Editors: Mikhail Pustovetov, Konstantin Shukhmin, Sergey Goolak, Jonas Matijošius, Kateryna Kravchenko

Induction Motor Computer Models in Three-Phase Stator Reference Frames: A Technical Handbook

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ISBN: 978-981-5124-31-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5124-30-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151243091230101


This book is a compilation of knowledge about computer models in the three-phase stator reference frame. Chapters explore several aspects of the topic and build upon research previously presented by contributors. The book aims to provide interesting solutions to problems encountered in the design of railway and analysis in railway motors. The modeling approaches proposed by the authors in this book may become an incentive for readers and researchers to develop their ‘lifehacks’ to solve new problems in induction motor design and testing.

Key topics presented in the book:

- Approximate calculations of induction motor equivalent T-shaped circuit parameters with the use of catalogue data

- Simulations of different types of shaft load, including fluid coupling

- Receiving static characteristics of an electric machine during simulation by means of dynamic model

- Simulation of the electric drive’s specific applications with three-phase induction motors building

- Direct start of an induction motor as part of an auxiliary drive of an AC electric locomotive, containing a capacitor phase splitter, starting with different types of shaft loads (fan or compressor).

Special attention has been given to the description of the thermal model of an induction motor with a squirrel-cage rotor, which makes it possible to simulate operating modes when powered by an unbalanced voltage, as well as with squirrel cage defects. The thermal model is presented as a detailed superstructure to the model of electromechanical processes of an induction electric machine.

Other key features of the book include references for further reading, an appendix for the parameters of the equivalent thermal circuit of an NVA-55 induction motor.

The material presented in the book is of interest to railway motor engineers, specialists in electromechanics and electric drives who use SPICE-compatible CAD applications in their work.


Railway motor engineers, Specialists in electromechanics and electric drives who use SPICE-compatible CAD applications in their work.


Dear reader!

The book you are holding in your hands is devoted to computer simulation of three-phase induction electric motors. This type of electrical machine is the most popular and numerous in the world. The authors propose original approaches to the preparation of initial data for simulation, techniques for using building blocks from CAD, methods for building models of widely used mechanisms, and numerical characteristics of some induction motors. The book focuses on the use of a mathematical model of an induction electric machine in the three-phase stator reference frame. Much attention is paid to induction motors operated onboard of the electric rolling stock of railways, including those powered by a three-phase unbalanced voltage system. The book provides a detailed description of a computer model developed to study non-stationary thermal processes in a three-phase induction motor with a squirrel-cage rotor. This thermal model is developed as an addition or extension to the previously published computer model for the study of electromechanical processes. Both models function simultaneously and jointly within the same project within the same CAD system. It is necessary to note the intelligibility of the presentation of the material, a large number of illustrations and explanations, and comparisons of simulation results and experimental data, which make the book a convenient reference tool for an engineer to solve problems of analysis or to conduct synthesis of electrical systems using computer simulating tools. The book is based on the results of scientific and technical research carried out by the authors over a considerable period of time. It is worth stating the fact that the book can rightfully be classified as high-quality technical literature. I’m sure that this book will be useful to a wide range of specialists, as well as students of electrical engineering specialties.

Dr. Sc., Professor Neyman Vladimir
Department "Theoretical Basis of Electrical Engineering"
Novosibirsk State Technical University (NETI)