time period of 2001—2011, this paper empirically studies the effect of credit lines on the capital structure adjustment speed, based on the theoretical assumption that bank lines of credit could reduce financial constraints so as to reduce adjustment costs. Traditional dynamic panel estimation are flawed to the bias of sample selection, since credit firms are selected according to firm size and investment opportunity. This paper uses dynamic panel model with sample selection to overcome these shortcomings. The results show that credit firms perform a much faster speed of capital structure adjustment comparing with non-credit firms.%银行授信可以通过缓解企业融资约束来降低企业的资本结构调整成本,从而有效提高资本结构的动态调整速度。但同时,企业能否获得银行授信,受到公司规模、投资机会等因素的影响,具有明显的样本选择性。因此,本文基于中国上市公司2001—2011年数据,在控制了授信的样本选择偏误的条件下,得到以下可信的证据:获得授信的公司表现出较快的调整速度,而不控制样本选择偏误的普通动态面板方法会使得估计有偏。本文不仅为资本结构的动态权衡理论提供了支持,同时也突出了在分组回归中控制样本选择偏误的重要性。

  14. DOES REGIONAL FISCAL BEHAVIOR DRIVE THE DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT OF CHINA' S TRADE BALANCE%地方财政行为是否驱动了中国贸易收支的动态调整*--基于异质性动态调整模型的分析

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    林峰; 吴周恒

    2015-01-01

    本文利用1997—2013年中国省际层面的面板数据,借助异质性动态调整模型从动态视角考察了地方财政行为对中国贸易收支调整速度的影响。研究结果显示:(1)平均而言,在地方财政行为的驱动下,中国实际贸易收支向最优水平动态调整的速度约为0.045。总体表明,地方财政行为对中国贸易收支的驱动性影响较弱,引致实际贸易收支向最优水平调整的速度也较为缓慢。(2)财政支出分权的强化会制约贸易收支的调整速度,贸易收支调整呈现“相对惰性”。财政收入分权的提高和预算内财政支出的扩张能够加快实际贸易收支向最优贸易收支调整的速度,助力贸易收支实现平滑调整。预算外财政支出和财政收入的变化对调整速度则不会产生显著性影响。(3)贸易收支的调整速度呈现显著的区域异质性。本文的结论表明,现阶段中国要实现贸易收支的平衡调整路径,中央及地方政府必须把握好财政行为与贸易收支的动态联动关系。%Utilizing provincial panel data from 1997 to 2013,this paper constructs a heteroscedastic dynamic adj ustment model to test the impacts of regional fiscal behavior on the dynamic adj ustment of China’ s trade balance.The empirical results show as follows.Firstly,the adjustment speed of trade balance is nearly 0. 045 which driven by regional fiscal behavior.Obviously,the impact of regional fiscal behavior is somehow low.Secondly,both of fiscal revenue decentralization and extra-budgetary expendi-ture can increase adj ustment speed of trade balance.However,fiscal expenditure decentralization will re-duce adj ustment speed while fiscal revenue and budgetary expenditure exert no efforts on adj ustment speed.Thirdly,the effects of adjustment speed have significant regional heterogeneity.Therefore,China’ s dynamic coordinated development issues in terms of regional fiscal behavior

  15. 超低速直流电机电刷短路系数计算%Computation of brush short-circuit coefficients of DC machines for extremely low speed drives

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    张琪; 谢国栋; 黄苏融

    2006-01-01

    Short circuit due to the brushes over the commutator segments of DC machines causes reduction in the armature resistance and flux linkage, which is especially meaningful when the electric machine is running at zero or extremely low speed. In design computation of DC machines, usually the average values of the coefficients are used in consideration of the effects of the short circuit.However, the average values have complicated relationships with the parameters of electric machines, therefore, no usable mathematical model has been established yet for precise computation. In this paper, a relatively simple and generalized method for precise computation of the average values of the short-circuit coefficients is proposed. This method decouples some of the machine parameters and, therefore establishes a highly parameterized mathematical model and is convenient in formulation for computation. In addition, the computation data for one and two brush pairs, which are the most common cases, is provided.

  16. Continental Group Put out SPEED and ERA-City Products,Support Safety Riding & Driving without Accidents%大陆集团推出EBA-City和SPEED产品,支持无事故的安全驾乘

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    2011-01-01

    近日,大陆集团推出两项最新的高效系统与解决方案——EBA City(城市版紧急制动辅助系统)和SPEED(高效经济设计的安全平台).EBACity(城市版紧急制动辅助系统)是以传感器为基础,应用摄像头、激光、雷达对汽车前方进行监视,对城市交通进行优化,在汽车与前方驶来的车辆快要发生相撞的危险距离内,驾驶者来不及做出适当反应时,EBACity立即启动自动制动系统,能够有效地缩短制动距离.

  17. 一类多组交直交变频调速系统对电网谐波影响的分析%Harmonic analyses of power grid in a kind of multi-group AC--DC--AC variable frequency speed-regulating drive system

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    王继忠; 童朝南; 李擎

    2014-01-01

    Based on a synchronous machine in an AC--DC--AC variable frequency speed-regulating drive system, a new power supply method of phase-shifting combination is proposed by a detailed study on the impact of power grid harmonics. With regard to the auxiliary motor drive system of a hot-rolling mill, the grid side harmonic rate and waveform distortion rate are quantitatively analyzed when the parameters of the power load, LC filter, pulse-width modulation circuit and transformer change. Simulation results show that the power supply method with the reasonable parameters3 design of the drive system can drastically reduce the grid side harmonic interference that the total harmonic distortion is suppressed within 4. 0%. This study provides an effective method for the design of a factory drive system and a reactive power compensation system as well as the fault diagnosis of an electric drive system.%基于交流电动机拖动中的交直交变频调速系统,对电网谐波的影响问题进行了理论研究与仿真分析,提出了多组变频器的移相式组合供电方法.针对某热连轧生产线的多组辅助传动系统,分别定量分析了当输出频率变化和系统中负载对象、LC滤波器、脉宽调制电路和变压器的参数变化时,供电网侧的谐波率和波形畸变率.仿真结果表明,移相式组合供电方法及合理的拖动系统设计可以大幅度降低供电网侧谐波干扰,总谐波畸变率可抑制在4.0%以内.本研究为工厂拖动系统的设计、无功补偿系统设计以及拖动系统故障诊断提供了有效的方法.

  18. Supersymmetry Breaking Casimir Warp Drive

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    Obousy, Richard K.

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    Within the framework of brane-world models it is possible to account for the cosmological constant by assuming supersymmetry is broken on the 3-brane but preserved in the bulk. An effective Casimir energy is induced on the brane due to the boundary conditions imposed on the compactified extra dimensions. It will be demonstrated that modification of these boundary conditions allows a spacecraft to travel at any desired speed due to a local adjustment of the cosmological constant which effectiv...

  19. Do in-car devices affect experienced users' driving performance?

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    Knapper, A.S. Hagenzieker, M.P. & Brookhuis, K.A.

    2014-01-01

    Distracted driving is considered to be an important factor in road safety. To investigate how experienced user's driving behaviour is affected by in-vehicle technology, a fixed-base driving simulator was used. 20 participants drove twice in a rich simulated traffic environment while performing secondary, i.e. mobile phone and navigation system tasks. The results show that mean speed was lower in all experimental conditions, compared to baseline driving, while subjective effort increased. Late...

  20. 高速大功率液力传动装置及其调速运行经济性%High Speed and Big Power Hydrodynamic Transmission Device and Its Economy of Variable Speed Governing Operation

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    李春生; 董泳

    2014-01-01

    针对高速大功率工作机械的调速进行了液力方式和变频方式的对比分析,对于调速的经济性,不能只看调速范围的大小,还要考虑工作机械负荷工况的要求。调速方案的选择要综合考虑调速区间及其对应的负荷变化范围、运行维护的经济性以及长期工作的可靠性。齿轮式偶合器适用于高速范围的调节,液力行星齿轮装置则兼有调速范围宽、调速效率高的特点。在高速大功率应用场合,液力调速仍然是一类经济可靠的解决方案。%The comparing analysis was done for high speed and big power working machines variable speed application with hy-drodynamic and variable frequency drive. For the economics of speed control,the variable speed range should be considered,as well as load conditions requirements of working machines. When selecting speed control program,the range of speed control and corre-sponding load conditions,the economics of operation and maintenance and the reliability of long-term work should be considered com-prehensively. Gear type couplings are suitable for high speed range adjustment. Hydrodynamic planetary gear unit has the characteris-tics of wide variable speed range and high efficiency of speed control. In the situations of high speed and big power,hydrodynamic vari-able speed control is still a class of economical and reliable solution.

  1. Annual Adjustment Factors

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    Department of Housing and Urban Development — The Department of Housing and Urban Development establishes the rent adjustment factors - called Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) - on the basis of Consumer Price...

  2. Adjustments and Depression

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    Full Text Available ... depression and adjustment to my SCI? How do I deal with depression and adjustment to my SCI? ☷ ▾ ... following an SCI? What are the secondary conditions? I have no health insurance, what are my options? ...

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    Full Text Available ... course an adjustment period as you navigate your new normal. The most important point to remember is ... to rebuild one's identity and to find a new balance in relationships. The stages of adjustment can ...

  4. Semiclassical instability of dynamical warp drives

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    Finazzi, Stefano; Liberati, Stefano; Barceló, Carlos

    2009-01-01

    Warp drives are very interesting configurations in General Relativity: At least theoretically, they provide a way to travel at superluminal speeds, albeit at the cost of requiring exotic matter to exist as solutions of Einstein's equations. However, even if one succeeded in providing the necessary exotic matter to build them, it would still be necessary to check whether they would survive to the switching on of quantum effects. Semiclassical corrections to warp-drive geometries have been anal...

  5. Distractions in Everyday Driving

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    ... while driving, which is one of the reasons distracted driving is such a big problem. Driver inattention is ... you’re doing any of these things while driving, you become distracted in ways that increase your risk of crashing. ...

  6. Highly efficient, gearless drive; Hocheffizienter, getriebeloser Antrieb

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    Niederer, R.

    2004-07-01

    Highly efficient, gearless variable-speed drive systems for low-speed applications have been developed. These systems consist of an inverter with active switches (IGBTs, MOSFETs, resp.) and a synchronous machine excited with permanent magnets. Therefore, these systems can be used for drive as well as for generator applications. They operate very efficiently since a gearbox is obsolete, furthermore weight, dimensions, noise and maintenance can be reduced. The inverter controllers do not require any speed sensors, thus reliability is increased and costs are decreased. Application for low-speed variable-speed drive systems can be found in industrial applications, cable railways or wind turbines. Both systems have been optimized in several iterative loops, in what regards overall efficiency and material expenditure. For both systems, prototypes have been developed and tested. Both prototypes performed reliably and fulfilled the expectations. The high power system (1200 kW, 20 rpm) operated at rated load with an overall efficiency of 93.1%, the lower power system (3 kW, 60 rpm) with an overall efficiency of 85%. Thus the losses of these new systems are at rated load about 4% lower compared to conventional drive systems equipped with a mechanical gearbox. (author)

  7. NOx emissions from Euro IV busses with SCR systems associated with urban, suburban and freeway driving patterns.

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    Fu, Mingliang; Ge, Yunshan; Wang, Xin; Tan, Jianwei; Yu, Linxiao; Liang, Bin

    2013-05-01

    NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles (HDVs) have become the most important sources of pollutants affecting urban air quality in China. In recent years, a series of emission control strategies and diesel engine polices have been introduced that require advanced emission control technology. China and Europe mostly have used Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) with urea to meet the Euro IV diesel engine emission standard. In this study, two Euro IV busses with SCR were tested by using potable emission measurement system (PEMS) to assess NOx emissions associated with urban, suburban and freeway driving patterns. The results indicated that with the SCR system, the urea injection time for the entire driving period increased with higher vehicle speed. For freeway driving, the urea injection time covered 71%-83% of the driving period; the NOx emission factors from freeway driving were lower than those associated with urban and suburban driving. Unfortunately, the NOx emission factors were 2.6-2.8-, 2.3-2.7- and 2.2-2.3-fold higher than the Euro IV standard limits for urban, suburban and freeway driving, respectively; NOx emission factors (in g/km and g/(kW·h)) from the original vehicles (without SCR) were higher than their corresponding vehicles with SCR for suburban and freeway driving. Compared with the IVE model results, the measured NOx emission factors were 1.60-1.16-, 1.77-1.27-, 2.49-2.44-fold higher than the NOx predicted by the IVE model for urban and suburban driving, respectively. Thus, an adjustment of emission factors is needed to improve the estimation of Euro IV vehicle emissions in China.

  8. Expressing Anger Is More Dangerous than Feeling Angry when Driving.

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    Full Text Available Anger is an emotion that drivers often feel and express while driving, and it is believed by researchers to be an important cause of dangerous driving behavior. In this study, the relationships between driving trait anger, driving anger expression, and dangerous driving behaviors were analyzed. The Driving Anger Scale (DAS was used to measure driving trait anger, whereas the Driving Anger Expression (DAX Inventory was used to measure expressions of driving anger. A sample of 38 drivers completed the DAS, DAX, and a driving simulation session on a simulator where their driving behaviors were recorded. Correlation analysis showed that the higher scores on the DAS were associated with longer durations of speeding in the simulator. The more participants expressed their anger in verbal and physical ways, the more likely they were to crash the virtual vehicle during the simulation. Regression analyses illustrated the same pattern. The findings suggest that, although trait anger is related to speeding, the passive expression of anger is the real factor underling traffic accidents. This study extends findings about the predictive effects of self-report scales of driving behaviors to behaviors recorded on a simulator. Thus, if in traffic safety propaganda, guiding drivers to use positive ways to cope with driving anger is recommended by our findings.

  9. Fundamental limitations on "warp drive" spacetimes

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    Lobo, F S N; Lobo, Francisco S. N.; Visser, Matt

    2004-01-01

    "Warp drive" spacetimes are useful as "gedanken-experiments" that force us to confront the foundations of general relativity, and among other things, to precisely formulate the notion of "superluminal" communication. We verify the non-perturbative violation of the classical energy conditions of the Alcubierre and Natario warp drive spacetimes and apply linearized gravity to the weak-field warp drive, testing the energy conditions to first and second order of the non-relativistic warp-bubble velocity. We are primarily interested in a secondary feature of the warp drive that has not previously been remarked upon, if it could be built, the warp drive would be an example of a "reaction-less drive". For both the Alcubierre and Natario warp drives we find that the occurrence of significant energy condition violations is not just a high-speed effect, but that the violations persist even at arbitrarily low speeds. An interesting feature of this construction is that it is now meaningful to place a finite mass spaceshi...

  10. KrF激光对高速飞片的驱动特性研究%Research on the driving characteristics of high speed flyer using KrF laser

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    李业军; 王钊; 田宝贤; 梁晶; 韩茂兰; 陆泽; 汤秀章

    2014-01-01

    利用诱导空间非相干技术平滑的KrF准分子(248nm)激光驱动带有烧蚀层的平面靶,研究激光空间均匀性对产生完整飞片的影响,结果表明激光不均匀性在2%以下,能够产生完整的高速飞片,且完整飞片能够维持20ns以上不破裂;当激光不均匀性达到5%,激光引入流体力学不稳定性种子应很强,冲击波在靶内输运过程中不稳定性不断发展增强,到靶背时强到足以使飞片解体甚至气化,不能产生完整的飞片。为了获得尽可能高的飞片速度,采用激光与烧蚀层参数不匹配方法,使冲击波对飞片作多次加速。利用功率密度为1012 W/cm2的KrF激光与含50μm Kapton烧蚀层的5μm铝飞片作用,得到速度约10km/s的高速飞片,与模拟结果吻合得很好。%KrF excimer laser (248nm)has high spatial uniformity by using induced spatial in-coherence technology.After image relay and amplification by optical angular multiplexing tech-nology,non-uniformity of image surface of focal spot is 1 .6%.The spot spatial uniformity decreases with increasing distance of deviating image surface,the spatial non-uniformity is up to 5% at 3mm place deviating image surface.Laser directly drives planar target with ablation layer, the effects of laser spatial uniformity on flyer planarity and integrity were investigated.The results show when the non-uniformity of laser is below 2%,the integrity of inference fringes measured by laser velocity interferometer system for reflector keeps very well,the inference frin-ges last about 20ns after fringes jump.And the flyer can fly about 150 microns.The roughness of discontinuity is 62ps,which indicates that the shock wave planarity is good.The target debris deposited on sputtering film from the target of about 120mm is larger particles,which confirms the flyer has better integrity.When the laser non-uniformity is 5%,the interference fringes dis-appear completely after fringes jump

  11. Homogeneity Adjustment of Annual Mean Wind Speed and Elementary Calculation of Fundamental Wind Pressure over Xinjiang Meteorological Stations%新疆气象站年均风速均一化订正与基本风压估算初探

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    辛渝; 陈洪武; 李元鹏; 陈鹏翔; 余行杰; 王铁

    2012-01-01

    In order to develop detail survey and integrative evaluation of wind energy resource, the consistency corrections, objective homogeneity tests (such as SNHT, Potter, and CUSUM), and homogeneity adjustment of yearly mean wind speed series were carried out during 1970 - 2009 from four meteorological stations which represent wind areas according to their historical metadata features. During the period of non-automatic wind recorder, how to build the 10-tnin interval yearly maximum wind velocity series was also explored elementarily based on observed 2-min interval wind data. The results show as follows: 1) The yearly mean wind speed time series were inhomoge-neons, which was caused by the change of their surroundings or other uncertain factors at Burqin, Naomaohu, and Hongliuhe stations. From the values of the SNHT homogeneity adjustment and the buildings surrounding the stations, the most largely environment influence occurred at Burqin station where the time series broke off three times and the mean accumulated adjustment value reaches 0. 9 m · s-1 or so. There are two discontinuous points at Naomaohu station, one of which concerns location moving, and that of adjustment value is 0. l~0. 2 m · s-1. There exists one discontinuous point at Hongliuhe station, which also concerns location moving like Naomaohu station, and that of adjustment value is 0.1 - 0. 2 m · s-1. 2) On transforming the yearly maximum wind velocity of 10-min interval from that of observed 2-min interval under the control of some critical wind speed, it is acceptable to adopt the experiential formula fitting to the northwestern part of China at Shisanjianfang station, while it is better to employ their mean portion correlation at the other three stations.%为了较好地开展风能资源的详查与综合评价工作,根据新疆各风区挑选的参照站历史风况资料序列特点,在参考测站历史“元数据”直接进行非均一性检验与一致性订正基础上,对其中4

  12. The dynamic running law study on driving system of hydraulic winder

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    彭佑多; 刘德顺; 郭迎福; 张永忠; 文西芹

    2002-01-01

    Dynamic running law of the hydraulic driving system decides the hoisting cage velocity curve in a hoisting cycle and is decided by the characteristic of the hydraulic driving system and by the operating speed of hoist driver. The paper studies the dynamic running law of hydraulic driving system, analyses the influence of driver operating speed on the dynamic running characteristic, and points out the reasonable driver operating speed to control the dynamic stress in rope and to reduce the oscillation of rope system.

  13. Co-variability in Three Dimensions of Teenage Driving Risk Behavior: Impaired Driving, Risky and Unsafe Driving Behavior, and Secondary Task Engagement

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    Simons-Morton, Bruce; Li, Kaigang; Ehsani, Johnathon; Vaca, Federico E.

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE This research examined the extent to which teenagers who engaged in one form of risky driving also engaged in other forms and if risky driving measures were reciprocally associated over time. METHODS The data were from waves 1, 2 and 3 (W1, W2 and W3) of the NEXT Generation study, with longitudinal assessment of a nationally representative sample starting with 10th graders starting in 2009–2010. Three measures of risky driving were assessed in autoregressive and cross-lagged analyses: driving while alcohol/drug impaired, Checkpoints Risky Driving Scale (risky and unsafe driving), and secondary task engagement while driving. RESULTS In adjusted auto-regression models the risk variables, demonstrated high levels of stability, with significant associations observed across the three waves. However, associations between variables were inconsistent. DWI at W2 was associated with risky and unsafe driving at W3 (β = 0.21, p driving at W1 was associated with DWI at W2 (β = 0.20, p driving at W2 is associated with secondary task engagement at W3 (β = 0.19, p driving, with prospective associations between the Risky Driving Scale and the other measures, and reciprocal associations between all three variables at some time points. Secondary task engagement, however, appears largely to be an independent measure of risky driving. The findings suggest the importance of implementing interventions that addresses each of these driving risks. PMID:26514232

  14. Risky driving and lifestyles in adolescence.

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    Bina, Manuela; Graziano, Federica; Bonino, Silvia

    2006-05-01

    Several studies have shown that risky driving is especially prevalent among young drivers and recent research has pointed out that driving in adolescence should be investigated in the more general context of adolescent development. The first aim of this contribution was to analyze involvement in risky driving in a normative sample of 645 Italian adolescents, boys and girls, aged 14-17, through a self-report questionnaire. A second aim was to evaluate the association between risky driving and lifestyle, defined as involvement in other health risk behaviors and leisure activities. The main results showed that many adolescents drove cars and motorcycles without the required driving license and the most frequent offences were speeding and failure to maintain a safe braking distance. Gender and age differences were also investigated. Results concerning the association between risky driving and lifestyle showed that risky driving was not an isolated behavior. Boys who displayed risky driving practices were more likely to adopt a lifestyle characterized by high involvement in antisocial behaviors, tobacco smoking, comfort eating and time spent in non-organized activities with friends. Girls involved in risky driving were more likely to be involved in other risk-taking behaviors, antisocial behaviors and drug use.

  15. Approach to Developing Predictive Capability for Hohlraum Drive and Symmetry

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    Jones, O. S. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2015-07-22

    Currently, we do not have the ability to predict the hohlraum drive and symmetry without requiring ad hoc adjustments to physics models. This document describes a plan for code improvements and focused physics validation experiments.

  16. The Effect of Speed Camera Warning Sign on Vehicle Speed in School Zones

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Driving too fast is one of the most prevalent factors that contribute to traffic crashes. In school zones, staying alert and obeying the posted speed limit especially during the school period are imperative for public safety, particularly involving children. Encouraging motorists to travel at safe speeds through the installation of yellow transverse bars at Seri Sabak Uni School and Pintas Puding School was found to be ineffective. Drivers were observed to have violated the 30 km/h speed limit and more seriously, driven over the speed limits of adjoining roads. Consequently, speed camera warning signs were erected as a pre-emptive measure to curtail speeding problems in the school zones. From impact studies carried out to measure the effectiveness of these signs, it was found that the speed camera warning signs were also not able to change driver behavior.

  17. Extended Driving Impairs Nocturnal Driving Performances

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    Patricia Sagaspe; Jacques Taillard; Torbjorn Akerstedt; Virginie Bayon; Stéphane Espié; Guillaume Chaumet; Bernard Bioulac; Pierre Philip

    2008-01-01

    Though fatigue and sleepiness at the wheel are well-known risk factors for traffic accidents, many drivers combine extended driving and sleep deprivation. Fatigue-related accidents occur mainly at night but there is no experimental data available to determine if the duration of prior driving affects driving performance at night. Participants drove in 3 nocturnal driving sessions (3-5 am, 1-5 am and 9 pm-5 am) on open highway. Fourteen young healthy men (mean age [+/-SD] = 23.4 [+/-1.7] years)...

  18. HARMONIC DRIVE SELECTION

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    Piotr FOLĘGA

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The variety of types and sizes currently in production harmonic drive is a problem in their rational choice. Properly selected harmonic drive must meet certain requirements during operation, and achieve the anticipated service life. The paper discusses the problems associated with the selection of the harmonic drive. It also presents the algorithm correct choice of harmonic drive. The main objective of this study was to develop a computer program that allows the correct choice of harmonic drive by developed algorithm.

  19. Reading Text While Driving

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    Liang, Yulan; Horrey, William J.; Hoffman, Joshua D.

    2015-01-01

    Objective In this study, we investigated how drivers adapt secondary-task initiation and time-sharing behavior when faced with fluctuating driving demands. Background Reading text while driving is particularly detrimental; however, in real-world driving, drivers actively decide when to perform the task. Method In a test track experiment, participants were free to decide when to read messages while driving along a straight road consisting of an area with increased driving demands (demand zone)...

  20. Inertial drives for micro- and nanorobots: two novel mechanisms

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    Zesch, Wolfgang; Buechi, Roland; Codourey, Alain; Siegwart, Roland Y.

    1995-12-01

    In micro or nanorobotics, high precision movement in two or more degrees of freedom is one of the main problems. Firstly, the positional precision has to be increased (Nanorobot Project, two new piezoelectric devices have been developed. `Abalone' is a 3-dof system that relies on the impact drive principle. The 38 mm X 33 mm X 9 mm slider can be moved to each position and orientation in a horizontal plane within a theoretically infinite workspace. In the stepping mode it achieves a speed of 1 mm/s in translation and 7 deg/s in rotation. Within the actuator's local range of 6 micrometers fine positioning is possible with a resolution better than 10 nm. `NanoCrab' is a bearingless rotational micromotor relying on the stick-slip effect. This 10 mm X 7 mm X 7 mm motor has the advantage of a relatively high torque at low rotational speed and an excellent runout. While the maximum velocity is 60 rpm, it reaches its highest torque of 0.3 mNm at 2 rpm. Another benefit is the powerless holding torque of 0.9 mNm. With a typical step of 0.1 mrad and a local resolution 3 orders of magnitude better than the step angle, NanoCrab can be very precisely adjusted. Design and measurements of the characteristics of these two mechanisms will be presented and compared with the theoretical analysis of inertial drives presented in a companion paper. Finally their integration into the Nanorobot system will be discussed.

  1. Repatriation Adjustment: Literature Review

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    Gamze Arman

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Expatriation is a widely studied area of research in work and organizational psychology. After expatriates accomplish their missions in host countries, they return to their countries and this process is called repatriation. Adjustment constitutes a crucial part in repatriation research. In the present literature review, research about repatriation adjustment was reviewed with the aim of defining the whole picture in this phenomenon. Present research was classified on the basis of a theoretical model of repatriation adjustment. Basic frame consisted of antecedents, adjustment, outcomes as main variables and personal characteristics/coping strategies and organizational strategies as moderating variables.

  2. Speed Regulator for Permanent Magnet DC Boring Machine

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    2000-01-01

    In this paper a variable-speed system for a loaded permanent magnet direct current boring machine (PMDCBM) is described in details. The voltage adjustment of PMDCBM is accomplished by means of solid state switch with a high gain Darlington transistor. The device designed possesses good variable speed characteristic and Iow loss at low speed. The speed can be regulated automatically to hold at an ideal value according to the load.

  3. Model and analysis of trim commands in solid state drives

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    Frankie, Tasha Christine

    2012-01-01

    NAND flash solid state drives (SSDs) have recently become popular storage alternatives to traditional magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs), due partly to their superior performance in write speed. However, SSDs suffer from a decrease in write speed as they fill with data, due largely to write amplification, a phenomenon in which more writes than requested are performed by the device. Use of the Trim command is known to result in improvement in NAND flash SSD performance; the Trim command informs ...

  4. DYNAMIC DESIGN OF VARIABLE SPEED PLANAR LINKAGES

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    Yao Yanan; Yan Hongsen; Zou Huijun

    2005-01-01

    A method for improving dynamic characteristics of planar linkages by actively varying the speed function of the input link is presented. Design criteria and constraints for the dynamic design of variable speed planar linkages are developed. Both analytical and optimization approaches for determining suitable input speed functions to minimize the driving torque, the shaking moment, or both simultaneously of planar linkages, subject to various design requirements and constraints, are derived.Finally, some examples are given to illustrate the design procedure and to verify its feasibility.

  5. Control Scheme of Z-Source Inverter Based BLDC Motor Drive System Using Modified Pulse Width Modulation Techniq

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    S. Suresh Kumar,

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A modified pulse width modulation technique for Z-source inverter based BLDC motor is proposed and analyzed in this project.The Z-source inverter can be used as Buck/Boost converter with lower cost and high efficiency. BLDC motors are used in electric vehicles where portability and efficiency are required. This drive system provides advantages of both BLDC motors and Z-source inverter, and can be used in fuel cell system and other adjustable speed drive application. In this project principle of modified pulse width modulation technique is implemented and simulated. The model of a three phase Z-source inverter has been discussed based on modified pulse with modulation technique. The simulation of Z-source inverter based BLDC motor is done using the MATLAB/SIMULINK.

  6. Benchmarking judgmentally adjusted forecasts

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    Ph.H.B.F. Franses (Philip Hans); L.P. de Bruijn (Bert)

    2015-01-01

    markdownabstractMany publicly available macroeconomic forecasts are judgmentally-adjusted model-based forecasts. In practice usually only a single final forecast is available, and not the underlying econometric model, nor are the size and reason for adjustment known. Hence, the relative weights give

  7. ADJUSTABLE CHIP HOLDER

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    2009-01-01

    An adjustable microchip holder for holding a microchip is provided having a plurality of displaceable interconnection pads for connecting the connection holes of a microchip with one or more external devices or equipment. The adjustable microchip holder can fit different sizes of microchips...

  8. Stability Analysis of BLDC Motor Drive based on Input Shaping

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    M.Murugan

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this work is to analyze the brushless DC (BLDC motor drive system with input shaping using classical control theory. In this paper, different values of damping ratio are used to understand the generalized drive performance. The transient response of the BLDC motor drive system is analyzed using time response analysis. The dynamic behaviour and steady state performance of the BLDC motor drive system is judged and compared by its steady state error to various standard test signals. The relative stability of this drive system is determined by Bode Plot. These analysis spotlights that it is possible to obtain a finite-time setting response without oscillation in BLDC motor drive by applying input in four steps of different amplitude to the drive system. These analyses are helpful to design a precise speed control system and current control system for BLDC motor drive with fast response. The Matlab/Simulink software is used to perform the simulation.

  9. Intelligent Speed Adaptation for involuntary drivers

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    Agerholm, Niels; Tradisauskas, Nerius; Juhl, Jens;

    2012-01-01

    The Danish Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) trial ISA C included 26 commercial cars and 51 drivers a number of whom were involuntary. After a baseline period, ISA was activated for one year. The drivers should identify themselves with a personal key ID before driving. As well as being informative...

  10. Compression Ratio Adjuster

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    Akkerman, J. W.

    1982-01-01

    New mechanism alters compression ratio of internal-combustion engine according to load so that engine operates at top fuel efficiency. Ordinary gasoline, diesel and gas engines with their fixed compression ratios are inefficient at partial load and at low-speed full load. Mechanism ensures engines operate as efficiently under these conditions as they do at highload and high speed.

  11. Factors Associated with Speeding Penalties in Novice Drivers

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    Eensoo, Diva; Paaver, Marika; Harro, Jaanus

    2010-01-01

    Novice drivers are an important risk group in traffic and speed limit exceeding is one of the major risk factors for traffic collisions. In this paper we explore how impulsivity measures, driving skills and driving safety are associated with speed limit exceeding in novice drivers if described variables are measured on the same subjects. Participants of the study were 909 novice car-drivers (mean age 24.7(SD=7.5) years). Subjects filled Barratt Impulsivity Scale, Adaptive and Maladaptive Impu...

  12. Development of Traction Drive Motors for the Toyota Hybrid System

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    Kamiya, Munehiro

    Toyota Motor Corporation developed in 2005 a new hybrid system for a large SUV. This system included the new development of a high-speed traction drive motor achieving a significant increase in power weight ratio. This paper provides an overview of the hybrid system, discusses the characteristics required of a traction drive motor, and presents the technologies employed in the developed motor.

  13. PERFORMANCE OF ANN BASED INDIRECT VECTOR CONTROL INDUCTION MOTOR DRIVE

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    A. K. Sharma,

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Indirect field orientation (IFO induction machine drives are increasingly employed in industrial drive systems, but the drive performance is often degrades. Motor works on best performance at certain voltage and frequency for certain loads. In this paper artificial neural network is used to predict the operating voltage and frequency when the load torque and speed going changed so motor efficiency is increased. Simulation and experimental results are shown to validate the scheme.

  14. PERFORMANCE OF ANN BASED INDIRECT VECTOR CONTROL INDUCTION MOTOR DRIVE

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    A. K. Sharma,; R. A. Gupta; Laxmi Srivastava

    2007-01-01

    Indirect field orientation (IFO) induction machine drives are increasingly employed in industrial drive systems, but the drive performance is often degrades. Motor works on best performance at certain voltage and frequency for certain loads. In this paper artificial neural network is used to predict the operating voltage and frequency when the load torque and speed going changed so motor efficiency is increased. Simulation and experimental results are shown to validate the scheme.

  15. Driving speed on thoroughfares in minor towns in Denmark

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    Jørgensen, Morten; Agerholm, Niels; Lahrmann, Harry;

    Sammenhængen mellem trafikulykker og hastighed viser, at øget hastighed resulterer i flere og mere alvorlige trafikulykker. Tidligere undersøgelser har indikeret, at bilister overskrider hastighedsgrænsen på gennemfartsveje i mindre byer i Danmark. For at holde farten nede i bygennemfarter er der...

  16. COMPARISON OF ADJUSTABLE HIGH-PHASE ORDER INDUCTION MOTORS’ MERITS

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    V.S. Petrushin

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. Development of mathematical models of adjustable electrical drives with high-phase order induction motors for their merits analysis at static and dynamical modes. Methodology. At the mathematical modeling main kinds of physical processes taking place in the high-phase order induction motors are considered: electromagnetic, electromechanical, energetic, thermal, mechanical, vibroacoustic ones. Besides, functional as well as mass, frame and value indicators of frequency converters are taking into account which permits to consider technical and economical aspects of the adjustable induction electrical drives. Creation of high-phase order induction motors’ modifications in possible on the base of a stock 3-phase motors of basic design. Polyphase supply of induction motors is guaranteed by a number of the adjustable electrical drives’ power circuits. Results. Modelling of a number of adjustable electrical drives with induction motors of different phase number working on the same load by its character, value and required adjustment range is carried out. At the utilization of the family of characteristics including mechanical ones at different adjustment parameters on which loading mechanism’s characteristics are superimposed regulation curves representing dependences of electrical, energetic, thermal, mechanical, vibroacoustic quantities on the motors’ number of revolutions are obtained. Originality. The proposed complex models of adjustable electrical drives with high-phase order induction motors give a possibility to carry out the grounded choice of the drive’s acceptable variant. Besides, they can be used as design models at the development of adjustable high-phase order induction motors. Practical value. The investigated change of vibroacoustic indicators at static and dynamical modes has been determined decrease of these indicators in the drives with number of phase exceeding 3.

