We present the results obtained from the thermal and efficiency analysis of a single phase induction motor with Peltier devices. A single phase induction motor is completely simulated in SolidWorks® and Matlab® Simulink®. The cooling of the induction motor is done by means of Peltier devices and the corresponding power consumption and stator temperature is recorded. From the SolidWorks® simulation results it can be seen that the temperature of the induction motor under normal operating conditions is cooled from 68°C to 35°C. From the Matlab® Simulink® simulation results show that the efficiency of the induction motor is increased by an average of 3.73% from the normal operating condition to the cooled operating condition with the inclusion of the Peltier devices onto the system.
Gouws, R. and van Jaarsveldt, H. (2012), "Thermal and efficiency analysis of a single phase induction motor with Peltier devices", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 63-70. https://doi.org/10.1260/1708-5218.104.22.168Download as .RIS
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