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Three‐phase distributed constants model of induction machines for EMC and surge propagation studies

Francesco Della Torre (Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy)
Sonia Leva (Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy)
Adriano Paolo Morando (Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy)

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide a complete three‐phase distributed constants model of cable‐induction machine systems useful for EMC and overvoltages propagation studies.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper considers a three‐phase distributed constants model for the supply cable and a model of the same type for the induction machine. All the magneto‐electric links between phases are considered. The Clarke transform is applied in order to reduce the analytical complexity of the obtained model. A new numerical method is also proposed for the integration of the resulting whole three‐phase model, very similar, in terms of methodology, to the well‐known finite differences models.

Findings

The whole model for the three‐phase drives is used for EMC and overvoltages propagation studies. The proposed examples highlight how, thanks to the Clarke model, the dynamic analysis of the three‐phase drives in case of application of a standard fault source or an equivalent pulse width modulation (PWM) impulse, become easy to implement on a standard PC and with standard software (i.e. Matlab). The obtained results, compared with those that are presented in the literature, confirm the validity of the proposed model and numerical approach.

Originality/value

The developed model is of a three‐phase type because it is not possible to consider a single‐phase equivalent model in case of asymmetric voltage sources (i.e. asymmetric faults or PWM inverter voltage supply). The model also includes all the magneto‐electric couplings between phases that play a fundamental role in the considered applications.

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Citation

Della Torre, F., Leva, S. and Paolo Morando, A. (2008), "Three‐phase distributed constants model of induction machines for EMC and surge propagation studies", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 770-779. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321640810878171

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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