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Advanced model of IM including rotor slot harmonics

Dejan Jerkan (Department of Power, Electronic and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)
Darko Marčetić (Department of Power, Electronic and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a detailed advanced dynamical model of induction machine (IM) with unskewed rotor bars, including rotor slot harmonics.

Design/methodology/approach

Procedure of IM modeling using results from finite element analysis (FEA). Series of magneto-static FEA simulations are used to obtain matrix of IM inductances as a function of rotor angular position and geometry. Each element in this matrix is represented by Fourier series (FS) and incorporated in proposed dynamical model. Using or neglecting various elements in FS of inductance matrix may be useful for determining which component of the series has dominant influence on harmonic content of stator currents, torque ripple or speed variation. The usefulness of application of presented model is verified comparing with time-stepping FEA simulations.

Findings

Although the model is not suitable for usage in on-line regulation of IM drives, but the results of simulations may be used to thoroughly explain origins of higher order harmonics in stator currents of IM and help improve sensorless speed estimation algorithms and fault diagnostics.

Originality/value

This paper shows an approach to the modeling of IM which includes effects of non-uniform air gap and non-sinusoidal distributions of magneto-motive forces. Inductance matrix elements are complex functions of rotor position, geometry and winding distributions and it gives an opportunity for detail analysis of IM behavior in numerous applications.

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Citation

Jerkan, D. and Marčetić, D. (2015), "Advanced model of IM including rotor slot harmonics", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 261-278. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-03-2014-0051

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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