  17. Second-generation speed limit map updating applications

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    Tradisauskas, Nerius; Agerholm, Niels; Juhl, Jens;

    2011-01-01

    Intelligent Speed Adaptation is an Intelligent Transport System developed to significantly improve road safety in helping car drivers maintain appropriate driving behaviour. The system works in connection with the speed limits on the road network. It is thus essential to keep the speed limit map...... used in the Intelligent Speed Adaptation scheme updated. The traditional method of updating speed limit maps on the basis of long time interval observations needed to be replaced by a more efficient speed limit updating tool. In a Danish Intelligent Speed Adaptation trial a web-based tool was therefore...... developed to give road authorities the opportunity to keep the speed limit map updated. However, the feedback from road authorities was insufficient. Hence a new web application based on Google Maps was made to provide easier speed limit updates for road authorities. The lessons learnt were that tools...

  18. Electric Vehicle - Economical driving

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    Jensen, VCE, Steen V.; Schøn, Henriette

    1999-01-01

    Instruct the reader in getting most satisfaction out of an EV, especially concerning driving and loading.......Instruct the reader in getting most satisfaction out of an EV, especially concerning driving and loading....

  19. Dementia and driving

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000028.htm Dementia and driving To use the sharing features on ... please enable JavaScript. If your loved one has dementia, deciding when they can no longer drive may ...

  20. Macroeconomic Situations and Policy Adjustments in China

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    Dongjun Mao

    2009-01-01

    China has achieved wholly rapid growth, with economic reform and opening-up, since 1978. But the macro-economy is instable and showing prosperity and inflation, and Recession and deflation repeatedly with many times. Excessive fluctuations in the economy are due to macroeconomic policies’ amendments and adjustments, too loose or tight. Economic growth speeds up with macroeconomic fluctuations slowing down in recent years. Improvements in macroeconomic policies have played an important role. 2...

  1. RESEARCH OF DESIGN’S PARAMETERS OF DRIVE MECHANISM OF RA 14 DOBBY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE DRIVE MECHANISM

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    ABDULLA Gabil; SERDAR, Serap Gamze; RIHTIM Bilal; ABDULLAYEV, Rashid

    2013-01-01

    There are three different principles to perform shedding motion which are; cam mechanism, dobby controlled mechanism and jacquard controlled mechanism. A dobby mechanism consists of three main parts; drive mechanism, selection mechanism and mechanism for transferring motion to the frames. Rotary dobby mechanisms are being used in shedding process of high-speed weaving machines. In this paper, design and synthesis of a novel drive mechanism had been explained. The drive mechanism, which is use...

  2. Gear bearing drive

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    Weinberg, Brian (Inventor); Mavroidis, Constantinos (Inventor); Vranish, John M. (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A gear bearing drive provides a compact mechanism that operates as an actuator providing torque and as a joint providing support. The drive includes a gear arrangement integrating an external rotor DC motor within a sun gear. Locking surfaces maintain the components of the drive in alignment and provide support for axial loads and moments. The gear bearing drive has a variety of applications, including as a joint in robotic arms and prosthetic limbs.

  3. Autotronic - Front wheel drive CVT for the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class; Autotronic - Das Front-CVT der neuen A-Klasse von Mercedes-Benz

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    Kiesel, J.; Greiner, J. [DaimlerChrysler AG (Germany)

    2005-07-01

    The development of the drive train of the new A-Class was governed by the principle of 'better performance, greater torque, greater driving pleasure and greater comfort - with reduced fuel consumption'. Compared with the predecessor, the drive output of the gasoline and diesel engines has increased by up to 38 per cent, and the maximum torque by up to 46 per cent. This drive power has to be transmitted through the transmission and drive train to the wheels. The previous 5-speed spur gear automatic transmission (W5A180) is superseded by the first continuously variable automatic transmission (WFC 280) AUTOTRONIC from Mercedes-Benz. The new innovative AUTOTRONIC is a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that under load continuously adjusts the gear ratio by means of the pulley variator and thrust link belt. The large ratio range and the overall efficiency of the engine-transmission combination significantly improve driving comfort and noise levels, response and acceleration characteristics as well as consumption. The AUTOTRONIC sets new standards in the compact car class. (orig.)

  4. Semiclassical instability of dynamical warp drives

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    Warp drives are very interesting configurations in general relativity: At least theoretically, they provide a way to travel at superluminal speeds, albeit at the cost of requiring exotic matter to exist as solutions of Einstein's equations. However, even if one succeeded in providing the necessary exotic matter to build them, it would still be necessary to check whether they would survive to the switching on of quantum effects. Semiclassical corrections to warp-drive geometries have been analyzed only for eternal warp-drive bubbles traveling at fixed superluminal speeds. Here, we investigate the more realistic case in which a superluminal warp drive is created out of an initially flat spacetime. First of all we analyze the causal structure of eternal and dynamical warp-drive spacetimes. Then we pass to the analysis of the renormalized stress-energy tensor (RSET) of a quantum field in these geometries. While the behavior of the RSET in these geometries has close similarities to that in the geometries associated with gravitational collapse, it shows dramatic differences too. On one side, an observer located at the center of a superluminal warp-drive bubble would generically experience a thermal flux of Hawking particles. On the other side, such Hawking flux will be generically extremely high if the exotic matter supporting the warp drive has its origin in a quantum field satisfying some form of quantum inequalities. Most of all, we find that the RSET will exponentially grow in time close to, and on, the front wall of the superluminal bubble. Consequently, one is led to conclude that the warp-drive geometries are unstable against semiclassical backreaction.

  5. Adjustment of macroeconomic imbalances

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    Georgeta Barbulescu

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The global financial and economic crisis was the factor that triggered the adjustment of macroeconomic imbalances accumulated in Romania. The current account deficit and budget deficit were two major structural imbalances that have created a high vulnerability for the economy and explained the extent of economic contraction in Romania during the economic crisis. This article identifies the main causes that lead to the need for fiscal adjustment both in the EU and in Romania, as well as main effects of adjustments in respect of their experience in recent years. The article deals with this topic, because the current topical debate in the field of fiscal adjustments implemented both in the EU and our country, and their need for economic activity aimed at economic recovery.

  6. Adjustments and Depression

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  9. Family Adjustment to Aphasia

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    ... Public / Speech, Language and Swallowing / Disorders and Diseases Family Adjustment to Aphasia Richard S. was a senior manager ... It also presents a great challenge to the family. There may be tension among family members and ...

  10. KVA: Capital Valuation Adjustment

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    Andrew Green; Chris Kenyon

    2014-01-01

    Credit (CVA), Debit (DVA) and Funding Valuation Adjustments (FVA) are now familiar valuation adjustments made to the value of a portfolio of derivatives to account for credit risks and funding costs. However, recent changes in the regulatory regime and the increases in regulatory capital requirements has led many banks to include the cost of capital in derivative pricing. This paper formalises the addition of cost of capital by extending the Burgard-Kjaer (2013) semi-replication approach to C...

  11. A 7-year dataset for driving and evaluating snow models at an Arctic site (Sodankylä, Finland)

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    Essery, Richard; Kontu, Anna; Lemmetyinen, Juha; Dumont, Marie; Ménard, Cécile B.

    2016-06-01

    Datasets derived from measurements at Sodankylä, Finland, for driving and evaluating snow models are presented. This is the first time that such complete datasets have been made available for a site in the Arctic. The continuous October 2007-September 2014 driving data comprise all of the meteorological variables required as inputs for physically based snow models at hourly intervals: incoming solar and longwave radiation, snowfall and rainfall rates, air temperature, humidity, wind speed and atmospheric pressure. Two versions of the driving data are provided: one using radiation and wind speed measurements made above the height of the trees around the clearing where the evaluation data were measured and one with adjustments for the influence of the trees on conditions close to the ground. The available evaluation data include automatic and manual measurements of bulk snow depth and snow water equivalent, and profiles of snow temperature, snow density and soil temperature. A physically based snow model is driven and evaluated with the datasets to illustrate their utility. Shading by trees is found to extend the duration of both modelled and observed snow cover on the ground by several days a year.

  12. Weighted triangulation adjustment

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    Anderson, Walter L.

    1969-01-01

    The variation of coordinates method is employed to perform a weighted least squares adjustment of horizontal survey networks. Geodetic coordinates are required for each fixed and adjustable station. A preliminary inverse geodetic position computation is made for each observed line. Weights associated with each observed equation for direction, azimuth, and distance are applied in the formation of the normal equations in-the least squares adjustment. The number of normal equations that may be solved is twice the number of new stations and less than 150. When the normal equations are solved, shifts are produced at adjustable stations. Previously computed correction factors are applied to the shifts and a most probable geodetic position is found for each adjustable station. Pinal azimuths and distances are computed. These may be written onto magnetic tape for subsequent computation of state plane or grid coordinates. Input consists of punch cards containing project identification, program options, and position and observation information. Results listed include preliminary and final positions, residuals, observation equations, solution of the normal equations showing magnitudes of shifts, and a plot of each adjusted and fixed station. During processing, data sets containing irrecoverable errors are rejected and the type of error is listed. The computer resumes processing of additional data sets.. Other conditions cause warning-errors to be issued, and processing continues with the current data set.

  13. STRESS; THE VULNERABILITY AND ASSOCIATION WITH DRIVING PERFORMANCE

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    B. M.T. Shamsul

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Several factors may contribute to occurrence of road accidents which are human factors, vehicle factor, road factor and environmental factor. There has been recent evidence of a relationship between road accidents and emotional distress as well as fatigue. Monotonous and complex road environments are the road factor that relates to the internal factor within driver. The overall aim of this study was to compare driving stress, fatigue and driving error between complex and monotonous driving. This experimental study was carried out to measure the stress level, fatigue status and driving performance among hundred male drivers (20-59 years with driving experience more than one year. Cortisol concentration from respondents’ saliva was obtained to measure the stress level due to the driving test. Cortisols were measured using Salimetrics cortisol Enzyme Immunoassay kit (ELISA. Fatigue status was measured by using EEG test to the respondents while conducted the simulator driving test. Driving performance was measured based on the recorded data of Running-of-the Roads (RORI and Large Speed Variation (LSV index from the simulator system. This study found that there was a significant difference (p<0.05 between cortisol levels, EEG value and driving errors of monotonous and complex driving. Salivary cortisol level was found higher during monotonous driving compared to complex driving. Theta wave which indicates sleepy and fatigue condition was found higher on monotonous driving compared to other brainwaves which is alpha and beta state. RORI and LSV index was higher recorded during driving in complex road environments. The main implications of this study for road safety shows that monotonous driving had significantly induced driving stress and fatigue while complex driving lead to higher driving errors. Human factors and road factors could possibly put drivers in a higher risk to be involved in road accidents.

  14. Observer Backstepping Control for Variable Speed Wind Turbine

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    Galeazzi, Roberto; Gryning, Mikkel Peter Sidoroff; Blanke, Mogens

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an observer backstepping controller as feasible solution to variable speed control of wind turbines to maximize wind power capture when operating between cut-in and rated wind speeds. The wind turbine is modeled as a two-mass drive-train system controlled by the generator torq...

  15. High performance AC drives

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    Ahmad, Mukhtar

    2010-01-01

    This book presents a comprehensive view of high performance ac drives. It may be considered as both a text book for graduate students and as an up-to-date monograph. It may also be used by R & D professionals involved in the improvement of performance of drives in the industries. The book will also be beneficial to the researchers pursuing work on multiphase drives as well as sensorless and direct torque control of electric drives since up-to date references in these topics are provided. It will also provide few examples of modeling, analysis and control of electric drives using MATLAB/SIMULIN

  16. Simple Driving Techniques

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    Rosendahl, Mads

    2002-01-01

    Driving was introduced as a program transformation technique by Valentin Turchin in some papers around 1980. It was intended for the programming language REFAL and used in metasystem transitions based on super compilation. In this paper we present one version of driving for a more conventional lisp......-like language. Our aim is to extract a simple notion of driving and show that even in this tamed form it has much of the power of more general notions of driving. Our driving technique may be used to simplify functional programs which use function composition and will often be able to remove intermediate data...

  17. Semiclassical instability of dynamical warp drives

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    Finazzi, Stefano; Barceló, Carlos

    2009-01-01

    Warp drives are very interesting configurations in General Relativity: At least theoretically, they provide a way to travel at superluminal speeds, albeit at the cost of requiring exotic matter to exist as solutions of Einstein's equations. However, even if one succeeded in providing the necessary exotic matter to build them, it would still be necessary to check whether they would survive to the switching on of quantum effects. Semiclassical corrections to warp-drive geometries have been analyzed only for eternal warp-drive bubbles traveling at fixed superluminal speeds. Here, we investigate the more realistic case in which a superluminal warp drive is created out of an initially flat spacetime. First of all we analyze the causal structure of eternal and dynamical warp-drive spacetimes. Then we pass to the analysis of the renormalized stress-energy tensor (RSET) of a quantum field in these geometries. While the behavior of the RSET in these geometries has close similarities to that in the geometries associate...

  18. Electric drive for an accelerator target with a timer for a pulsed fast reactor

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    The invention is presented relating to electric drives with numerical control devices. An electric drive is described, comprising a synchronous drive motor, an electromagnetic clutch, a pulse speed transducer, and a numerical control device with a speed measuring unit, a counter, and a storage unit. The electric drive ensures cophasal rotation of a particle reflector with an attached target at the operating frequency of the accelarator, which is synchronized from the mains with a possibility of maintaining the reflector rotation at any preset invariable speed within a desired range

  19. Speed Control of BLDC Motor Using DSP

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    G.MadhusudhanaRao

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposed the speed control of brushless dc motor drive employing PWM technique using TMS320F240 digital signal processor. BLDC is widely used because of its high mechanical power density, simplicity and cost effectiveness. The complete controller for BLDC is developed using TMS 320F240 digital signal processor, which has thespecial features for digital motor control. A mathematical model of the drive system is developed to analyze the performance of the proposed drive. The hall sensor signals are used to sense the rotor position. A shunt resistor is used to sense the actual current entering into the motor. These hall signals, phase current sensing signal and the speed command are the input to the DSP. Both the outer velocity control loop and inner current control loop uses PI controller that has been implemented by programming in TMS320F240 DSP processor [8]. According to the input command, feedback command andcontrol algorithm, the PWM pulses for each phase generated by the DSP is given to IGBT driver. The output of the driver is 6 independent PWM pulses that have to be given to the corresponding gate of the six IGBTs power switches used in the three-phase bridge inverter whose output is given to the stator of the BLDC motor. The drive performance is studied for starting, speed reversal and load perturbation.

  20. A High Revolution Speed Noncontact Ultrasonic Motor Driven by a Non-Symmetrical Electrode

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    YANG Bin; LIU Jing-Quan; CHEN Di; CAI Bing-Chu

    2005-01-01

    @@ A noncontact ultrasonic motor based on a non-symmetrical electrode is proposed. This motor has the advantages of using a simple driving electrode and having a high revolution speed. The revolution speed of its three-blade rotor can reach 5100rpm under a driving voltage of 20 V. A method operated easily is proposed to measure the output torque.

  1. Torque- and Speed Control of a Pitch Regulated Wind Turbine

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    Rasila, Mika

    2003-07-01

    Variable speed operated wind turbines has the potential to reduce fatigue loads, compared to fixed speed wind turbines. With pitch controllable rotor blades limitation of the power at high wind speeds is obtained. The thesis describes different controlling aspects concerning wind turbines and how these together can be used to optimize the system's performance. Torque control is used in order to achieve reduction on the mechanical loads on the drive-train for low wind speeds and limitation of power output for high wind speeds. In the high wind speed interval torque control is effective in order to limit the output power if a sufficiently fast pitch actuator is used. In the middle wind speed interval filter utilization can be used to give a reference signal to the controller in order to reduce speed and torque variations.

  2. A universal programmable driving circuit for spatial light modulators

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    Lan, Wu; Ningmei, Yu; Yaohui, Zhang; Wenlong, Ma

    2009-07-01

    A universal programmable multi-quantum-well (MQW) spatial light modulator (SLM) driving circuit is developed. With a twice scanning, it can generate programmable signals to drive a non-linear MQW SLM by using a software preprocessing unit. By adjusting the switching network of the driving circuit, this circuit can reduce the switching noise and improve the output precision. The chip test results show that the driving voltage can swing from 0 to VDD, and its resolution could be close to 256 with a pixel area of only 65 × 65 μm2.

  3. A universal programmable driving circuit for spatial light modulators

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    A universal programmable multi-quantum-well (MQW) spatial light modulator (SLM) driving circuit is developed. With a twice scanning, it can generate programmable signals to drive a non-linear MQW SLM by using a software preprocessing unit. By adjusting the switching network of the driving circuit, this circuit can reduce the switching noise and improve the output precision. The chip test results show that the driving voltage can swing from 0 to VDD, and its resolution could be close to 256 with a pixel area of only 65 x 65 μm2.

  4. Short term Braking Capability during Power Interruptions for Integrated Matrix Converter-Motor Drives

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    Klumpner, Christian; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2002-01-01

    The new trend in Adjustable Speed Drives (ASD) is to integrate the inverter and the motor into a single unit in order to reduce the production cost, the commissioning time and the physical size of the equipment. This last issue becomes more important, making the matrix converter topology more...... engages or to perform more effective a combined braking.This paper proposes a new method to provide short-term braking capability during a power outage for matrix converters. A braking chopper is needed in the clamp circuit, which allows for a drastically reduction of the capacitor size. The power flow...... in the clamp circuit may be reduced by increasing the harmonic content in the motor currents, which causes higher motor losses. Experiments prove the validity of the proposed method....

  5. Compact ASD Topologies for Single-Phase Integrated Motor Drives with Sinusoidal Input Current

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    Klumpner, Christian; Blaabjerg, Frede; Thoegersen, Paul

    2005-01-01

    needed to adjust the speed of the motor. The integrated motor drive concept is a result of merging the two units in order to achieve the following benefits [1-3]: reducing the design and the commissioning time in complex industrial equipments, no need for a cabinet to host the frequency converter......-density integration of the converter caused by the large size of the passive components (electrolytic capacitors and iron chokes) and vibration of the converter enclosure. This paper analyzes the implementation aspects for obtaining a compact and cost effective single-phase ASD with sinusoidal input current......, investigating the physical removal of power inductors from the converter enclosure in conjunction with reducing the number of semiconductor active devices. There are two ways to do that: to integrate the inductors in the unused area of the stator yoke of the motor or to use the leakage inductance...

  6. A Novel Motor-Speed-Regulation Method

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    Huang Zhou

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The traditional doubly-fed motor has less reliability because it needs carbon brushes and sliding rings which are not highly reliable. The brushless doubly-fed machine costs a lot for its framework requires special designing and processing. To overcome the disadvantages of the two kinds of motors, this paper focuses on a novel method of motor speed regulation which is based on rotating feeding. The motor speed changing around its rated speed can be realized based on the method without any carbon brush or sliding ring on the prosaic electrical motors. On the basis of the full controlled thyristor rectifying bridge structure, the basic idea is introduced; the advantages and disadvantages of this method are analyzed. This kind of systems can replace the brushed or brushless double-fed systems. They are very suitable for driving fans or pumps, or power-generating systems with variable speed constant frequency such as wind power or water power generating systems.

  7. Fundamental limitations on 'warp drive' spacetimes

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    'Warp drive' spacetimes are useful as 'gedanken-experiments' that force us to confront the foundations of general relativity, and among other things, to precisely formulate the notion of 'superluminal' communication. After carefully formulating the Alcubierre and Natario warp drive spacetimes, and verifying their non-perturbative violation of the classical energy conditions, we consider a more modest question and apply linearized gravity to the weak-field warp drive, testing the energy conditions to first and second orders of the warp-bubble velocity, v. Since we take the warp-bubble velocity to be non-relativistic, v << c, we are not primarily interested in the 'superluminal' features of the warp drive. Instead we focus on a secondary feature of the warp drive that has not previously been remarked upon-the warp drive (if it could be built) would be an example of a 'reaction-less drive'. For both the Alcubierre and Natario warp drives we find that the occurrence of significant energy condition violations is not just a high-speed effect, but that the violations persist even at arbitrarily low speeds. A particularly interesting feature of this construction is that it is now meaningful to think of placing a finite mass spaceship at the centre of the warp bubble, and then see how the energy in the warp field compares with the mass-energy of the spaceship. There is no hope of doing this in Alcubierre's original version of the warp field, since by definition the point at the centre of the warp bubble moves on a geodesic and is 'massless'. That is, in Alcubierre's original formalism and in the Natario formalism the spaceship is always treated as a test particle, while in the linearized theory we can treat the spaceship as a finite mass object. For both the Alcubierre and Natario warp drives we find that even at low speeds the net (negative) energy stored in the warp fields must be a significant fraction of the mass of the spaceship

  8. Evaluation, Transformation, and Extraction of Driving Cycles and Vehicle Operations

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    Nyberg, Peter

    2013-01-01

    A driving cycle is a representation of how vehicles are driven and  is usually represented by a set of data points of vehicle speed  versus time.  Driving cycles have been used to evaluate vehicles for  a long time. A traditional usage of driving cycles have been in  certification test procedures where the exhaust gas emissions from  the vehicles need to comply with legislation. Driving cycles are now  also used in product development for example to size components or  to evaluate different t...

  9. The Design of Sport Bicycle Speed Odometer

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    Dongbing Liu

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available As bicycle sport equipment, a sport bike needs a speed and distance measuring device, due to the characteristic of road cycling, thereby mastering the state of motion. According to external conditions such as temperature, wind speed, the bike can make the appropriate adjustment to achieve the best movement effect. The bicycle speed odometer is a major accessibility tool that satisfies with needs of the people with fast development. This study elaborated a bike speed odometer design based on Hall element, taking AT89C52 single chip as the core, measuring speed with A44E Hall sensor, to finish the bike mileage/speed measurement and statistics by displaying bike mileage and speed in real time. By using the Hall elements, the hardware of speed odometer input the number of pulse of per circle into the single-chip computer system. Then the signal processed by the single-chip computer displays. The software is programmed with assembly language and modular design idea. The design of the hardware circuit is simple and the subroutine has universal property, which fully meet the design requirements and possess a wide range of application and dissemination value.

  10. Sustainable urban regime adjustments

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    Quitzau, Maj-Britt; Jensen, Jens Stissing; Elle, Morten;

    2013-01-01

    The endogenous agency that urban governments increasingly portray by making conscious and planned efforts to adjust the regimes they operate within is currently not well captured in transition studies. There is a need to acknowledge the ambiguity of regime enactment at the urban scale. This directs......, inspired by Actor-Network Theory to demonstrate that regime incumbent actors can induce gradual regime adjustments at the urban scale. This is done through a case study of an urban development project, where the Municipality of Egedal in Denmark has successfully promoted energy efficient buildings through...

  11. Sensored Field Oriented Control of a Robust Induction Motor Drive Using a Novel Boundary Layer Fuzzy Controller

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    Ali Saghafinia

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Physical sensors have a key role in implementation of real-time vector control for an induction motor (IM drive. This paper presents a novel boundary layer fuzzy controller (NBLFC based on the boundary layer approach for speed control of an indirect field-oriented control (IFOC of an induction motor (IM drive using physical sensors. The boundary layer approach leads to a trade-off between control performances and chattering elimination. For the NBLFC, a fuzzy system is used to adjust the boundary layer thickness to improve the tracking performance and eliminate the chattering problem under small uncertainties. Also, to eliminate the chattering under the possibility of large uncertainties, the integral filter is proposed inside the variable boundary layer. In addition, the stability of the system is analyzed through the Lyapunov stability theorem. The proposed NBLFC based IM drive is implemented in real-time using digital signal processor (DSP board TI TMS320F28335. The experimental and simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed NBLFC based IM drive at different operating conditions.

  12. Control of Electric Drives in the Best Efficiency Region of Pumping System

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    Bakman Ilja

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper concentrates on improving the efficiency of the pumping system in which pumps are run by variable speed drives. The method is applicable to system consisting of several centrifugal pumps. Problems arising from running the pumps outside the optimal efficiency region are discussed. Common principles of operation and control of typical boosting pumping station are represented. Methods of regulation of productivity of the system are described. The proposed method is based on prediction of future efficiency of pumps before making adjustments of pumping system productivity. The proposed method is basing on tracking the working point of pump on efficiency graph. Monitoring the location of working point vs. efficiency graph enables to evaluate its current and future distances from the best efficiency point of the pump. Knowing the current number of running pumps it is possible to predict the location of working point after adjustment of productivity of the system. Ability to predict the increase or decrease of efficiency enables to enhance the adjustment of productivity of the system. Methods of graphical analysis of working state of the pumping system are representing topic for future research.

  13. Analysis and Implementation of Efficient BLDC Motor Drive with Different Converter Systems

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    Angeline Jayachandran*1,; Mrs. G.R.P Lakshmi2

    2014-01-01

    This Paper deals with analysis of efficient BLDC motor drive with various converter systems. Performance of the drive system is compared based on THD and PF at the AC mains with the following converter topology: Conventional DC-DC converter, SEPIC and CSC converter. The complete drive system is designed and modeled in MATLAB/Simulink environment for speed control over a wide range.

  14. Superluminal warp drive

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    In this Letter we consider a warp drive spacetime resulting from that suggested by Alcubierre when the spaceship can only travel faster than light. Restricting to the two dimensions that retains most of the physics, we derive the thermodynamic properties of the warp drive and show that the temperature of the spaceship rises up as its apparent velocity increases. We also find that the warp drive spacetime can be exhibited in a manifestly cosmological form

  15. Handling performance control for hybrid 8-wheel-drive vehicle and simulation verification

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    Ni, Jun; Hu, Jibin

    2016-08-01

    In order to improve handling performance of a hybrid 8-Wheel-Drive vehicle, the handling performance control strategy was proposed. For armoured vehicle, besides handling stability in high speed, the minimum steer radius in low speed is also a key tactical and technical index. Based on that, the proposed handling performance control strategy includes 'Handling Stability' and 'Radius Minimization' control modes. In 'Handling Stability' control mode, 'Neutralsteer Radio' is defined to adjust the steering characteristics to satisfy different demand in different speed range. In 'Radius Minimization' control mode, the independent motors are controlled to provide an additional yaw moment to decrease the minimum steer radius. In order to verify the strategy, a simulation platform was built including engine and continuously variable transmission systems, generator and battery systems, independent motors and controllers systems, vehicle dynamic and tyre mechanical systems. The simulation results show that the handling performance of the vehicle can be enhanced significantly, and the minimum steer radius can be decreased by 20% which is significant improvement compared to the common level of main battle armoured vehicle around the world.

  16. On state estimation in electric drives

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    This paper deals with state estimation in electric drives. On one hand a nonlinear observer is designed, whereas on the other hand the speed state is estimated by using the dirty derivative from the position measured. The dirty derivative is an approximate version of the perfect derivative which introduces an estimation error few times analyzed in drive applications. For this reason, our proposal in this work consists in illustrating several aspects on the performance of the dirty derivator in presence of both model uncertainties and noisy measurements. To this end, a case study is introduced. The case study considers rotor speed estimation in a permanent magnet stepper motor, by assuming that rotor position and electrical variables are measured. In addition, this paper presents comments about the connection between dirty derivators and observers, and advantages and disadvantages of both techniques are also remarked.

  17. On state estimation in electric drives

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    Leon, A.E., E-mail: aleon@ymail.co [Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingenieria Electrica (IIIE) ' Alfredo Desages' (UNS-CONICET), Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica y de Computadoras, Universidad Nacional del Sur - UNS, 1253 Alem Avenue, P.O. 8000, Bahia Blanca (Argentina); Solsona, J.A., E-mail: jsolsona@uns.edu.a [Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingenieria Electrica (IIIE) ' Alfredo Desages' (UNS-CONICET), Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica y de Computadoras, Universidad Nacional del Sur - UNS, 1253 Alem Avenue, P.O. 8000, Bahia Blanca (Argentina)

    2010-03-15

    This paper deals with state estimation in electric drives. On one hand a nonlinear observer is designed, whereas on the other hand the speed state is estimated by using the dirty derivative from the position measured. The dirty derivative is an approximate version of the perfect derivative which introduces an estimation error few times analyzed in drive applications. For this reason, our proposal in this work consists in illustrating several aspects on the performance of the dirty derivator in presence of both model uncertainties and noisy measurements. To this end, a case study is introduced. The case study considers rotor speed estimation in a permanent magnet stepper motor, by assuming that rotor position and electrical variables are measured. In addition, this paper presents comments about the connection between dirty derivators and observers, and advantages and disadvantages of both techniques are also remarked.

  18. Universal Drive Train Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This vehicle drive train research facility is capable of evaluating helicopter and ground vehicle power transmission technologies in a system level environment. The...

  19. Auto Adjusting Astronomical Telescope

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    Rohit R. Ghalsasi

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Astronomical telescope is powerful and basic tool for star or celestial observation. Here we proposed integrated system using Raspberry Pi for auto adjusting astronomical telescope. This integrated circuit helps to control stellar monitoring, stellar targeting, and tracking functions of telescope. Astro compass gives the direction of the celestial objects.

  20. Efficiency optimized control of medium-size induction motor drives

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    Abrahamsen, F.; Blaabjerg, Frede; Pedersen, John Kim;

    2000-01-01

    The efficiency of a variable speed induction motor drive can be optimized by adaption of the motor flux level to the load torque. In small drives (<10 kW) this can be done without considering the relatively small converter losses, but for medium-size drives (10-1000 kW) the losses can not be disr......The efficiency of a variable speed induction motor drive can be optimized by adaption of the motor flux level to the load torque. In small drives (... not be disregarded without further analysis. The importance of the converter losses on efficiency optimization in medium-size drives is analyzed in this paper. Based on the experiments with a 90 kW drive it is found that it is not critical if the converter losses are neglected in the control, except...... that the robustness towards load disturbances may unnecessarily be reduced. Both displacement power factor and model-based efficiency optimizing control methods perform well in medium-size drives. The last strategy is also tested on a 22 kW drive with good results....

  1. Drive Cycle Optimisation for Pollution Reduction

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    Mostafa, Alghadhi; Andrew, Ball; Laszlo, Kollar; Rakesh, Mishra; Taimoor, Asim

    2015-01-01

    Green house gas emissions have abraded environmental quality for human existence. Automobile exhaust is a significant contributor globally to green house gases, among other contributors. This research investigates how vehicle fuel consumption can be tabulated from laboratory tests and road tests. The laboratory tests are used to establish mathematical relationships to predict fuel consumption as a function of such drive-cycle parameters as vehicle speed,acceleration and throttle position. The...

  2. Drive Cycle Optimisation for Pollution Reduction

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    Alghadi, Mostafa; Ball, Andrew; Mishra, Rakesh; Asim, Taimoor

    2015-01-01

    Green house gas emissions have abraded environmental quality for human existence. Automobile exhaust is a significant contributor globally to green house gases, among other contributors. This research investigates how vehicle fuel consumption can be tabulated from laboratory tests and road tests. The laboratory tests are used to establish mathematical relationships to predict fuel consumption as a function of such drive-cycle parameters as vehicle speed, acceleration and throttle position. Th...

  3. Stator insulation systems for medium voltage PWM drives fed motors

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    Gao, G.; Chen, W. [TECO-Westinghouse Motor Co., Round Rock, TX (United States)

    2005-07-01

    Adjustable speed drives (ASD) are commonly used in power electronics and control systems. It is estimated that more than 15 per cent of medium voltage motors are currently fed by such drives worldwide. A research project was conducted to examine the influence of medium voltage pulse width modulated (PWM) ASD on motor stator insulation systems. The findings, based on accelerated laboratory tests, have helped designers to improve the capabilities of the insulation system used for ASD-fed motors. Repetitive, high magnitude voltage spikes with fast rise time create significant stress on insulation systems. Gradual deterioration and premature failure of the motor insulation can result from surge voltages which generate surface discharges between phase windings/end windings, or partial discharges between stator turns. However, there is no industrial standard to evaluate motor insulation life under ASD-cable-motor conditions. Several material manufacturers have developed their own version of corona resistant material. However, the insulation life of ASD-fed motors does not depend solely on the raw materials. Rather, it depends on the complete insulation system, including the stator manufacturing process. In order to address this problem, TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company has developed special design criteria and manufacturing practices in order to reduce winding insulation temperature and to compensate for the additional heat generated by high frequency contents in the PWM voltage waveform. A patent pending new cooling system should reduce winding temperature by 15 to 20 degrees C. This paper presented design considerations for turn insulation, groundwall insulation, and a voltage stress grading system. A new thermal class H insulation system was also described. 6 refs., 2 tabs., 5 figs.

  4. Transitionless driving on adiabatic search algorithm

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    Oh, Sangchul, E-mail: soh@qf.org.qa [Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Doha (Qatar); Kais, Sabre, E-mail: kais@purdue.edu [Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Doha (Qatar); Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)

    2014-12-14

    We study quantum dynamics of the adiabatic search algorithm with the equivalent two-level system. Its adiabatic and non-adiabatic evolution is studied and visualized as trajectories of Bloch vectors on a Bloch sphere. We find the change in the non-adiabatic transition probability from exponential decay for the short running time to inverse-square decay in asymptotic running time. The scaling of the critical running time is expressed in terms of the Lambert W function. We derive the transitionless driving Hamiltonian for the adiabatic search algorithm, which makes a quantum state follow the adiabatic path. We demonstrate that a uniform transitionless driving Hamiltonian, approximate to the exact time-dependent driving Hamiltonian, can alter the non-adiabatic transition probability from the inverse square decay to the inverse fourth power decay with the running time. This may open up a new but simple way of speeding up adiabatic quantum dynamics.

