The regenerative braking method has been employed in DC-fed electric railway vehicle traction system in order to reduce energy consumption. The load's power consuming is sometimes insufficient for the regenerated power, and it causes the input voltage of traction inverter rises. In such a case, the regenerative current is regulated to prevent the over voltage. However, in applying this regulation, especially to the permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) traction system, a continuous oscillation of regenerative current is sometimes observed. Unfortunately, It deteriorates passengers' riding comfortability due to torque fluctuation. On this paper, we analyze the phenomena of the oscillation of regenerative currents and suggest an anti-oscillation regenerative current regulation method based on the analyzing results. The detail is as follows. (1) We construct a nonlinear time-varying model, which consists of the substation, power feeding system and the main traction circuit onboard and divide the nonlinear time-varying model into four linear time-invariant systems. (2) Through the analysis with the models, we make it clear that the continuouso scillationis caused by the traditional regenerative braking control method (3) Based on the analysis we suggest a novel anti-oscillation regenerative braking control method, whose effectiveness is proved through experiments.
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