Small-signal analysis of a saturated induction motor

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Due to magnetic saturation, the small-signal admittance of an induction motor is dependent on the direction of the excitation signal. The angle-dependence of the admittance can be used in the estimation of the flux angle, and it should be taken into account when identifying motor parameters. In this paper, the small-signal admittance of a 2.2-kW induction motor is measured at different excitation frequencies and operating points. The measured admittances are compared to data obtained by means of finite element analysis (FEA). A small-signal model of the induction motor is fitted to the admittances to analyze the results. The admittances obtained from FEA and laboratory experiments correspond well to each other, particularly at low excitation frequencies.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Workshop on Power and Industrial Electronics (NORPIE/2008)
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

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