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ELECTRICAL MACHINES

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PREFACE

Electrical Engineering is a dynamic profession, which provides the expertise to meet technical challenges facing the nation. Electrical Engineering concerns generation, supply, distribution, application and their automation. The electrical engineer is often a key figure in different industries. Electrical machine is the main type of converter of mechanical energy into electric, and electric into mechanical, one, as well as one form of electric energy into another one, different in voltage, current and sometimes in frequency. It has played, during the entire historic period of electrical engineering development, a leading role, which has mapped out progress in different fields and, particularly, in the branch termed heavy-current engineering. Continuous improvements in the design of electrical machines have made many new practical applications possible and have become strong impulses for further progress and more diverse use of electric energy. This account for fact that electrical machine was given great attention to by scientists and engineers and that electrical machines attained technical perfection of design so soon. This textbook is intended for studying the course Electrical Machines for students, who go through the Bachelor Degree Program in Electrical Engineering. Students study this course in the fifth semester. The course is based on the higher mathematics, physics, engineering graphics knowledge, mechanics and measurement. The textbook is intended mainly for students, who have already taken courses TEE 201, 202 Electric Circuit Theory, INCABE 202 Electrical Engineering Materials. All important concepts of magnetism, electricity and electromagnetic conversion theory are explained. The mathematical language is as simple as possible. The textbook is based on the classical series of the textbooks on Electrical Machines by A.I. Voldek, M.P. Kostenko and L.M. Piotrovsky, B.F. Tokarev, M.M. Katsman and it consists of the following topics: 1. Transformers. 2. Induction Machines. 3. Synchronous Machines. 4. Direct Current Machines. The topic "Transformers" includes the following questions: elements of construction; basic voltage equations; schemes and group of transformers winding coupling; distribution of load between transformers and etc. The topic "Induction Machines" includes the following questions: elements of construction; rotating magnetic field, voltage equations of induction motor; energetic diagrams of active and reactive power, induction motor torques, starting and regulation of rotation frequency three-phase induction motor and etc. 3

The topic '' Synchronous Machines' includes information about construction and basic principle of a synchronous machine operation, magnetic field of excitation winding, reaction of armature, voltage vector diagrams of synchronous generators, synchronous motors and compensators. The authors welcome yours suggestions for improvements of future editions of this textbook. The topic '' Direct Current Machines' includes information about basic elements of D.C. Machine construction and principle of their action; the process of commutation in D.C. Machines; characteristics of direct current generators and motors. The authors welcome your suggestions for improvements of future editions of this textbook.

1. TRANSFORMERS

Transformer is a static electromagnetic device with two (or more) inductively linked windings intended for transforming one (primary) an alternating current system to another (secondary) one by means of electromagnetic induction. Power transformers are widely used in electrotechnical installations as well as in power transmission systems which change only the values of alternating voltage and current (Fig. 1.1). While studying the given section attention is focused on general-purpose power transformers.

1 - pole core, 2, 3 - windings, 4 - case, 5 - cooling pipes, 6 - voltage switch handle, 7, 8 - terminals, 9 expander. Fig. 1.1 5

1.1. Design and Operation Principle of Transformers A single-phase transformer consists of a pole core and two windings. One winding called primary is cut in to alternating current supply at voltage U 1 . Load Zload is cut in to another winding called secondary. Primary and secondary windings of power transformer are not electrically linked and power is transmitted from one winding to another by electromagnetic way. Transformer operation is based on electromagnetic induction principle. When cutting in primary winding to a. c. supply at frequency f alternating current i1 flows in the turns of this winding producing alternating magnetic flux 1 in the pole core. Being closed in the pole core this flux is linked with both windings and induces self-induction e.m.f. in primary winding

e1 = w1 d1 dt ,

mutual induction e.m.f. in secondary winding is

e2 = w2 (d1 dt ) ,

where w1 , w2 is turns number in primary and secondary windings. When cutting in the load Zload to the terminals of secondary winding current i2 is produced under the effect of e.m.f. e2 in the winding turns and voltage U 2 is induced across the terminals of secondary winding. Step-up transformer shows

U 2 > U 1 and step-down transformer offers U 2 < U 1 .

The second alternating magnetic flux 2 is produced when current flows across the turns of secondary winding. Direction of this flux depends on the character of transformer load and may be in opposition or concordant to the flux of primary winding. Besides, the fact that current appears in secondary winding causes current change in primary winding but resultant magnetic flux in the pole core is not changed and depends only on magnitude and the rate of primary winding voltage. Thus, one may assume that joint flux equals flux 1 . Modern power transformers are of similar design circuit consisting of 4 main systems, i.e. 1. closed magnetic system - pole core, 2. electrical system 6

two or more windings, 3. cooling system - air, oil, water or combined systems, 4. mechanical system providing mechanical durability of the construction and possibility of transformer transportation. The pole core is intended to increase inductive coupling between the windings. It forms magnetic circuit along which resultant magnetic flux of transformer is closed. The pole core is made of iron laminations, which are isolated from one another by a very thin coat of varnish or oxide on one side of each lamination. Such pole core construction makes it possible to reduce eddy currents induced by alternating magnetic flux and to minimize energy losses in the transformer. Power transformers are produced with pole cores of three types, i.e. coretype, shell-type and shell-core-type constructions. A single-phase transformer of core-type construction [Fig. 1.2(a)] consists of four areas, they are two limbs ( L ) and two yokes ( Y ). A limb is considered to be an area of the pole core which is enclosed by turns per coil, an yoke being an area of the pole core connecting limbs and closed pole core.

(a)

(c)

In a single-phase two-winding transformer of core-type construction each of two windings consists of two parts situated on two limbs connected either in series or in parallel. Such winding arrangement brings to inductive linking increase. Cross-sectional area of the limb is step-shaped circle inscribed. An yoke is of cross-sectional area with less number of steps and four angles which are beyond 7

the circle. Yoke cross-section is larger than that of the limb that allows, in particular, to improve the parameters of no-load transformer. In a single-phase transformer of shell-type pole core [Fig. 1.2(b)] there is one limb and two yokes which partly cover windings like a shell from diametrically situated sides. Magnetic flux in the limb of such pole core is twice larger than that in the yokes, therefore each yoke possesses twice less cross-section than that of the limb. In single-phase transformer pole core of shell-core type construction [Fig. 1.2(c)] there are two limbs and two yokes as is the case with core-type transformer and two more lateral yokes as in shell-type transformer. Such pole core construction requires larger amount of electric steel but makes it possible to reduce pole core height that is important for transformer transportation by railway. Three-phase transformer pole core of core-type construction [Fig. 1.3(a)] consists of three limbs and two yokes located in one plane if the pole core is flat. In spatial pole core the limbs are located in different planes. Flat pole core of core-type construction is not quite symmetrical as pole core length for the mean phase is somewhat shorter than for the marginal ones. However, it does not influence. The pole core of shell-type three-phase transformer [Fig. 1.3(b) may be schematically represented by three single-phase shell-type pole cores which are superimposed. The mean phase of such a transformer has reverse switching relative to marginal phases. In this case fluxes are geometrically added in contacting areas of the next phases of the pole core instead of being subtracted that allows to reduce the cross-section of these pole core segments. In three-phase transformer pole core of shell-core type construction [Fig. 1.3(c)] there are three limbs and two yokes like in a core-type transformer and two more lateral yokes like in a shell-type transformer. Advantages and drawbacks of such pole core design are similar to the like single-phase transformer design. 8

For three-phase voltage conversion one can use not only a three-phase transformer with any type of pole core mentioned above but three single-phase transformers as well. Such device is called three-phase transformer bank.

(a)

(b) Fig.1.3

(c)

Three-phase transformers with the pole core common for all phases are often used. They are more compact and cheaper. Transformer bank is used in case of transportation problems and for decreasing stand-by power in case of emergency repair. Transformer windings are important elements owing to two reasons, i.e. 1. 2. The cost of materials used for manufacturing makes up about a half of transformer cost. Transformer durability often depends on winding durability. In two-winding transformers the winding to which ceiling voltage is applied is called high-voltage ( HV ) winding and the winding with very low voltage is called low-voltage ( LV ) winding.

According to the pole core arrangement on the limb the windings are classified as concentric and sandwich winding constructions. Concentric windings are designed in the form of hollow cylinders placed concentrically on the limbs. LV winding is placed closer to the limb as less isolation distance is required and HV winding is placed outside. Sandwich (disc) windings are made in the form of separate HV and LV sections (discs), which are sandwiched on the limb. They are used only in special-purpose transformers. According to engineering design the windings are classified as 1. Cylindrical single- or multilayer windings made of rectangular or round wire 2. Spiral simplex and multiple windings of rectangular wire 3. Continuous disc windings made of rectangular wire 4. Windings made of foil. Single- and two-layer cylindrical windings of rectangular wire are used as LV windings at nominal current up to 800A. The turns of each layer are wound closer to each other in a spiral manner. Interlayer isolation is made by two layers of electroisolating 0.5 mm cardboard or by the channel. Multilayer cylindrical windings made of rectangular wire are used as HV windings (up to 35 kW). These windings are used in 110 kW transformers and above. Spiral simplex and multiple windings are used as LV windings at the current over 300 A. Turns are wound in the form of one or several movements spiral. Channels are made between turns and parallel branches. Continuous-disc windings consist of disk coils connected in series and wound in continuous spiral without breaking wire between separate coils. The coils are separated by the channel. They are used as HV and LV windings.

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1.2. Basic Transformer Equations It can be supposed that resultant alternating magnetic flux in the transformer pole core is sinusoidal time function. Whereas instantaneous e.m.f. value induced in the primary winding equals

where = 2f . By analogy for the secondary winding this leads to the following

e2 = w2 max sin (t 2 )

Thus, e.m.f. e1 and e2 lag resulting flux in phase through an angle 2 . Effective e.m.f. value may be written as

E1 =

E1max

= 4.44 w1 f max , ,

E2 = 4.44 w2 f max

E.m.f. ratio of HV and LV windings is called transformation ratio

k=

E1

E2

w1

w2

U 1

U 2

Currents I1 and I 2 in transformer windings besides resultant magnetic flux induce magnetic leakage fluxes 1 and 2 (Fig. 1.4). Each flux is linked with the turns of only inherent winding and induces e.m.f. leakage in it. Effective e.m.f. leakage values are proportional to the currents in the corresponding windings

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where

windings accordingly. The sign minus in this expression points to leakage e.m.f. reactance.

Fig. 1.4 If the primary transformer winding with ohmic resistance r1 cut into the voltage U 1 main, voltage equation is

In power transformer inductive and active voltage drop is not significant,

& ( E & ). therefore one can assume that U 1 1

For secondary transformer winding the voltage drop at the load equals terminal voltage of secondary winding and voltage equation results is

where r2 is ohmic resistance of secondary winding. If a transformer runs at primary winding cut into the voltage U 1 main and broken secondary winding we deal with no-load duty. Current I 0 in primary winding under these conditions is called no-load duty. 12

Magnetomotive force (m.m.f.) I 0 w1 produced by this current induces magnetic flux in transformer pole core with the amplitude

max = 2 I 0 w1 R

where Rm is pole core magnetic resistance. When secondary winding is closed to load Z load current I 2 develops. As for the primary winding the current increases up to the value I 1 . Now magnetic &1 w1 and I &2 w2 . flux in pole core develops under the effect of two m.m.f. I Thus, it may be considered that resultant magnetic flux value at stable voltage U 1 does not practically depend on transformer load if its value does not exceed the nominal value. The considered approach leads to the following transformer m.m.f. equation

&0 w1 = I &1 w1 + I &2 w2 I

and transformer currents equation is &0 = I &1 + I &2 w2 / w1 = I &1 + I &2 , I &1 = I &0 + ( I &2 ), I

&2 &2 w2 / w1 is secondary winding current brought to the primary =I where I winding turn number.

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Parameters of primary and secondary transformer windings differ resulting in marked transformation ratio that makes difficult plotting vector diagrams. This problem is eliminated by bringing secondary parameters and the load to the form of primary winding, they are converted per turn number of primary winding w1 . As a result, instead of a real transformer with transformation ratio

= 1 , where k = w 1 / w 2 we get the equivalent transformer with k = w1 w2

Secondary parameters referred above should not influence energetic transformer values, i.e. all voltages and phase shifts in secondary winding remain the same as in a real transformer. As a result, turns number of secondary

/ w2 = w1 / w2 = k times and as a consequence winding changes into w2

If electromagnetic voltages of real and idealized transformer secondary winding are equal then the expression for the secondary winding current is obtained

Referring to the losses equality in the secondary windings effective resistance of both real and idealized transformers the expression for idealized effective resistance of a secondary winding is obtained

2 2 &2 &2 &2 / k )2 r2 ) r2 = (I , I r2 = (I

= r2 k 2 r2

Referred inductive leakage reactance of secondary winding is determined from the equality condition of secondary winding reactive power of real and idealized transformers

2 2 &2 &2 &2 / k )2 x ) x 2 = (I 2, I x 2 = (I

2 = x 2 k 2 . x

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= r2 + jx 2 = Z2 k 2 Z2

Voltage equations for idealized transformer may be written as &1 = E & 1 + jI &1 x 1 + I &1 r1 , U

Currents equation is

These equations show analytical relation between transformer parameters in the range between no-load and nominal duties. Lets consider transformer equivalent circuit [Fig. 1.5(a)]. This diagram shows

Fig. 1.5 that ohmic and inductive resistances are conventionally taken out by convention from the corresponding windings and are energized in series. 15

&1 = E &2 is obtained. As a result As k = 1 in the idealized transformer then E points A and a, X and x in the diagram are of similar potentials, that makes its possible to connect them electrically and to obtain T-shape electric equivalent circuit of the idealized transformer [Fig. 1.5(b)]. Magnetic linking between the windings is substituted for electric linking in this equivalent circuit. T-shaped electric equivalent circuit of the idealized transformer makes investigation of electromagnetic processes and transformer calculations easier. The circuit is a complex of three branches. The first branch contains impedance &1 . The second branch (magnetizing) contains Z1 = r1 + jx 1 and current I &0 , where rm , x m are the parameters of a impedance Z m = rm + jx m and current I magnetizing branch. The third branch contains impedances of secondary &2 . = rload jxload and current I = r2 + jx 2 , load Z load winding Z 2

are constant and may All the parameters of electric equivalent circuit but Z load

1.4. No-Load Duty

No-load duty is considered to be transformer duty at closed secondary winding Z load = , I 2 = 0 . Voltage and current equations take the form &1 = E &1 + jI &0 x 1 + I &0 r1 ; U

Magnetic flux 1 in the transformer is alternating one, therefore the pole core is being steadily remagnetized, there arise magnetic losses from hysteresis and eddy currents induced by alternating magnetic flux in iron laminations. &0 is of two components, namely, active component I &0 a Open-circuit current I

&0 showing magnetizing current owing magnetic losses and reactive one I

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2 2 I0 = I0 a + I0

Fig. 1.6 Active component of open-circuit current usually is not significant, it does not exceed 10% of the current I 0 and therefore it does not significantly influence open-circuit current. As net power of transformer while running under no-load conditions equals zero active power P0 consumed under this conditions is spent for magnetic losses in the pole core Pm

2 and electric losses in primary winding I 0 r1 .

Taking into consideration the fact that open circuit current I 0 does not usually exceed 210% of primary winding nominal current I 1nom electrical Fig. 1.7 and Fig. 1.7. &0 & 1 lags behind from current I Angle through which vector of magnetic flux is called magnetic loss angle. This angle increases with the growth of open17 losses can be neglected and magnetic losses in the iron core can be considered to be open-circuit losses. Electric equivalent circuit and transformer vector diagram are shown in Fig. 1.6

&0 a i.e. with the growth of magnetic losses in circuit current active component I the transformer core.

Z load = 0 , U 2 = 0 .

Under operating conditions when nominal voltage U 1nom is applied short circuit is considered to be emergency duty and a serious hazard to the transformer. Only steady short-circuit current exceeds the nominal current 10-20 times. Short-circuit duty is not a hazard to the transformer as step-down voltage is supplied to the primary winding, in so doing currents in both windings being equal to nominal currents. This step-down voltage is called nominal short-circuit voltage and is usually expressed as a percentage of nominal voltage

u sc = (U sc U 1nom ) 100 = 5 10%

As we have found before the resultant magnetic flux in the transformer pole core is approximately proportional to primary winding voltage. Consequently, at short-circuit duty resultant magnetic flux in the pole core is small, magnetizing current is required to induce it and it may be neglected, therefore equivalent circuit does not posses magnetizing branch. Equations of voltages and currents take the form

&1sc = I &2 sc , I

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rsc , xsc are active and reactive components of

resistance Z sc . Electric equivalent circuit and vector diagram are shown in Fig. 1.8 and Fig. 1.9. Rectangular triangle AOB is called short& sca and circuit triangle, its legs being active U & scr components of short circuit reactive U voltage

&1sc x 1 + ( jI &2 &1sc xsc = U & scr . sc x 2 ) = jI BA = jI

As at short circuit duty the resultant flux is too small compared with its value at nominal primary winding voltage pole core magnetic losses may be neglected. It follows that active power Psc , consumed at this duty is spent for electric losses in transformer windings

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For plotting vector diagrams of electric equivalent circuit of the idealized transformer and the basic equations of voltage and currents are used. Vector diagrams clearly show relations and phase shifts between the currents, voltages transformer. For determination of phase shift angle between &2 and &2 one should I e.m.f. of and the

know the load character. &2 &2 lags in phase through an angle At active-inductive load (Fig. 1.10) vector I

2 + xn ) / (r2 + rn )] 2 = tan 1 [( x

&2 &2 advances through an angle At active-capacitive load (Fig. 1.11) vector I

2 xn ) / (r2 + rn )] 2 = tan 1 [( x

&2 may be larger than At marked capacitive load component the voltage U &2 . Besides, reactive component of e.m.f. at open circuit (no-load) duty

&2 &2 r = I sin 2 is in phase with reactive component of the secondary winding I

&0 r , showing magnetizing effect on the pole core. It causes open circuit current I

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&1 decrease compared with its value at active-inductive primary winding current I

demagnetizing effect. The above vector diagrams of a loaded transformer cannot be used for practical calculations as being complex. By analogy with short- circuit duty in the transformers running at the load close to the nominal one open-circuit current is neglected and it is considered to be &1 = I &2 . I As a result, transformer equivalent circuit takes a simplified form, it lacks magnetizing branch. The circuit consists of connected in series elements [Fig. 1.12(a)].

rsc

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Simplified vector diagram is plotted according to nominal voltage values of &1nom , power factor primary winding U 1nom , nominal current of primary winding I & sc , U & scr . & sca , U cos 2 nom and short circuit triangle parameters U Lets explain plotting simplified transformer vector diagram at active-inductive load [Fig. 1.12(b)]. In an arbitrary way for example, one constructs a current

.

&1 = I &2 is constructed on Y-axis from its origin. A line is drawn at an vector I

&2 ) is located on it according to the load angle 2 , where voltage vector ( U character. One constructs ABC - short-circuit triangle is constructed. The leg BC being equal to active component of short-circuit voltage is in phase with vector current. The leg AB being equal to reactive component of short circuit voltage advances current vector by 90o . One shifts the triangle ABC without changing the legs of an angle orientation so that the vertex C could be found on the line directed at an angle 2 to the current vector until the distance from coordinates origin to the vertex A equals &1 = U & 1nom . U &1 and its Then phase shift angle 1 between the primary winding current I & 1 as well as vector value voltage U &2 )are ( U determined. All vector

Current change of transformer load causes the changes of its secondary voltage and efficiency due to the change of voltage drop and active power losses in the windings. Secondary voltage change is usually expressed in percent and is determined as follows

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& 20 , U & 20 are ordinary and referred voltages (e.m.f.) of secondary where U & 2,U & 2 are winding open circuit at nominal voltage of primary winding, U ordinary and referred voltages across transformer secondary winding terminals at primary winding rated voltage. Using simplified transformer vector diagram the expression for calculation of secondary voltage change is obtained

& = (U & sa cos 2 + U & scr sin 2 ) + 2 (U scr cos 2 U sca sin 2 )2 / 200,% , U

&= U & U & & U & U U 20 2 2 100 = 20 100 & & U U 20 20

From the given expression it follows that secondary voltage change depends on amount and character of the load. & = f ( ) at cos = const shown in Fig. 1.13(a) are Dependences U 2

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practically linear as the first addend changes proportionally the load and the second one being insignificant does not practically influence U value. The second addend is neglected in most cases due to its rather small value and a simplified formula for U calculation is used

Dependences U = f ( 2 ) at = const are of more complicated form [Fig. 1.13(b)]. At 2 = 0

U = U sc this leads to the following result at

2 = 90 0

U = U sc .

The

largest

&2 Dependence of secondary winding U &2 or on load factor at on load current I rated voltage and primary winding frequency under stable load conditions is called external transformer characteristic. For plotting external characteristic the following formula may be used U 2 = U 20 (1 U / 100), where [U ] = % . External characteristics (Fig. 1.14) due to linearity dependence U = f ( ) are also linear.

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Voltages at different sections of energy transmission line where stepdown transformers can be cut in differ from each other and as a rule, from transformer rated primary voltage. Besides, these voltages change owing to load changes. Taking into consideration the fact that terminal secondary winding voltage of the transformer should correspond to State Standard requirements it is possible to provide these requirements, in particular, by changing transformation ratio. HV windings of step-down transformers have regulating shunts with the help of which one can obtain transformation ratio that differs from the nominal one may be obtained. Regulating shunts are designed in each phase either close to zero point or in the middle of the phase. In the first case three or five branches are made in each phase, in so doing medium shunt corresponds to rated transformer ratio and two ( four ) other shunts correspond to transformation ratio that differs by 5% ( 2.5% and 5% ) from the rated one. In the second case each phase is divided into two parts and six shunts are formed, that makes its possible to get except for rated transformation ratio four additional values that differ 2.5% and 5% from the rated one. Two kinds of power transformer voltage regulation are provided, i.e. voltage regulation by switching winding branches without excitation (SWE) after cutting out all transformer windings and voltage regulation without load break (LBR), without cutting out transformer windings. Branch switches LBR compared with SWE are of more complex design because each phase is provided with special switching devices. LBR equipment is located in the common tank with active transformer part and its switching is automatized or done at a distance (from switchboard). Transformers with LBR are usually intended for voltage regulation within the range of 6-10%. 25

At higher transformer voltages LBR equipment seems to be too complex. In this case one uses voltage regulation is used with of an injector transformer consisting of ST transformer connected in series and regulating autotransformer (RA) with switching device (SD) (Fig. 1.15). & is summarized with line Transformer secondary winding voltage ST U & L1 and changes it up to the value U & L2 = U & L1 U & . The value U & voltages U & may be may be changed by the regulation autotransformer (RA) and U changed through 180o by a pitch regulation switch (PRS).

In the process of electric energy transformation some energy is lost in the transformer in the terms of electric and magnetic losses. Electric losses cause heating the transformer windings when electric current flows across them. Power Pe of electrical losses is proportional to current square and is equal to the sum of electric losses in primary Pe1 and secondary Pe 2 windings

) 2 r2 Pe = Pe1 + Pe 2 = m I 12 r1 + m ( I 2

where m is phase number in transformer windings. This expression for transformer electric losses is used only at the stage of designing. When manufacturing transformer electrical losses are determined by

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the results of short circuit duty taking the voltage at rated currents in the windings Pscnom

Pe = 2 Pscnom ,

where is load factor. As electrical losses depend on transformer losses they are called alternating. Magnetic losses Pm occur mainly in the transformer pole core. Magnetic losses of hysteresis are in direct proportion to pole core frequency of magnetic reversal, i.e. to a.c. frequency ( p h f ). Magnetic losses from eddy currents are proportional to the square of this frequency ( pec f 2 ). Total magnetic losses are considered to be proportional to current frequency by the power 1.3. The amount of magnetic losses also depends on magnetic induction square in limbs and yokes of the pole core. If U 1 = const and f = const magnetic losses do not depend on transformer load, they are called constant. For the manufactured transformer magnetic losses are determined by the results of open-circuit duty, measuring open-circuit power P0 nom at rated primary voltage. Thus, active power P1 released to primary transformer winding is partly spent for electrical losses in this winding p e1 , for magnetic losses Pm in the pole core respectively. The remainder is called electromagnetic power and it is released to secondary winding where it is partly spent for electrical losses in this winding p e 2 . Active power released to the load of a three-phase transformer P2 (net power) may be determined as follows

P2 = P1 p e1 p m p e 2 = P1 P or

where

S nom is rated transformer power,

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Transformer efficiency is determined as active power ratio of secondary winding output P2 to active power of primary winding input P1

= P2 P = (P1 P ) P = 1 P P1 ,

1 1

The analysis of the above expression shows that transformer efficiency depends both on the value ( ) and the character ( cos 2 ) of the load. Maximum efficiency value corresponds to the load at which magnetic losses are equal to electrical losses

P0 nom = 2 Pscnom ,

i.e. at =

P0 nom / Pscnom .

Transformer efficiency usually is of maximum value at = 0.45 0.65 and decreases slightly at load increase.

Marking the initial and final windings is done in the following way. In a single-phase transformer HV winding is denoted by Latin capital letters (Aorigin, X- end). LV winding is denoted by Latin small letters (a - origin, x end). When the third winding with medium voltage is available its origin and end is denoted as Am and Xm accordingly. In three-phase transformer HV winding is denoted by capital letters (A, B, C origins, X, Y, Z ends). LV winding is denoted by Latin small letters a, b, c origins, x, y, z ends. It is common practice to consider phase alternation A, B, C from left to right if the transformer is examined as viewed from HV tapped winding. 28

In most cases three-phase transformer windings are star- (Y), delta- () or seldom zigzag (Z)-connected. The first two diagrams of three-phase winding connection are denoted by Russian capital letters , accordingly. Zero terminals of star- and zigzag-connected three-phase winding are denoted in HV windings by capital letter O and in LV winding by small letter o. In so doing index N (Yn, Zn) is added to letter designation of winding connection diagrams. While connecting a transformer in parallel with other transformers phase shift between primary and secondary winding e.m.f. is of prime importance. The notion connection group of winding to characterize this shift is applied. Consider the fragment of core-type construction pole core of a singlephase two-winding transformer (Fig. 1.16). Both windings are wound along the left spiral line and are of similar wind direction. In both windings origins A and a are arranged above and ends X and x below respectively, i.e. they are marked in a similar way. E.m.f. induced in the winding is considered to be positive if it acts from initial to final windings. In both windings e.m.f. is induced by the same main magnetic flux. Similar wind direction and marking makes its possible to hold that the above mentioned e.m.f. of these windings acts in a similar direction at every instant, i.e. coincidentally positive or negative. E.m.f. group). E A and E a are in phase. The angle between e.m.f. vectors of

. .

primary and secondary windings equals zero. Conventional symbol is I/I-0 (zero

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If the marking in one winding is reversed (Fig. 1.17) or wind direction is changed opposite in sign e.m.f. will act in the windings at every instant. The angle between e.m.f. vectors of primary and secondary windings is 180. When determining the connection group of the winding this angle should be divided into 30. Conventional symbol is I/I-6 (the sixth group). Thus, in single-phase transformers two groups of winding connection zero and the sixth groups are available. Lets consider three-phase two-winding transformer with HV and LV star-connected windings under the following conditions: 1. Windings are of similar wind direction 2. Windings are similarly marked 3. Like winding phases are placed on common limbs. Firstly, vector diagram for HV winding is plotted, choosing arbitrarily the direction of the first phase e.m.f., conforming phase alternation with the others. When plotting vector diagram for LV winding it should be remembered that the direction of each vector depends on vector diagram of HV winding. Then, all the vectors of phase e.m.f. in pairs E A and E a , E B and E b , E C and E c as well as all linear e.m.f. vectors in pairs E AB and E ab , E BC and E bc , E CA and E ca are in phase at every instant, i.e. the angle between them equals zero (Fig. 1.18).

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In three-phase transformers the group of winding connection is defined by the angle between like linear e.m.f. In the case considered conventional symbol is Y/Y-0 ( zero group ). What will be the result if we change LV winding marking per one pitch around? E.m.f. vector diagram representation for HV winding remains unchanged. E.m.f. vector diagram of LV winding will be another. The phase a-x of LV winding is located on a common limb with phase B-Y of HV winding. As phases possess similar wind direction and are similarly marked core magnetic flux induces e.m.f. similar in the direction in these phases. Vector E a of LV winding is represented as being in phase with vector E B of HV winding. The same reasoning is provided concerning vector E b and E c directions. As a result e.m.f. vector diagram of LV winding is clockwise displaced 120 compared with the previous vector diagram. The angle between like linear e.m.f. is determined clockwise from e.m.f. vector of HV winding up to e.m.f. vector of LV winding. The angle is 120, the fourth group. Conventional symbol is Y/YThus, when changing marking of one winding per one pitch around connection

. .

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grouping of winding varies to four as linear e.m.f. vectors are clockwise displaced 120.

Fig.1.19 Similar results may be obtained if HV and LV windings have another but similar winding connection - diagram - delta. If connection diagrams of HV and LV windings of a three-phase transformer are similar one can get six even groups are formed: 0, 4, 8, 6, 10, 2 by changing the marking of one winding. Consider three-phase two-winding transformer with different connection diagrams (Fig. 1.20) following the conditions mentioned above. LV winding is delta-connected. E.m.f. vector diagram of HV winding is plotted as shown above. E.m.f. vector diagram of LV winding is a triangle, each side being equal to phase and linear e.m.f. in magnitude and phase. The angle between like linear e.m.f. is 330, the eleventh group. The symbol is Y/-11. Marking the change of LV winding per one pitch around marking in changing connection group of windings to four, it will be the third group. If LV 32

winding marking is changed again per a pitch around connection group of winding will change to four again, it will be the seventh group.

It is not difficult to confirm that marking change of one winding in a three-phase transformer of different winding connection diagrams makes its possible to get six odd groups: 11, 3, 7, 5, 9, 1. According to Russian State Standard there are transformers with the following connection diagrams and connection groups of windings for using: 1. Y/Yn-0 2. /Yn-11 3. Y/-11 4. Yn/-11 5. Y/Zn-11. In zigzag-connected circuit each winding phase is divided into two parts which are placed on different limbs (one part is placed on the main limb, the second one is arranged on the limb of the neighbouring phase in the order of alternation). In so doing the second half of each phase is switched on in opposition to the first half. This makes its possible to get phase e.m.f. higher than in the matched switching. 33

3 times

However, at matched switching of phase halves e.m.f. of each phase is 1.15 times less than when phase halves are placed on one limb. Therefore wind wire consumption in zigzag connection increases 15%. This connection is used only when non-balanced phase load with zero currents is available.

Parallel operation of two or several transformers is operation at parallel connection of both primary and secondary windings. In parallel connection transformer like terminals of are windings

connected to the same conductor (Fig. 1.21) in the mains. Parallel transformers operation instead of of one

transformer of total voltage is recommended owing to the following reasoning: 1. to provide regular power supply of consumers in case of emergency when one of the transformers is under repair, 2. to provide transformer operation with high performance indices (efficiency, cos2) changing the number of transformers under optimum load conditions, To distribute the load between parallel transformers proportionally to their nominal voltages three conditions should be fulfilled. Firstly, primary and secondary voltages of transformers should be equal accordingly, i.e. transformers should be of equal transformation ratios ( k1 = k 2 = k3 = K ). Secondly, transformers should be of the same connection group of windings. 34

Thirdly, rated short-circuit voltage of transformers should be equal ( U sc1 = U sc 2 = U sc 3 = K ). When the first condition is not fulfilled even at no-load duty phasing current Iph develops in parallel transformers. It is due to secondary & (Fig. 1.22) e.m.f. difference of the transformers U

& h = I

& U Z sc1 + Z sc 2

where Z sc1 , Z sc 2 are short-circuit transformer impedances. When the load is energized phasing current is superimposed on load current. In transformers with higher secondary e.m.f. ( in step-down transformers - transformers possessing less transformation ratio) phasing current is added to load current. The transformer of similar rating but with larger transformation ratio is underloaded as phasing current is opposed to load current. Continuous transformer overload is impermissible as it requires reducing total load at different transformation ratios. At marked difference of transformation ratios proper transformer operation is impractible. It makes possible to operate parallel transformers with unlike transformation ratios if their difference does not exceed 0.5% geometric mean

k = k1 k 2 k1 k 2 100 0.5% .

When the second condition is not fulfilled secondary linear transformer voltage is phase-shifted relative to each other. In transformer the voltage

& in a circuit arises causing marked phasing current. difference U

Let us consider, for example, energizing two parallel transformers with equal transformation ratios, one being of zero (Y/Y-0) and another being of the 35

& 21 of eleventh (Y/-11) connection group of windings. Firstly, linear voltage U the first transformer will be

3 times higher than linear

& 22 of the second transformer. Secondly, the vectors voltage U of these voltages will be phase-shifted relative to each other by 30 (Fig. 1.23)

OA = 3 U 22 / 2 as U 22 = U 21 / 3

then OA = U 21 / 2 and

U = U 22 .

& results in the phasing Such voltage difference U current in secondary transformer circuit, the current exceeding nominal load current 15-20 times, i.e. emergency conditions & value appears when energizing parallel occur. The highest U transformers with zero or the sixth connection group of windings ( U = 2U 2 ) as in this case the vector of linear secondary windings is in reverse phase.

When the third condition is not fulfilled neglecting short-circuit currents parallel transformers [Fig. 1.24(a)] are changed for short-circuit resistances

Z sc1 , Z sc 2 [Fig. 1.24(b)].

As the currents in parallel branches are inversely related to their resistances relative voltages (loads) of parallel transformers are inversely related to their short-circuit voltages as well. As a result, it causes transformer overload with less U sc value and underload with high U sc . 36

Therefore, State Standard allows parallel transformers energizing at different short-circuit voltages if their difference does not exceed arithmetic mean 10%

U sc = U sc1 U sc 2 100 10% 0.5 (U sc1 + U sc 2 )

The greater is short-circuit voltage difference the more significant is transformer difference by voltage. State Standard recommends nominal voltage ratio of parallel transformers to be not more than 3:1. Besides, it is necessary to control the order of phase alternation before energizing three-phase parallel transformers. Phase alternation order should be similar in all transformers. aintenance of these

regulations is checked by transformer phasing (Fig. 1.25). In so doing each pair of opposite terminals of a closing switch is connected by a conductor (it is not shown) and voltage is taken with zero voltmeter remaining terminals. If between pairs the of

secondary

transformer voltages are equal and connecting groups of their windings are similar zero voltmeter reading is zero if there is similar order of phase sequence. In this case parallel transformers may be energized. If voltmeter 37

shows some voltage it is necessary to clear out what parallel performance condition is not fulfilled and eliminate it.

1.12. Non-Balanced Load of Three-Phase Transformers

The reasons of non-balanced load are considered to be uneven distribution of single-phase receivers by load, emergency conditions that occur at singlephase, two-phase short circuit or at one phase of wiring line failure. Non-balance of transformer secondary voltages has a detrimental effect on both the consumers and the transformer. For example, in a.c. motors permissible load voltage decreases, durability of filament lamps is reduced at high voltage and luminous intensity is decreased at low voltage. Overload of separate transformer phases, excessive phase voltage increase and pole core saturation occur. For investigation of transformer operation at non-balanced load the method of balanced components studied in the course Theoretical fundamentals of electrotechnics is widely used. While considering three-phase step-down transformer non-balanced currents of LV may be represented as the sum of three balanced systems of positive, negative and zero sequence differing by sequence of current passing through

&a = I &a1 + I &a 2 + I &a 0 I &b = I &b1 + I &b 2 + I &b 0 I &c = I &c1 + I &c 2 + I &c 0 I

(*)

The currents forming positive sequence system reach maximum successively in phases a, b, c. The currents forming negative sequence system reach maximum successively in phases a, b, c. Zero sequence currents in all three phases are of one direction (zero shift). After coefficients a, a2 are entered into the equations (*) they will be written as follows 38

& =I & +I & +I & I a a1 a2 0 &b = a 2 I &a1 + aI &a 2 + I &0 I &a1 + a 2 I &a 2 + I &0 = aI Ic

(**)

Multiplying any vector into coefficient a does not change its absolute value, but changes 2 / 3 its argument, i.e. rotates vector through 120 towards vector rotation. From (**) currents of positive, negative and zero sequence may be obtained through non-balanced ones

&a1 = 1 (I &a + aI &b + a 2 I &c ) I 3 &a 2 = 1 (I &a + a 2 I &b + aI &c ) I 3 &S = 1 (I &a + I &b + I &c ) I 3

(***)

On the basis of the latter equality in (***) it follows that given the currents of zero sequence currents sum of three phases is not equal to zero. The advantage of the method of balanced components includes the fact that balanced system of each sequence can be transformed regardless of the systems of other sequences using conventional methods of mathematical and graphical analysis. However, the method of balanced components suggests application of superposition method, which is valid only for linear systems. Therefore, as applied to the transformer one makes assumption taking into account the lack of pole core iron saturation ( Z m = const ) or neglecting opencircuit current ( Z m = ). Besides, the transformer at non-balanced load is considered to possess equal number of secondary and primary winding turns ( w1 = w2 ) that does not allow to use reference procedure.

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At balanced load when transformer phase currents make up a balanced &a , I &b = a 2 I &a , I c = aI &a . Substituting these values in system one can put down I (***) we obtain

&a1 = 1 (I &a + a 3 I &a + a 3 I &a ) = I &a ; I 3 &a 2 = 1 (I &a + a 4 I &a + a 2 I &a ) = 0; I 3 &S = 1 (I &a + a 2 I &a + aI &a ) = 0, as a 3 = 1; 1 + a + a 2 = 0. I 3

Thus, at balanced load there are currents of only positive sequence. Therefore, all facts considered above regarding balanced load match transformer operation with positive sequence currents. What will happen if the position of two terminals of HV windings (for example B and C) and LV winding (b and c) is interchanged in the transformer under balanced load condition? Vector alternation of transformer phase currents will change to reverse, i.e. it corresponds to negative sequence current alternation. The duty of the transformer and consumers will not change. Thus, negative sequence currents are converted from one winding to another as well as positive sequence currents. Transformer operation regarding positive and negative sequence currents is similar. Above equivalent circuits are valid both for positive and negative sequence currents, transformer resistance relative to these sequence currents is similar and equal to short-circuit resistance Z sc . Currents of zero sequence in star-connected windings may develop only with zero wire. In delta-connected windings zero sequence currents make up current flowing across the closed circuit and linear currents as current differences of adjacent phases do not contain zero sequence currents. Therefore zero sequence currents in delta-connected winding may develop only as a result of inducing them by another transformer winding. 40

Zero sequence fluxes are induced by zero sequence currents and therefore they are in phase in time domain. Let us see how zero sequence fluxes influence the transformer with different types of pole cores. In three-phase transformers of shell-type, core-shell-type design and

& S are closed across the pole cores. transformer bank zero sequence fluxes & S is slight, therefore even small currents of Magnetic resistance for the fluxes

&a 0 = I &b 0 = I &c 0 are able to develop large fluxes & S . If the current zero sequence I &a 0 equals short-circuit transformer current magnetic flux & S equalling I nominal running transformer flux is induced. The similar reasoning refers to

In a core-type three-phase transformer zero sequence fluxes of all the phases tend to close from one yoke to another ( for example, in oil transformer through oil and transformer tank. In this case magnetic resistance for the flux

& S is rather high and eddy currents are induced in tank walls and losses occur. & S and induced e.m.f. are small. Therefore, magnetic flux

Physical conditions of transformer operation at non-balanced load. Case 1. Zero sequence currents are missing. At non-balanced load

voltage drop U in transformer phases is different. If currents of separate phases do not exceed nominal values U is rather small due to small resistance

Z sc of the transformer.

Thus, non-balanced transformer load in missing of zero sequence currents does not distort phase and linear voltage balance at secondary winding terminals. As for the case considered primary and secondary currents of positive sequence in each phase are equal in magnitude and opposite in sign. It is valid for the currents of negative sequence as well and for the current sum of positive 41

and negative sequences. Therefore the simplifications taken before ( w1 = w2 and neglecting magnetizing current) make it possible to put down, thus

As a result, one may state that magnetizing forces and currents of primary and secondary windings are balanced in each phase and separately in each pole core area.

Case 2. There are currents of zero sequence. Variant a: currents of zero

sequence develop in both transformer windings. These are transformers with winding connection Yn/Yn, /Yn. Magnetizing current of zero sequence may be neclected because it contains small total current of sequence and may be written as:

Thus, magnetizing strength of zero sequence currents of both windings is mutually balanced in each transformer phase. In such a situation zero sequence resistance is Z S = Z sc . Zero components of secondary voltage originate due to &a 0 . Therefore, in transformers with winding connection small voltage drop Z sc I Yn/Yn, /Yn at non-balanced load phase voltage system is insignificantly distorted.

Variant b: zero sequence currents develop only in one winding. There are

transformers with winding connection Yn/Yn. Zero sequence currents flow only in secondary winding, they are considered to be magnetizing as they are not balanced by the currents in primary winding. Zero sequence e.m.f. equals

& = Z I & E 0S m 0 a 0 , where Z m0 is resistance of magnetizing circuit for zero

sequence currents. E.m.f. E 0 S may reach high values. For example, in shell-type transformers, core-shell-type design and transformer banks magnetizing circuit resistance for zero sequence currents are equal to magnetizing circuit resistance for positive sequence currents 42

Z m 0 = Z sc .

Therefore,

at

& =I & (0.02 0.05 )I zero sequence e.m.f. E U and the system of phase I a0 0 n 0S n

m.m.f. and voltages is markedly distorted that is unacceptable and dangerous for single-phase loads. Vector direction

E & S

currents and is determined by load conditions. Zero sequence e.m.f. does not influence linear voltage value, as zero components disappear in phase voltage differences. Winding connection Y/Yn in transformers of shell-type, shell-core-type designs and transformer banks is not used as a rule but if necessary the third winding is arranged in each phase. It is delta-connected winding. This winding terminals are not derived outside if this winding is meant only for balancing zero sequence currents. In a core-type transformer and winding connection Y/Yn distortion of phase voltage system with zero sequence currents is less as Z MO < Z sc .

Variant c: zero sequence currents develop only in one transformer

winding (Fig. 1.26) at the connection Y/Zn. At non-balanced load zero sequence currents flow across both areas of secondary interstar winding in opposite direction. In similar turn number of each area of secondary winding the sum of e.m.f. magnetizing forces from zero sequence currents in each phase equals zero. Zero sequence currents form only fringing fields. Magnetic balance occurs in each limb of the pole core and phase voltage neutral shift is slight.

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In this respect connection circuit Y/Zn beneficially differs from connection circuit Y/Yn.

1.13. Multiwinding Transformers

More than two windings with different turn number are located on each limb of a multiwinding transformer. They are produced as single-phase and three-phase transformers. Multiwinding transformers of small rating are widely used in automatics and radiotechnics. Three-winding transformers are mainly used as power transformers. Resultant magnetic flux of three-winding transformers (Fig.1.27) is &0 which is equal to geometrical sum of all e.m.f. windings induced by e.m.f. F

&0 = F &1 + F &2 + F &3 = I &1 w1 + I &2 w2 + I &3 w3 , F &0 = I &1 + I &2 &3 &0 (I &2 &3 +I , I1 = I +I ). I

Voltage equations for different windings are of the same form as they are for a twowinding transformer. Simplified circuit of a equivalent three-winding

transformer (Fig. 1.28) shows that load change in one of secondary windings influences the voltage of another secondary winding as voltage drop change occurs in primary winding.

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To attenuate this effect it is desirable to decrease primary winding resistance. In concentric position of three windings on the limb the mid-winding is of less resistance. This winding is appropriate to use as primary one. Three-winding transformers with two primary and one secondary windings are used at large power stations. Primary windings are of similar rated voltage and one powerful generator is connected to each primary winding. Secondary winding has two parallel branches. These transformers are singlephase and they are connected in a three-phase group. Such transformer design makes manufacturing primary windings with large currents easy and in case of short circuit at the terminal of only one generator ohmic and inductive resistances of two primary transformer windings act between two generators that minimizes short-circuit current.

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1.14. Autotransformers

In autotransformers there is electric linking aside magnetic linking between the windings. The winding with turn number wax is the part of primary winding and secondary winding at a time. For step-down autotransformer (Fig. 1.29) current equation assumes the following form

The current which is equal to load &1 . &2 and primary current I current I difference flows across the turns wax . If transformation ratio of autotransformer k AT = w AX wax &12 is less than 2 current I

&1 and turns w can is less than current I ax be made using the wire of small cross section. Consumption of winding material and electric steel decreases due to small winding space. Reducing active material masses results in decreasing to electric and magnetic losses, therefore autotransformer efficiency is always higher than in transformer at similar rated voltage. Along with above advantages there are some disadvantages of autotransformers. Due to electric linking of secondary and primary windings their isolation should be chosen based on the highest voltage. Autotransformers possess large short-circuit current, as it is limited by resistance of winding area Aa. Besides, at short circuit primary voltage is applied only to this winding area that will cause sharp increase of magnetic flux, pole core saturation, 46

magnetizing current and will result in larger short-circuit current increase in autotransformer. For providing electric safety of the staff it is impermissible to use autotransformers for stepping-down the voltage of HV mains up to LV values supplied to consumers.

This autotransformer is designed on toroidal pole core, some area of external winding turn surface is bare (without isolation) and carbon brush (Fig. 1.30) is moving along bare conductors. The brush is designed so that only one turn is short-circuited High during its movement. transient voltage

between winding conductors and brush limit the current of short-circuited turn. In more powerful transformers double sets of brushes with additional resistance are used to limit the current of short-circuited turn. Fig. 1.30.

As a rule, this transformer is referred to as a welding transformer [Fig. 1.31(a)]. It is a single-phase two-winding step-down transformer converting alternating voltage 220V or 380V to voltage 6070V. Such voltage is enough for reliable ignition and stable arcing between metallic electrode and welded parts. 47

The ignition is followed by short circuit of secondary winding. Operating current of a welding transformer corresponds to electric arc voltage U a 30V (stable arcing), and arc break develops open-circuit duty. For current limitation windings are placed on different limbs of the pole core increasing inductive scattering resistance and transformer choke ( Ch ) is cut in to secondary circuit. By shifting the yoke of the choke air gap , inductive resistance of the choke, current I 2 are changed [Fig. 1.31(b)]. In some designs of welding transformers the choke is brought in line with the transformer. Marked inductive resistance of a welding transformer reduces its efficiency which does not exceed 0.40.5, as a rule.

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When a transformer changes one stable duty to another transient occurs. Transient process usually lasts for a short period but heavy currents and voltages in windings may appear. It is necessary to take into account this fact in designing and transformer operation. Transients in energizing transformer and short circuit at the terminals of secondary winding are of great interest.

Energizing a transformer. In energizing a transformer resultant magnetic

& s is stable magnetic flux ( periodic component ), where

& ac is magnetic flux of a transient ( aperiodic component ), & rm is magnetic flux of a residual magnetism matched either with

stable flux (the sign +) or directed in opposition (the sign -). Energizing transformer when instantaneous value at the terminals of & rm = 0 is the most favorable. In primary winding is of maximum value and this case magnetic flux takes stable value at the first instant. The most unfavorable case is energizing the transformer when instantaneous voltage value at the terminals of primary winding equals zero and

& reaches the highest value max As it is seen from Fig. 1.32 flux

approximately half a cycle later after energizing the transformer. Magnetic flux max may reach the value of 0.5 m and taking into consideration the fact that aperiodic component of magnetic flux slowly attenuates then max 2.5 m is obtained.

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Magnetic flux increase in transient will cause magnetizing current increase. As it is seen from (Fig. 1.33) when energizing the transformer magnetizing current rush may exceed 100120 times short-circuit current or 25 times nominal current of primary winding. Transient flows quickly, therefore switching currents are not dangerous for the transformer. They should be taken into account while regulating protecting devices to avoid cutting out transformers.

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Transient is accompanied by instantaneous short-circuit current which may be considered as the result of two currents, i.e. stable current i sc . s and transient current stable by direction but decreasing according to exponential law

The most favorable short-circuit condition may occur when instantaneous value of primary voltage is equal to zero (Fig. 1.34). The instantaneous current short reach of circuit double

i sc . max

may

value of stable short circuit current and may exceed 2040 times nominal current value. Transient at instantaneous short circuit of LV transformer lasts not more than one cycle and in transformers 67 cycles. In spite of short time period of short circuit process (protection devices begin operating not later than in 5 seconds) it is a serious hazard for transformer windings. Very high short-circuit current markedly increases winding temperature that may damage insulation. Electromagnetic strength in transformer winding increases considerably that may cause marked mechanical damage of the transformer.

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2. INDUCTION MACHINES Induction machines are widely used in up-to-date electric installations. They are the most widely spread type of alternating current electrical machines. As any electrical machine an induction machine is reversible and may run both under motive and generating conditions. Induction motors as the basis of a modern drive are prevailing. The area of induction motors application is impressive. It comprises the motors starting from automatic device drives, domestic electric drives up to large mining equipment drives (power shovels, grinders, mills etc.). Therefore power of induction motors produced by electric machine-building industry ranges up between watt fractions and thousands of kilowatts at supply voltage, from dozens of volts to 10 kV. Three-phase induction motors meant for running at power supply industrial frequency (50Hz) are more often used. Special-purpose induction motors showing higher aiternating current frequencies (200, 400Hz and above) are produced as well. In this section given to the emphasis is on three-phase induction general-purpose motors in the given section of this book.

2.1. Induction Machine Construction Stationary machine part called stator is a hollow burdened cylinder (stator core) with longitudinal slots on internal surface located inside one of the elements of a machine case called engine bed. In slots of a stator core stator winding is packed. Stator core is made of electric steel, which is isotropic compared with electric steel of power transtormers. As well as in a transformer steel laminations are insulated. Rotating part of the machine called rotor is located in the internal cavity of stator core and consists of rotor core, winding and shaft. Rotor and stator are 51

separated by air gap. On the external surface of a rotor core there are longitudinal slots in which rotor winding is placed. There are rotors of two kinds, i.e. phase rotors (Fig. 2.1) and short-circuit ones (Fig. 2.2). Phase rotor winding is similar to stator winding and terminals of input phases are electrically linked with collector rings on the shaft insulated from each other and from the shaft. Short-circuit rotor winding is casted from alluminium alloy. The alloy fills rotor core slots and electrically links them with front surface closing rings and simultaneously casted ventilation vanes.

Fig. 2.1 1, 7 - bearings, 2, 6 - end shields, 3 - frame, 4 - stator core with winding, 5 - rotor core with winding, 8 - shaft, 9 - terminal box, 10 - lugs, 11 - collector rings.

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Two bearings fixed to end shields are placed on the shaft. End shields are fixed to the engine bed. If there is a ventilator of external blasting at one of outlet ends of the shaft it is closed by protective case. There are front surface holes for cooled air inlet in the case and air flow is directed along the ribbed bed. Terminal box is on the engine bed. Terminals of stator winding are fixed in the bed and supply voltage is applied to them.

Fig. 2.2 1 - shaft, 2,6 - bearings, 3, 7 - end shields, 4 - terminal box, 5 - ventilator, 8 - case, 9 - rotor core with short-circuit winding, 10 - stator core with the winding, 11 - frame, 12 - lugs.

The windings of a.c. motors are divided into single-layer and double-layer windings. In single-layer windings there is only one active coil side in each slot of a pole core. In double-layer windings there are two active sides of different coils of two layers in each slot of a pole core. In these windings each coil is placed by one active side in the upper layer and by another active side in the lower layer of different slots. Double-layer windings are widely used due to their advantages, i.e. availability of the winding with short pitch and fractional number of slots per a pole or a phase, using coils of similar size and shape, rather simple shape of coils frontal parts. The advantage of single-layer windings is considered to be less consumption of insulation materials and convenience of winding placing (possibility of mechanization and automatization). An element of any a.c. winding is a coil, consisting of two active sides and frontal parts. Active sides of coil windings are placed in pole core slots, frontal parts connecting active sides of coils and they are situated outside the pole core. The distance between active sides of the coil is known as winding pitch y . Winding pitch may be diametral or short but it is always equal to the integral number of slot divisons. For plotting expanded diagram of any winding if pitch number Z and pole number 2 p are known one should calculate 1. winding pitch y , 2. slot number per a pole and phase q , 3. phase shift angle of e.m.f. of the next pitches expressed in el. grades.

y = ,

where is a relative winding pitch, = slot pitches and equal to a pole pitch.

Value in two layer windings is chosen based on the possibility of reducing higher field harmonics (the fifth, the seventh). Usually is considered to be 5 . 6 In single-layer windings = 1 and they are equivalent to diametral pitch winding. Calculating slot number per a pole and phase q (coil number in a coil set). Slot number per a pole and a phase is

q=

where m is phase number.

Z , 2pm

For single-layer windings q is always an integral number, as for doublelayer windings it may be fractional one. Calculation of e.m.f. shift angle. E.m.f. phase shift angle of adjacent slots expressed in el. grades is

p 360 . Z

Depending on electrical machine potential maximum number of parallel branches of a double-layer winding is a max = 2 p , of a single-layer winding is

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When plotting expanded diagrams of three-phase windings one often uses slot e.m.f. star which is a system Z other by an angle .

p

2.2.1. Three-Phase Double-Layer Windings Here is an example of plotting expanded diagram of three-phase doublelayer winding with Z = 24 , 2 p = 4 , a = 1. 1. A winding pitch is

y=

where = 5 . 6

Z 24 5 = = 5, 2p 4 6

q=

Z 24 = = 2. 2p m 43

Pitch e.m.f. star for the studied winding is shown in Fig. 2.3 and an expanded winding diagram ( phase C1-C4 ) - in Fig. 2.4.

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Fig. 2.3

Fig. 2.4

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Single-layer windings are divided into concentric and diamond windings. There are coil sets in concentric windings consisting of coils of different size and similar shape, which are placed concentrically. Frontal parts of such windings may be situated in two or three planes depending on q . In diamond windings there are coils of similar size and shape, the coiles being trapezium-shaped. As an example of plotting expanded diagram of three-phase single-layer winding consider the winding with Z and 2 p being identical to the above double-layer three-phase winding. When plotting expanded diagram of a singlelayer winging (Fig. 2.5) one may use pitch e.m.f. star of double-layer winding (Fig. 2.3).

Fig. 2.5

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In a.c. motor design one tends to obtain sinusoidal electromotive force (e.m.f.) induced in the winding. Higher e.m.f. harmonics may cause undesirable effect. Therefore one tends to dampen higher e.m.f. harmonics with the help of special winding construction. Such construction features are winding short pitch, winding distribution along the slots, winding bevelled slots. Effective value of the first e.m.f. harmonic of the winding phase is

E = 4.44 f1 w w b m ,

where f1 - is frequency of induced e.m.f, w is turn number of winding phase,

amplitude. Winding coefficient w assumes the form

w = sp d ,

where

sp

distribution. Short-pitch winding coefficient. Short-pitch winding coefficient may be thought of as geometric sum of e.m.f. turn conductors ratio to their arithmetic sum.

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Value

sp

is sp = sin( 2 ) ,

where =

= 1 , sp = 1 .

In short-pitch winding it is defined as sp < 1 . Winding distribution factor. Winding distribution factor may be thought of as the ratio of geometric e.m.f. sum of coil set Eq ( coil set consists of q coils in series ) ratio to their arithmetic sum

d

&q d = & qE

d =

sin q sin

2m

2m q

The winding with q=1 is called a concentrated winding and its distribution coefficient is

d = 1.

The winding with q>1 is called a distributed winding and its distribution coefficient being d < 1 . Bevelled slot factor. Bevelled slot factor may be thought of as geometric e.m.f. sum of separate conductor areas ratio to their arithmetic sum

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b sin b 2 b = , bb 2

where bb , are values of bevel and pole pitch expressed in slot pitches. Winding e.m.f. due to higher field harmonics. Phase e.m.f. of the winding of upper field harmonic is

E v = 2 f v w wv bv v ,

where

v is short 2

sin

sin v bc

b =

v bc

is

bevelled

pitch

of

v -harmonic

factor;

v =

Sketch two simplified transverse sections of a two-pole induction motor in the form of three concentric circles. External circle is external stator core surface, mid-circle being internal surface of stator core, internal surface being external rotor surface. In the slots of a stator core three-phase simple (concentrated) winding is placed. Each phase consists of one turn (two conductors in transverse section). The first phase contains conductors C1 and C4, the second one contains C2 and C5, and the third phase contains C3 and C6. Conductors of each turn (phase) are placed at a distance of a pole pitch , i. e. it is a full-pitch winding. Phase origins are displaced relative to each other by 120 el. grades. Rotor winding conductors are not shown. In Fig. 2.6 current directions in stator winding conductors correspond to time instant when

i1 = I m ,

i2 = i3 = 0.5I m .

Fig. 2.6 The current in the first phase is of positive direction and its value equals the amplitude. Phase currents are considered to be positive when they are 62

directed beyond the drawing plane in input phases (conductors C1, C2, C3). Current distribution around stator circle comprises two areas, each being a pole pitch in magnitude. Current directions in these areas are opposite. Conductor currents of stator two-pole winding induce two-pole magnetic flux 1 , which is closed via stator, rotor and air gap. Magnetic flux axis coincides with phase axis in which the current has the value equal to the amplitude. Fig. 2.6(b) shows current directions for time instant when current phases change by 30 el. grades and

i1 =

3 / 2 I m , i2 = 0 , i3 = 3 / 2 I m .

From Fig. 2.6 one can see that at current phase change by 30 magnetic flux rotates in the direction of phase sequence by 30 el. grades as well. Stator winding of a two-pole motor supplied by three-phase current produces two-pole rotating magnetic field. In so doing the field rotates by 360 el. grades per a cycle of current change. Rotation frequency of the field for a two-pole machine is n1 = f1 , revolution per second (r.p.s.), where f1 is current frequency of stator winding ( in Hertz - Hz ). In the machine of another polarity magnetic field rotates with the frequency n1 = f1 / p , revolution per minute (r.p.m.) or n1 = 60 f1 / p , where p is the number of pole pairs. At f1 = 50 Hz the following frequencies of magnetic field rotation depending on number of pole pairs are obtained

p

n1 , r.p.m.

1 3000

2 1500

3 1000

4 750

5 600

6 500

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Stator winding produces rotating magnetic flux 1 . When rotating it intersects the conductors of stator and rotor winding inducing e.m.f. Stator winding e.m.f. e1 being self-induction e.m.f. acts in opposition to the voltage induced in the winding limiting the current. If phase rotor winding is closed under the effect of e.m.f. e 2 current i2 appears, its frequency at stationary rotor being equal to primary frequency f1 (the frequency of stator winding current). In three-phase rotor winding threephase current which produces rotating rotor magnetic flux 2 appears. Given stationary (fixed) rotor rotating magnetic flux 2 due to equality of winding pole number is of the same frequency and the direction of rotation as of magnetic stator flux

n2 = f 2 / p = f1 / p = n1 , r.p.s.

Fluxes 1 and 2 rotate synchronously forming resultant rotating magnetic flux . Unlike phase rotor multiphase current i2 is induced at short-circuit rotor in the limbs of the winding. These currents develop rotating magnetic flux 2 of the same pole number, frequency and direction of rotation as of the phase rotor flux. E.m.f. induced in stator and rotor windings by the rotating magnetic flux may be considered as resultant magnetic flux effect. As a result of interaction of conductors with current in rotor slots and resultant magnetic flux mechanical forces F effecting rotor conductors and electromagnetic torque develop. 64

Let us show simplified scanning of a two-pole induction motor in Fig. 2.7. In the upper part of the pattern we can see rotating from left to right sinusoidal induction wave B of the resultant magnetic flux and directed e.m.f. e 2 in winding conductors of short-circuit rotor induced by the flux. Current directions of conductors i2 and effecting forces F when phase shift angle 2 between e 2 and i2 is equal to zero and 90 el. grades are shown below. At 2 = 0 all mechanical forces act towards magnetic flux rotation. Therefore electromagnetic torque acting towards magnetic flux rotation develops. At 2 = 90 o mechanical forces effect the conductors of rotor winding in such a way that resultant magnetic torque does not develop. It allows concluding that the torque is developed only by active component of rotor current

I 2 a = I 2 cos 2 .

As rotor winding of an induction motor possesses both pure and inductive resistances at the very moment of starting (at stationary rotor) one obtains

static torque on the shaft the rotor will rotate in the same direction as the flux but at less rotation frequency n . The reason lies in the fact that rotor is symmetrical regarding electric and magnetic field. Therefore reactive torque similar to that in synchronous machines does not develop and there is no synchronism of rotor and flux rotation. For this reason such machines are called induction machines. Relative frequency difference of flux and rotor rotation is known as slip and it may be calculated in relative units or percent

S = (n1 n ) / n1 , ..,

S = ( n1 n ) 100 / n1 , %.

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Fig. 2.7 At the very instant of starting (at stationary rotor) slip equals 1 and at rotor rotation in synchronism with the flux it is equal to zero. If rotor rotates synchronously with the flux n = n1 rotating magnetic field relative to rotor is stationary, e.m.f. in rotor winding is not induced, there is no current in rotor winding therefore electromagnetic torque is not produced. As it was considered above the rotor of an induction motor cannot exhibit such rotation frequency. Thus, induction machine at motor duty exhibits rotor rotation frequency and slip ranging up

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As it was noted before stator and rotor winding fluxes rotate synchronously at the very first instant of starting (at stationary rotor). Consider the situation under rotating rotor conditions. At rotor rotation towards flux rotation the frequency of flux intersection of rotor winding conductors is proportional to the difference of their rotation frequencies ( n1 n ), that is why the current frequency in rotor winding will result in

f 2 = p (n1 n ) = S p n1 = S f1 .

The current frequency in rotor winding is proportional to slip in this case. At current frequency in rotor winding f 2 < f1 rotation frequency of rotor field relative to the rotor itself n2 p is less than n1 as well

n2 p = f 2 / p = S n1 .

Rotation frequency of rotor winding flux relative to rotor is

n2c = n + n2 p = (1 S ) n1 + S n1 = n1 .

That is to say rotation frequency of rotor winding flux relative to stator at any rotor rotation frequency n is equal to rotation frequency of stator winding flux

n1 .

It only remains to add that if the rotor of an induction machine is driven towards flux rotation at frequency, which is higher, then synchronous one ( n > n1 ) with the help of additional device the rotor will leave the flux behind. Directions of e.m.f. induced in rotor winding and currents will change to the opposite ones. Force F and electromagnetic torque directions will change to the opposite ones as well.

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The torque will be braking and the machine will run at generator effect duty and will release active power to the mains. Slip for generator effect duty is

S < 0.

If the rotor rotates in the opposite to rotation flux direction e 2 , i2 , F are the same as they are at motor effect duty. Electromagnetic torque will act towards flux rotation but will brake rotor rotation. This duty of an induction motor is called electromagnetic brake duty. This duty results for S > 1 .

There is no electric linking between rotor and stator winding of an induction motor. There is only magnetic linking and stator winding energy is conveyed to rotor winding by magnetic field. In this respect an induction motor is analogous to the two-winding transformer, namely, stator winding is primary and rotor winding is secondary. Like in a transformer, in an induction motor there is resultant magnetic flux linked both with stator and rotor windings and there are two leakage fluxes as well. 1 is leakage flux of stator winding and 2 is leakage flux of rotor winding. The amplitude of the resultant magnetic flux m rotating at frequency n1 induces e.m.f. in stationary stator winding, its effective value being

E1 = 4.44 f1 w1 1 m .

Magnetic leakage flux 1 induces leakage e.m.f. in stator winding, the value is determined by voltage drop in inductive of stator winding

& 1 = jI &1 x 1 , E

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where x 1 is inductive leakage reactance of stator winding phase. Voltage equation of stator winding phase energized at voltage U 1 will be written as follows

where I1 r1 is voltage drop in pure resistance of stator winding phase r1 . Final equation does not differ from the voltage equation for primary transformer winding

Resultant magnetic flux outrunning rotating rotor induces e.m.f. in rotor winding

where f 2 = f1 S is e.m.f. frequency E2 S in the rotating rotor, E2 is e.m.f. induced in winding phase of a stationary rotor. Magnetic leakage flux 2 induces leakage e.m.f. in rotor winding, the value of which is determined by the voltage drop in inductive reactance of this winding

& 2 = jI &2 x 2 S , E

where x 2 is inductive reactance of rotor winding leakage phase of a stationary rotor. The voltage equation for rotor winding is

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The resultant magnetic flux in an induction motor is produced by joint action of m.m.f. of stator F1 and rotor F2 windings

where Rm is magnetic resistance of motor magnetic circuit, F0 is resultant m.m.f. which is equal to winding m.m.f. of stator at open-circuit duty

F0 = 0.45 m1 I 0 w1 w1 p ,

where I 0 is open-circuit current in stator winding phase. M.m.f. of stator and rotor windings per a pole provided motor running under load conditions are

F1 = 0.45 m1 I 1 w1 w1 p ; F2 = 0.45 m2 I 2 w2 w2 ,

where m2 is number of rotor winding phases, w2 is winding coefficient of rotor winding . When changing the load on motor shaft the currents in stator I1 and rotor

voltage applied to stator winding is invariable ( U1 = const ) and is balanced by stator winding e.m.f. E1

&1 E &1 . U

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As e.m.f. E1 is proportional to the resultant magnetic flux it remains invariable at load change

& w = 0.45 m I & w + 0.45 m I & w 0.45 m1 I 0 1 w1 1 1 1 w1 2 2 2 w2 .

Dividing this equality into 0.45 m1 w1 w1 we obtain the current equation of an induction motor

m w &2 = I 2 2 2 w 2 is rotor current referred to stator winding. where I m1 w1 w1

From this equation it follows that there are two components in stator

&0 magnetizing ( almost-constant ) current of an induction motor, i.e. I &2 alternating component compensating rotor component ( I 0 I op ) and I

winding m.m.f. Thus, the rotor winding current exerts the same demagnetizing action on engine magnetic system as the secondary winding current of a transformer does. 2.8. Referred Parameters of Rotor Winding, Vector Diagram and Equivalent Circuit of an Induction Motor

Rotor winding parameters are brought to the form of stator winding so that e.m.f. vectors, voltages and current of stator and rotor windings could be shown in one vector diagram. In so doing rotor winding with phase number m2 , with phase turn number w2 and winding coefficient w2 is substituted for the 71

winding with values m1 , w1 , w1 and the powers, and phase shifts of e.m.f. vectors and rotor currents should be unchanged.

= E2 k e , where Given stationary rotor referred rotor e.m.f. is E2 k e = E1 / E2 = w1 w1 ( w2 w2 ) is the transformation ratio of an induction motor

voltage under the stationary rotor. Referred rotor current is

= I 2 / ki , I2

where

motor current. Unlike transformers transformation coefficients of voltage and current of induction motors are not equal ( k e k i ). This is because the phase numbers in windings of stator and short-circuit rotor are not equal ( m1 m2 ). Only in phase rotor engines with m1 = m2 these coefficients are equal. Referred resistances of rotor winding phase are

= r2 k e k i ; r2 2 = x 2 k e k i . x

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Each limb of this winding is considered to be one phase, therefore phase turns number is

w2 = 0.5 ,

winding

coefficient

being w2 = 1 and phase number equals limbs number in shortcircuit rotor winding, i.e.

m2 = z 2 .

Voltage equation of rotor winding in the referred form is

&2 &2 jI x 2 I2 r2 /s =0 E

Fig. 2.8

As a result, the voltage equation for rotor winding in the referred form becomes

Hence it follows that induction motor is electrically much like the transformer running at resistive load. For induction motors just as for transformers the vector diagram is plotted by equations of currents and voltages of stator and rotor windings (Fig. 2.8). 73

Phase

shift

angle

between

e.m.f.

&2 E

and

current

&2 I

is

correspond to voltage and current equations and to vector diagram as well. In Fig. 2.9(a) T-shape equivalent circuit is shown. Magnetic linking of stator and rotor windings is substituted for electric linking as it takes place in transformer

alternating resistance cut in to stationary rotor winding. This resistance value is defined by the slip, i.e. mechanical load on motor shaft. L-shaped equivalent circuit in which magnetizing circuit is taken out to input terminals of equivalent circuit is more convenient for practical application.

winding phases r1 and x 1 are turned on in series to this circuit. The obtained circuit is convenient as it consists of two parallel circuits, namely, magnetizing

&0 and operating circuit with current ( I &2 c1 ). one with current I

Parameter calculation of L-shaped operating equivalent circuit requires improvement by introducing coefficient c1 into design formulae such as the ratio of phase voltage supply circuit U 1 and phase e.m.f. of stator winding at ideal open-circuit duty ( s = 0 ). As open-circuit current is small at this duty U 1 turns out to be not much larger than e.m.f. E1 and coefficient c1 slightly differs from unity. For motors of 3 kW and above we obtain c1 = 1.05 1.02 .

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Fig. 2.9

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Energetic diagram of induction motor active power (Fig. 2.10) may be shown in the following way. A motor consumes the active power from the mains

P 1 = m1 U 1 I1 cos 1 .

Some part of this power is lost as electrical losses in pure resistance of stator winding pel1 = m1 I12 r1 , another portion is lost in the form of magnetic stator core losses pm = m1 I 02 rm . The remaining active power is electromagnetic power Pem released by magnetic field from stator to rotor

2 ) r2 / s = m2 I 2 Pem = P1 pel1 pm = m1 (I 2 r2 / s . 2

Fig. 2.10 Some electromagnetic voltage is lost as electrical losses in pure resistance

2 ) r2 = m2 I 2 r2 . of rotor winding pel 2 = m1 (I 2 2

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The remainder of this power is converted into mechanical power induced in the rotor

2 ) r2 (1 s ) / s = m2 I 2 Pmec = Pem pel 2 = m1 (I 2 r2 (1 s ) / s . 2

Some part of mechanical energy Pmec is lost inside the machine itself in the form of mechanical losses p mec (for ventilation, friction in bearings and on the brushes of slip-ring induction motor if the brushes do not raise under operating conditions) and additional Fig. 2.11 losses

pad

(due

high

Net mechanical power on the shaft is P2 = Pmec p mec pad . The sum of motor losses is

Motor efficiency is = P2 / P 1 = 1 P / P 1 . It is necessary to mention the following important relations pel 2 = s Pem ,

Pmec = (1 s ) Pem . They show that for reducing p el 2 and increasing efficiency it

is required to obtain small slip s of the motor. Nominal values of efficiency, slip and power factor of modern generalpurpose induction motors are

n = 0.72 0.95 ; s n = 0.02 0.05 ; cos n = 0.70 0.95 .

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Energetic diagram of induction motor reactive power (Fig. 2.11) may be shown in the following way. The motor consumes the reactive power from the mains

Q1 = m1 U1 I1 sin 1 .

For leakage flux of stator and rotor winding initiation reactive powers

2 2 )2 x 2 = m2 I 2 q1 = m1 I1 x 1 , q 2 = m1 (I 2 x 2 are used.

Reactive power spent for motor resultant magnetic flux Q m = m1 I 02 x m is the main portion of reactive power of the motor, which is significantly higher than in transformers due to the air gap. Large values Q m and I 0 significantly influence power factor of the motor and reduce its value.

2.10. Induction Motor Torques Electromagnetic torque of an induction motor is produced by current interaction in rotor winding with rotating magnetic flux and is proportional to electromagnetic power

) r2 / ( 1 s ) , M = Pem / 1 = ( p el 2 / s ) / 1 = m1 (I 2

2

where 1 = 2 n1 / 60 = 2 f1 / p is angular rotation frequency of magnetic flux. The above expression shows that electromagnetic torque is proportional to electrical losses power in rotor winding. From L-shape equivalent circuit the current in the closed working circuit is

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= I2

(c

c1 U 1 2 r1 + c r1 / s + c1 x 1 + c x

2 1 2 1

) (

2

U1

(r1 + c1 r2 / s )

2) + (x 1 + c1 x

M=

/ s )2 + ( x 1 + c1 x 2 )2 2 f1 s (r1 + c1 r2

p m1 U12 r2

Parameter values of an induction motor equivalent circuit at load change remain practically invariable as well as the voltage in winding phase U 1 and frequency f1 . Therefore one may conclude that electromagnetic torque at any slip value is proportional to phase voltage squared (phase rotor current squared). The less is electromagnetic torque, the larger are such parameters of equivalent circuit as

2. r1 , x 1 , x

Consider the dependence (relation) of electromagnetic torque on slip

(Fig. 2.12). This dependence is called mechanical characteristic of an induction motor. Under the slip value s = 0 and s = the electromagnetic torque M = 0 . Mechanical characteristic exhibits two extrema and maximum induction motor torque at generator effect duty is slightly larger than at driving duty ( M mg > M mm ). Critical slip value s sc corresponding to maximum torque is obtained from the first derivative of the expression for electromagnetic torque, which is equated to zero 79

2) . s cr = 1 r1 / r12 + ( x 1 + c1 x

2

Fig. 2.12 Substituting the expression of critical slip to the formula of electromagnetic torque we obtain the expression for the maximum electromagnetic torque

Mm = 2) 4 f1 c1 r1 + r + ( x 1 + c1 x

2 1

p m1 U 12

2

where the sign (+) corresponds to driving and the sign (-) corresponds to generator effect duty of an induction motor. Electromagnetic torque reaches maximum value at s = s cr and further in

inductive ( 2 = arctg[x 2 / (r2 / s )] ). As noted above the active component of

determines the value . This active component first increases as I 2 current I 2 . It should be taken increases and then it reduces in spite of the increase of I 2

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into account that with I1 increase the voltage drop in stator winding increases and, as a result, e.m.f. E1 and flux somewhat reduce.

and therefore, neglecting the value r1 we obtain the simplified expressions for critical slip and maximum electromagnetic torque

2 ), scr 1 r2 / ( x 1 + c1 x

p m1 U 12 . Mm 2) 4 f 1 ( x 1 + c1 x

s sc = 0.06 0.15 ,

multiplicity of maximum torque M m / M n = 1.7 3.0 determines the overload motor duty.

Fig. 2.13 The expression of maximum electromagnetic torque allows to conclude that maximum electromagnetic torque does not depend on pure resistance of rotor winding, it is proportional to phase voltage squared (resultant motor magnetic flux squared) and is inversely proportional to inductive reactance of stator and rotor winding leakage.

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When analysing induction motor operation we shall use mechanical characteristic M = f (s ) shown in Fig. 2.13. When cutting the motor in the magnetic stator flux possessing no inertia begins rotating at synchronous frequency n1 and engine rotor under the effect of inertia forces remains stationary ( n = 0 ) and slip s = 1 . Expression of initial starting electromagnetic torque of the motor is

MS = p m1 U 12 r2' . ' 2 2 f1 (r1 + c1 + r2' ) 2 + ( x 1 + c1 + x 2)

Engine rotor begins rotating under the effect of this torque. In this case the slip decreases and the torque increases according to characteristic M = f (s ) . Under the critical slip s cr the torque reaches maximum value m . At further rotation frequency increase torque reduces until it reaches the value which is equal to the sum of opposing torques applied to engine rotor, namely, opencircuit torque M 0 and net torque M 2 ( M = M 0 + M 2 = M st - static torque ). It should be taken into account that at slips close to unity (starting motor duty) equivalent circuit parameters significantly change their values. The reasons are considered to be amplification of magnetic saturation of stator and

2 decreases ), rotor teeth layers ( inductive reactance of leakage x 1 and x and x 2 current displacement effect in rotor bars (increase of pure resistance r2

decrease). Calculation of starting characteristics is made by the corresponding parameters of equivalent circuit. Static torque M st is equal to the sum of opposing torques at uniform rotor rotation ( n = const ). At rated load of the motor steady duty of motor operation is determined according to mechanical characteristic by point with coordinates

M = M n and s = s n .

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Mechanical characteristic analysis shows that a stable induction motor performance is possible at slips being less than critical ( s < scr ), i.e. in the area of mechanical characteristic. It is in this area that the load change on motor shaft is accompanied by the corresponding change of electromagnetic torque. When a motor runs at the nominal load there is equality of torques

equality is impaired and rotor rotation frequency begins to reduce (slip increases). It brings to electromagnetic torque increase up to value

(point ) and motor duty becomes stable again. If the motor was M = M0 + M2 occurred running at nominal load and net load torque decrease up to value M 2

the torque equality is impaired again but rotor rotation frequency begins increasing (the slip decreases). It brings to electromagnetic torque decrease

again but at another values of and s. Induction motor operation is unstable at slips s scr . If one obtains electromagnetic motor torque M = M m and slip s = scr then even a slight increase of load torque brings to electromagnetic torque M decrease. Futher slip increase follows until it reaches the value s = 1 , i.e. until the rotor stops running.

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2.11. Starting Three-Phase Induction Motors ( IM ) Induction motor starting requirements are the following: Induction motor should develop a starting torque large enough to make the rotor rotate and reach nominal frequency. Starting current should be limited by the value at which motor damage and normal running duty impairment do not occur. Starting diagram should be simple, the number and cost of starting devices should be small.

2.11.1. Starting of Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor Direct starting. It is the simplest mode of starting. Stator winding is cut in directly to the mains at nominal voltage (Fig. 2.14). Starting current is

I 1s = U 1n

2 2 rsc + sc = (4 7) I1n .

Direct starting is possible in case of powerful mains and starting current of induction motor does not cause large voltage drops in the mains (not more than 1015%). Three modes of low-voltage starting. These modes of starting are used if direct starting is not available under the condition of permissible voltage drop in the mains. Starting torque decrease ( M s U 12 ) is Fig. 2.14 considered to be the drawback in this case.

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There for these modes may be realized when starting of an induction motor at light-running or partial load is possible. This often occurs in powerful high-voltage motors. Reactor starting (Fig. 2.15). The first switch SW1 is cut in. Voltage is applied to stator winding via three-phase reactor R; therefore stator winding is powered by reduced voltage. Reactor reactance xr is chosen so that voltage in stator winding phase is not less than 65% of the nominal one. Having reached stable rotating frequency the switch SW2 is cut in. It shunts reactor R and as a result full line voltage, which is equal to nominal stator winding, is applied across the terminals of stator winding.

2

2 rsc + ( sc + r )

and it starting

with

the

current

under

the

direct

I 1s r 2 + ( + ) = sc 2 sc 2 r . I 1sr rsc + sc

The voltage across stator winding terminals decreases at initial stage of starting the same number of times. Initial stage of reactor starting M sr decreases as compared with the initial stage of direct starting s 85

In the above relations the changes of the value sc at starting are not taken into account. It is not difficult to do if necessary. Autotransformer starting (Fig. 2.16). At first switches SW1 and SW2 are cut in and reduced up to (0.55 0.73)U 1n voltage is applied to stator winding of induction motor via autotransformer AT. After a stable rotation frequency is reached the switch SW2 is cut off and the voltage is applied to stator winding via some winding portion of autotransformer, the latter working like a reactor in this case. Then switch SW3 is cut in and full line voltage equal to nominal voltage of stator winding is applied across the terminals of stator winding. If the starting autotransformer decreases starting voltage of IM k AT times ( k AT is transformation ratio of autotransformer), then the starting current of IM and current across low-voltage side of autotransformer also decrease k AT times. Starting torque s , proportional to squared voltage across the terminals of

2 IM stator winding will reduce k AT times.

Fig. 2.16

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times as well. Thus, at autotransformer starting IM starting torque and starting supply current reduce a similar number of times. At reactor starting IM starting current is also starting supply current and starting torque s decreases more rapidly than the starting current. Therefore, at similar values of starting current the starting torque will be higher at autotransformer starting. In spite of this advantage of the autotransformer starting over the reactor starting, which is achieved at the expense of more complicated construction and rise in price of starting devices, this mode of starting is used seldom compared with reactor one when reactor starting does not provide necessary starting torque. Starting by star-delta switching (Fig. 2.17). This mode was widely used at low-voltage IM starting but had lost its significance at mains power increase and is used seldom now. For its application all the six terminals of stator winding are brought out. In so doing line voltage equals nominal phase voltage of stator winding. At the very starting stator winding is star-connected. winding Fig. 2.17 When stable diagram rotation frequency is achieved connection changes for delta connection by switching SW. Under this mode of starting 87

with nominal one, starting torque decreases threefold, starting phase current decreases

3 times and starting line current decreases threefold. Thus, the

considered mode of starting is equal to autotransformer starting at k AT = 3 but commutational overvoltage occurs in stator winding of induction motor at starting switch.

several stages as a rule is cut in to rotor winding circuit. It is calculated for instantaneous current flows (Fig. 2.18). Initial starting torque may be increased up to maximum motor torque

rheostat

Rs = Rs ( m )

(Fig.

