Time-Harmonic Modeling of Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors: A Circuit-Field Coupled ApproachR. Escarela-Perez, E. Melgoza, and E. Campero-Littlewood
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana - Azcapotzalco, Departamento de Energia, México, D.F., Mexico
Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Morelia, Mich., C.P., Mexico
Finite element modeling of three-phase induction machines requires the solution of coupled circuit and field equations. This work aims to solve this problem using a strong coupling approach.
This work includes circuit field coupling and proper air-gap meshing, using the AC/DC Module of COMSOL Multiphysics and SPICE. As a result, a quasi-3D model can be obtained with an accurate field model of the induction machine and coupling with external circuits.