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Peter van Duijsen

Prof.o.P. dr. ir. Peter van Duijsen has worked with computer simulation and power electronics for nearly 35 years. After receiving his master’s in electrical engineering and working at the Technical University of Delft, he founded Simulation Research and developed the simulation program CASPOC. He received a PhD in 2003 in the field of modeling and simulation of power electronic systems. He currently heads the R&D department at Simulation Research. Since 2020 he has also been a researcher at the DC-LAB at THUAS University of Applied Sciences in Delft and was appointed professor of practice at IIT Guwahati, India, in 2021.


Induction, permanent magnet synchronous and synchronous reluctance motors – what is the difference?

Traction motors are three-phase AC machines controlled via power electronics. The differences and similarities in the construction and control of the three main traction motors – induction machine, interior permanent magnet and synchronous reluctance – are explored in this presentation. The field-oriented control of these types of motors is outlined, and it is shown that the motors are interchangeable when it comes to control. Simulation and model-based design techniques to create and test the embedded control of the complete traction motor drive are presented. The three main traction motors are compared, with some surprising results regarding efficiency and total costs.