2.19).

critical slip to unity, i.e.

Fig. 2.18

2 ) = 1. r12 + ( x 1 + c1 x

2

2 )2 c1 r2 Rs(m ) = / c1 . r12 + ( x 1 + c1 x

(m ) (w2 k w2 / w1 k w1 ) . Rs( m ) = R

2

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Usually one chooses Rs Rs (m ) . With rotor rotation frequency increase starting rheostat resistance is reduced changing one stage for another. Starting rheostat stages are calculated so that during switch the torque should be changed within the chosen range from

M s, max up to M s, min .

Fig. 2.19 2.12. Regulation of Induction Motor Rotation Frequency Rotor rotation frequency of IM is n = n1 (1 s ) = (60 f1 / p )(1 s ) . It follows from this expression that rotor rotation frequency may be regulated by changing any of three values, namely, slip s, current frequency in stator winding

Rotation frequency regulation by slip change occurs only in a loaded induction motor. Under light running conditions the slip and rotor rotation frequency remain practically invariable. Evaluation assessment of any mode of rotation frequency regulation is made according to the following indices: possible regulation range, smooth regulation, drive efficiency change at regulation.

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2 motor torque is proportional to U1 ; therefore mechanical motor characteristics

at voltages less than nominal one (Fig. 2.20) are located under the natural characteristic. If static torque M st is constant, then the slip of induction motor increases at voltage drop in stator winding, rotor rotation frequency decreases. Slip regulation using this mode is possible within the range 0 < s < s sc . Fig. 2.20 The range of rotation frequency regulation is not significant, that is explained by narrow limits of stable motor running. The range is limited by impermissible significant increase of nominal voltage and critical slip value. If the nominal voltage is exceeded there arises a hazard of induction motor excessive heating caused by sharp increases of electric and magnetic losses. The motor with more significant critical slip has higher value of electric losses and lower efficiency. At voltage U 1 decrease the motor loses overload capability and there is an increase of summary losses and heating of induction motor at the loads close to nominal. Narrow regulation range confines the field of application of this rotation frequency regulation. Rotation frequency regulation by symmetry breaking of the supplied voltage. At symmetry breaking of three-phase system of alternating voltage applied to IM, the rotating magnetic field of stator becomes elliptic. Such field 90

contains reverse component ( reversing field ) which develops torque M r directed opposition to torque op . Therefore, resultant electromagnetic torque of induction motor decreases: = op r .

Fig. 2.21 Mechanical motor characteristics in this case [Fig. 2.21(a)] are positioned in th range between symmetrical voltage characteristic (1) and characteristic at single-phase supply (2), the latter being asymmetrical limit of three-phase voltage. Asymmetry regulation of applied voltage is provided by cutting in singlephase regulation autotransformer AT [Fig. 2.21(b)] to one of the phases. The drawback of this mode of regulation is a narrow regulation range and efficiency decrease of the motor at asymmetrical voltage increase. As a rule this rotation frequency regulation is used only in smaller rating motors. Rotating frequency regulation by changing the pure resistance in rotor circuit. This regulation of rotation frequency is available only in wound rotor induction motors. Regulation rheostat similar to starting one but meant for continuous duty is cut in to rotor circuit. Depending on regulation rheostat construction this rotation frequency regulation may be smooth or stepwise. 91

Mechanical characteristics of induction motors at different values of rotor circuit pure resistance (Fig. 2.22) show that as the rotor circuit pure resistance encreases the slip corresponding to specified static torque increases. Rotor rotation frequency decreases in this case.

Fig. 2.22 This mode provides rotation frequency regulation in a wide range below the synchronous rotation frequency. Electrical losses in rotor circuit increase only due to the losses in regulation rheostat. This mode is more favourable as compared with the previous one in spite of the motor efficiency drop. Rotation frequency regulation by changing stator winding current frequency (Fig. 2.23). This regulation is based on synchronous rotation frequency change n1 = 60 f1 / p . This is possible if the induction motor power supply is available with regulating frequency ( FCh ). Frequency regulation allows to change smoothly rotor rotation frequency within a wide range (up to 12:1). To regulate rotation frequency it will suffice to change current frequency

Therefore, to keep invariable the desired level of overload duty, power factor

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and motor efficiency it is necessary to change the value of stator voltage U 1 applied to the winding simultaneously with frequency change f1 . Character of synchronous f1 and U 1 change depends on the law of torque change of load and is determined by the following equation

U 1(2 ) U 1(1) = ( f1( 2) f1(1) ) M ( 2) M (1) ,

frequency f1( 2) . Fig. 2.23 If IM rotation frequency is regulated at constant torque of load ( M (1) = M ( 2) = const ) the voltage applied to stator winding should be changed proportionally to current frequency change (Fig. 2.24)

When this regulation law is attained the main magnetic flux of induction motor for different values of frequency f1 remains invariable and motor power grows proportionally Fig. 2.24 to rotation frequency increase. If regulation is made

provided constant motor power ( Pem = M 1 = const ) the voltage applied to stator winding should be changed according to the law (Fig. 2.25)

U 1( 2 ) = U 1(1) f1( 2 ) f1(1) .

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Fig. 2.25 Rotation frequency regulation by changing pole number of stator winding. This regulation mode provides stepwise regulation. One can change pole number of stator winding either by placing two windings with different pole number in the slots of stator or by placing one winding possessing the construction that allows to get different pole number by changing over coil assemblies. The second mode is the most often used. The principle of transformation of four-pole to two-pole winding by the example of one phase is shown in Fig. 2.26(a), namely, a) in series accordant connection of two coils the produced magnetic field has four poles, b) in series opposition connection two poles are formed, c) in parallel connection two poles are formed.

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Fig. 2.26 IM with pole-changing windings may run at two duties, i.e. constant torque duty (Fig. 2.27) when the torque M 2 on motor shaft is invariable at changing stator winding polarity and power P2 changes proportionally to rotor rotation frequency P2 = 0.105 M 2 n , constant power duty (Fig. 2.28), when switching the number of poles the power P2 remains aboutthe same and torque on the shaft M 2 changes in accordance with the rotor rotation frequency

change M 2 = 9.55 P2 n .

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Rotation frequency regulation by changing pole number of stator winding is used only in cage rotor induction motors as in wound rotor induction motors one should use pole-changing winding that could bring to impermissible complicated motor construction.

Fig. 2.27

Fig. 2.28

Rotation frequency regulation by additional e.m.f. in rotor circuit. Additional e.m.f. possessing frequency similar to the main rotor e.m.f. and 96

directed accordantly or in opposite direction it is introduced from extraneous supply. Taking into consideration that IM slip is rather small it may be assumed for simplicity that r2 >> x 2 s , 2 = 0 , r2 = const . Consider IM running at

M st = const .

& 1 = const we obtain & = const and M I 2 S . E.m.f E 2 S (1) = E 2 s (1) is If U

induced in rotating rotor winding up to additional e.m.f. introduction and current

I 2 S (1) = s (1) E 2 / r2 flows producing necessary electromagnetic torque. Vector

Fig. 2.29

into the circuit of rotating rotor the current in rotor winding decreases at the first moment. As a result the electromagnetic torque becomes less than the static torque M st and the rotor starts slowing down its rotation frequency. At rotor rotation frequency decrease the slip e.m.f. and current in stator winding increase. Current increase in rotor winding and rotor rotation frequency decrease occur until this current at new slip s ( 2 ) reaches former value I 2 S (1) at which there was equality of torques M = M st . Vector diagram in Fig. 2.29(b) will correspond to the new value of rotor rotation frequency. 97

One can show in a similar way that if additional e.m.f. directed accordantly with e.m.f. E 2 S is introduced into rotor circuit rotor rotation frequency increases. Thus, when proper power supply (frequency changer) cut in to rotor circuit is available one can provide smooth and economical regulation of IM rotor rotation frequency.

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3. SYNCHRONOUS MACHINES A synchronous electric machine is an alternating current machine in which rotor rotation frequency n is equal to magnetic flux rotation frequency of stator n1 and is determined by line current frequency f1 , i.e. n =60 f1 p , where p is pole-pair number of stator winding. A synchronous generator is the main alternating current generator used for energy generation (Fig. 3.1).

Fig. 3.1 1 - collector rings, 2 - brush holders, 3 - pole rotor coil, 4 - pole tip, 5 stator core, 6 ventilator, 7 - shaft

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Synchronous motors unlike induction motors exhibit constant rotation frequency, which does not depend on load. The advantage is considered to be availability of regulating power factor and electrical system power factor. Synchronous machines have one important application. They are used as synchronous compensators providing the improvement of electrical system power factor.

3.1. Construction and Basic Principle of a Synchronous Machine According to their structure synchronous machines are divided into salient pole machines and non-salient pole machines (Fig. 3.2).

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Synchronous machines stator has the same construction as that of an induction machine and is called armature. Three-phase armature winding of synchronous machines as well as the rotor are manufactured with the same pole number. Fig. 3.2 shows only the terminals of phase origins A, B, C of armature winding. A rotor of a synchronous machine possesses exciting winding cut in to direct current supply via two collector rings and brushes. Exciting winding is meant for developing main magnetic flux in the machine. Rotor with exciting winding is called an inductor. If a synchronous machine rotor is set in rotation at rotation frequency n and is excited then the exciting flux

f1 = p n 60 in armature winding.

Armature winding e.m.f. comprises a symmetrical three-phase system. While cutting in symmetrical load generator to armature winding it will be loaded with symmetrical current system. In this case the machine runs under generator effect conditions. Being loaded armature winding produces its own rotating magnetic field, which rotates in the same direction as rotor does at frequency n1 = 60 f1 p = n , r.p.m. Armature and rotor fields rotate at similar frequency and are stationary relative to each other. A synchronous machine may run as a motor if three-phase current from the mains is supplied to armature winding. In this case as a result of the armature and rotor magnetic field interaction the armature field involves the rotor. As a result the rotor rotates in the same direction as the armature field does.

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3.2. Magnetic Field of a Synchronous Machine Excitation Winding A salient pole machine. In Fig. 3.3 magnetic field of exciting winding in air gap of a salient pole synchronous machine over a length of a pole pitch

is

shown. Magnetic induction distribution of exciting winding field B f on internal surface of armature is shown in Fig. 3.3(b). Actual distribution (1) of magnetic induction B f is non-sinusoidal and it may be resolved into fundamental (2) and higher harmonic components.

Fig. 3.3

Fig. 3.4

Field harmonics of exciting winding mentioned above induce fundamental and higher e.m.f. harmonics in armature winding. Higher e.m.f. harmonics of exciting winding are small because the magnetic induction field harmonics of exciting winding corresponding to them, also are small short and the pitch of armature winding is shortened and distributed. Amplitude of the first field harmonic is 102

B fm1 = k f B fm ,

where

B fm =

k k d

B fm1 B fm

is coefficient of field form of

exciting winding, is minimum air gap, m is maximum air gap, b p is arc length of a pole tip, being coefficient of a pole arc,

0 is magnetic air

permeability, k - is coefficient of air gap, k d being coefficient of saturation of magnetic circuit along direct axis ( direct axis d coincides with direct symmetry axis of each pole inductor, lateral axis q is in the middle between them ),

Ff = wf if 2p

number and exciting winding current. Usually m = 1 2.5 , = 0.65 0.75 that allows to obtain high values of coefficient of exciting winding field form k f = 0.95 1.15. A non-salient pole machine. Fig. 3.4(a) shows magnetic field of exciting

winding in air gap of a non-salient pole synchronous machine over a length of a pole pitch . Magnetic induction distribution of exciting winding field B f on internal surface of armature is shown in Fig. 3.4(b). Actual distribution (1) of magnetic induction B f is of trapezium shape and it may be resolved into fundamental and higher harmonics components. Amplitude of fundamental field harmonic of exciting winding is

B fm1 =

0 w f i f 4 k wf , 2p

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where

kf =

k wf

k wf

Usually = 0.65 0.80 that allows to obtain k f = 1.065 0.965.

winding slot number and total slot pitch number of inductor external surface.

With the current in armature winding a synchronous machine produces magnetic field called armature reaction field. An inductor (rotor) of a salient pole machine exhibits magnetic asymmetry due to high magnetic resistance of interpolar space (lateral axis q). Besides, a synchronous machine rotor (both salient pole and non-salient pole machine) exhibits electrical asymmetry as exciting winding axis of each pole is placed only along direct axis d. With magnetic asymmetry in salient pole inductor it is necessary to consider armature reaction effect along direct and lateral axes individually. Such method is called the method or theory of two reactions. The method is based on superposition method, which suggests that magnetic fluxes effecting along lateral axis do not influence the values of fluxes acting along direct axis and vice versa.

Consider synchronous generator armature reaction at stable balanced load (Fig. 3.5-3.7). Armature winding is shown in the form of a simplified three104

phase winding as it was the case when analyzing rotating magnetic field of an induction machine. Each phase is a full-pitch turn (A-X, B-Y, C-Z). Exciting winding field polarity is denoted by letters N, S and lines of force of this field are not shown. Synchronous generators usually run at combined load (real inductive and real capacitive). For analyzing influence of armature reaction on synchronous generator performance consider its running at the loads of limiting character, i.e. real, inductive and capacitive loads.

Real load. For the position, which is taken by the rotating rotor, the e.m.f.

phase is maximal. As angle = 0 phase current is also maximum i A = I m , in other phases i B = iC = 0.5 I m (Fig. 3.5). E.m.f. and current directions can be established by the right-hand rule. In Fig. 3.5 they are denoted by crosses and points. At this current directions magnetic field axis of armature reaction is along direct axis q. The direction of armature reaction field for the angle = 0 remains the same for any rotating rotor position as the rotor and armature Fig. 3.5 reaction field rotate synchronously.

Inductive load. In case of an inductive load the angle between armature

& and I & equals 90 el. grades (Fig. 3.6). It means that current winding e.m.f. E

maximum in phase will set in a quarter of a cycle later as compared with the previous case when rotor will rotate clockwise through 90. At lagging current the armature reaction acts along the direct axis and with respect to the exciting winding field it is demagnetizing (direct demagnetizing armature reaction).

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Capacitive load. In case of a capacitive load the shift angle between armature

& and current I & equals -90 el. grades (Fig. 3.7). It means that winding e.m.f. E

current maximum in phase will set in a quarter of a cycle earlier as compared with the case shown in Fig. 3.5. At leading current the armature reaction acts along direct axis and in relation to exciting winding field it is magnetizing (direct magnetizing armature reaction). At combined load when 0 and 90 current I& may be resolved into two

&q = I & cos , where I d , I q are direct-axis &d = I & sin , I componets (Fig. 3.8) I

and lateral-axis components of armature current.

Fig. 3.6

Fig. 3.7

3.4. Magnetic Fields and E.M.F. of Direct and Lateral Armature Reaction

Direct and lateral components of armature current form direct and lateral components of armature m.m.f. with the corresponding amplitudes

m 2 w kw Id, p m 2 w kw Faqm = Iq , p where m is the number of armature winding phases, Fadm =

w, k w is the number of phase turns and winding coefficient of armature

winding, p is the number of pole pairs of armature winding. Wave maximum of armature m.m.f. on direct axis coincides with direct axis (Fig. 3.9) and wave maximum on lateral axis coincides with lateral axis (Fig. 3.10).

Fig. 3.10

In case of uniform air gap between armature and rotor the above m.m.f. could produce sinusoidal spatial induction waves of magnetic field with amplitudes B adm and Baqm . Due to air gap nonuniformity of air gap the actual induction distributions (3) are not sinusoidal. Resolving them into harmonic components one can separate the basic harmonics

B adm1 and Baqm1 .

The basic magnetic fields induction harmonics of direct and lateral armature reaction are produced by corresponding fluxes of armature reaction

adm = aqm =

k ad Badm l , k ag Baqm l ,

where k ad =

Baqm1 B adm1 are form factors of the field of direct and , k aq = B adm Baqm

& ad and & aq rotate synchronously with the rotor and induce Fluxes

e.m.f. in armature winding

E ad = 2 f1 w k o adm ,

E aq = 2 f1 w k o aqm , where E ad , E aq are e.m.f. of direct and lateral armature reaction. Plotting vector diagram of e.m.f. and synchronous generator fluxes at & and flux & combined load (Fig. 3.11) allows to get resultant e.m.f. E respectively

& = & f + & ad + & aq ,

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& aq & ad & aq. & ad , E & f, E & aq may be & ad and E E.m.f. E

represented as follows & ad = jx ad I &d , E & aq = jxaq I &q , E where x ad , x aq are inductive reactance of direct and lateral armature reaction. Fig. 3. 11

3.5. Voltage Vector Diagrams of Synchronous Generators A salient pole machine. Voltage equation of a synchronous salient pole

& a where E

& =E &+E & ad + E & aq + E & a I & ra , U & = jxa I &d jxa I &q is leakage e.m.f. of armature = jxa I

winding phase, xa is the inductive reactance of leakage of armature winding phase. Using e.m.f. vector diagram (Fig. 3.11) plot a generator voltage vector & and vectors of voltage diagram at real-inductive load summing up vector E & ra ) and inductive ( - jI & xa ) armature winding phase drop at real ( - I

& and U & is called the load angle. reactances (Fig. 3.12). The angle between E

& advances U & and the angle is always Under generator effect conditions E

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&d = E & ad + E & ad = jI &d ( xad + xa ) = jI &d xd , E

&q = E & aq + E & aq = jI &q xaq + xa = jI &q xq , E where x d = x ad + xa , x q = x aq + xa are direct and lateral synchronous

inductive phase reactances of armature winding.

Fig. 3.12

Fig. 3.13

&q . Voltage equation of a non-salient pole generator &d and I into components I

has the form & =E & jI & xad jI & xa ra I &=E & jI & x d ra I &. U Vector diagram of a non-salient pole generator is plotted in the following

& and voltage drop vectors at synchronous inductive manner. Sum up vector E

winding phase (Fig. 3.13 ).

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The operating properties of a synchronous generator are estimated by its characteristics, the most important ones of which are as follows: open-circuit three-phase short circuit characteristics, external, regulating, and induction load.

E = f i f , at I = 0 , f1 = const

( )

Performance point A of open-circuit characteristic is situated in the area of characteristic bend. The characteristic (1) coincides with non-saturated area of open-circuit characteristic and corresponds to non-saturated condition of generator magnetic circuit. Saturation factor of magnetic circuit k s is thought of as ratio of total m.m.f. (intercept ) and air gap m.m.f. ( intercept BC ). For synchronous general-purpose machines saturation coefficient is k s = 1.1 1.2. Fig. 3.14 Choosing performance point in saturation A domain brings to sharp exciting current increase. Exciting winding becomes cumbersome. Choosing performance point on linear area A brings to under exploitation of magnetic materials, their expense increases.

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I = f i f at U = 0, f1 = const If one neglects pure resistance of armature winding ( ra = 0 ) the equation of short-circuit voltage has the form & =E & jI & xad jI & xa = 0, U & = E & jI & x ad = jI & xa . where E Due to small voltage drop value at inductive reactance of armature winding & from leakage phase it follows that e.m.f. E resultant magnetic flux is induced by magnetic flux of small value, Magnetic circuit is not saturated and the characteristic is linear (Fig. 3.15). Fig. 3.15

3.6.3. Short-Circuit Ratio

( )

Short-circuit ratio ( Sh-C R ) (Fig. 3.16) is the ratio of steady three-phase shortcircuit current I sc at exciting current i fo which produces E = U n at open-circuit duty to the nominal armature current I n Sh CR = I sc I n = i fo i fsc .

Fig. 3.16

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Sh-C R value for salient pole generators is 0.8 1.8 , for non- salient pole generators is 0.5 1.0 .

