A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Rotordynamic Simulation Method of Induction Motors including the Effects of Unbalanced Magnetic Pull

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Authors: Kim Heesoo, Nerg Janne, Choudhury Tuhin, Sopanen Jussi
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): OAJ / IEEE
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: IEEE Access
eISSN: 2169-3536
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication


This paper presents an optimal method for rotordynamic simulation of induction motors, including the effects of unbalanced magnetic pull (UMP). The developed simulation method containing the UMP model is simple but still accurate for the actual design process of induction motors. The UMP model is simplified by using the magnetizing current without calculation of the rotor current. The effects of the slot opening and saturation are initially incorporated into the model by using the Carter factor. To improve the accuracy of the model, the magnetizing current is calculated by the finite element analysis (FEA), and the proposed correction factor is also built into the model. Moreover, mixed eccentricity is modeled and applied to the time step rotordynamic simulation for considering the actual rotor eccentricity condition. Based on the developed UMP and eccentricity models, rotordynamic simulation methods within the induction motor design process are proposed and tested in a standard four-pole induction motor. The simulation results show that inclusion of the UMP force reduces the critical speeds and generates electromagnetic excitation. The study further shows that the effects of UMP vary with a change in static eccentricity, dynamic eccentricity, slip, and bearing stiffness. Finally, based on the results, a utilization plan of the developed methods is proposed.

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