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5. PERFORMANCE CHARATERISTICS OF IM The equivalent circuits derived in the preceding section can be used to predict the performance characteristics of the induction machine. The out put parameters of IM are speed and torque and their inter relation during starting,steady state and braking are going to be seen. The important performance characteristics in the steady state are: - the efficiency - power factor - current - starting torque - maximum (or pull-out) torque and - so forth.

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Steady state operating characteristics of an IM can be shown graphically as the shaft load increases from zero to full load. These operating characteristics during starting, steady state, and braking are governed mainly by:- - rotor resistance, - air gap length, and - shape of stator and rotor slots

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4.1. Determination of induced TORQUE-SPEED characteristics of IM. When TORQUE-SPEED or POWER-SLIP characteristics are required, applying Thevenin's theorem is convenient. Thevenin's theorem states that, any linear circuit that can be separated by two terminals from the rest of the system can be replaced by a single voltage source in series with an equivalent impedance. i.e. ZfZf a b Fig EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT OF IM WITHOUT CORE LOSS.

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Applying Thevenin's theorem for equivalent circuit of IM shown in fig. 5.1, the circuit consisting of r1, x1, xm, and source voltage can be replaced by an equivalent voltage source Ve and equivalent impedance Ze = Re + jxe. VeVe ReRe XeXe Fig.5.2. Thevenin`s equivalent circuit

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Where, V e – Voltage appearing across terminals a,b with rotor circuit disconnected from points a & b. Z e – Impedance viewed from terminals a,b towards the voltage source with the source voltage short circuited. For most IMs, under normal operating conditions, (X 1 +X m ) >> R 1,and therefore R 1 can be neglected. Thus,

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From the fig. 5.2, rotor current is:- We know that, per phase induced torque is:- Where, m – is the no. stator phases.

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If

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NSNS N 0 S0 1 At low value of slips ( T S) At large value of slip ( T 1/S) T max Fig.5.3 Torque-speed characteristics T ST Torque

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NsNs. 2N s speed slip Gen. regionMot. region Braking region - N s torque S mT T star T max Full load oper. point Fig. 5.4 Torque-slip curve of IM in different mode of operation. - T max

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Depending on the value of slip, an IM can have the following operating regions. a) Motoring mode, 1 > S > 0 - the corresponding speed values are ZERO (s = 1.0) and synchronous speed (S = 0). b) Generating mode, S < 0 - the rotor speed is above synchronous speed. c) Breaking mode, S > 1 – This condition can be achieved by driving the rotor with a prime mover opposite to the direction of rotating magnetic field. ( eg. plugging action)

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4.2. Determining maximum internal torque of IM Maximum torque is referred as Stalling torque; Pull out torque or Break down torque. Maximum internal torque can be obtained by using the maximum power transfer theorem of a circuit theory. i.e. power transfer becomes max. when the load impedance is equal to the source impedance. and Torque in IM is max. when power delivered to load r 2 /s is max. Fig. 5.5.(fig.3.5b) Exact equivalent circuit diagram of IM.

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As per the exact equivalent circuit diagram of IM, max. power delivered to r 2 /s is attained when load resistance r 2 /s(referred rotor variable resistance) becomes equal to the impedance of the voltage source. i.e. from fig. 5.2 it can be seen that, Thus, Max. slip at which maximum torque occurs is We know that,

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Where,

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These equations show that, a) Slip at which maximum torque occurs is directly proportional to rotor Resistance r 2. b) Maximum torque is independent of r 2. This means that, if rotor resistance r 2 is increased by inserting external resistance in the rotor circuit (in case of WRIM), the max. internal torque is Unaffected; but slip at which it occurs is affected proportionally.

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From the equation of T em, it can be seen that, a) T em is directly proportional to the square of applied stator voltage.( K t V 1) b) T em is reduced by increasing stator resistance r 1 (i.e.R e ) c) T em is reduced by an increase in stator and rotor leakage reactance (x 1 of stator and x 2 of) rotor Thus, to obtain higher maximum torque, the air –gap between rotor and stator must be kept as small as possible in which mutual flux will be maximum and leakage reactance could be minimum.

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Typical TORQUE-SPEED curves for an IM with variable rotor circuit resistance and the effect of rotor resistance on the stator current are shown below s m1 s m2 s m3 r 21 r 22 r 23 r 24 r 24 >r 23 >r 22 >r 21 Slip Fig.5.6. IM Torque-speed curve with different values of r 2 T max

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NSNS N 0 S0 1 Fig.5.7 Effect of rotor resistance r 2 on stator current-slip charact. Stator current, p.u. Torque T star r 22 r 21 r 23 r 24 r 24 > r 23 > r 22 > r 21 Stator curr.

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4.3. Starting torque of IM - T st, We know that, the Induced motor torque is: AT starting, slip S = 1.00, thus torque at starting is:-

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Induced motor torque T e in terms of max. torque T em.

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If Re is neglected, the equation becomes,

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Summary of performance characteristics. Speed Torque Stator current Pf Efficiency Speed, Torque, Stator current, Pf, Efficiency P out Fig Operating characteristics of IM Speed Torque Stator current Pf Efficiency KEY

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stator slots Shape effect on operating charac. For a given slot area, slot shape can be:- - More deep, less width - Less depth, more width Slot leakage flux is directly proportional to slot depth. IMs with deeper slots have more leakage reactance, and more leakage reactance results in less T star, less T em and less S mT (look corresponding formula) Slots can also be - open - Semi closed - closed. Open slots have less leakage reactance than semi-closed slots and semi-closed slots have less leakage reactance than closed slots.

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Air-gap Effect on operating charac. If the air-gap length is increased, air gap flux which must be constant requires more magnetisation current. This reduces cosθ 0,and cosθ rat. In order an IM to have better power factor, the air-gap length must be as small as is mechanically possible. - For open type slots, the air-gap is larger, so that more I m is required which results poor operating power factor. However, they have less leakage reactance, therefore better T est and T em. - For semi closed slots, the air-gap length is smaller, thus small I m is required and cosθ rat is better. But they have more leakage reactance,therefore reduced T est and T em. Thus, during designing an IM, a compromise is made between the operating power factor and T est,T em to obtain optimum operating characteristics for a given working condition..

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