An educational tool for fuzzy logic-controlled BDCM

Akcayol M. A. , ÇETİN A. , Elmas Ç.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EDUCATION, cilt.45, sa.1, ss.33-42, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/13.983219
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.33-42


Fuzzy logic controllers (FLC) have gained popularity in the past few decades with successful implementation in many areas, including electrical machines' drive control. Many colleges are now offering fuzzy logic courses due to successful applications of FLCs in nonlinear systems. However, teaching students a fuzzy logic controlled drive system in a laboratory, or training technical staff, is time consuming and may be an expensive task. This paper presents an educational tool for fuzzy logic controlled brushless direct current motor (BDCM), which is a part of a virtual electrical machinery laboratory project. The tool has flexible structure and graphical interface. Motor and controller parameters of the drive system can be changed easily under different operating conditions.