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### Do eddy currents in a rotor core of an induction motor create torque proportional to the coil current of a squirrel cage?

In a rotor of an induction motor, the core plates and wire coil conductors have non-zero thicknesses. Therefore, eddy currents non-zero too. And they approximately proportional to the coil current of ...
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### Rotor types in Synchronous Reluctance Motor

I am doing research on Syncrhonous Reluctance Motor (SynRM) and the rotor used in it. I am a bit confused in their rotor types. Now according to Google, the rotor types do consists Salient Poles Rotor ...
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### Motor power rotating, with weight difference

If the motor is rotating a large rotor, and the mechanical resistance increasing with rpm, will the power consumption be the same even if there is a difference in weight on the rotor during steady-...
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### Why is there no torque in electric motors when the Iq current is zero and Id current is not zero?

Random vector position of stator current ( Id + Iq = Is ): Now I draw the stator current/flux vector as shown below where “Iq = 0” and “Id ≠ 0”: From lecture I’ve learned that the south pole of the ...
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### How do I find the rotation direction of a single speed, single phase universal 120VAC electrical motor?

Specs: 5hp 16 Gallon Rigid wet/dry shop vac household type Serial Number: 09270 R 2217 Model: WD16360 120V 10A. 60Hz Motor: M188306380002 09241 AD U79-251200-001E01 120V 60Hz PROBLEM SUMMARY: I ...
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### Post-processing for determining rotor angle of Park transformation

I have done experiments with a Sinusoidal Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine with electrical load, i.e. with the machine as generator. These experiments were done at a constant velocity of the ...
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### Torque developed by Star Connected rotor

The current in each phase of a Y-connected rotor winding is 200 amperes. The resistance per leg is 0.003 ohm. Determine the torque developed by the rotor at a slip of 3%. I don't understand how to ...
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### Why don't I get a bell curve in the torque vs rotor position plot?

I have designed a inset PMSM. I tried to plot the torque vs. rotor position plot but I am not getting a bell curve. Like at the torque must be maximum only when theta is 90 degrees. I don't know where ...
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### Controller of BLDC internal vs external rotor

The 3-phase permanent magnet BLDC motors come in two types, internal rotor and external rotor. Mostly the external rotor types are called Hub motors as they are used in electric bikes. Both types of ...
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### Why doesn't the shaft of a running induction motor cause an electric shock?

Source: learnenginering.com Source: learnenginering.com Source: Wikipedia.org Source: Own photo. Here are some parts of an asynchronous induction motor aka squirrel cage type rotor. As clearly ...
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### How do I quantify the effect of stack lamination on a stator and on a rotor of an induction motor?

Image from here: I would like to design (or to calculate the existing of) an induction motor, either 3 phases or single phase. I understand that both stator and the rotor made from a stacked-laminated ...
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### How does adding resistance to a wound rotor induction motor increase torque?

I read that adding resistance to the rotor circuit causes the induced current in the rotor to be more in phase with the stator current. This produces a very small phase angle difference between the ...
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### Electrical Motor filler metal for laminated stacks

Looking at several cores from failed motors some will have a filler-type material that is inside the stack of laminates. This material is almost always silvery, and it does melt relatively low, ...
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### Calculate ideal unloaded rotor speed

I have the following problem: MY ATTEMPT Okay, I've found two formulas that will definitely help me solve this problem: The first is $S=\frac{N_s-N}{N_s}$, where $S$ is the slip, $N_s$ ...
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### Induction motor starting torque and pull out torque

Recently I was doing some work on the induction motor where I found some general theory on starting speed torque curve of the induction motor. Where the theory is the starting torque will be 1.5x of ...
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### Calculating Rotor Inertia or Mechanical Time Constant for BLDC Motor from Published Specs Only

TLDR - Is there any way of calculating the Mechancial Time Constant and/or Rotor Inertia and/or Run-Up Time based soley on the specs provided on this motor My end goal in asking this question is to ...
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### Calculating speed of the rotor with slip

The question i'm having trouble with is: Calculate the speed of the rotor of a 6 pole induction motor with a slip of 2.2%. The motor is connected to a 230V single-phase supply. I am familiar with ...
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### PMSM Rotor Design. Are these terms equivalent?

I'm working on a project with a PMSM. As I go through the literature I come across the following terms and wanted to make sure that I am getting right which ones are synonyms. Surface-mounted PM = ...
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### (edit) Brushless Motor - Why does the stator burn up if the rotor doesn't rotate?

If I was to apply power to a 3 phase stator, which in turn creates a magnetic field that's projected onto the rotor (with magnets), and (in a friction-less world) would cause the rotor to rotate (...
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### What type of motor is this? (photo included)

I want to make this motor work, but I can't understand what type this is. I supplied 5V DC to the terminals, but it just kept buzzing and the coils were energized. It also had some kind of circuit, ...
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### What is the practical use of Laplace Transform?

I am trying to understand the electrical model of 3-phase Induction Model. The rotor of the motor is modeled as a variable resistor in s-domain. I fail to understand how that works practically. Can ...
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### Can a DFIG operate in a synchronous speed?

