To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

3D finite element analysis of skewed squirrel‐cage induction motor using novel mesh modification method

Yoshihiro Kawase (Department of Information Science, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan)
Tadashi Yamaguchi (Department of Information Science, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan)
Masashi Watanabe (Department of Information Science, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan)
Naotaka Toida (Department of Information Science, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan)
Tu Zhipeng (Department of Information Science, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan)
Norimoto Minoshima (Toyota Industries Corporation, Kariya, Japan)

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to describe a novel 3D finite element mesh modification method for motors with the skewed rotor in detail, the method having been developed by solving the Laplace equation.

Design/methodology/approach

Using the mesh of the skewed squirrel‐cage induction motor created by the novel method, the torque, the bar‐current, the electrical losses and so on are analyzed by the 3D finite element method.

Findings

It was found that the torque ripple, the bar‐current ripple and the losses of the motor with the skewed rotor are smaller than those of the motor with the no‐skewed rotor. In addition, the validity of the analysis is clarified by comparing the calculated and the measured results.

Originality/value

The usefulness of the method is clarified by the 3D finite element analysis of a skewed squirrel‐cage induction motor.

Keywords

Citation

Kawase, Y., Yamaguchi, T., Watanabe, M., Toida, N., Zhipeng, T. and Minoshima, N. (2008), "3D finite element analysis of skewed squirrel‐cage induction motor using novel mesh modification method", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 754-759. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321640810878153

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited