【摘要】This paper investigates the open-circuit fault-tolerant current control for a five-phase fault-tolerant permanent-magnet (PM) machine used for electric vehicles. By relieving the common constraint of zero neutral point current in the existing fault-tolerant control strategies and reconfiguring the maximum round rotating magnetomotive force under different fault conditions, the new current sets, which enable the five-phase PM machine to output the maximum smooth torque, are obtained by the analytical method. Compared with the existing fault-tolerant control strategy, larger torque and lower torque ripple can be obtained with the proposed fault-tolerant control strategy, and the five-phase PM machine can safely operate with the loss of up to three phase windings. The proposed fault-tolerant control strategy is verified by both finite-element analysis and experimental results. The developed fault-tolerant current control strategy can be generalized into any multiphase PM machines.