The authors describe a time-stepping finite-element technique for modelling transient torques and currents in a slip-ring induction motor. The method is based on a coupled fields and circuit equation approach that allows the winding inductances to be modified to account for certain three-dimensional effects. The numerical solution incorporates a moving rotor so that slotting and saturation effects can be modelled accurately. The method is verified by direct comparison with experimental results obtained from a motor subjected to a supply reconnection at speed. It is shown that the general method can be extended in a straightforward manner to accommodate cage induction motors.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||IEE Proceedings Electric Power Applications|
|Publication status||Published - May 1990|
- finite element analysis
- induction motors
- computer simulation
Smith, A. C. J., Williamson, S., & Smith, J. R. (1990). Transient currents and torques in wound-rotor induction-motors using the finite-element method. IEE Proceedings Electric Power Applications, 137(3), 160-173.