Performance and Torque-ripple Characterization in Induction Motor Adjustable-speed Drives Using Time-stepping Coupled Finite-element State-space Techniques
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
In this paper, the time-stepping coupled finite-element state-space (TSCFE-SS) model developed in an earlier companion paper is applied here for assessments of effects of machine geometry and magnetic circuit design modifications, and effects of pulsewidth modulation (PWM) carrier frequency on performance characteristics of induction motor drives. Namely, this has been accomplished through analysis of developed torque profile ripples and harmonic spectra of mid-air-gap radial flux density waveforms of the case-study motor. Furthermore, consequent effects of design modifications pertaining to geometry and/or magnetic circuit modifications and PWM carrier frequency on ohmic and iron core losses are investigated. The investigation has been performed on a case-study motor, which is a Y-connected single-layer three-phase two-pole 1.2-hp 208-V squirrel-cage induction motor with 24 stator slots and a cage with 34 rotor bars.