Determining the equivalent circuit parameters of canned solid-rotor induction motors

Ergene L., SALON S.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, vol.41, no.7, pp.2281-2286, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tmag.2005.845388
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2281-2286
  • Keywords: canned solid-rotor induction motor, eddy currents, equivalent circuit parameter, finite-element method (FEM), one-slot model
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


For designing canned solid-rotor induction motors, the conventional induction motor circuit is inadequate. Here we present an alternative equivalent circuit, one that reflects the eddy currents in all regions (cans and rotor body). The proposed model operates on a per-phase basis at a single frequency. We confirm the validity of the new equivalent circuit with numerical and analytical solutions. We also consider certain assumptions that make the analytical approach simpler.