  5. Variable frequency drives : energy efficiency guide

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    2009-07-01

    This paper presented a guide on variable frequency drive (VFD) technology that was developed to provide a better understanding of VFDs and to facilitate their selection, application, and operation. The guide refers to drives as electronic VFDs. It does not cover variable speed drives (VSDs) that have mechanical or hydraulic controls. The main application for the guide is for off-the-shelf, low voltage VFDs used in combination with commercially available alternating current (ac), polyphase, induction motors in the factional to 500 horsepower range that are 600 V or less and have insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) with pulse width modulation. The guide does not address engineered products for special and large motor applications.

  6. Electric Vehicle - Economical driving

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    Jensen, VCE, Steen V.; Schøn, Henriette

    1999-01-01

    How do you reduce the energy-wast when driving and loading EV's - or rather: How do I get more km/l out of an EV......How do you reduce the energy-wast when driving and loading EV's - or rather: How do I get more km/l out of an EV...

  7. Piezoelectric drive circuit

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    Treu, Jr., Charles A.

    1999-08-31

    A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes.

  8. Recognizing driving in haste

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    Rendón-Vélez, E.

    2014-01-01

    One can often hear people discussing the reasons why a road accident has happened: “She had to pick up her kids in the school before four o’clock and she was driving in haste and careless”, “He was stressed, he wanted to reach the beginning of the football match, tried to drive faster and didn't app

  9. Electric vehicles: Driving range

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    Kempton, Willett

    2016-09-01

    For uptake of electric vehicles to increase, consumers' driving-range needs must be fulfilled. Analysis of the driving patterns of personal vehicles in the US now shows that today's electric vehicles can meet all travel needs on almost 90% of days from a single overnight charge.

  10. Fundamentals of electrical drives

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    Veltman, André; De Doncker, Rik W

    2007-01-01

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to various aspects of electrical drive systems. This volume provides a presentation of dynamic generic models that cover all major electrical machine types and modulation/control components of a drive as well as dynamic and steady state analysis of transformers and electrical machines.

  11. Drive Around the World

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    Yang Wei

    2008-01-01

    @@ "It's so cool that I can drive on my own,and my own car,"Cao Gang,WOrking for a private company in Changsha,capital city of Hunan Province,mid-south China,said in excitement when he newly bought Ben Ben,a Chinese local auto brand of Chang'an,with his freshly-passed driving license.

  12. Evolutionary algorithm for vehicle driving cycle generation.

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    Perhinschi, Mario G; Marlowe, Christopher; Tamayo, Sergio; Tu, Jun; Wayne, W Scott

    2011-09-01

    Modeling transit bus emissions and fuel economy requires a large amount of experimental data over wide ranges of operational conditions. Chassis dynamometer tests are typically performed using representative driving cycles defined based on vehicle instantaneous speed as sequences of "microtrips", which are intervals between consecutive vehicle stops. Overall significant parameters of the driving cycle, such as average speed, stops per mile, kinetic intensity, and others, are used as independent variables in the modeling process. Performing tests at all the necessary combinations of parameters is expensive and time consuming. In this paper, a methodology is proposed for building driving cycles at prescribed independent variable values using experimental data through the concatenation of "microtrips" isolated from a limited number of standard chassis dynamometer test cycles. The selection of the adequate "microtrips" is achieved through a customized evolutionary algorithm. The genetic representation uses microtrip definitions as genes. Specific mutation, crossover, and karyotype alteration operators have been defined. The Roulette-Wheel selection technique with elitist strategy drives the optimization process, which consists of minimizing the errors to desired overall cycle parameters. This utility is part of the Integrated Bus Information System developed at West Virginia University. PMID:22010377

  13. Determination of the swing technique characteristics and performance outcome relationship in golf driving for low handicap female golfers.

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    Brown, Susan J; Nevill, Alan M; Monk, Stuart A; Otto, Steve R; Selbie, W Scott; Wallace, Eric S

    2011-11-01

    Previous studies on the kinematics of the golf swing have mainly focused on group analysis of male golfers of a wide ability range. In the present study, we investigated gross body kinematics using a novel method of analysis for golf research for a group of low handicap female golfers to provide an understanding of their swing mechanics in relation to performance. Data were collected for the drive swings of 16 golfers using a 12-camera three-dimensional motion capture system and a stereoscopic launch monitor. Analysis of covariance identified three covariates (increased pelvis-thorax differential at the top of the backswing, increased pelvis translation during the backswing, and a decrease in absolute backswing time) as determinants of the variance in clubhead speed (adjusted r (2) = 0.965, P < 0.05). A significant correlation was found between left-hand grip strength and clubhead speed (r = 0.54, P < 0.05) and between handicap and clubhead speed (r = -0.612, P < 0.05). Flexibility measures showed some correlation with clubhead speed; both sitting flexibility tests gave positive correlations (clockwise: r = 0.522, P < 0.05; counterclockwise: r = 0.711, P < 0.01). The results suggest that there is no common driver swing technique for optimal performance in low handicap female golfers, and therefore consideration should be given to individual swing characteristics in future studies. PMID:21988676

  14. Control of Adjustable Compliant Actuators

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    Berno J.E. Misgeld

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Adjustable compliance or variable stiffness actuators comprise an additional element to elastically decouple the actuator from the load and are increasingly applied to human-centered robotic systems. The advantages of such actuators are of paramount importance in rehabilitation robotics, where requirements demand safe interaction between the therapy system and the patient. Compliant actuator systems enable the minimization of large contact forces arising, for example, from muscular spasticity and have the ability to periodically store and release energy in cyclic movements. In order to overcome the loss of bandwidth introduced by the elastic element and to guarantee a higher range in force/torque generation, new actuator designs consider variable or nonlinear stiffness elements, respectively. These components cannot only be adapted to the walking speed or the patient condition, but also entail additional challenges for feedback control. This paper introduces a novel design method for an impedance-based controller that fulfills the control objectives and compares the performance and robustness to a classical cascaded control approach. The new procedure is developed using a non-standard positive-real Η2 controller design and is applied to a loop-shaping approach. Robust norm optimal controllers are designed with regard to the passivity of the actuator load-impedance transfer function and the servo control problem. Classical cascaded and positive-real Η2 controller designs are validated and compared in simulations and in a test bench using a passive elastic element of varying stiffness.

  15. Exploration adjustment by ant colonies.

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    Doran, Carolina; Stumpe, Martin C; Sendova-Franks, Ana; Franks, Nigel R

    2016-01-01

    How do animals in groups organize their work? Division of labour, i.e. the process by which individuals within a group choose which tasks to perform, has been extensively studied in social insects. Variability among individuals within a colony seems to underpin both the decision over which tasks to perform and the amount of effort to invest in a task. Studies have focused mainly on discrete tasks, i.e. tasks with a recognizable end. Here, we study the distribution of effort in nest seeking, in the absence of new nest sites. Hence, this task is open-ended and individuals have to decide when to stop searching, even though the task has not been completed. We show that collective search effort declines when colonies inhabit better homes, as a consequence of a reduction in the number of bouts (exploratory events). Furthermore, we show an increase in bout exploration time and a decrease in bout instantaneous speed for colonies inhabiting better homes. The effect of treatment on bout effort is very small; however, we suggest that the organization of work performed within nest searching is achieved both by a process of self-selection of the most hard-working ants and individual effort adjustment. PMID:26909180

  16. Low Speed Energy Conversion from Marine Currents

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    Thomas, Karin

    2007-01-01

    The focus of this thesis is research on the performance of very low speed direct drive permanent magnet generators for energy conversion from marine and tidal currents. Various aspects involved in the design of these generators and their electromagnetic modelling using the finite element simulations are presented. For a detailed study, a 5 kW prototype generator has been designed and constructed based on finite element based simulations. Several experiments were conducted on the prototype gen...

  17. Credit Valuation Adjustment

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    Hoffman, Frederick

    2011-01-01

    Credit risk has become a topical issue since the 2007 Credit Crisis, particularly for its impact on the valuation of OTC derivatives. This becomes critical when the credit risk of entities involved in a contract either as underlying or counterparty become highly correlated as is the case during macroeconomic shocks. It impacts the valuation of such contracts through an additional term, the credit valuation adjustment (CVA). This can become large with such correlation. This thesis outlines the...

  18. Fiscal adjustment in Brazil

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    Fabiana Rocha

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Two questions are addressed in this paper. The first one is the determination of periods of fiscal consolidation and fiscal stimulus. The second one is the importance of the composition of fiscal adjustments for their success, defined as a declining debt to GDP ratio. We, characterize 1994 and 1999 as points of fiscal consolidation. The 1994 consolidation can not be considered successful since after that period the debt to GDP ratio has grown continuously. The adjustment can be characterized as a type 2 adjustment (Alesina and Perotti (1997 in the sense that cuts were made mainly in public investment, while government wages and transfers remained almost unchanged. This type of adjustment usually has a low likelihood of being a success.Duas questões são tratadas neste artigo. A primeira é a determinação dos períodos de consolidação fiscal e estímulo fiscal. A segunda questão é a importância da composição dos ajustamentos fiscais para o seu sucesso, definido como um declínio na razo dívida/PIB. Nós, caracterizamos 1994 e 1999 como pontos de consolidação fiscal. A consolidação de 1994 não pode ser considerada um sucesso pois nos anos seguintes a razão dívida/PIB cresceu continuamente. O ajustamento pode ser considerado como um ajustamento do tipo 2 (Alesina and Perotti, 1997 no sentido de que foram feitos cortes principalmente no investimento público, enquanto os salários e transferências permaneceram praticamente inalterados. Este tipo de ajustamento geralmente tem uma baixa probabilidade de sucesso.

  19. A laboratory driving simulation for assessment of driving behavior in adults with ADHD: a controlled study

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    Aleardi Megan

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background It is now estimated that attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD afflicts at least 4% of adults in the United States and is associated with high levels of morbidity and functional impairment. One key area of dysfunction associated with ADHD is impaired motor vehicle operation. Our goal was to examine the association between ADHD and specific driving outcomes in a sample of adults using a driving simulator. Methods Subjects were 20 adults with full DSM-IV ADHD and 21 controls without ADHD of equal gender distribution. However, the mean age of subjects with ADHD was somewhat older. All analyses were adjusted for age and gender. All subjects participated in a driving simulation that lasted for one hour and consisted of a short training period, a high stimulus segment and a low stimulus segment with two distinct monotonous periods. Results In the second monotonous period within the low stimulus environment, ADHD subjects were significantly more likely than controls to collide with an obstacle suddenly appearing from the periphery, adjusting for age and gender. Conclusion Adults with ADHD were more likely than controls to collide with an obstacle during a driving simulation suggesting that deficits in directed attention may underlie driving impairments in this population.

  20. The impact of integrated full-range speed assistance on traffic flow

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    Wilmink, I.; Klunder, G.; Arem, B. van

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses the assessment of the effects of Integrated full-Range Speed Assistance (IRSA), using the ITS modeller. The aim of IRSA is to assist drivers in their longitudinal driving task by providing speed advice or speed warnings and cruise control-like functionalities. The effects of the

  1. The Natario Warp Drive using Lorentz Boosts according to the Harold White Spacetime Metric potential $\\theta$

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    Loup, Fernando

    2013-01-01

    Warp Drives are solutions of the Einstein Field Equations that allows superluminal travel within the framework of General Relativity.There are at the present moment two known solutions: The Alcubierre warp drive discovered in $1994$ and the Natario warp drive discovered in $2001$.The warp drive seems to be very attractive because allows interstellar space travel at arbitrarily large speeds avoiding the time dilatation and mass increase paradoxes of Special Relativity. However it suffers from ...

  2. Adjustment Criterion and Algorithm in Adjustment Model with Uncertain

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    SONG Yingchun

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Uncertainty often exists in the process of obtaining measurement data, which affects the reliability of parameter estimation. This paper establishes a new adjustment model in which uncertainty is incorporated into the function model as a parameter. A new adjustment criterion and its iterative algorithm are given based on uncertainty propagation law in the residual error, in which the maximum possible uncertainty is minimized. This paper also analyzes, with examples, the different adjustment criteria and features of optimal solutions about the least-squares adjustment, the uncertainty adjustment and total least-squares adjustment. Existing error theory is extended with new observational data processing method about uncertainty.

  3. Development of a KT driving cycle for UMT PHEV powertrain

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    Atiq, W. H.; Haezah, M. N.; Norbakyah, J. S.; Salisa, A. R.

    2015-12-01

    Driving cycles were identified as one of the core sources that contribute to develop the powertrain for vehicle. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are the future transport for next generation. Compared to conventional internal combustion engine vehicle, hybrid and electric vehicle can improve fuel economy and reduce green house gases. This paper describes a development of Kuala Terengganu driving cycle for Universiti Malaysia Terengganu PHEV. Car speed-time data along the two selected fixed route is obtained by using on-board technique which is Global Positioning System, GPS. The developed driving cycle contains a 1050s speed time series, with a distance of 2.17 km, and an average and a maximum speed of 20.67 km/h and 61.47 km/h, respectively. The results obtained from this analysis are within reasonable range and satisfactory.

  4. Comparison of drive systems for pulsed synchronous machines: an overview

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    Magnetically confined plasma fusion experiments require large pulses of energy to be delivered into coil systems. One of the most effective methods of generating these high energy pulses is to convert stored inertial energy into electrical energy. Large synchronous generators of both the vertical and horizontal shaft type have been successfully used for this purpose. As the pulsed energy is delivered to the load, the inertial energy of the rotor of the machine is changed into electrical energy, causing the rotor to slow down. A drive system is required to accelerate the generator from standstill to the maximum operating speed and between load pulses from a reduced operating speed to the maximum speed. There are several types of drive systems that can be used for this application. An overview of six candidate drive systems is presented and comparisons of cost, performance, efficiency, and line effects for these systems are described

  5. SYSTEMS FOR THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE MAIN KINEMATIC CHAIN OF THE VERTICAL TURNING LATHES

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    Dan PRODAN

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This paperwork presents some systems for the adjustment of the main kinematic chains of theVertical Turning Lathes that have been used within the last 20 years. There are presented adjustment systemsused when having the machine equipped with older type motors, with only one speed, and also modern systemsfor which A.C. motors with the speed adjustable by frequency variation are needed. It insists on the presentrole of the “gearboxes” as torque multipliers and not as speed reducer.

  6. Fast wave current drive

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    Goree, J.; Ono, M.; Colestock, P.; Horton, R.; McNeill, D.; Park, H.

    1985-07-01

    Fast wave current drive is demonstrated in the Princeton ACT-I toroidal device. The fast Alfven wave, in the range of high ion-cyclotron harmonics, produced 40 A of current from 1 kW of rf power coupled into the plasma by fast wave loop antenna. This wave excites a steady current by damping on the energetic tail of the electron distribution function in the same way as lower-hybrid current drive, except that fast wave current drive is appropriate for higher plasma densities.

  7. Neural network based PWM AC chopper fed induction motor drive

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    Venkatesan Jamuna

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new Simulink model for a neural network controlled PWM AC chopper fed single phase induction motor is proposed. Closed loop speed control is achieved using a neural network controller. To maintain a constant fluid flow with a variation in pressure head, drives like fan and pump are operated with closed loop speed control. The need to improve the quality and reliability of the drive circuit has increased because of the growing demand for improving the performance of motor drives. With the increased availability of MOSFET's and IGBT's, PWM converters can be used efficiently in low and medium power applications. From the simulation studies, it is seen that the PWM AC chopper has a better harmonic spectrum and lesser copper loss than the Phase controlled AC chopper. It is observed that the drive system with the proposed model produces better dynamic performance, reduced overshoot and fast transient response. .

  8. The Analysis of McMonigal,Lewis and O'Byrne applied to the Natario Warp Drive Spacetime

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    Loup, Fernando

    2011-01-01

    Warp Drives are solutions of the Einstein field equations that allows superluminal travel within the framework of General Relativity. There are at the present moment two known solutions: The Alcubierre warp drive discovered in $1994$ and the Natario warp drive discovered in $2001$. Recently McMonigal,Lewis and O'Byrne presented an important analysis for the Alcubierre warp drive:A warp drive ship at superluminal speeds in interstellar space would trap in the warp bubble all the particles and ...

  9. Characterization and Development of a KL Driving Cycle for PHERB Powertrain

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    Salisa A. R.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the result that being obtained by development of Kenyir Lake driving cycle for a plug-in hybrid electric recreational boat (PHERB powertrain. This research is conducted by using on board measurement techniques; second-by-second driving speed data correlate to time is collected by using global positioning system of the boat along selected route. A combination of batteries and ultracapacitor pack are used for hybrid energy storage system in PHERB powertrain which is good for driving performance and energy efficiency. The developed driving cycle contains a 2294 s speed time series, with a distance of 8.19 km, and an average and a maximum speed of 12.85 km/h and 36.91 km/h, respectively. The characteristics of KL driving cycle are compared with existing standard drive cycles. The results obtained from this analysis are within reasonable range and satisfactory.

