Induction machine Definition and 5 Discussions

An induction motor or asynchronous motor is an AC electric motor in which the electric current in the rotor needed to produce torque is obtained by electromagnetic induction from the magnetic field of the stator winding. An induction motor can therefore be made without electrical connections to the rotor. An induction motor's rotor can be either wound type or squirrel-cage type.
Three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors are widely used as industrial drives because they are self-starting, reliable and economical. Single-phase induction motors are used extensively for smaller loads, such as household appliances like fans. Although traditionally used in fixed-speed service, induction motors are increasingly being used with variable-frequency drives (VFD) in variable-speed service. VFDs offer especially important energy savings opportunities for existing and prospective induction motors in variable-torque centrifugal fan, pump and compressor load applications. Squirrel-cage induction motors are very widely used in both fixed-speed and variable-frequency drive applications.

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  1. M

    Engineering Induction motor calculation problems

    Given the following input parameters: Parameter Value Rs (Resistance through stator) 1.4 Ω Rr (Resistance through stator) 0.7 Ω Ls (stator inductance) = Lr (rotor inductance) 0.002 H xs = xr = 2*π*f*Ls 0.6283i Ω Lm(magnetic inductance) 0.01 H xm = 2*π*f*Lm 3.1415iΩ f (frequency)...
  2. A

    What is a positive sequence model of an induction machine?

    I'm trying to understand a 3 phase induction machine model used as a generator in a Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) arrangement in Simulink. In this model for the induction generator component, they have stated that the model is a "Positive sequence model" of the induction generator...
  3. srinaath

    Why single phase induction motors are used for fractional HP applications

    why single phase induction motor is commonly used for low HP rather than integral HP like 1,2,3HP... i understand that single phase gives low power...but say you have designed such that your motor delivers 10HP for rated voltage and current...why such single phase machines are not common?can...
  4. SherLOCKed

    How can I interface a DFIG in a multi machine environment?

    Which will be my reference frame while modelling and control - the reference machine in the network or the network bus itself?And if so how do i relate the dfig to this reference frame?
  5. B

    Induction Machine

    < Mentor Note -- thread moved to HH from the technical engineering forums, so no HH Template is shown > hello really need some help i would like to know how would the torque speed characteristic for a "constant frequency variable voltage supply" and 'variable frequency variable voltage...