These characteristics show generator voltage U changes at current change of load I. External characteristic diagram under different load conditions (Fig. 3.17) is the result of different armature reaction effect. In lagging current (1) there is direct demagnetizing armature reaction. At real load (2) there is also direct demagnetizing armature reaction, however its effect is slight by less. In leading current (3) there exists reaction. Fig. 3.17

U N is voltage change of generator terminal armature winding depending

direct

axis

magnetizing

armature

U n % = ( E U ) 100 U n = 25 35%.

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i f = ( I ) at U = const , cos = const , f1 = const Regulation characteristics show how to regulate synchronous generator exciting current in order to keep the voltage constant at load change. Characteristic diagram depends on armature reaction effect (Fig. 3.18) .

Fig. 3.18

( )

Fig. 3.19

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This characteristic shows how generator voltage U changes at exciting current i f change provided that the load current I and cos are constant (Fig. 3.19). Induction load curve is used to determine demagnetizing armature reaction effect.

This diagram is used for non-salient synchronous machines to determine exciting current, which is necessary to provide the given duty ( U n , I , cos ) taking into account magnetic circuit saturation. The Pottier diagram can be obtained by joint consideration of open-circuit characteristic and synchronous generator vector diagram (Fig. 3.20).

Fig. 3.20

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Open-circuit characteristic is plotted. & n is plotted on Y-axis, vector of Vector of nominal voltage U

&n Vectors U voltage drop at inductive reactance of armature

Exciting current i fe is determined according to open-circuit & . characteristic and E & referred to Vectors of exciting current i fe and load current k id I exciting winding and directed towards the vertical at an angle + are summed up. As a result one gets exciting current i f to provide the designed duty.

At a electric power station several generators energized to operate parallel are usually installed. In modern energy systems a number of power stations are energized for parallel operation. It helps to achieve high reliability of energy supply and its distribution.

One should fulfil the following conditions: e.m.f. of the cut in generator EG should be equal to the mains voltage U mains , generator frequency f G should be equal to the mains frequency

f mains ,

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phase alternation of the generator and the mains should be similar. The generator and the mains vectors coincide under the mentioned conditions and rotate at similar frequency (Fig. 3.21). E.m.f. and voltage difference between like switch contacts when generator is energized (Fig. 3.22) are equal to zero & G U & C = E & G U & C = E & GC U & CC = 0 E E.m.f. and voltage equality is achieved by generator exciting current regulation and is controlled with the help of a voltmeter (not shown). Change of frequency and generator e.m.f. phase is achieved by changing generator rotor rotation frequency. The validity of phase alternation is checked only during the first generator energizing. E.m.f. and voltages being in phase are controlled with the help of lamps, or zero special voltmeters Fig. 3.21 Improper synchronizing may cause serious emergency. If, for example, & G and U & mains are phase shifted by 180 at the instant of cutting in it is voltages E &G U & mains = 2U & mains ). equivalent to short-circuit at doubled voltage ( E Synchronizing with the help of a lamp syncroscope may be carried out according to damping circuit [Fig. 3.22(a)] or light rotation [Fig. 3.22(b)]. Synchronizing circuit for light damping is meant for switching on lamps 1, 2, 3 between like terminals of the generator and the mains. The instant of synchronizing corresponds to simultaneous damping of all the lamps. 117

synchronoscopes.

Synchronizing diagram for light rotation provides switching on lamps 1 and 2 between different terminals of the generator and the mains. The instant of synchronizing corresponds to luminescence of these two lamps with maximum brightness and lamp 3 damping which is cut in to like terminals of the generator and the mains. Fig. 3.22

The method of precise synchronizing suggests the availability of automatic synchronizers which regulate EG and f G of the synchronized

generator and cut in the generator automatically for parallel operation under necessary conditions. However, automatic synchronizers are complicated and require constant routine maintenance. Besides, in case of emergency 118

synchronizing process is delayed ( up to 510 min ) that is impermissible from viewpoint of prompt breaking down emergency situation. Self-synchronizing method implies that the generator is energized nonexcited ( EG =0) at rotation frequency close to the synchronous frequency, then exciting current is cut in and generator begins running in a synchronous manner. At self-synchronizing there occurs marked armature current rush (up to 3.5 I N ). However, this current is less than at sudden generator short circuit under open&G = U & mains as except for the resistance of generator circuit conditions at E armature winding the resistances of the main elements effect as well. Besides, current rush value is reduced by energizing winding of field damping resistance.

Synchronous machine operation in parallel with the mains at synchronous frequency is considered to be a synchronous duty. Consider a parallel non-salient pole machine neglecting pure resistance of armature winding phases ( ra = 0 ). Armature winding current is

& & & & = E U = U . I jxd jxd

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Reactive power change. Synchronous compensator duty. Provided that all the

conditions of parallel generator cutting in are fulfilled, armature current being zero, the machine runs at open-circuit duty. If generator exciting current after

& lagging U &, E &, U & & >U & and the current I synchronization is increased then E

The machine will release inductive current and reactive power. If one reduces

& relative to E & and U & <U & , leading current I & exciting generator current then E

develops [Fig. 3.23(b)]. The machine will release capacitive current and consume reactive power from the mains. Synchronous machine without real load but loaded by reactive current is called a synchronous compenstator.

Active power change. Generator and motor effect duty. Provided that the

machine cut in for parallel operation should generate active power, run under generator effect conditions it is necessary to increase mechanical torque on the

develops. Generator active power value is

P = m U I cos > 0 . If , on the other hand, machine rotor is being braked developing

& will lag U & & by an angle , current I mechanical load on the shaft, then e.m.f. E

& by an angle 90 0 < < 270 0 [Fig. 3.23(d)]. In this case the active will lag U power is P = m U I cos < 0 . The machine will run under motor effect conditions consuming active power from the mains.

P = f ( ) at E = const , n = const

Express the generator active power P from vector diagram (Fig. 3.24) assuming ra = 0 that

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m U (I d cos + I d sin ).

&q are also found from & d and I Values of armature current components I

the same vector diagram

Id =

E U sin , xd

Iq =

U sin , xq

m E U m U 2 1 1 sin 2 . P= sin + xd 2 xq xd

The first component of active power is due to electromagnetic excitation, the second component results from different magnetic resistances (magnetic asymmetry) along axes d and q.

Static stability. Static stability of a

synchronous machine is called the operating duty when under slight disturbances ( U , i f , n deviations) and after the termination of their action the former operation duty is restored. Synchronous machine operating duty exhibits static stability if P > 0 and it does not exhibit static stability if

P < 0 .

Fig. 3.24

A non-salient pole machine. From active power equation taking into

P=

m E U sin . xd

Fig. 3.25(a) shows angular characteristic of active power P = f ( ) of a non-salient pole machine under generator effect conditions. At P increase from zero angle will grow from = 0 0 . At critical load angle = 90 0 maximum power P = Pm is obtained. At further increase (more than 90 0 ) active generator power reduces. Thus, 0 < < 90 0 is stable running domain,

90 0 < < 180 0 is unstable running domain.

Fig. 3.25

A salient pole machine. Angular characteristic of salient pole machine active

power is shown in Fig. 3.25(b). Stable running domain of a salient pole machine is somewhat less than that of a non-salient pole machine and cr is about 60 0 .

3.8.4. Synchronizing Power (Synchronizing Torque) and Static Overload of Synchronous Machines

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As mentioned above within the fixed value range of load angle a synchronous machine tends to maintain synchronous operating duty. It is due to the fact that at angle deflection [Fig. 3.25(a)] to some value power P develops under the effect of which stable operation conditions are restored. Power P is called synchronizing power. The electromagnetic torque M , which is called synchronizing corresponds to this power. Synchronizing power factor is

Psm = 1 P m E U 1 = cos + m U 2 xd x xd q cos 2

Dependences of synchronizing power factors for non-salient and salient pole machines are shown in dash lines in Figs. 3.25(a) and 3.25(b). Positive sign of this factors is one of stability criteria of static operation duty. Static overload of a synchronous machine at

U = U n , i f = i fn

is specified

k

= Pm Pn .

The value of static overload factor k n should be not less than 1.6

1.7.

3.8.5. Synchronous Machine Running at Constant Active Power and Alternating Excitation

Consider the dependence of armature current I on exciting current i f at P = const in case of parallel running duty of a machine switched to the mains with infinitive power ( U = const ,

f1 = const ).

To determine this dependence we use the simplified vector diagram of nonsalient pole synchronous generator (Fig. 3.26).

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Fig. 3. 26

Fig.3.27

At P = const the active component of armature current I a = const , therefore vector point slides along line in vector diagram. If we suppose that xa 0 then E=U=const and referred component of exciting current i f developing resultant flux is also constant. Full referred exciting current is

& i f = i f I

As the full referred exciting current i f changes continuously the armature current I and cos change as well. At some value i f current value I is minimum, is armature I a and cos = 1 . At the increase of above value i f (over excitation duty and at its decrease (under excitation duty) the current I rises since its reactive component increases. Fig. 3.27 shows dependence character I = f i f

P = const . These dependences are called U -shaped characteristics because of their forms. Lower curve corresponds to P = 0 , in this case i f 0 being the exciting current value at E = U . Right characteristic areas correspond to the overexciting machine, left characteristic areas correspond to the underexciting machine. Line shows regulation machine characteristic at cos = 1 . Line shows stable duty limit at which = .

Different transients occur at sharp changes of a synchronous machine operating duty (load cutting in and off, closing and breaking electric windings,

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short-circuiting etc.). Transients in one machine may influence the other machines running in one energy supply system and cause serious emergency with heavy losses. Fig. 3.28 1 - generator armature, 2 - generator exciting (field) winding, 3 - generator witch, 4 - exciter armature, 5 - exciter field winding, 6 - exciting current 7 regulation rheostat of exciter, 8 - resistance of field damping, and 9 automation contacts of field damping (AFE). Transients of any character are described by differential equations. Salient pole synchronous machines possess magnetic and electrical asymmetry and the differential equations have complicated form. The most intensive transients in synchronous machines are caused by short circuits, which occur due to different reasons (damage and puncture of insulation, fall of power transmission supports, wire break etc.). Short circuits that occur at electrical machines running being charged are called sudden.

Given internal short circuits, in the armature winding of a synchronous generator (Fig. 3.28), the exciting current i f continues to develop the main magnetic flux and to induce an armature winding e.m.f., therefore large currents flow across it. To avoid generator damage it is necessary to bring the exciting current and flux to zero. Such action is called magnetic field killing. Field killing is possible by means of generator exciting winding circuit break with the help of contacts 8. This is however inadmissible because in this case too large e.m.f. is induced in the generator exciting winding, which is able 126

to cause insulation puncture. Under normal running conditions contacts 8 are closed and contacts 9 are open. At internal short circuits the relay protection closes contacts 9 and opens contacts 8. The generator exciting winding remains closed via resistance 7 of field killing. This resistance is 35 times higher than that exciting winding itself. In this case the greater resistance of field killing the quicker the current fades.

3.9.2. Physical Essence of Phenomena at Sudden Three-Phase Short Circuit of a Synchronous Generator

The process of sudden short circuit of armature winding is mainly similar to short circuit of any alternating circuit of secondary transformer winding. It means that there arise the forced periodic currents and free aperiodic currents, which fade with some time constants.

The theorem of flux linkage constancy. Differential equation of electric circuit

= ri , t where is a total flux linkage of this circuit due to both inherent flux and

= 0 , whence = const . Consequently, the flux t

Periodic and aperiodic currents of armature winding. According to the

should remain constant where ra , r f , ry are pure resistances of armature windings (phases), exciting and damper windings correspondingly. However, constant stator phase linkages may be developed only by aperiodic currents in phases of this winding. These currents produce aperiodic armature flux. Due to rotor rotation in armature winding phases there arise periodic sinusoidal currents with amplitude I m , which produce periodic armature flux directed in opposition to exciting winding flux keeping constant flux linkage of armature phases.

Periodic and aperiodic inductor currents. According to the theorm of flux

linkage constancy at r f = ry = 0 aperiodic armature flux causes periodic inductor currents and damper winding and the periodic armature flux causes aperiodic inductor currents i fa and damper winding currents i .

Values of sudden three-phase short circuit currents. Total subtransient current

i sh = i n + i a ,

where in is instantaneous value of periodic armature winding current, ia is instantaneous value of aperiodic armature winding current. Instantaneous value of short-circuit current during transient may be of three type: supertransient, transient and stable. Supertransient armature current is due to direct supertransient inductive

(Fig. reactance of armature winding x d

3.29), which is determined by the effect of damper and exciting windings. Fig. 3.29 128

Transient armature current is due to direct transient inductive armature winding reactance

(Fig. xd

3.30),

xd

determined

by

synchronous

Fig. 3.30 Aperiodic component of short-circuit current at Periodic component of short-circuit current at current.

t = equals zero.

Supertransient current is

short-circuit

, i st = 2 E m / x d

where E m is amplitude value of armature phase e.m.f. 1 = xa + xd , 1 1 1 + + xad xf xy where Fig. 3.31 xf , xy are inductive

As in the transformer large electrodynamic stresses arise in armature winding at short circuit. These stresses tend to turn down the frontal parts of armature winding. Cyclic deformations of frontal parts, especially the parts close to the slot exit, may cause damage and puncture of isolation. Therefore, reliable bracing of frontal armature winding is required for large power machines. 129

As compared with induction motors the synchronous motors have significant advantages: the motors can run at cos = 1 and do not consume reactive power from the mains, the synchronous motor torque is proportional to the voltage M U (for induction motors M U 2 ), the synchronous motor induction motor due to small losses, the rotation frequency does not depend on the load. However, synchronous motors are more complicated constructively and require d.c. supply to energize the exciting winding. There are also difficulties at their starting. There are the following starting modes of synchronous motors: Starting with the help of extraneous (outside) motor. Rotor of the exciting motor is set into rotation up to the frequency close to the synchronous one and is cut in to three-phase circuit with the help of a synchronizer. Then the auxiliary motor is cut off. Induction starting. This mode assumes that a starting winding rotor in pole tips is available. Non-excited synchronous motor is cut into three-phase alternating mains by stator winding. Rotating magnetic field induces e.m.f. in rotor starting winding, which produces currents in closed limbs of rotor winding. Interaction of these currents with armature field produces the torque, which causes the rotor to rotate. After starting (reaching synchronous rotation efficiency is higher than that of an

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frequency 95%) exciting winding is energized and the motor starts running in a synchronous manner. Synchronous motor running characteristics are the dependences of rotor rotation frequency n , current in armature winding I1 , consumed active power

P1 , power factor cos 1 , net torque M 2 on the net power P2 (Fig. 3.32).

Rotor rotation frequency n remains constant and does not depend on the load, therefore diagram n = f (P2 ) is a straight line parallel to X-axis. Net torque on a synchronous motor shaft M 2 = f (P2 ) is a straight line passing through the origin. Power P1 and current I1 correspond to the values at P2 = 0 as there are losses and no-load current. Position of characteristic

cos 1 = f (P2 ) depends on the

Fig. 3.32

3.10.2. Synchronous Compensators

Synchronous compensators are meant for compensation of power factor of the mains and maintaining standard power supply in the districts of consumer loads grouping. Overexcitation duty of a synchronous compensator when it gives up reactive power to the mains is considered to be normal. There are no drive motors in a synchronous compensator and they are synchronous motors in themselves running under no-load conditions. In so

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doing they consume small active power to compensate the losses. Starting mode of synchronous compensators is the same as that of synchronous motors. This does not raise the question as to static stability in synchronous compensators, they are manufactured with small air gap that allows lightening exciting winding and reducing the cost of the machine.

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Direct current machines are widely used as motors of wide-range and smooth regulation of rotation speed (rolling mills, electric drawbar of transport, powerful metal lathes). Direct current (d.c.) generators are used in different transport and other installations (for energizing electric drives with wide-range regulation of rotation speed, in electrolysis industry etc.). Besides, they are exciters and pilot exciters of large synchronous generators. 4.1. Simple D.C. Machine Design and Operating Principle In Fig. 4.1. a simple design of d.c. machine is shown. Fixed part of the machine known as inductor consists of poles and a steel yoke to which the poles are attached. An inductor is meant for producing basic magnetic flux in the machine. An inductor of a simple d.c. machine has two poles (1) and an yoke (not shown). Rotating part of the machine consists of a cylindrical armature (2)

Fig. 4.1. and a collector (3) attached to the shaft. The armature consists of a steel laminated core and winding packed in the slots of armature core. Armature winding has one turn connected with isolated from the shaft two copper 133

collector segments. Armature winding is connected with external circuit by collector and brushes (4). The main magnetic flux in d.c. machines is usually induced by exciting winding which is arranged on the pole core and is energized by direct current. Magnetic flux flows from N-pole through the armature to S-pole and through the yoke, then it flows to N-pole again by passing twice the air gap. Pole cores are produced of electric steel. Operating principle of a generator. When rotating clockwise e.m.f. is induced in armature winding conductors, its direction may be determined according to right-hand rule. The value of induced in the conductor e.m.f. is

ec = B * l *

where is magnetic induction, l is active conductor length, being linear frequency of conductor shifting. E Total armature e.m.f. of the machine considered is Ea = 2*ec . E.m.f. a is variable as armature winding conductors run downwards N-pole and S-pole. As a result e.m.f. direction in the conductor changes. If armature winding is closed with the help of brushes through external circuit alternating current develops in the winding and direct current develops in external circuit. This is because there is always a segment under the upper brash connected with the conductor placed under N-pole and there is a segment under the brush connected with the conductor arranged under S-pole. As a result, polarity of brushes and current direction in external circuit are invariable. Thus, generator collector is a mechanical rectifier which converts alternating current of armature winding to direct current of external circuit. General view of d.c. machine is shown in Fig. 4.2.

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Fig. 4.2. 1-shaft, 2-back end shield, 3-collector, 4-brushes, 5-armature core, 6-main pole core, 7-exiciting winding, 8-engine bed, 9-front end shield, 10-ventilator, 11bracing lugs, 12-bearing

4.2. Armature Windings of D.C. Machines

In modern d.c. machines armature winding is placed in the slots on external armature surface. These windings are called drum windings. Armature windings are divided into lap and spiral windings. There are windings which refer to combination of these two windings ( combined windings ). Main element of each winding is a section consisting of one or several series turns which are attached to two collector segments by two ends. Resulting pitch of any winding is

y = y1 + y 2 ,

where y1 , y 2 are the first and the second partial pitches of the winding.

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Ze , 2p

where Z e = Z U s is elemental slot number which is equal to the number of collector segments , Z being the number of actual armature slots, U s is the number of elementary slots in one actual armature slot, is the fraction at which pitch y1 is an integral number, 2 p being the pole number. The signs ( ) in front of mean lengthened or shortened pitch. As a rule shortened pitch is taken because of less copper consumption due to smaller length of frontal windings. The second partial pitch is defined by the formula

y 2 = y y1 .

Resultant pitch around the collector yC shows the distance in collector division between the centres of collector laminations to which the ends of the given segment yC = y are attached. Collector division is the width of a collector lamination and insulation lining gauge.

4.2.1. Lap Windings Simplex lap winding. Fig. 4.3(a) and 4.3 (b) show the segments of simplex lap

y = y C = 1 ,

where the signs ( ) imply right-hand [Fig. 4.3(a)] and left-hand [Fig. 4.3(b)] windings. The number of parallel branches 2a of simplex lap winding is equal to that of the pole.

Complex lap winding. Complex lap winding is considered to be the combination

of m simplex windings operating in parallel with brushes. Resultant pitch of complex lap winding is y = y = m . The first and the second partial winding pitches are calculated in the same manner as for simplex lap winding. Parallel branch number is 2a = 2 pm . 136

Fig. 4.3.

Fig. 4.4.

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4.2.2. Spiral Windings Simplex spiral winding. Fig. 4.6 (a) and 4.6(b) show the segments of simplex

y = y = 1 , p

where the signs ( ) imply right-hand [Fig. 4.6(a)] and left-hand [Fig. 4.6(b)] windings.

Fig. 4.5.

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The first and the second partial pitches of the winding are determined in the same manner as for simplex lap winding. Parallel branch number of simplex spiral windings is 2 = 2. Fig. 4.6 shows expanded diagram of simplex spiral winding.

Fig. 4.6.