  10. Speed and income

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    Fosgerau, Mogens

    2005-01-01

    The relationship between speed and income is established in a microeconomic model focusing on the trade-off between travel time and the risk of receiving a penalty for exceeding the speed limit. This is used to determine when a rational driver will choose to exceed the speed limit. The relationship...... between speed and income is found again in the empirical analysis of a cross-sectional dataset comprising 60,000 observations of car trips. This is used to perform regressions of speed on income, distance travelled, and a number of controls. The results are clearly statistically significant and indicate...... an average income elasticity of speed of 0.02; it is smaller at short distances and about twice as large at the longest distance investigated of 200 km....

  11. Space Drive Physics: Introduction and Next Steps

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    Millis, M. G.

    Research toward the visionary goal of propellantless ``space drives'' is introduced, covering key physics issues and a listing of roughly 2-dozen approaches. The targeted advantage of a space drive is to circumvent the propellant constraints of rockets and the maneuvering limits of light sails by using the interactions between the spacecraft and its surrounding space for propulsion. At present, the scientific foundations from which to engineer a space drive have not been discovered and, objectively, might be impossible. Although no propulsion breakthroughs appear imminent, the subject has matured to where the relevant questions have been broached and are beginning to be answered. The critical make-break issues include; conservation of momentum, uncertain sources of reaction mass, and the net-external thrusting requirement. Note: space drives are not necessarily faster- than-light devices. Speed limits are a separate, unanswered issue. Relevant unsolved physics includes; the sources and mechanisms of inertial frames, coupling of gravitation and electromagnetism, and the nature of the quantum vacuum. The propulsion approaches span mostly stages 1 through 3 of the scientific method (defining the problem, collecting data, and articulating hypotheses), while some have matured to stage 4 (testing hypotheses). Nonviable approaches include `stiction drives,' `gyroscopic antigravity,' and `lifters.' No attempt is made to gauge the prospects of the remaining approaches. Instead, a list of next-step research questions is derived from the examination of these goals, unknowns, and concepts.

  12. Closed-loop control of respiratory drive using pressure-support ventilation: target drive ventilation.

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    Spahija, Jadranka; Beck, Jennifer; de Marchie, Michel; Comtois, Alain; Sinderby, Christer

    2005-05-01

    By using diaphragm electrical activity (multiple-array esophageal electrode) as an index of respiratory drive, and allowing such activity above or below a preset target range to indicate an increased or reduced demand for ventilatory assistance (target drive ventilation), we evaluated whether the level of pressure-support ventilation can be automatically adjusted in response to exercise-induced changes in ventilatory demand. Eleven healthy individuals breathed through a circuit (18 cm H2O/L/second inspiratory resistance at 1 L/second flow; 0.5-1.0 L/second expiratory flow limitation) connected to a modified ventilator. Subjects breathed for 6-minute periods at rest and during 20 and 40 W of bicycle exercise, with and without target drive ventilation (the target was set to 60% of the increase in diaphragm electrical activity observed between rest and 20 W of unassisted exercise). With target drive ventilation during exercise, the level of pressure-support ventilation was automatically increased, reaching 13.3 +/- 4.0 and 20.3 +/- 2.8 cm H2O during 20- and 40-W exercise, respectively, whereas diaphragm electrical activity was reduced to a level within the target range. Both diaphragmatic pressure-time product and end-tidal CO2 were significantly reduced with target drive ventilation at the end of the 20- (p < 0.01) and 40-W (p < 0.001) exercise periods. Minute ventilation was not altered. These results demonstrate that target drive ventilation can automatically adjust pressure-support ventilation, maintaining a constant neural drive and compensating for changes in respiratory demand. PMID:15665323

  13. 46 CFR 154.1864 - Vessel speed within speed reduction.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Vessel speed within speed reduction. 154.1864 Section... Vessel speed within speed reduction. The master shall ensure that the speed of the vessel is not greater than the posted speed reduction....

  14. Structural Flexibility of Large Direct Drive Generators for Wind Turbines

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    Shrestha, G.

    2013-01-01

    The trend in wind energy is towards large offshore wind farms. This trend has led to the demand for high reliability and large single unit wind turbines. Different energy conversion topologies such as multiple stage geared generators, single stage geared generators and gearless (direct drive) generators have been coupled to the wind turbine in the last decades. Direct drive generators based on permanent magnet technology have a high efficiency, less components and lower speeds that can transl...

  15. Quantum effects in the Alcubierre warp drive spacetime

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    Hiscock, William A.

    1997-01-01

    The expectation value of the stress-energy tensor of a free conformally invariant scalar field is computed in a two-dimensional reduction of the Alcubierre ``warp drive'' spacetime. The stress-energy is found to diverge if the apparent velocity of the spaceship exceeds the speed of light. If such behavior occurs in four dimensions, then it appears implausible that ``warp drive'' behavior in a spacetime could be engineered, even by an arbitrarily advanced civilization.

  16. Modal analysis of coupled vibration of belt drive systems

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    LI Xiao-jun; CHEN Li-qun

    2008-01-01

    The modal method is applied to analyze coupled vibration of belt drive systems. A belt drive system is a hybrid system consisting of continuous belts modeled as strings as well as discrete pulleys and a tensioner arm. The characteristic equation of the system is derived from the governing equation. Numerical results demenstrate the effects of the transport speed and the initial tension on natural frequencies.

  17. Driving in a womb

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    Anonymous

    Drive thousands of kilometres on just a litre of fuel? During the annual Shell eco-marathon at the end of May, schoolchildren and students – including a team from TU Delft – demonstrated that it can indeed be done.

  18. Jordan Adjusted Human Development

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    Ababsa, Myriam

    2014-01-01

    Jordan Human Development Index (HDI) and Adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI) In 1990, the United Nations Development Programme designed a Human Development Index composed of life expectancy at birth, level of education and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. In 2011, the UNDP ranked Jordan 95th out of 187 countries with a human development index of 0.698, up from 0.591 in 1990, making it the leading medium-range country for human development (fig. VIII.1). In 2010, the inequality adj...

  19. Drinking and driving

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    2003-01-01

    Alcohol misuse generates many health and social problems at a cost that society is increasingly unwilling to sustain. One of the most tragic consequences of alcohol misuse is the result of drinking and driving. Each week, impaired drivers kill 40 Canadian men, women and children and injure 1250 others. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in its campaign against drinking and driving, has recommended that a condition of obtaining or renewing a driver's licence include the individual's writt...

  20. Instant Google Drive starter

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    Procopio, Mike

    2013-01-01

    This book is a Starter which teaches you how to use Google Drive practically. This book is perfect for people of all skill levels who want to enjoy the benefits of using Google Drive to safely store their files online and in the cloud. It's also great for anyone looking to learn more about cloud computing in general. Readers are expected to have an Internet connection and basic knowledge of using the internet.

  1. Direct drive wind turbine

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    Bywaters, Garrett; Danforth, William; Bevington, Christopher; Jesse, Stowell; Costin, Daniel

    2007-02-27

    A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

  2. An IFOC-DSVPWM Based DC-Link Voltage Compensation of Z-Source Inverter Fed Induction Motor Drive for EVs

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    Ananda Kumar Akkarapaka

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The drop in DC-link voltage of adjustable speed drives (ASD occurs mainly due to the increase in output power demands. This may lead to inefficient operation and eventually the tripping of the drive. This paper presents a Double Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (DSVPWM technique for boosting and compensating the DC-link voltage of Z-source inverter (ZSI. The DSVPWM technique estimates the required shoot through period of the Z-source inverter to maintain the DC-link voltage constant at the desired level through capacitor voltage control. The DSVPWM can obtain maximum boost at any given modulation index in comparison to simple boost control (SBC method. It also utilizes the dead time more effectively. The speed control of the ZSI fed induction motor drive is done by employing indirect field-oriented (IFO control method. A 32-bit DSP (TMS320F28335 is used to implement the IFOC-DSVPWM method for ZSI. The power structure and the modulation technique are well suited for electric vehicle application.

  3. On the impossibility of superluminal travel: the warp drive lesson

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    Barceló, Carlos; Liberati, Stefano

    2010-01-01

    The question of whether it is possible or not to surpass the speed of light is already centennial. The special theory of relativity took the existence of a speed limit as a principle, the light postulate, which has proven to be enormously predictive. Here we discuss some of its twists and turns when general relativity and quantum mechanics come into play. In particular, we discuss one of the most interesting proposals for faster than light travel: warp drives. Even if one succeeded in creating such spacetime structures, it would be still necessary to check whether they would survive to the switching on of quantum matter effects. Here, we show that the quantum back-reaction to warp-drive geometries, created out of an initially flat spacetime, inevitably lead to their destabilization whenever superluminal speeds are attained. We close this investigation speculating the possible significance of this further success of the speed of light postulate.

  4. Self-driving carsickness.

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    Diels, Cyriel; Bos, Jelte E

    2016-03-01

    This paper discusses the predicted increase in the occurrence and severity of motion sickness in self-driving cars. Self-driving cars have the potential to lead to significant benefits. From the driver's perspective, the direct benefits of this technology are considered increased comfort and productivity. However, we here show that the envisaged scenarios all lead to an increased risk of motion sickness. As such, the benefits this technology is assumed to bring may not be capitalised on, in particular by those already susceptible to motion sickness. This can negatively affect user acceptance and uptake and, in turn, limit the potential socioeconomic benefits that this emerging technology may provide. Following a discussion on the causes of motion sickness in the context of self-driving cars, we present guidelines to steer the design and development of automated vehicle technologies. The aim is to limit or avoid the impact of motion sickness and ultimately promote the uptake of self-driving cars. Attention is also given to less well known consequences of motion sickness, in particular negative aftereffects such as postural instability, and detrimental effects on task performance and how this may impact the use and design of self-driving cars. We conclude that basic perceptual mechanisms need to be considered in the design process whereby self-driving cars cannot simply be thought of as living rooms, offices, or entertainment venues on wheels. PMID:26446454

  5. Epilepsy and driving

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    Moetamedi M

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Epilepsy is a disease with high prevalence, which interferes driving and may lead to car accident; This case-control study has been done on 100 epileptic patients and 100 persons as control group, who had history of driving. We gathered our patients with face to face interview and registering their information in special forms which were prepared for this study. There were three times more accidents among epileptic cases comparing with control group and this difference was more considerable in men and in patients under 35 years old. The cause of accident were not seizure attack in more than 60% of the patients and these ordinary accidents were also more in case group. Epileptic patients with history of car accidents during driving had poor drug compliance comparing with the epileptics without history of an accident so drug compliance may be valuable in predicting accident in these patients. We have also found poor drug compliance in whom seizure attacks caused accident for them. 58% of the epileptics had not consulted their physician about driving. 43.3% of seizures during driving were of generalized type and none of the patients had inform police about their disease during getting driving license.

  6. Dementia and driving.

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    O'Neill, D; Neubauer, K; Boyle, M; Gerrard, J; Surmon, D; Wilcock, G K

    1992-04-01

    Many European countries test cars, but not their drivers, as they age. There is evidence to suggest that human factors are more important than vehicular factors as causes of motor crashes. The elderly also are involved in more accidents per distance travelled than middle-aged drivers. As the UK relies on self-certification of health by drivers over the age of 70 years, we examined the driving practices of patients with dementia attending a Memory Clinic. Nearly one-fifth of 329 patients with documented dementia continued to drive after the onset of dementia, and impaired driving ability was noted in two-thirds of these. Their families experienced great difficulty in persuading patients to stop driving, and had to invoke outside help in many cases. Neuropsychological tests did not help to identify those who drove badly while activity of daily living scores were related to driving ability. These findings suggest that many patients with dementia drive in an unsafe fashion after the onset of the illness. The present system of self-certification of health by the elderly for driver-licensing purposes needs to be reassessed.

  7. Self-driving carsickness.

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    Diels, Cyriel; Bos, Jelte E

    2016-03-01

    This paper discusses the predicted increase in the occurrence and severity of motion sickness in self-driving cars. Self-driving cars have the potential to lead to significant benefits. From the driver's perspective, the direct benefits of this technology are considered increased comfort and productivity. However, we here show that the envisaged scenarios all lead to an increased risk of motion sickness. As such, the benefits this technology is assumed to bring may not be capitalised on, in particular by those already susceptible to motion sickness. This can negatively affect user acceptance and uptake and, in turn, limit the potential socioeconomic benefits that this emerging technology may provide. Following a discussion on the causes of motion sickness in the context of self-driving cars, we present guidelines to steer the design and development of automated vehicle technologies. The aim is to limit or avoid the impact of motion sickness and ultimately promote the uptake of self-driving cars. Attention is also given to less well known consequences of motion sickness, in particular negative aftereffects such as postural instability, and detrimental effects on task performance and how this may impact the use and design of self-driving cars. We conclude that basic perceptual mechanisms need to be considered in the design process whereby self-driving cars cannot simply be thought of as living rooms, offices, or entertainment venues on wheels.

  8. Dangers of Texting While Driving

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    ... and share information, we created a dedicated website . Distracted Driving Information Clearinghouse In addition, to collect and share ... technology that could potentially reduce the problem of distracted driving, the Commission’s staff created the FCC Distracted Driving ...

  9. Speed Control of Induction Motor using FOC Method

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    Hafeezul Haq

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available An increasing number of applications in high performing electrical drive systems use nowadays, squirrel-cage induction motors. This paper describes a simplified method for the speed control of a three phase AC drive using Proportional-Integral controller. The simulation results show that the step response of the model is very fast, steady and able to work in four quadrants, and robustness and high performance is achieved.

  10. Elastic Pathing: Your Speed is Enough to Track You

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    Firner, Bernhard; Sugrim, Shridatt; Yang, Yulong; Lindqvist, Janne

    2013-01-01

    Today people increasingly have the opportunity to opt-in to "usage-based" automotive insurance programs for reducing insurance premiums. In these programs, participants install devices in their vehicles that monitor their driving behavior, which raises some privacy concerns. Some devices collect fine-grained speed data to monitor driving habits. Companies that use these devices claim that their approach is privacy-preserving because speedometer measurements do not have physical locations. How...

  11. Tennis playing is associated to psychomotor speed in older drivers

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    Marmeleira, José; De Melo, Filipe,; Tlemcani, Mouhaydine; Fernandes, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    The study investigated the association of tennis playing and running with the psychomotor speed of older drivers. Thirty-six active male drivers ( M age = 63.2 yr.) participated. A battery of four on-the road driving tests was performed by tennis players, runners, and a control group. Measures of simple and choice reaction time, movement time, and response time were collected under singleand dual-task conditions. A composite driving score was calculated from reaction time me...

  12. Speed enforcement in Norway

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    Elvik, Rune

    2015-01-01

    This paper probes the relationship between changes in the risk of apprehension for speeding in Norway and changes in the amount of speeding. The paper is based on a game-theoretic model of how the rate of violations and the amount of enforcement is determined by the interaction between drivers...

  13. More Than Just Speed

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    2011-01-01

    The 1,318-km Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway will finally come into operation at the end of June.Since construction began three years ago,the speedy railway has grabbed worldwide attention because of its design as the world’s longest and fastesthigh-speed rail line utilizing the most advanced technology.

  14. System for direct control of haulage speed of shearer loaders

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    Podsiadlo, A. (Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza, Cracow (Poland). Instytut Maszyn Gorniczych, Przerobczych i Automatyki Gorniczej)

    1989-10-01

    Evaluates design and operation of an experimental unit of a microprocessor system for control of drives for cutting heads of the KGS 320 shearer loader, tested in the Jankowice mine. A prototype of the system was developed. The following elements of the system are evaluated: a converter of current driving cutting head motors, a pressure converter in the main circuit of hydrostatic converter, a converter measuring shearer loader speed, a control system for shearer loader speed, regulators, a system for operation of the Herion HDSV 2A servovalve. 1 ref.

  15. Adolescent Mothers' Adjustment to Parenting.

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    Samuels, Valerie Jarvis; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Examined adolescent mothers' adjustment to parenting, self-esteem, social support, and perceptions of baby. Subjects (n=52) responded to questionnaires at two time periods approximately six months apart. Mothers with higher self-esteem at Time 1 had better adjustment at Time 2. Adjustment was predicted by Time 2 variables; contact with baby's…

  16. Technical Document for Price Adjustment

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    Zheng Tian; Mulugeta Kahsai; Randall Jackson

    2014-01-01

    This document presents the basis for the price adjustment mechanisms in a time series IO model. The essentials of the price adjustment and price change propagation algorithms are presented, along with a matrix permutation algorithm that facilitates the implementation of the price adjustment mechanism. The Matlab function is provided.

  17. Effectiveness of Motorcycle speed controlled by speed hump

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    Pornsiri Urapa

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Speed humps are one of the traffic calming measures widely accepted to control vehicle speed in the local road. Humps standards from the western countries are designed mainly for the passenger car. This study, therefore, aims to reveal the effectiveness of speed hump to control the motorcycle speed. This study observes the free-flow speed of the riders at the total of 20 speed bumps and humps. They are 0.3-14.8 meter in width and 5-18 centimeter in height. The results reveal that the 85th percentile speeds reduce 15-65 percent when crossing the speed bumps and speed humps. Besides, this study develops the speed model to predict the motorcycle mean speed and 85th percentile speed. It is found that speed humps follow the ITE standard can control motorcycle crossing speeds to be 25-30 Kph which are suitable to travel on the local road.

  18. ASPECTS OF DESIGN PROCESS AND CAD MODELLING OF AN ADJUSTABLE CENTRIFUGAL COUPLING

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    Adrian BUDALĂ

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with constructive and functional elements of an adjustable coupling with friction shoes and adjustable driving. Also, the paper shows few stages of the design process, some advantages of the using CAD software and some comparative results prototype vs. CAD model.

  19. Feed Drive Based upon Linear Motor for Ultraprecision Turning Machine

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    2003-01-01

    The characteristics of several different linear motors have been investigated, and the feed drive system with linear motor instead of screw-nut mechanism has been built for a submicro ultraprecision turning machine. In the control system for the feed drive system arranged as "T", both P-position and PI-speed control loops are used. The feedback variable is obtained from a double frequecy laser interferometor. Experiments show that the feed drive with linear motor is simple in construction, and that its dynamics is better than others. So the machining accuracy of the workpiece machined has been successfully improved.

  20. LOAD DISTRIBUTION ON DRUMS OF DOUBLE DRIVE BELT CONVEYOR

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    薛河; 苏清祖; 马胜利

    1999-01-01

    The double drum drive is widely used on the mine belt conveyor, which are divided the rigid connected double drums and separately driving double drums according to connected method of two drums. Because of the change of real work condition, the load distribution is changed on the two drive drums, which may produce a slippage between a drum and belt. Slippage may intensify the wear of the drum, and sometimes causing the fire of the belt. This restricts the development toward narrow belt, high velocity and large power of belt conveyor. In this paper, the factors affecting the load distribution of two drums of double drum belt conveyor are'systematically analyzed and some computing formulas derived, by these formulas, the actual load distribution onthe two drums of rigid connected or separately driving belt conveyor can be separately calculated. These formulas also can be as the theory base for adjusting the driving force of two drums.

  1. Metric adjusted skew information

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    Hansen, Frank

    2008-01-01

    We extend the concept of Wigner-Yanase-Dyson skew information to something we call "metric adjusted skew information" (of a state with respect to a conserved observable). This "skew information" is intended to be a non-negative quantity bounded by the variance (of an observable in a state......) that vanishes for observables commuting with the state. We show that the skew information is a convex function on the manifold of states. It also satisfies other requirements, proposed by Wigner and Yanase, for an effective measure-of-information content of a state relative to a conserved observable. We...... establish a connection between the geometrical formulation of quantum statistics as proposed by Chentsov and Morozova and measures of quantum information as introduced by Wigner and Yanase and extended in this article. We show that the set of normalized Morozova-Chentsov functions describing the possible...

  2. Adjusting to the Emergent

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    Revsbæk, Line

    In her doctoral thesis Line Revsbaek explores newcomer innovation related to organizational entry processes in a changing organization. She introduces process philosophy and complexity theory to research on organizational socialization and newcomer innovation. The study challenges assumptions...... in standardized induction programs where newcomers are cast in roles as insecure novices needing to be “taught the ropes” of the organizational culture. Linked with this, it is suggested that the prevailing dichotomy of ‘newcomer assimilation’ versus ‘organizational accommodation’ is replaced with a notion...... of ‘adjusting to the emergent’. Newcomer innovation is portrayed as carrying a variety of possible significations, such as unintentional innovation effects of newcomer’s proactive self-socializing behavior; an inspirational basis for designing innovation-generating employee induction; ‘resonant instances...

  3. A Sequential Shifting Algorithm for Variable Rotor Speed Control

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    Litt, Jonathan S.; Edwards, Jason M.; DeCastro, Jonathan A.

    2007-01-01

    A proof of concept of a continuously variable rotor speed control methodology for rotorcraft is described. Variable rotor speed is desirable for several reasons including improved maneuverability, agility, and noise reduction. However, it has been difficult to implement because turboshaft engines are designed to operate within a narrow speed band, and a reliable drive train that can provide continuous power over a wide speed range does not exist. The new methodology proposed here is a sequential shifting control for twin-engine rotorcraft that coordinates the disengagement and engagement of the two turboshaft engines in such a way that the rotor speed may vary over a wide range, but the engines remain within their prescribed speed bands and provide continuous torque to the rotor; two multi-speed gearboxes facilitate the wide rotor speed variation. The shifting process begins when one engine slows down and disengages from the transmission by way of a standard freewheeling clutch mechanism; the other engine continues to apply torque to the rotor. Once one engine disengages, its gear shifts, the multi-speed gearbox output shaft speed resynchronizes and it re-engages. This process is then repeated with the other engine. By tailoring the sequential shifting, the rotor may perform large, rapid speed changes smoothly, as demonstrated in several examples. The emphasis of this effort is on the coordination and control aspects for proof of concept. The engines, rotor, and transmission are all simplified linear models, integrated to capture the basic dynamics of the problem.

  4. Prevalence of texting while driving and other risky driving behaviors among young people in Ontario, Canada: Evidence from 2012 and 2014.

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    Tucker, Sean; Pek, Simon; Morrish, Jayne; Ruf, Megan

    2015-11-01

    This paper reports on the prevalence of texting while driving and other risky driving behaviors by age and gender in two large samples of youth aged 16-19 years in Ontario, Canada. In Study 1 (N=6133), we found that males reported more frequent texting while driving and speeding than females and, in terms of age, sixteen year olds reported frequent texting while driving than older participants. In Study 2 (N=4450), which was conducted two years later, males again reported more frequent texting while driving, however there was no difference in the rate of talking on the phone while driving among males and females. Participants also reported on experiences that led to a significant reduction in their texting while driving. The most common reasons were the perceived danger of texting while driving, laws and fines against texting while driving, and observing close-calls and accidents experienced by other people. The results of both studies suggest that driving-related risk-taking behaviors co-occur and that young passengers in vehicles, including 14 and 15 year olds, are bystanders to texting while driving. Finally, there was a substantial decline in the prevalence of texting while driving across the studies. In Study 1, 27% of participants reported "sometimes" to "almost always" texting while driving compared to 6% of participants in Study 2. Limitations and implications for public campaigns targeted youth distracted driving are discussed. PMID:26344898

  5. Driving anger in Malaysia.

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    Sullman, Mark J M; Stephens, Amanda N; Yong, Michelle

    2014-10-01

    The present study examined the types of situations that cause Malaysian drivers to become angry. The 33-item version of the driver anger scale (Deffenbacher et al., 1994) was used to investigate driver anger amongst a sample of 339 drivers. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the fit of the original six-factor model (discourtesy, traffic obstructions, hostile gestures, slow driving, illegal driving and police presence), after removing one item and allowing three error pairs to covary, was satisfactory. Female drivers reported more anger, than males, caused by traffic obstruction and hostile gestures. Age was also negatively related to five (discourtesy, traffic obstructions, hostile gestures, slow driving and police presence) of the six factors and also to the total DAS score. Furthermore, although they were not directly related to crash involvement, several of the six forms of driving anger were significantly related to the crash-related conditions of: near misses, loss of concentration, having lost control of a vehicle and being ticketed. Overall the pattern of findings made in the present research were broadly similar to those from Western countries, indicating that the DAS is a valid measure of driving anger even among non-European based cultures.

  6. [Drug use and driving].

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    Lemaire-Hurtel, Anne-Sophie; Goullé, Jean-Pierre; Alvarez, Jean-Claude; Mura, Patrick; Verstraete, Alain G

    2015-10-01

    Some drugs are known to impair driving because they can change the vision or hearing, and/or disrupt the intellectual or motor abilities: impaired vigilance, sedation, disinhibition effect, the coordination of movement disorders and the balance. The doctor during prescribing and the pharmacist during deliverance of drug treatment should inform their patients of the potential risks of drugs on driving or operating machinery. The driver has direct responsibility, who hired him and him alone, to follow the medical advice received. The pictograms on the outer packaging of medicinal products intended to classify substances according to their risk driving: The driver can whether to observe simple precautions (level one "be prudent"), or follow the advice of a health professional (level two "be very careful"), or if it is totally not drive (level three "danger caution: do not drive"). This classification only evaluates the intrinsic danger of drugs but not the individual variability. Medicines should be taken into account also the conditions for which the medication is prescribed. It is important to inform the patient on several points. PMID:25956300

  7. College students' prevalence and perceptions of text messaging while driving.

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    Harrison, Marissa A

    2011-07-01

    By analyzing self-reports from sample of 91 college students from the United States who are frequent drivers, the present study examined the prevalence of text messaging (or "texting") while driving and the incidence of recklessness and consequences that accompany this behavior. Analyses revealed that 91% of participants reported having used text messaging while driving, with many reporting doing so with passengers, including children, riding in their vehicles. Further, a substantial number of participants reported driving dangerously above the speed limit and drifting into other traffic lanes while texting, and many reported "sexting" and arguing via text messages while driving. However, these young drivers agreed that texting while driving is dangerous and should be illegal. These results and the limitations to the present study are discussed. PMID:21545885

  8. College students' prevalence and perceptions of text messaging while driving.

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    Harrison, Marissa A

    2011-07-01

    By analyzing self-reports from sample of 91 college students from the United States who are frequent drivers, the present study examined the prevalence of text messaging (or "texting") while driving and the incidence of recklessness and consequences that accompany this behavior. Analyses revealed that 91% of participants reported having used text messaging while driving, with many reporting doing so with passengers, including children, riding in their vehicles. Further, a substantial number of participants reported driving dangerously above the speed limit and drifting into other traffic lanes while texting, and many reported "sexting" and arguing via text messages while driving. However, these young drivers agreed that texting while driving is dangerous and should be illegal. These results and the limitations to the present study are discussed.

  9. Effect Of Vibration On Occupant Driving Performances Measured By Simulated Driving

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    Amzar Azizan

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Although the performance of vehicle driver has been well investigated in many types of environments however drowsy driving caused by vibration has received far less attention. Experiment procedures comprised of two 10-minutes simulated driving sessions in no-vibration condition and with-vibration condition. In with-vibration condition volunteers were exposed to a Gaussian random vibration with 1-15 Hz frequency bandwidth at 0.2 ms-2 r.m.s. for 30-minutes. A deviation in lane position and vehicle speed were recorded and analyzed. Volunteers have also rated their subjective drowsiness by giving score using Karolinska Sleepiness Scale KSS every 5-minutes interval. Strong evidence of driving impairment following 30-minutes exposure to vibration were found significant in all volunteers p 0.05.

  10. Adjustment Behaviours of Dividend Payouts in G7 Countries: A Different Look

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    Joshua Seungwook Bahng

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The topic of the dividend adjustment behaviours of firms in G7 countries was analysed in this study. After dividing the entire sample of firms into countries and separating listed, delisted, and unlisted firms by their listing type, we investigated the question using quantile regressions. Our analyses provided the following results. First, payout ratios showed decreasing tendencies irrespective of both country origin and listing types. Second, the speeds of dividend adjustment in Japan and Italy were estimated to be the fastest by quantile, whereas that of Canadian firms was estimated to be the slowest. Third, when the same issue was examined for listing types, unlisted firms showed the fastest speed of adjustment. In general, the estimated curves for both the speed of adjustment and the required time for partial adjustment were found to be cross-sectionally unstable and nonlinear with respect to dividend levels.

  11. Unsafe driving behaviors and hospitalization.

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    Van Tuinen, M

    1994-04-01

    The medical costs associated with motor vehicle crashes are difficult to measure. Most attempts have used crash data and cost data that are only indirectly related to each other or have followed patients in a few hospitals or trauma centers. These studies produce localized estimates or rough national estimates of limited use to policy makers. The result has been a dependence on more readily available mortality data, such as the Fatal Accident Reporting System, to guide automotive safety efforts. The limitations of mortality data and the increasing sophistication of medical care data bases have resulted in a strong interest in obtaining crash-linked morbidity data. Hence, in 1993, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Missouri Department of Health and six other applicants grants to link automotive crash records to statewide ambulance trip, outpatient care, hospitalization and mortality records. By identifying an individual across multiple data sets, states would be able to determine directly the relationship of driver behaviors and crash characteristics to hospitalization rates and other medical outcomes. Examination of hospital pay source information would expose the toll of automotive crashes on public tax dollars. Having recently completed the record linkage phase of this project, Missouri Department of Health staff are beginning to analyze the impact of automotive crashes on health care costs in Missouri. In this report, three unsafe driving behaviors, failure to use a safety device (seatbelts and motorcycle helmets), driving under the influence of alcohol, and speeding, are related to the risk of hospitalization or death, hospital costs, and expected pay source. PMID:8202067

  12. Ceramic vane drive joint

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    Smale, Charles H. (Inventor)

    1981-01-01

    A variable geometry gas turbine has an array of ceramic composition vanes positioned by an actuating ring coupled through a plurality of circumferentially spaced turbine vane levers to the outer end of a metallic vane drive shaft at each of the ceramic vanes. Each of the ceramic vanes has an end slot of bow tie configuration including flared end segments and a center slot therebetween. Each of the vane drive shafts has a cross head with ends thereof spaced with respect to the sides of the end slot to define clearance for free expansion of the cross head with respect to the vane and the cross head being configured to uniformly distribute drive loads across bearing surfaces of the vane slot.

  13. Risk in our midst: Centrelines, perceived risk, and speed choice.

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    Charlton, Samuel G; Starkey, Nicola J

    2016-10-01

    The idea that drivers' perceptions of risk affect their decisions and choices, particularly as regards their speed, is at the heart of many years of our education, engineering, and enforcement strategies to improve road safety. Our previous research has shown that horizontal curvature, road width, vertical curvature and separation from on-coming traffic are principal determinants to perceptions of risk on rural roads. The present study examined the relationship between drivers' perceptions of risk and the speeds they choose to drive. Participants drove high definition videos of familiar rural roads in a driving simulator and a smaller group of participants drove the same roads in a university fleet vehicle similar to the one used in the simulator. The results showed that double yellow and wide centreline markings were associated with lower speed choices and higher perceptions of risk, an effect magnified under high traffic conditions. Similarly, in both the simulator and on the roads, driving on narrow roads was associated with significantly lower speeds and increased risk ratings, while wider roads showed a small but significant increase in speeds as compared to standard width control roads. Finally, a range of other road and traffic conditions such as one-lane bridges, level crossings, police cars, and crash area warning signs were also found to be associated with lower speed choices and higher risk perceptions. PMID:27450791

  14. Speed controller for an alternating - current motor

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    A controller for a multi-phase ac motor that is subject to a large inertial load, e.g. an induction motor driving a heavy spinning rotor of a neutron chopper that must be rotated in phase-locked synchronism with a reference pulse train that is representative of an ac power supply signal Esub(L) having a meandering line frequency, includes a sensor which provides a feedback pulse train representative of the actual speed of the motor which is compared (by counting clock pulses between feedback pulses) with a reference clock signal in a computing unit to provide a motor control signal Esub(c). The motor control signal is a weighted linear sum of a speed error signal, a phase error signal, and a drift error signal, the magnitudes of which are recalculated and updated with each revolution of the motor shaft. The speed error signal is constant for large speed errors but highly sensitive to small speed errors. The stator windings of the motor are driven by variable-frequency power amplifiers which are controlled by the motor control signal Esub(c) via PROMs which store digital representations of sine and cosine waveforms in quadrature. (author)

  15. Upflow bioreactor having a septum and an auger and drive assembly

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    Hansen, Carl S.; Hansen, Conly L.

    2007-11-06

    An upflow bioreactor includes a vessel having an inlet and an outlet configured for upflow operation. A septum is positioned within the vessel and defines a lower chamber and an upper chamber. The septum includes an aperture that provides fluid communication between the upper chamber and lower chamber. The bioreactor also includes an auger positioned in the aperture of the septum. The vessel includes an opening in the top for receiving the auger. The auger extends from a drive housing, which is position over the opening and provides a seal around the opening. The drive housing is adjustable relative to the vessel. The position of the auger in the aperture can be adjusted by adjusting the drive housing relative to the vessel. The auger adjustment mechanism allows the auger to be accurately positioned within the aperture. The drive housing can also include a fluid to provide an additional seal around the shaft of the auger.

  16. Embodied linearity of speed control in Drosophila melanogaster.

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    Medici, V; Fry, S N

    2012-12-01

    Fruitflies regulate flight speed by adjusting their body angle. To understand how low-level posture control serves an overall linear visual speed control strategy, we visually induced free-flight acceleration responses in a wind tunnel and measured the body kinematics using high-speed videography. Subsequently, we reverse engineered the transfer function mapping body pitch angle onto flight speed. A linear model is able to reproduce the behavioural data with good accuracy. Our results show that linearity in speed control is realized already at the level of body posture-mediated speed control and is therefore embodied at the level of the complex aerodynamic mechanisms of body and wings. Together with previous results, this study reveals the existence of a linear hierarchical control strategy, which can provide relevant control principles for biomimetic implementations, such as autonomous flying micro air vehicles.

