Analysis of 37-kW Converter-Fed Induction Motor Losses

Lassi Aarniovuori, Paavo Rasilo, Markku Niemela, Juha J. Pyrhonen

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Abstract

This paper presents an energy efficiency analysis of a 37-kW standard squirrel-cage induction motor under sinusoidal and nonsinusoidal supply. The motor losses are analyzed using the conventional IEC loss segregation method and also numerically modeled using finite-element simulations. The measured and simulated loss components are compared with three different modulation methods. The overall simulated losses are in good agreement with the measured ones, but there exist differences in the loss components.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7454722
Pages (from-to)5357-5365
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Volume63
Issue number9
Early online date20 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

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Keywords

  • AC motors
  • induction motors
  • magnetic losses
  • numerical simulation
  • power semiconductor switches pulse width modulation (PWM) converters
  • variable-speed drives (VSDs)

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Aarniovuori, L., Rasilo, P., Niemela, M., & Pyrhonen, J. J. (2016). Analysis of 37-kW Converter-Fed Induction Motor Losses. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 63(9), 5357-5365. [7454722]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2016.2555278