Complex spiral winding. Complex spiral winding is considered to be the

combination of m simplex spiral windings operating in parallel with brushes. Resultant winding pitch is

y=

m . p

Parallel branch number is 2a = 2m . The diagram of simplex spiral winding wiht 2p=4, Z=Z= S=K=17, y1 = 4; y 2 = 4; y = 8.

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When designing d.c. machine it is necessary to define the relations (dependences) between the main magnetic flux and exciting winding current of poles ie . Machine magnetic circuit is shown in Fig. 4.7, magnetic line of force of the torque is shown as a dashed line.

Fig. 4.7. Magnetic circuit can be calculated based on the law of total current

Hdl = i ,

where H is magnetic field strength, A/m; dl is magnetic line length element, m;

Exact calculation of circular integral is difficult in practice, therefore magnetic circuit is divided into areas and integral is substituted for the sum assuming that strength H of each area is constant. 140

Magnetic circuit consists of the following areas: air gap ( ), armature teeth ( hz ), armature back ( La ), poles ( hm ), yoke ( L y ). Exciting winding m.m.f. to the pole expressed through m.m.f. of magnetic circuit areas is

Fe = F + Fz + Fa + Fm + Fy , A,

where Fe = we * ie is exciting winding m.m.f., we , ie . is turn number and exciting winding current, F = H * is air gap m.m.f., Fa = H a * La is armature back m.m.f.,

Fm = H m * hm

is pole m.m.f.,

Fy = H y * L y

mean lengthes of magnetic lines of force, m. When calculating magnetic circuit based on preset value of armature e.m.f. Ea and induction proportional to it in air gap B one determines the value H in separate circuit areas is determined. When performing Fe calculation for some values of the main flux the dependence = f (ie ) called magnetization curve or magnetic characteristic of the machine is plotted. The values of saturation factor of magnetic circuit k s for general purpose machines vary between 1.25 1.35 .

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At machine load ( I a 0 ) armature winding produces inherent magnetic field. Armature and inductor fields acting simultaneously develop resultant field. Armature field action on inductor field is called armature reaction. In direct current machine is defined by brush position relative to geometric neutral line.

Fig. 4.8. Geometric neutral line is a line running through rotor rotation axis in radial direction in the centre between two adjacent poles.

Lateral armature reaction. If there is current in exciting winding and there

is no current in armature winding ( I a = 0 ) there exists only induction magnetic field, the pattern is shown in Fig. 4.8(a). The geometric neutral line 1-1 in this 142

case is the physical neutral line at the same time as the induction of inductor field is equal to zero at the same points on armature surface through which lines of geometric neutral run. If there is current in armature winding and there is no current in exciting winding ( ie = 0 ) and the brushes are fixed on geometrical neutral line 1-1 the armature field axis is directed on lateral inductor axis and is called lateral armature reaction [Fig. 4.8(b)]. If the currents flow across exciting windings and armature windings then inductor and armature fields arise at the same time. As seen from Fig. 4.8(c) lateral armature reaction causes field weakening of one pole part and strengthening of the other one. Due to this fact resultant field axis is turned according to the generator rotation and is in the opposite direction in a motor. Physical neutral line is shifted from position 1-1 to position 2-2 through some angle under the effect of lateral armature reaction. It is called the line of physical neutral. In a generator physical neutral is shifted towards armature rotation and it is shifted in the opposite direction in a motor. Direct armature reaction. If the brushes are shifted from geometric neutral line by 90 el. grades [Fig. 4.8(d)] armature field axis is directed on inductor direct axis and is called direct armature reaction field. This field depending on armature current direction exerts magnetizing or demagnetizing effect on induction field.

General case. If the brushes are geometrical by neutral shifted by some

angle < 90 el. grades there are both lateral and direct (magnetizing or demagnetizing) components of armature reaction.

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reaction influence the magnetic flux induction distribution of inductor and armature in air gap should be considered and the analysis of resultant magnetic flux is carried out on this basis (Fig. 4.9). Induction distribution of the inductor magnetic field (1) is symmetrical relative to the axis of pole close to trapezium-shaped. Distribution of armature winding m.m.f. (2) is of larger value on geometric neutral line and it equals zero along poles axis. However, in Fig.4.9 the magnetic gap induction with distribution of armature field (3) coincides armature m.m.f. distribution only

within the range of pole tips. Interpolar space magnetic induction of armature field sharply decreases that is due to by large magnetic resistance. Induction distribution of resultant field in air gap is obtained by summing up distributions (1) and (3) and it corresponds to nonsaturated magnetic circuit (4). If the machine magnetic circuit is saturated there occurs both induction distortion of resultant field (5) and decrease in value. D.c. machine armature reaction shows negative effect. The voltage between adjacent commutator segments increases at the expense of magnetic field distortion that deteriorates commutation conditions. If the resultant field induction is reduced the operating conditions of the machine deteriorate, i.d., generator e.m.f. and motor torque decrease. 144

The effective method against harmful influence of armature reaction is application of compensating winding. Compensating winding is placed into the slots of pole tips and is energized in series with armature winding. In such case its m.m.f. FC is in opposite direction to armature winding Fa . Compensating winding is uniformly distributed over the entire surface of main pole tips. Magnetic field with compensating winding remains practically invariable when there is transition from open-circuit to load duty. However the machine with compensating winding is more expensive and its design becomes more complicated. These windings are used in the largest rating machines operating at sharp load range.

4.5. Commutation

The reasons causing sparking on the commutator are divided into mechanical, potential and commutating (electromagnetic). Mechanical reasons are considered to be low brush pressure on the commutator, salient insulation of commutator segments, commutator pollution, brush distortion etc. Potential reasons arise from the voltage between adjacent commutator segments, when the level of the voltage exceeds acceptable limits (e.g. the voltage is 3035V for larger rating machines). Specified limit excess may cause flashover, which is dangerous for the machine. Commutational sparking reasons are caused by physical processes that occur in the machine at section transition from one parallel branch to another. Commutation quality according to State Standard is estimated by sparking degree (commutation grade) under the brush back. There are five grades of sparking, i.e., 1, 1 , 1 , 2, 3 . Sparking grades 1, 1 , 1 operating duties. So-called sparkless commutation (sparking grade 1) is adjusted in the machine. 145

1 4 1 2 1 4 1 are allowable at any 2

As brushes and commutator wear down sparking arises which may be significant and dangerous for the machine (sparking grade 2, 3). Significant sparking leads to brush scorch and blackened commutator that is favourable for futher sparking.

Physical commutation principle. Current ia change in the section when it is

switching from one parallel branch to another is called commutation. The section in which commutation arises is called commutating section and time period during which commutation process takes place is called commutating

Fig. 4.10 period. Fig. 4.10 (a), 4.10(b), and 4.10(c) show series commutation of section K. Commutator brush arc is considered to be equal to commutator division. Assume that e.m.f. is not induced in commutating section during the whole period of commutation. During commutating period the current in the section changes from + i a up to i a and is represented as a straight line 1(Fig. 4.11). This commutation is called straight-line or ideal commutation. Straight-line commutation is acceptable, as it does not cause sparking. Under actual conditions commutation process is more complicated. At quick current change in commutating section self-induction e.m.f. is induced

e L = LS

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As one actual slot may comprise some elementary ones self-induction e.m.f. develops in the commutating section

e = M S

dia , dt

where M S is mutual inductance of simultaneously commutating sections. Both e.m.f. induce reactive Fig. 4.11. e.m.f. in the commutating section

er = eL + e .

Besides, e.m.f. of lateral armature reaction field directed in accordance with reactive e.m.f. er is induced in the commutating section. In the machines with compoles their magnetic flux induces e.m.f. in the commutating section eC . Thus, e.m.f. is induced in the commutation section

e = er

1. 2. 3.

eC .

e 0,

er > eC , lagging commutation is observed (2),

e 0,

iad =

where

e , rC

rC

is the sum of electric resistances for additional commutating

current.

Techniques of commutation improvement. On the basis of analysing

dependences of additional current the following techniques of commutation improvement are possible, i.e., 147

1. application of commutating poles to induce commutating e.m.f. eC , 2. decrease of reactive e.m.f. er , 3. selection of brush mark. Commutating poles are fixed in the centre between the main poles and commutating pole winding is energized in series to armature winding curcuit. Commutating pole core is made of steel and is monolithic in construction. If there are no commutating poles reactive e.m.f. the value er may be decreased due to inductance section LS decrease by means of section turn number

2 reduction ( L S w S ). Suitable brush mark improves commutation. It is

appropriate to use carbon-graphite, graphite and electrographitized brushes as they provide the largest value of transient reactance.

4.6. Armature Winding E.M.F. and Electromagnetic Torque 4.6.1. Armature E.M.F.

Em = Bm l v ,

where Bm is mean value of air gap induction, l being armature core length,

v=

Dn

60

frequency and D being armature diameter. Armature circumference D is expressed through pole pitch

D = 2 p , then v = 2 p n .

60

Armature winding e.m.f. value is Ea = Em

2p n N N , = Bm l 2a 60 2a

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where N is effective conductors number of armature winding, 2 is parallel branch number. Substituting Bm l = in the expression for we obtain

Ea =

pN pN n or E a = C e n where C e = . 60 a 60 a

4.6.2. Electromagnetic Torque

Fem = m l ia ,

where i a =

I D N = Bm l a N . 2 2a

Electromagnetic torque is

M = Fem

As D = 2 p , = Bm l we obtain M = C I a , where

C =

pN . 2 a

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4.7. D.C. Generators 4.7.1. General Information Concerning D.C. Generators The classification of d.c. generators. D.c. generators may be classified as

generators of separate excitation and self-excitation generators (Fig. 4.12). Generators of separate excitation are divided into generators with electromagnetic excitation [Fig. 4.12(a)], their exciting winding is cut in to extraneous d.c. supply and magnetoelectric generators with permanent magnets excitation. Generators with self-excitation are divided into generators of shunt excitation [Fig. 4.12(b)], of series excitation [Fig. 4.12(c)] and of compound excitation [Fig. 4.12(d)] depending on the mode of winding actuation.

(a)

(c)

(d)

Generators of compound excitation have two exciting windings arranged on the main poles: shunt and series one. 150

P1

without

mechanical p mec , magnetic pm and additional losses are transformed into electromagnetic power Pem which are partially spent for electrical losses in armature circuit pea and the Fig.4.13 remainder is the net power P2 , p e -exciting winding losses. Based on the above information following this leads to the

The equation of torques. If one divides both parts of the above equation are

M r = M 0 + M em ,

where M r =

At unsettled duty when rotation frequency n changes the dynamic torque develops

M dyn = J

d , dt

where J is moment of inertia of the rotating part. In general case, when n const we obtain 151

r = 0 + em + dyn = st + dyn ,

where st = 0 + em is static torque.

The equation of generator e.m.f. and voltages. The voltage across the terminals

of armature winding is

U = E a I a R a ,

where E a = ce n is armature winding, e.m.f., Ra = ra + Rb is circuit resistance of armature, ra is armature winding resistance, Rb is brush contact resistance.

Self-excitation principle of a shunt d.c. generator. Self-excitation principle is

based on the fact that machine magnetic system being magnetized keeps small residual flux r (of the order of 2 3 % from nominal exciting flux). Flux r induces residual e.m.f. Er during rotor rotation. As exciting winding is cut in to armature circuit current ie begins flowing and e is developed. If fluxes r and e act accordantly armature winding e.m.f. increases that leads to increasing the exciting current increase. It occurs until generator voltage is balanced by voltage drop of exciting circuit, i.e. ie re = U 0 . Fig. 4.14 combines generator open-circuit characteristic (1) and voltage drop dependence of exciting winding (2). Angle of a straight line slope (2) resistance. The point of to intersection corresponds self-excitation is proportional to exciting circuit

process completion. However at some resistance of exciting circuit dependence ie re = f (ie ) becomes Fig.4.14 152 tangential to a straight line portion

of open-circuit characteristic (3, angle cr ). Under these conditions generator is not subjected to self-excitation. Exciting circuit resistance at which generator self-excitation discontinues is known as critical ( recr ). Generator self-excitation is possible only at rotation frequency exceeding some value called critical ncr . Open-circuit characteristic (4) corresponds to critical generator rotation frequency. Thus, d.c. generator self-excitation is possible under the following conditions: 1) there is residual magnetic flux r , 2) exciting winding flux e should coincide with residual magnetic flux r in direction, 3) exciting circuit resistance should be less than critical, 4) armature rotation frequency should be sufficient, more than critical.

4.7.2. D.C. Generator Characteristics

D.c. generator operating characteristics are analyzed with the help of opencircuit, short-circuit, external, regulating and load characteristics. These characteristics are taken almost under the same conditions and are of the same character as that of a synchronous generator.

Open-circuit characteristic. E = f (ie ) at I a = 0, n = const

For d.c. generator with separate excitation open-circuit characteristic is shown in Fig. 4.15(a). The curve has the form of a non-wide hysterisis loop. The centre dash line represents design characteristic according to which magnetic circuit saturation factor is determined. For a shunt generator open-circuit characteristic is of the same character as that of a separate excitation generator but the characteristic may be obtained only for one quadrant of coordinate axes.

External characteristic. U = f (I ) at ie = const ( re = const ), n = const

External characteristic for the generator of separate excitation (1) is shown in 153

Fig. 4.15(b). Falling feature of curve is due to demagnetizing effect of armature reaction and voltage drop in armature winding circuit. External characteristic of a shunt generator (2) is closer to that of a separate excitation generator. This is because apart from above reasons typical of the generator with separate excitation winding the third reason is added - exciting current decrease caused by voltage decrease across the terminals of exciting winding. External characteristic of a compound generator depends on joint action of series and shunt exciting windings. At accordant energizing the windings external characteristic (3) runs above the characteristic (1) (series winding shows magnetizing effect). At energizing windings in opposition external characteristic runs below the characteristic (2) (series winding shows magnetizing effect).

Fig. 4.15

Regulation characteristic. ie = f (I ) at U = const , n = const

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Regulation characteristic for a separate excitation (1) is shown in Fig. 4.15(c). The exciting should be increased current for compensating voltage drop in armature winding and demagnetizing effect of armature reaction. Regulation characteristic for a shunt generator remains the same as that of the generator of separate excitation (2). Regulation characteristic for a compound generator depends on the mode of energizing series and shunt windings. At accordant energizing the characteristic (3) runs below (1, 2) and at energizing the oncoming circuit (4) it runs above (1, 2).

Load curve. U = f (ie ) at I = const , n = const

Load curve of a separate excitation generator (2) is shown in Fig. 4.15(d) and it lies below open-circuit characteristic curve (1). The reason is that exciting current increase is necessary to compensate demagnetizing effect of armature reaction and voltage drop in armature winding circuit. Load curve of a parallel generator (3) is the same as that of a separate excitation generator. Load curve of a compound generator depends on the mode of energizing series and shunt windings. In case of accordant energizing the windings the curve (4) lies above the curves (2, 3) and in the case of energizing the windings oncoming circuit (5) it lies below.

Short-circuit characteristic. I a = f (ie ) at U = 0 , n = const

U = E a I a Ra .

In the case of short circuit we obtain U = 0, a I a =

Ea . As Ra is small one Ra

needs to reduce e.m.f. E a should be reduced otherwise current I a will be very large. It may be done at the expense of exciting winding current. The characteristic will be linear, as magnetic circuit is not saturated [Fig. 4.15(d)]. Short-circuit characteristics for other generators may be obtained only at 155

Parallel generator operation is determined by regular consumer supply, deficient low power of one generator, etc. Conditions of parallel energizing are the following: E.m.f. of the energized generator E should be equal to voltage of the mains

U mains ,

Terminal polarity of the energized generator should correspond to the polarity of terminals of the mains.

Fig. 4.16(a) shows the diagram of a shunt generator energized for parallel operation. Assume that generator characteristic runs below the characteristic (2) (series winding

shows magnetizing effect). G1 develops voltage U mains across the terminals of the mains.

To energize generator G2 in parallel one should proceed as follows. Generator G2 armature is accelerated to nominal rotation speed and closing switch 1 the generator is gradually excited up to e.m.f. E = U mains . If generator terminal polarity corresponds to terminal polarity of the mains voltmeter reading V0 is equal to zero at E = U mains . In this case switch 2 is closed and generator G2 is energized in parallel to generator G1

I2 =

E U mains , Ra 2

where Ra 2 is armature circuit resistance of generator G2. To load generator G2 its e.m.f. should be increased at the expense of exciting current increase. In so doing the mains voltage should remain constant and generator G1 exciting current should be minimized. At load currents change I1 and I 2 are distributed between the generators according to their external characteristics [Fig. 4.16(b)].

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Fig.4.16

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Electrical machines possess reversibility characteristics, i.e. they may operate both under generator effect conditions and motor effect conditions. According to the mode of excitation d.c. motors are divided like generators into the motors of separate, shunt, series and compound excitation.

Energetic motor diagram of shunt excitation is shown in Fig. 4.17. Primary

power P1 is electric power and is consumed from the mains. At the expense of

Fig.4.17 this power excitation losses p e and electrical losses in armature circuit pea are compensated and the remainder is electromagnetic power Pem = a I a , which is transformed into mechanical one. Magnetic pm , additional pad and mechanical

p mec losses are compensated at the expense of mechanical power.

M em = 0 + e+ dyn ,

where em = em is electromagnetic torque, 0 =

m + ad + mec is

d being dt

open-circuit torque, e is load torque on the shaft, M dyn = J dynamic torque, J being moment of inertia of the rotating part. 158

At

stable

operating

conditions

this

leads

to

the

following

M dyn = 0, em = st , where st = 0 + e .

Voltage and current equations. Armature winding voltage is

E a = ce n is armature winding e.m.f.

U Ea , where Ra

frequency is

n=

U I a Ra . ce

I a = M c from the equation for electromechanical torque the

Using

n=

Ra M U . 2 ce ce c

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Three modes of motor starting are possible, namely, 1. Direct-on starting, 2. Reduced-voltage starting, 3. Resistor starting. At n = 0 e.m.f. E a = 0 that is why armature winding current is I a =

U . Ra

Direction-on starting is used only for smaller rating motors possessing very high Ra and therefore at starting I a (4 6 )I an is obtained. In larger rating motors starting current limitation is reached by voltage decrease in armature circuit. However, it is possible when applying separate supply with regulation voltage. When energizing starting resistor armature the winding armature current decreases as well and is equal to

Ia =

U Ea . Ra + RS

U , where RS is resistance of starting rheostat. The value Ra + RS

At n = 0, I a =

Fig. 4.18

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RS

I a = (1.4 1.7 ) I n .

Consider starting of a shunt excitation motor with the help of starting resistance in detail (Fig. 4.18). Before starting reverse contact RC of starting resistor takes up zero position and the motor circuits are open. At the instant of starting the reverse contact RC (with the help of a handle) is switched to position 1. The circuit of armature winding and excitation are energized through fixed arch A along which contact RC slides. As a result currents I a , ie and torque develop. The armature begins rotating at increased frequency n [Fig. 4.18(b)]. At n increase e.m.f. E a begins increasing and current I a and torque begin decreasing. As soon as current I a reaches the value I a min = (1.1 1.3) I an , contact RC is switched to position 2. Due to resistance RS decrease current I a increases instantly because of low inductance of armature circuit, torque increases as well. n grows and as a result E a increases. As for the values I a and they decrease again. At reverse contact RC transition to positions 3, 4, 5 the process occurs as described above and the motor starts running under steady-state conditions. Stage number of a starting resistor and value of their resistances are calculated based on the condition that minimum and maximum armature current values are similar at all stages.

There are three modes of rotation speed regulation, i.e., by excitation flux change, by parallel cutting in additional resistor Rad , by regulating armature winding voltage. 161

The first mode makes it possible to regulate rotation frequency upwards from the nominal one. As the regulation is done by low-powered excitation circuit this mode is considered to be economic. The second mode makes it possible to regulate rotation speed downwards from the nominal one and is linked with significant losses in resistance Rad . This regulation mode has low energetic indices. The third mode makes it possible to regulate rotation frequency downwards from the nominal one a motor operation at U > U n is not possible. In spite of perfect regulation characteristics it requires separate power supply.

