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Title: A research survey of induction motor operation with non-sinusoidal supply wave forms
Authors: Singh, Girish Kumar
Published in: Electric Power Systems Research
Abstract: The developments in the power electronics field have lead to an ever-increasing use of static switching devices to control the torque and speed of ac motors. Invariably, the output voltage and current waveforms of these devices contain numerous harmonics and these harmonics have detrimental effects on the motor performance in form of derating and torque pulsation, especially at low speed. The order and magnitude of these harmonics depend on the design as well as nature of load being supplied. The extensive research has been underway for a long time in order to assess the effects these harmonics have on induction motor performance, and to investigate the various issues related to the use of induction motor to improve the drive performance and reduce the losses. This paper, therefore, presents a comprehensive review of research and developments in the induction motor operation with non-sinusoidal supply waveforms since its inception. Attempts are made to highlight the current and future issues involved in the development of induction motor drive technology to impart good dynamic stability with improved performance. A list of 167 research publications on the subject is also appended for a quick reference. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Citation: Electric Power Systems Research (2005), 75(43892): 200-213
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Keywords: Adjustable-speed drives
Harmonic torque
Induction motor
Speed estimation
ISSN: 3787796
Author Scopus IDs: 57193351909
Author Affiliations: Singh, G.K., Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, India
Funding Details: Author would like to thank the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India, New Delhi, for financial support towards this investigation.
Corresponding Author: Singh, G.K.; Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, India; email:
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