  17. Gears and gear drives

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    Jelaska, Damir T

    2012-01-01

    Understanding how gears are formed and how they interact or 'mesh' with each other is essential when designing equipment that uses gears or gear trains. The way in which gear teeth are formed and how they mesh is determined by their geometry and kinematics, which is the topic of this book.  Gears and Gear Drives provides the reader with comprehensive coverage of gears and gear drives. Spur, helical, bevel, worm and planetary gears are all covered, with consideration given to their classification, geometry, kinematics, accuracy control, load capacity and manufacturing. Cylindric

  18. Pulsation driving and convection

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    Antoci, Victoria

    2015-08-01

    Convection in stellar envelopes affects not only the stellar structure, but has a strong impact on different astrophysical processes, such as dynamo-generated magnetic fields, stellar activity and transport of angular momentum. Solar and stellar observations from ground and space have shown that the turbulent convective motion can also drive global oscillations in many type of stars, allowing to study stellar interiors at different evolutionary stages. In this talk I will concentrate on the influence of convection on the driving of stochastic and coherent pulsations across the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and give an overview of recent studies.

  19. Toyota hybrid synergy drive

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    Gautschi, H.

    2008-07-01

    This presentation made at the Swiss 2008 research conference on traffic by Hannes Gautschi, director of service and training at the Toyota company in Switzerland, takes a look at Toyota's hybrid drive vehicles. The construction of the vehicles and their combined combustion engines and electric generators and drives is presented and the combined operation of these components is described. Braking and energy recovery are discussed. Figures on the performance, fuel consumption and CO{sub 2} output of the hybrid vehicles are compared with those of conventional vehicles.

  20. Study of Two-stage Matrix Converter Drives IPMSM Control Strategy%双级矩阵变换器驱动IPMSM控制策略的研究

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    郭旭东; 黄岗; 粟梅; 孙尧

    2013-01-01

    In view of the advantages of compact structure of two - stage matrix converter and permanent magnet synchronous motor, the speed control system of two - stage matrix converter driving interior permanent magnet syn -chronous motor (IPMSM) was researched. The automatic field-weakening control of two-stage matrix converter driving IPMSM was presented in order to make up the insufficient of the lower linearity voltage transfer ratio of two - stage matrix converter. The range of speed regulation of the system was widened. To improve the system performance of speed adjustment, different PI parameters in different speed section and speed slope giving were used, which improving the system dynamic and static performance. Simulation and experimental results confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed scheme.%鉴于双级矩阵变换器和永磁同步电机结构紧凑性的优点,研究了基于双级矩阵变换器驱动内置式永磁同步电机(IPMSM)的调速系统.针对双级矩阵变换器线性电压传输比较低的不足,提出了双级矩阵变换器驱动IPMSM的自动弱磁控制方法,拓宽了系统的调速范围.为改善系统的调速性能,引入了不同转速段使用不同的PI参数和转速斜坡给定的控制方案,提高了系统的动静态性能.仿真和实验结果验证了该方案的可行性与有效性.

  1. Circuit for Driving Piezoelectric Transducers

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    Randall, David P.; Chapsky, Jacob

    2009-01-01

    The figure schematically depicts an oscillator circuit for driving a piezoelectric transducer to excite vibrations in a mechanical structure. The circuit was designed and built to satisfy application-specific requirements to drive a selected one of 16 such transducers at a regulated amplitude and frequency chosen to optimize the amount of work performed by the transducer and to compensate for both (1) temporal variations of the resonance frequency and damping time of each transducer and (2) initially unknown differences among the resonance frequencies and damping times of different transducers. In other words, the circuit is designed to adjust itself to optimize the performance of whichever transducer is selected at any given time. The basic design concept may be adaptable to other applications that involve the use of piezoelectric transducers in ultrasonic cleaners and other apparatuses in which high-frequency mechanical drives are utilized. This circuit includes three resistor-capacitor networks that, together with the selected piezoelectric transducer, constitute a band-pass filter having a peak response at a frequency of about 2 kHz, which is approximately the resonance frequency of the piezoelectric transducers. Gain for generating oscillations is provided by a power hybrid operational amplifier (U1). A junction field-effect transistor (Q1) in combination with a resistor (R4) is used as a voltage-variable resistor to control the magnitude of the oscillation. The voltage-variable resistor is part of a feedback control loop: Part of the output of the oscillator is rectified and filtered for use as a slow negative feedback to the gate of Q1 to keep the output amplitude constant. The response of this control loop is much slower than 2 kHz and, therefore, does not introduce significant distortion of the oscillator output, which is a fairly clean sine wave. The positive AC feedback needed to sustain oscillations is derived from sampling the current through the

  2. Hyper Fast Interstellar Travel Within General Relativity:The Alcubierre and Natario Warp Drive Spacetimes:From Science Fiction to Science Fact

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    Loup, Fernando

    2013-01-01

    Warp Drives are solutions of the Einstein Field Equations that allows superluminal travel within the framework of General Relativity.There are at the present moment two known solutions: The Alcubierre warp drive discovered in $1994$ and the Natario warp drive discovered in $2001$.The warp drive seems to be very attractive because allows interstellar space travel at arbitrarily large speeds avoiding the light speed limit,time dilatation and mass increase paradoxes of Einstein Special Relativit...

  3. Effects of Lane Width, Lane Position and Edge Shoulder Width on Driving Behavior in Underground Urban Expressways: A Driving Simulator Study

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    Liu, Shuo; Wang, Junhua; Fu, Ting

    2016-01-01

    This study tested the effects of lane width, lane position and edge shoulder width on driving behavior for a three-lane underground urban expressway. A driving simulator was used with 24 volunteer test subjects. Five lane widths (2.85, 3.00, 3.25, 3.50, and 3.75 m) and three shoulder widths (0.50, 0.75, and 1.00 m) were studied. Driving speed, lane deviation and subjective perception of driving behavior were collected as performance measures. The results show that lane and shoulder width have significant effects on driving speed. Average driving speed increases from 60.01 km/h in the narrowest lane to 88.05 km/h in the widest lane. While both narrower lanes and shoulders result in reduced speed and lateral lane deviation, the effect of lane width is greater than that of shoulder width. When the lane and shoulder are narrow, drivers in the left or right lane tend to shy away from the tunnel wall, even encroaching into the neighboring middle lane. As the lane or shoulder gets wider, drivers tend to stay in the middle of the lane. An interesting finding is that although few participants acknowledged that lane position had any great bearing on their driving behaviors, the observed driving speed is statistically higher in the left lane than in the other two lanes when the lane width is narrow (in 2.85, 3 and 3.25 m lanes). These findings provided support for amending the current design specifications of urban underground roads, such as the relationship between design speed and lane width, speed limit, and combination form of lanes. PMID:27754447

  4. Effects of Lane Width, Lane Position and Edge Shoulder Width on Driving Behavior in Underground Urban Expressways: A Driving Simulator Study

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    Shuo Liu

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available This study tested the effects of lane width, lane position and edge shoulder width on driving behavior for a three-lane underground urban expressway. A driving simulator was used with 24 volunteer test subjects. Five lane widths (2.85, 3.00, 3.25, 3.50, and 3.75 m and three shoulder widths (0.50, 0.75, and 1.00 m were studied. Driving speed, lane deviation and subjective perception of driving behavior were collected as performance measures. The results show that lane and shoulder width have significant effects on driving speed. Average driving speed increases from 60.01 km/h in the narrowest lane to 88.05 km/h in the widest lane. While both narrower lanes and shoulders result in reduced speed and lateral lane deviation, the effect of lane width is greater than that of shoulder width. When the lane and shoulder are narrow, drivers in the left or right lane tend to shy away from the tunnel wall, even encroaching into the neighboring middle lane. As the lane or shoulder gets wider, drivers tend to stay in the middle of the lane. An interesting finding is that although few participants acknowledged that lane position had any great bearing on their driving behaviors, the observed driving speed is statistically higher in the left lane than in the other two lanes when the lane width is narrow (in 2.85, 3 and 3.25 m lanes. These findings provided support for amending the current design specifications of urban underground roads, such as the relationship between design speed and lane width, speed limit, and combination form of lanes.

  5. Wind_Speeds_Master

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set included wind speeds for each subregion in the study (Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, Southern New England, Middle Atlantic Bight) . The data came from...

  6. Speeding up Transportation

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    2007-01-01

    @@ 2007 was an excellent year for the transportation industry, marked by high speed railway transportation, development of the national expressway network and launch of the Chang'e lunar probe satellite.

  7. Intertemporal Dynamics: Convergence Speed of Current Account across Countries

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    Zuwei Yu

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Empirical data shows that current account has the property of mean-reversion and the speed of current account convergence is heterogenous across countries. In order to explore the factors which affect the current account adjustment speed of a small country, this paper builds up a model to study how current account would be affected by factors such as labor supply and monetary policies. We found that labor market rigidity may have a significant effect, but monetary policies only have a small impact on current account adjustment.

  8. Delay Adjusted Incidence Infographic

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    This Infographic shows the National Cancer Institute SEER Incidence Trends. The graphs show the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) 2002-2011. For Men, Thyroid: 5.3*,Liver & IBD: 3.6*, Melanoma: 2.3*, Kidney: 2.0*, Myeloma: 1.9*, Pancreas: 1.2*, Leukemia: 0.9*, Oral Cavity: 0.5, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: 0.3*, Esophagus: -0.1, Brain & ONS: -0.2*, Bladder: -0.6*, All Sites: -1.1*, Stomach: -1.7*, Larynx: -1.9*, Prostate: -2.1*, Lung & Bronchus: -2.4*, and Colon & Rectum: -3/0*. For Women, Thyroid: 5.8*, Liver & IBD: 2.9*, Myeloma: 1.8*, Kidney: 1.6*, Melanoma: 1.5, Corpus & Uterus: 1.3*, Pancreas: 1.1*, Leukemia: 0.6*, Brain & ONS: 0, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: -0.1, All Sites: -0.1, Breast: -0.3, Stomach: -0.7*, Oral Cavity: -0.7*, Bladder: -0.9*, Ovary: -0.9*, Lung & Bronchus: -1.0*, Cervix: -2.4*, and Colon & Rectum: -2.7*. * AAPC is significantly different from zero (p<.05). Rates were adjusted for reporting delay in the registry. www.cancer.gov Source: Special section of the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2011.

  9. Design of one large telescope direct drive control system based on TMS320F28xx

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    Song, Xiao-li; Wang, Da-xing; Zhang, Chao; Zhang, Zhen-chao; Chen, Li-yan; Ren, Chang-zhi

    2014-08-01

    The mount drive control is the key technique which mostly affects astronomical telescope's resolution and its speed. However, the ultra -lower speed and the giant moment of inertia make it very difficult to be controlled. In this paper, one segmented permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM), 4m diameter, is suggested for the mount driving. A method is presented to drive the motor directly, which is based on TMS320F28XX and Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) , also, HEIDENHAIN tape is used to detect the absolute position of the motor together with the Hall sensor. The segmented PMSM can work stable and the mount drive can realize nice tracking performance at ultra -lower speed with this drive system.

  10. High Speed Economy

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    Vadim Dumitrascu; Roxana Arabela Dumitrascu

    2013-01-01

    The use of knowledge in business opens vast possibilities for the spectacular intensification of the rhythms of the processes of economic value creation. High speeds are a fundamental feature of the knowledge economy. The sources of high speeds in business are certain economic, technological and commercial processes with the nature of some positive feedbacks. What generates it is the organization of knowledge in the form of networks. The organizations competitiveness is marked by the ability ...

  11. Risky Driving Behaviours among Medical Students in Erbil, Iraq

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    Nazar P. Shabila

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study aimed to assess risky driving behaviours among medical students in Erbil, Iraq, and to explore the relationship between risky driving behaviours and perceptions of risky driving. Methods: This self-administered questionnaire-based survey was conducted from January to May 2014 among a random sample of 400 medical students at Hawler Medical University in Erbil. The questionnaire was designed to assess the frequency of engagement in 21 risky driving behaviours, the perceived risk of each behaviour and the preference for each behaviour as ranked on a 5-point scale. Results: A total of 386 students responded to the survey (response rate: 96.5%. Of these, 211 reported that they currently drove a vehicle (54.7%. Drivers most frequently engaged in the following behaviours: playing loud music (35.9%, speeding (30.4%, allowing front seat passengers to not wear seat belts (27.9% and using mobile phones (27.7%. Least frequent driving behaviours included not stopping at a red light (3.9%, driving while sleepy (4.4%, driving after a mild to moderate intake of alcohol (4.5% and drunk driving (6.4%. Mean risky driving behaviour scores were significantly higher among males (P 20-year-olds (P = 0.028. There was a significant positive relationship between the preference for risky behaviours and risky driving behaviours (beta = 0.44; P <0.001. Conclusion: Medical students in Erbil reported high frequencies of several serious risky driving behaviours. The preference for risky behaviours was found to be an important predictor of risky driving behaviours among medical students in Erbil.

  12. Easing the throttle in drive to work leaner.

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    Nuddell, Steve

    2010-10-01

    Steve Ruddell, division manager, Discrete Automation and Motion, at ABB, outlines the advantages of fitting variable speed drives and high efficiency motors into HVAC systems at a time when, faced with the need to cut costs, estates and facilities teams are having to look more closely than ever at reducing their buildings' energy consumption.

  13. Detailed analysis of harmonic effects in the static Kramer drive

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    Zahawi, B.A. [Manchester School of Engineering, University of Manchester (United Kingdom); Refoufi, L. [Faculty of Engineering, Universite de Boumerdes (Algeria)

    2000-08-01

    A comprehensive examination of harmonic effect in slipenergy recovery drives employing a diode bridge rectifier in the rotor recovery circuit is presented. Torque and stator current pulsations at several speeds of operation are investigated in detail. Experimental verification of computed quantities shows excellent agreement. (orig.)

  14. An Electric Vehicle Drive System Based on Switched Reluctance Motor%电动车用开关磁阻电机驱动系统

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    李明辉; 徐少辉

    2016-01-01

    Switched Reluctance Motor( SRM) is suitable for electric vehicle( EV) 's drive motor due to the merits of simple structure wide speed operation range, high reliability, variable control parameters, etc. Introduced a SRM drive system framework for EV firstly, and a controller based on dsPIC30F6010A and EPM570T100C5N was proposed. Input and output logic process circuits were designed which simplified the control system. Different algorithms were applied for different speed range in order to improve speed adjustable range and smoothness. At low speed stage, the control strategy based on speed and current double closed loop with current chopping control( CCC) was introduced to limit phase currents and torque ripple, which aimed to ensure the speed stability and tracing performance. At high speed stage, CCC and APC ( angle position control ) were applied in turn. By adjusting conducting angle, wide speed operation range was acquired. At last, experiments were carried out on the prototype to verify the proposed control algorithm's feasibility. By comparing and analyzing the current waveforms, speed adjustment performance of the SRM drive system for EV was tested.%开关磁阻电机具有结构简单、转速范围宽、可靠性强、可控参数多等特点,适合作为电动车的驱动电机. 首先介绍了电动车开关磁阻电机驱动系统组成,设计了以 dsPIC30F6010A 为主控制器和EPM570T100C5N为辅助控制器的车用控制器. 设计了逻辑输入和逻辑输出电路,实现输入信号和输出信号的逻辑综合,简化控制系统设计. 根据电机不同转速区域,设计了不同的控制策略,提高了电机调速范围和平滑度:在低速区域内,基于转速电流双闭环控制策略,采用电流斩波控制,限制绕组电流,减小转矩脉动,保证电机转速的稳定性能和跟随性能;高速区域采用电流斩波和开通角、关断角角度控制交错控制的方式,调整绕组导通位置,实现

  15. Chaos in drive systems

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    Kratochvíl C.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to provide an elementary introduction to the subject of chaos in the electromechanical drive systems. In this article, we explore chaotic solutions of maps and continuous time systems. These solutions are also bounded like equilibrium, periodic and quasiperiodic solutions.

  16. Driving with a Goat

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    高素菊

    2006-01-01

    <正>A highway patrol officer was sitting in his car beside the road one day when he noticed a man driving with a goat in the back seat of his car.Turning on the lights,he pulled out,sped up, and pulled the man over.

  17. Magnetized drive fluids

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    Rosensweig, R.E.; Zahn, M.

    1986-04-01

    A process is described for recovering a first fluid from a porous subterranean formation which comprises injecting a displacement fluid in an effective amount to displace the first fluid, injecting a ferrofluid, applying a magnetic field containing a gradient of field intensity within the formation, driving the displacement fluid through the formation with the ferrofluid and recovering first fluid.

  18. Fresh Drive Against Corruption

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    China’s government is making efforts to prevent corruption by taking harsh measures against the illegal selection and appointment of cadres on the 10th anniversary of China’s anti-corruption drive,President Hu Jintao called fogreater efforts to carry it out.

  19. Efficient driving; Effizientes Fahren

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    Dillmann, Gerhard; Prys, Gerhard; Klinkert, Carsten; Sauer, Juergen; Otasevic, Aleksandar; Steinbock, Robert [BMW Group, Muenchen (Germany)

    2008-11-15

    With the BMW Efficient Dynamics development strategy, the new BMW 7 Series is proving that a superior, dynamic driving experience with simultaneous reduction of fuel consumption and emissions can be combined with the premium standards of the luxury automobile class. (orig.)

  20. Drugs and driving

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    Walsh, J. Michael; De Gier, Johan J.; Christopherson, Asbjørg S.; Verstraete, Alain G.

    2004-01-01

    The authors present a global overview on the issue of drugs and driving covering four major areas: (1) Epidemiology and Prevalence-which reviews epidemiological research, summarizes available information, discusses the methodological shortcomings of extant studies, and makes recommendations for futu