A DFIG can operate in both sub and super synchronous modes. Can a DFIG also operate (stable) in a synchronous speed? If so, would the rotor current (as decided by IGBT switching) be DC since the rotor ...
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### Apart from speed, do VSD's also alter current?

As I know it, a VSD alters the frequency to change the speed of a motor. I also understand that since the back emf of the rotor is directly proportional to the speed of the rotor, the slower the motor ...
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### Working of a Doubly-Fed Induction generator (DFIG) in wind turbines

I am unable to understand how a Doubly-Fed Induction generator works (in Wind Energy conversion system)? I do not understand how the reactive power fed into the stator interacts with the rotor so as ...
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### Why the rotor core losses are very tiny compared to the stator core losses in an induction motor?

Book says rotor mostly runs at speed near to synchronous due to which the relative velocity between rotor and stator magnetic field is very less. Correspondingly making rotor core losses tiny and ...
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### Why rotor copper loss in induction motor doesn't change with slip

Why air gap power is consumed in R2/s but rotor copper power loss only in R2? Transformer Equivalent circuit of Induction motor: ...
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### EMF - DC permanent magnet motor

I am using FEMM to design a DC permanent magnet rotor. I am trying to calculate the EMF that is induced to the rotor. Since each coil has a different position, the induced EMF will be different. In ...
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### Why is slip necessary in an Induction motor?

Why should the rotor of a 3-phase induction motor not rotate at synchronous speed?
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### Finding number of pole pairs in a BLDC motor

I have a 3phase CDROM BLDC motor for which I don't have any datasheet. How can I find out the number of pole pair in the motor? Hint:-With a magnet, I could check that there are some N and S poles in ...
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### Can I coil directly onto the iron cores of a stator for a basic generator?

I am constructing a very basic miniature generator (25mm diameter), the rotor has 8 bar magnets, and there will be the same number of coils, wired appropriately, in the stator. . I understand that ...
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### Describe this type of rotor from a three phase induction motor?

After CNC machining the rotor, to expose the outer surface of the silicon iron, this proves to be exactly the same as the inner surface was (the one facing the core).Just plain electric iron rings ...
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### IC that measures RPM mounted on rotor without magnetic field [closed]

Does this chip exist, there only seem to be hall sensors?
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### Relating Hall sensor outputs to absolute rotor position (Which combination corresponds to which angle)

I have a working 6-step BLDC commutation which works based on the Hall effect sensor outputs. I would like to apply the same code to another motor, which doesnt have Hall sensors but an absolute rotor ...
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### Why would a rotor get stuck on the side of the stator when the induction motor is turned on, and how to fix it? [closed]

My big fan stopped working, so I decided to dismantle it and check what's wrong with it. The problem lies in a faulty induction motor. I opened it and found out that I can easily turn the rotor ...
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### what is the transformation ratio of squirrel cage Machine? [closed]

typically Induction machine also called rotating transformer so what is the ratio of stator numbers of turns to rotor number of turns (from the design point of view i.e we can't directly measure ...
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### Fine tuning PID controller for non-linear closed-loop system

I am having trouble getting my PID controller to be accurate over a range of values. My goal is to input a duty cycle for a PWM wave, which controls the speed of a fan rotor. The range of possible ...
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### What is meant by front and back pitch of an armature winding?

I searched the internet for these definitions and found a common definition in all websites: Back Pitch- A coil advances on the back of the armature. This advancement is measured in terms of ...
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### why the stator frame of a 3-phase generator is made up of cast iron?

I don't have a good knowledge of engineering materials, so please answer the following questions with reasons. Why is the stator frame of a 3-phase generator made up of cast iron? Why is the ...
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### What happens if i rotated a DC motor's rotor?

a 3V DC motor. If i rotated its rotor at a constant RPM without any DC input, what will the output current be at the terminals? will it be a constant Sine wave or DC?
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### Alternator shaft speed

I am running an alternator with an electric motor (variable speed), but I do not know the shaft speed. I would like to calculate it from voltage frequency. The rotor of the alternator has 12 poles (6 ...
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### DC motor exception

What happens to our DC motor if we stop motion of the rotor with our hand while motor is active? Will the motor burn? Why, what is really happening in that situation?
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### Rotor current paths and lamination in an induction motor

As far as I understood, the rotor currents circulate through the aluminium bars embedded inside steel laminations. But why do they use steel for laminations instead of an insulator if the the idea is ...
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### Meaning of “with respect to rotor and stator”

In the following example, when it says “with respect to stator” and “with respect to rotor”, did they mean the rotor part of the synchronous generator in both cases? Example: The excitation field in ...
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### Circuit of a Rotor on an Induction Motor

Here is an equivalent circuit of a rotor on an Induction motor: Can someone explain How do we arrive at this circuit? The rotor seems to be only a disc(made of a metal) with conductors embedded near ...
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### How do I modify a DC electric generator to get the same power at a lower speed?

This will be a theoretical question. Suppose that I have a DC generator, and I'm getting 300VA power from it when it rotates at 2000rpm. I want to make it run at a lower speed of about 700rpm, and I ...
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