Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Question on induction motor rotor copper losses

  1. Aug 23, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The rotor of a 3 phase 60hz 8-pole induction motor takes 220w @ 3hz. Find the rotor speed and the rotor copper losses.

    2. The attempt at a solution

    I have found the rotor speed by using the equation slipspeed = fr(120)/P = 3hz(120)/8 = 45 rpm then finding nsync by 120(60)/8 = 900rpm so rotor speed = 900-45 = 855rpm. Slip can also be found to be 5% from this. I am stuck at trying to find the rotor copper losses though. I thought that it was just the 220w but that seems to easy. I would appreciate any help with this problem. Thank you.
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 23, 2010 #2
    Never mind I figured it out. It is slip*(input power to rotor) so .05*220w = 11w.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook