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DC Motor Efficiency model

  1. Oct 29, 2013 #1

    I'm attempting to make a model of a DC motor capable of calculating the efficiency of the motor for different values for torque. I have managed to make a code to generate the torque-speed-power plots for given inputs, however I have been unable to figure out how to calculate the efficiency at different points along the graph.
    I know that generally speaking there maximum efficiency is roughly 20-30% of the stall torque and 70-80% of the no load speed. But is there any specific formulae for this? I am also aware there are many different things affecting the efficiency so this may not be so simple.

    Thanks for any help!
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  3. Oct 29, 2013 #2


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