Conditions of motor operation stability. By stable-state motor conditions is

meant the motor ability to restore stable-state conditions at even smaller disturbances as soon as they stop. Motor operation stability depends on its mechanical characteristic M = f (n ) and on torque dependence of shaft resistance M st = f (n ) . The occurance of the last dependence is defined by mechanism properties actuated by the motor. Fig. 4.19(a) and 4.19(b) show two characteristic cases of motor operation. Point of two shown characteristics of intersection corresponds to steady-state operating conditions (M = M st ) with rotation speed n A .

As it

Fig.4.19

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follows from Fig. 4.19 a operating conditions are steady-state if Motor operating conditions will be unstable [Fig. 4.19(b)] if

dM dM st < . dn dn

dM dM st > . dn dn

Motor operation properties are defined by performance characteristics. Dependences of rotation speed n, torque and net voltage on motor shaft, i.e.

n, M = f (P2 ) are of interest.

n=

U I a Ra . ce

Fig. 4.20(a) shows dependence n = f (P2 ) for a shunt motor (1). Falling curve n is determined by voltage drop predominance in armature winding circuit over demagnetizing armature reaction otherwise dependence n = f (P2 ) is increasing (2) that is impermissible in terms of stable motor operation. Therefore, to obtain falling curve n light series winding called stabilizing winding is used. This winding is energized to compensate demagnetizing armature reaction.

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In a series motor magnetic flux depends on load current as ie = I a . In so doing armature rotation speed is n= U I a Ra , Ia ce

a series motor (3) shows that at light loads (less than 20% from nominal one) rotation speed n decreases sharply and may reach critical values. Therefore motor operation at open-circuit duty is not possible. In compound motor dependence n = f (P2 ) is determined by e.m.f. ratio of parallel and series windings. In case when parallel exciting winding is powerful dependence (4) will be closer to the curve (1), when series winding is powerful it is closer to the curve (3). In general case dependences curve (4) lies between the curves (1) and (3).

Dependence

M = f ( P2 )

motor (1). At n = const M = f ( P2 ) should be linear. However, at load increase motor rotation frequency decreases and dependence M = f ( P2 ) is non-linear, where M 0 is open-circuit torque. For a series motor electromagnetic torque value may be obtained according to the formula

2 M = c I a = c Ia ,

where = k I a , c = c k . Fig. 4.20(b) shows dependence M = f ( P2 ) for a series motor (2). At large motor loads magnetic system saturation occurs, magnetic flux does not practically change and characteristic M = f ( P2 ) becomes linear. For a compound motor (3) dependence M = f ( P2 ) lies between (1) and (2).

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If quick stop or rotation frequency decrease is required motor braking is performed. Braking with electrical machine electromagnetic torque application is called electric braking. There are three kinds of braking, i.e., regenerative, dynamic and reverse-current.

Regenerative braking is more economic as it is based on motor transition to

generator effect condition with power supply to the mains. If the torque is applied to motor shaft directed towards armature rotation under open-circuit conditions rotation speed and e.m.f. E a increases. When e.m.f. E a reaches voltage U the machine does not consume current from the mains. At futher increase of external torque e.m.f. E a is higher than voltage U. In armature circuit current is induced with another direction. In so doing the machine runs under generator effect conditions. Electromagnetic torque also changes the direction and becomes braking one with reference to external torque acting on machine shaft. Braking torque value is regulated by excitation current.

Dynamic braking implies that motor armature winding is disconnected and

closed for load resistance. In so doing mechanical energy of the rotating part is transformed to electrical energy which is spent for heating of load resistance. Armature current under this conditions changes its direction and developed electromagnetic torque shows braking effect.

Reverse-current braking is used in the case of intensive braking. Its principle

lies in the fact that motor electromagnetic torque which becomes braking changes the direction by changing current in exciting winding ( or in armature winding ).

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SUPPLEMENT The questions for self-control of residual knowledge Transformers: Variant I. 1.What ways to connect three-phase transformer windings do you know? 2.What is the transformer winding connection group determined by? 3.What is no-load duty? 4.What transformer losses are called constant? 5.What transformer is called a three-windings one? Variant II. 1.What three-phase transformer is called a group one? 2.At what connection of secondary and primary windings does the transformer have an odd connection group? 3.What is meant by the short-circuit voltage? 4.What provides adjustment of secondary transformer voltage? 5.At what transformer load do the currents of reverse and zero sequence appear? Variant III. 1.What transformer is called idealized? 2.Why does the cross section of the core in power transformers have a stepped form? 3.What parameters of the equivalent circuit can result from the no-load duty? 4.Under what conditions does the transformer have the maximum efficiency value? 5.When do the currents of zero sequence flow in the transformer winding connected in the star? Variant IV. 1.What ways of connecting the transformer core and yoke do you know? 2.What is meant by the transformer transformation ratio? 3.Write the equation for the transformer magnetization forces. 4.What parameters of the equivalent circuit characterize the transformer shortcircuit test? 5.What is the difference between the sudden (operational) short-circuit mode and test mode? Variant V. 1.What function does the transformer oil have in power transformers? 2. Why does the transformer power coefficient in the short-circuit mode remain constant, the supplied voltage changing? 3.Name the conditions for parallel operation of single-phase transformers? 4.In what three-phase transformer are the fluxes of zero sequence closed on the main magnetic path? 5.What is the difference between an autotransformer and a transformer? 167

Induction machines: Variant I. 1.By what external features is it possible to determine a phase-rotor induction motor? 2.What three-phase winding is called short-cut? 3.What is the motor slip at the start equal to? 4.Under what conditions does the single-phase induction motor have a starting torque? 5.Why is an induction regulator called a rotating autotransformer? Variant II. 1.Why can the induction motor frame surface be ribbed? 2.What is the three-phase winding distribution coefficient equal to, if the number of pole and phase slots is equal to unity? 3.In what mode does the induction machine operate, if its slip value is negative? 4.Why is the motor efficiency always less than unity? 5.What losses in an induction motor are called variable? Variant III. 1.Why is the motor stator core made of electric sheet steel? 2.Is it possible to make a single-layer winding with a fractional number q (number of slots on poles and phases? 3.Why is additional active resistance fed into the phase-rotor winding circuit? 4.When does the motor efficiency reach its maximum value? 5.At what slip is the motor torque maximum? Variant IV. 1.How does the induction motor rotor winding with the short-circuited rotor look like? 2.What magnetic field is created, if one phase is fed by the alternating current? 3.Name the ways of regulating the rotation frequency of the squirrel-cage rotor induction motor. 4.What induction motor losses are called constant? 5.What is meant by the no-load condition of the motor? Variant V. 1.How does a rotor winding of the phase-rotor induction motor look like? 2.Under what conditions does the m-phase winding create rotating magnetic field? 3.Name the ways of starting induction motors. 4.What is meant by the short-circuit mode of the motor? 5.What is the current frequency in the rotor winding equal to, when the rotor is drugged? Synchronous machines: Variant I. 1.What synchronous machine is called salient-pole? 168

2.What does the armature reaction in the synchronous machine depend on? 3.What is the generator external characteristic and under what conditions is it got? 4.What dependence is considered angular characteristic of the synchronous generator? 5.Where is the starting winding placed in the salient-pole synchronous generator? Variant II. 1.What synchronous machine is called non-salient pole? 2.What is the armature reaction character in the generator at inductive and capacitive load? 3.What is regulation characteristic and under what conditions is it got? 4.What is the maximum load angle value for steady operation of the synchronous non-salient pole generator? 5.Why does the motor rotor rotation frequency remain constant at the change of the load? Variant III. 1.How is magnetic field distribution close to sinusoidal achieved in the air-gap of the salient-pole synchronous machine? 2.What character does the generator armature reaction have at active load? 3.Name the conditions of switching in parallel the synchronous generator with powerful mains. 4.What is the reactive component of the electromagnetic torque in the salientpole generator conditioned by? 5.What is necessary to be done for the synchronous machine switched in parallel to operate in the generator mode? Variant IV. 1.How is magnetic field distribution close to sinusoidal achieved in the air-gap of a non-salient-pole synchronous machine? 2.Why is Pottier diagram used? 3.Name the losses, which appear at the synchronous generator operation. 4.What determines the synchronous motor rotation frequency? 5.What should be done for the synchronous machine switched in parallel to operate in the compensator mode? Variant V. 1.How is current supply to the synchronous machine excitation winding achieved constructively? 2.Why does the no-load characteristic of the synchronous generator have a nonlinear character? 3.Name the components of the resultant EMF of the synchronous salient-pole generator. 4.Name the ways to start the synchronous motor. 5.What should be done for the synchronous machine switched in parallel to 169

operate in the generator mode? Direct current machines: Variant I. 1.Name the parts of the d.c.machine magnetic circuit. 2.How is it possible to achieve the armature reaction compensation in the d.c.machine? 3.What characteristic is called the external characteristic of the generator? 4.Name the conditions of switching the d.c.generator in parallel. 5.How will the d.c.motor rotation frequency change, if the excitation current decreases? Variant II. 1.What are the reasons for the main pole to be made of electric sheet steel? 2.When does the armature reaction in the d.c.machine called lateral? 3.When does the straight-line commutation in the d.c.machine exist? 4.Name the conditions of the d.c.generator self-excitation. 5.What is the armature current of the d.c.motor equal to at the start? Variant III. 1.What is the value of additional pole in the d.c.machine? 2.Determine the MMF of the armature back, the magnetic flux being known and the machine having geometrical dimensions. 3. What is the armature EMF of the d.c.motor equal to at the start? 4.Under what conditions does a machine have the maximum efficiency? 5.How is it possible to reduce the motor armature rotation frequency? Variant IV. 1.What is the resultant simple lap winding pitch equal to? 2.What influence does the armature reaction in the generator have, if the brushes are displaced in the rotation direction? 3.How is it possible to load the motor? 4.Why is the start of the series excitation motor impossible in the no-load mode? 5.What losses in the d.c.machine are called variable? Variant V. 1.How is compensation winding switched relatively to the armature winding? 2.Name the reasons of arcing in the commutator? 3.What is meant by the generator short-circuit mode? 4.Why is additional resistance switched at the start in the armature circuit of the parallel-excitation motor? 5.Name the ways to brake the d.c.motor. Keys for the questions Transformers: Variant I. 170

1.Star-, delta- and zigzag connections. 2.The displacement angle of the like linear voltages of secondary and primary windings. 3.The mode, when rated voltage of the rated frequency is supplied to the primary winding and the secondary current is equal to zero. 4.Constant losses are magnetic losses in the transformer, which do not depend on the load. 5.Transformer with one primary and two secondary windings. Variant II. 1.Three-phase transformer consisting of three single-phase ones with a magnetic system not connected magnetically. 2.Star/delta or vice versa. 3.The voltage at the terminals of the primary winding, when the currents in both windings are nominal at the short-circuit on the terminals of the secondary winding. 4.The change of the number of turns of the high voltage winding with the help of a special switch. 5.At a non-symmetric transformer load. Variant III. 1.Its a transformer with the equal number of turns of secondary and primary windings. 2.It makes it possible to increase the core section, amplitude of the main flux and to reduce the number of windings turns. 3. The following parameters of the equivalent circuit are received: Zm, Xm, rm. 4.The transformer has the maximum efficiency when the constant and variable losses are equal. 5.Only when there is a zero wire. Variant IV. 1.There are butt and laminated ways of connecting the transformer core and yoke. 2.The ratio of primary and secondary windings EMF. 3. (.168 ) 4.Parameters of the equivalent circuit at the short-circuit test are characterized by Zsc, Xsc, rsc. 5.Sudden (exploitation) short-circuit results from the rated voltage of the primary winding and from break-down currents in both windings. Variant V. 1.Transformer oil in power transformers is used for isolation and cooling. 2.Power coefficient remains constant, because transformer magnetic circuit in the short-circuit mode is unsaturated. 3.Three conditions should be fulfilled, when the transformer is switched in parallel: 171

a)K1=K2; transformers should be of equal transformation; b)UK1=UK2; rated short-circuit voltage of transformers should be equal. c)must belong to one windings connection group. 4.The flows of zero consequence are closed on the main magnetic path in group and shell-core type transformers. 5.An autotransformer in comparison with a transformer has both electric and magnetic coupling between the windings. Induction machines: Variant I. 1.Three contact rings are on the shaft. 2.The winding is called short-cut if it has a pitch less than the pole division (in slots). 3.Its equal to unity. 4.When the single-phase motor has a starting a winding and a phase-shifting element. 5.Because the inductive regulator has magnetic and electric coupling. Variant II. 1.It can be ribbed to provide necessary cooling surface. 2.Unity. 3.In the generator mode. 4.It is less than unity, because there are mechanical, electrical, magnetic and additional losses. 5.Variable losses are electric losses in stator and rotor windings. Variant III. 1.The stator is made of electric sheet steel to decrease steel losses. 2.It is impossible. 3.To reduce initial starting current and to increase initial starting torque. 4.When variable losses become equal to constant. 5. At critical slip. Variant IV. 1.The rotor winding is made like squirrel-cage. 2.Pulsating. 3.Change of the poles number of the stator winding, slip (change of supply voltage value), frequency and supply voltage. 4.The sum of steel and mechanical losses. 5.Motor no-load duty is when there is no braking torque on the shaft. Variant V. 1.Rotor winding of the phase-rotor motor is three-phase (like the stator one). 2.Any m-phase winding creates rotating magnetic filed, if the phase shift in space and currents are 2/m. 3.Direct; at lowered voltage; supply of additional active resistance into the rotor circuit; frequency ways. 172

4.When the rotor is drugged. 5.Stator winding frequency. Synchronous machines: Variant I. 1.Machine with a different reluctance to the armature magnetic field on direct and lateral axes. 2.The load character (R-active, L-inductive, C-capacitive). 3.External characteristic is the dependence U=f(I), when if=const, cos =const; n=const. 4.Angular characteristic is the dependence of electromagnetic power on load (torque) angle. 5.In slots of pole tips. Variant II. 1.Machine with an equal reluctance on direct and lateralaxes. 2.At inductive load-direct demagnetizing, at capacitive load-direct magnetizing. 3.Its the dependence if=f(I), when U=const, cos =const, n=const. 4.Synchronous non=salient pole generator operates steady up to the load angle /2. 5.When the motor rotor frequency rotation is determined by the expression n=f/p, where f-power net frequency, p-the number of windings ports. Variant III. 1.Its achieved due to the pole tip shape. 2.Transversal. 3.The following conditions should be provided: a)the equality of EMF values of the switched generator and net voltage; b)equality of EMF frequencies of the generator and the net; c)equal order of phase alternations of the generator and the net. 4.Different synchronous resistances on direct and lateral axes. 5.For the synchronous machine to work in the generator mode it is necessary to apply the rotating torque to the shaft of the synchronous machine. Variant IV. 1.It is achieved, if a rotor part remains unwound. 2.To determine MMF of the excitation winding, considering magnetic circuit saturation. 3.There are mechanical, steel, electric and additional losses. 4.It is determined by the power net frequency and poles of the motor windings. 5.It is necessary to change the synchronous machine excitation current value, after the machine is connected with the mains. Variant V. 1.Current supply to the excitation winding is done with two contact rings connected with the excitation winding, and a brush gear. 2.Because the generator magnetic system is saturated. 3.EMF induced by the main magnetic flux, EMF induced by the direct and 173

lateral constituents of the armature reaction flux. 4.Synchronous motor can be started: a)with the help of the additional motor and b)asynchronously. 5.For the machine to operate in the motor mode its necessary to apply the braking torque to the motor shaft. Direct current machines: Variant I. 1.Air-gap, armature teeth, armature back, pole and frame. 2.Its necessary to apply compensation winding. 3.U=f(I), when ib=const, n=const. 4.Two conditions should be provided: a)Er=Uc; b)coincidence of polarities of the armature winding and the net. 5.It will increase. Variant II. 1.Due to technological reasons. 2.When the brushes are on the geometrically neutral line. 3.When the sum EMF in the commutation section is zero. 4.There should be residual magnetic flux, critical resistance, critical rotation frequency. 5.I=U/Ra, where Ra-the armature winding circuit resistance. Variant III. 1.To improve commutation. 2.Fa=HaLa , where Ha-the intensity of the magnetic flux in the armature back; La-is the length of the magnetic line in the armature back. 3.Ea=0, because n=0. 4.When the constant and variable losses are equal. 5.To supply additional resistance to the armature circuit or to reduce the supplied voltage. Variant IV. 1.y=1. 2.The main field reduces. 3.To apply braking torque to the motor shaft. 4.Rotation frequency tends to infinity. 5.Electric losses in the armature winding circuit. Variant V. 1.The compensating winding is connected in series with the armature winding circuit. 2.Mechanical, potential and electromagnetic. 3.When the terminals of the armature winding is short-circuited, U=0. 4.To reduce the starting current of the armature winding. 5.Regenerative braking, dynamic braking and reverse-switching. 174

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PREFACE 1. Transformers 1.1. Design and Operation Principle of Transformers 1.2. Basic Transformer Equations 1.3. Transformer Equivalent Circuit 1.4. No-Load Duty 1.5. Short-Circuit Duty 1.6. Transformer Vector Diagrams under Load Conditions 1.7. External Transformer Characteristics 1.8. Transformer Voltage Regulation 1.9. Transformer Losses and Efficiency 1.10. Diagrams and Connection Groups of Transformer Windings 1.11. Parallel Transformer Operation 1.12. Non-Balanced Load of Three-Phase Transformers 1.13. Multiwinding Transformers 1.14. Autotransformers 1.15. Autotransformers with Alternating Transformation Ratio 1.16. Transformers for Arc Electric Welding 1.17. Transients in Transformers 2. Induction machines 2.1. Induction machine construction 2.2. Three-phase winding of a.c. motors 2.2.1. Three-phase double-layer windings 2.2.2. Three-phase single-layer windings 2.3. Alternating current winding e.m.f. 2.4. Rotating magnetic field 2.5. Basic principle and duties of an induction machine 2.6. Voltage equations of an induction motor 2.7. Equations of m.m.f. and induction motor currents 2.8. Referred parameters of rotor winding, vector diagram and equivalent circuit of an induction motor 2.9. Energetic diagrams of active and reactive power of an induction motor 2.10. Induction motor torques 2.11. Starting three-phase induction motors 2.11.1. Starting cage rotor induction motor 2.11.2. Slip-ring induction motor starting 2.12. Regulation of induction motor rotation frequency 3 5 6 11 14 16 18 20 22 25 26 28 34 38 44 46 47 47 49 52 53 55 57 59 60 62 65 69 71 73 77 79 85 85 89 90

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3. Synchronous machines 3.1. Construction and basic principle of a synchronous machine 3.2. Magnetic field of a synchronous machine excitation winding 3.3. Magnetic field and armature winding parameters 3.3.1. Direct and lateral armature reaction 3.4. Magnetic field and e.m.f. of direct and lateral armature reaction 3.5. Voltage vector diagrams of synchronous generators 3.6. Synchronous generator characteristics 3.6.1. Open-circuit characteristic 3.6.2. Three-phase short-circuit characteristic 3.6.3. Short-circuit ratio 3.6.4. External characteristics 3.6.5. Regulation characteristics 3.6.6. Induction load curve 3.7. Pottier diagram 3.8. Parallel operation of synchronous generators 3.8.1. Conditions of parallel generator switching 3.8.2. Synchronous duties of parallel synchronous machine operation 3.8.3. Angular characteristic of synchronous machine active power 3.8.4. Synchronizing power ( synchronizing torque ) and static overload of synchronous machines 3.8.5. Synchronous machine running at constant active power and alternating excitation 3.9. Elements of transient theory of synchronous machines 3.9.1. Magnetic field damping 3.9.2. Physical essence of phenomena at sudden three-phase short-circuit of a synchronous generator 3.10. Synchronous motors and compensators 3.10.1. Synchronous motors 3.10.2. Synchronous compensators 4. Direct Current Machines 4.1. Simple D.C. Machines Construction and Operation Principle 4.2. Armature Windings of D.C. Machines 4.2.1. Lap Windings 4.2.2. Spiral Windings 4.3. D.C. Machine Magnetic Circuit at Open-Circuit Duty 4.4. Machine Magnetic Field at Load Duty 4.5. Commutation 4.6. Armature Winding E.M.F. and Electromagnetic Torque 4.6.1. Armature E.M.F. 4.6.2. Electromagnetic Torque 4.7. D.C. Generators 176

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