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.


According to the outcomes of modern research in the field of electromechanics, approaches to the design of induction motors, their drives, and control systems have changed significantly due to some dedicated simulation software packages which enable engineers and researchers to apply and enhance new calculation algorithms of electrical, electromagnetic, thermal and other associated processes. Nowadays such engineering software packages for example, MatLab, Electronics Workbench, Micro-Cap, OrCAD, JMAG, ANSYS, EMWorks and others are commonly used for the design, analysis, and debugging of various electrical applications including induction machines and drives. Their tool and component libraries as well as the features of combining electrical schematic diagrams and circuits with operational block diagrams have opened up a wide range of possibilities for engineers and researchers. Examples of virtual models described in this book were designed and analysed with the aid of OrCAD and MathLab. The equations of the mathematical model of a three-phase induction motor in a three-phase reference frame are useful for comparison of the calculated and experimental curves of currents and phase voltages. These equations are suitable, without additional transformations, for consideration of induction motor operation models at asymmetrical characteristics of supply and/or equivalent circuit parameters of the said motors. The authors of this book hope that the principles and specific examples described herein will have value for engineers, researchers, graduate and post-graduate students, and academics dealing with the design and analysis of electromechanical systems.

Mikhail Pustovetov
RIF Shipyard, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Konstantin Shukhmin
EIM Training Pty Ltd, Cairns, Australia

Sergey Goolak
State University of Infrastructure and Technologies, Kyiv, Ukraine

Jonas Matijošius
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania


Kateryna Kravchenko
University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia