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Analysis of 37 kW Converter-Fed Induction Motor Losses

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Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Volume63
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

This paper presents an energy efficiency analysis of a 37 kW standard squirrel-cage induction motor under sinusoidal and non-sinusoidal 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.

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