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Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering EE2355 Design of Electrical Machines

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Flux () = (MMF/ Reluctance) , Wb ; Reluctance(S) = (l/a) , A/Wb ; Permeance = ( 1/S) , Wb/A ; where l = length of the flux path, m ; A = area of cross section for the flux path, m2 ; = permeability = o r ; o = absolute permeability = 4 x 10 -7 H/m and r = relative permeability. H = Ampere turns / m = MMF/ l = S / l = S Ba /l = (l/a) Ba/l = B/ . or B = H Series magnetic circuit : S = S1 + S2 + Parallel magnetic circuit: Per= Per1 + Per2 +... Leakage Coeff. = total flux/useful flux; total flux = useful flux + leakage flux Expressions for reluctance: Sg = lg / o l ys

1. Various configurations of slotting

i) Smooth iron surface on both sides of the air gap : ys l = ys

ii) slotted armature : ys l = ys - Ws = Wt (no fringing) iii) slotted armature : ys l = ys Kcs Ws ; Ws = slot width , Wt = tooth width Kcs = Carters Coefficient for slots depends on the ratio of slot opening /airgap length or the empirical relation is 1/ {1+ (5lg /Ws )} If radial ventilating ducts are provided: Ll = L Kcd nd Wd where Kcd = Carters Coefficient for ducts, nd = No.of ducts, Wd = width of each duct If ducts are provided on the stator and on the rotor, then Kcd should be based on half the air gap.

Considering the effect of both slotting and ducts, K g ( gap contraction factor) = Kgs Kgd where Kgs ={ ys / ys l } and Kgd ={L /Ll } If slots are provided on both sides of the airgap, K gs = Kgss Kgsr (ss and sr denoting stator and rotor slots respectively). MMF for airgap = H Kg lg ={ B/ o }Kg lg = 8,00,000 B Kg lg .

Effect of Saliency :

K f = Field form factor = Bave / Bg = = pole arc/pole pitch ;

pole pitch = D/P ; Bave = /( DL/P)

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_______________________________ 2. MMF calculation for teeth The calculation of MMF for producing flux in the Teeth of the machine is difficult because : i) the teeth are tapered when parallel sided slots are used and this results in variation in the flux density over the depth of the tooth. ii) the slots provide another parallel path for the flux flow, the teeth are normally worked in saturation and hence r becomes low. Following methods are usually employed for the calculation of MMF required for the tapered teeth:i) Graphical method :ATt = Mean ord. x lt Mean ord. is the mean ord. of at variation with tooth depth. ii) Simpsons rule :at mean = (at1 +4 at2 + at3 )/6 A/m iii) Bt1/3 method : ATt = at1/3 x lt , where at1/3 = MMF for corresponding to B at 1/3 rd height from the narrow end.

3. Real and Apparent flux densities

Breal = Bapp - 4 x 10 -7 at (Ks 1) ;where Ks = Atotal / Airon = Lys / Li Wt Specific Permeance : = Permeance per unit length or depth of the field. Parallel sided slot : =o [(h1 /3ws ) + (h2 /ws )+ {2h3 /ws +wo )} + (h4 /wo ) ]

4. Leakage reactance of transformers

Concentric winding Total leakage reactance of the transformer referred to the primary = Xp = 2f oTp 2 (L mt /Lc) {a+ (bp + bs)/3} The per unit reactance can also be calculated as x = Ip Xp /Vp ; where Ip , and Vp are rated phase current and voltage respectively. Sandwich winding: Xp = f o(Tp 2 /n)(L mt /w) {a+ (bp + bs)/6}

5. Temperature rise calculations

Q = Power loss(heat produced ), J/s or W G = weight of the active material of the Machine, kg h = specific heat, J/kg- C S = cooling surface area, m2 = specific heat dissipation, W/ m2 - C c = 1/ = cooling coefficient, m2 - C / W m = final steady temperature rise, C The temperature of the machine rises when it is supplying load. As the temperature rises, the heat is dissipated partly by conduction, partly by radiation and in most cases largely by air cooling. The temperature rise curve is exponential in nature. Assuming the theory of heating of homogeneous bodies ,

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Heat developed = heat stored + heat dissipated Q dt = Gh d + S dt ; solving = m ( 1- e t/Th ) + i e t/Th If the machine starts from cold, i = 0 = m ( 1- e t/Th ) Th =heating time constant (time taken by the machine to attain 0.632 times m) = Gh/S Tc = cooling time constant (time taken by the machine to fall to 0.368 times i) Cooling curve is an exponentially falling curve.

6. Rating of machines
IS: 4722-1968: specification for Rotating Electrical machinery: 1. continuous duty 2. short time duty (T Th ) 3. intermittent periodic duty 4. intermittent periodic duty with starting 5. intermittent periodic duty with starting and braking 6. continuous duty with intermittent periodic loading 7. continuous duty with starting and braking 8. continuous duty with periodic speed changes

7. Determination of motor rating

From the point of calculation of motor rating, the various duty cycles listed earlier, can be broadly classified as i) Continuous duty ii) Fluctuating duty and iii) Short time and intermittent duty. Continuously duty motors work These motors work with the same load through out the duty cycle. Fluctuating loads The motor is switched on for a period T1 and kept off for a period T2 . To calculate the power rating of motors to be used with fluctuating loads, the commonly used methods are : i) Method of average losses ii) Equivalent current method iii) Equivalent torque method. Short time duty The motor carries a load much higher than the rated continuous load for a short time. The time for which the motor may be allowed to carry the short time higher load is t h = Th log {ph/ (ph 1) } where ph = ml / m ; ml = final steady temperature that would be attained if the machine is allowed to run indefinitely at its short time rating.

8. Cooling of rotating electrical machines

In most cases, the cooling electrical machines is carried out by air flow and this cooling is called ventilation. In high speed machines such as turbo alternators, hydrogen is used for cooling. Advantages of hydrogen cooling:

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Compared with air, hydrogen has the following properties:i) (1/14) th density thereby the windage losses and noise reduced ii) 14 times specific heat and 1.5 times heat transfer leading to improved cooling iii) 7 times thermal conductivity resulting in reduced temperature gradient iv) reduced corona effect v) will not support combustion so long as the hyd /air mixture exceeds 3/1. In operation, the fans mounted on the rotor circulate hydrogen through the ventilating ducts and internally mounted gas coolers. The required gas pressure is maintained by a regulator. The precaution to be observed is the stator frame must be gas tight and explosion proof and oil film gas seals at the rotor shaft ends are essential. Induced and Forced ventilation: In induced ventilation, the fan produces decreased air pressure inside of the machine, causing air to be sucked into the machine under the external atmospheric pressure ; and in the forced ventilation, the air is forced into the fan by the fans mounted internally or externally. The ventilation can also be classified as i) Radial, ii) axial and iii) combined radial and axial.

9. Quantity of the cooling medium employed

Volume of air required = Va = (Q/cp ) 103 x (760/H) x {( i + 273)/273} V, m3 /s cp = 995 and V = 0.775 m3 assumed; then Va = 0.78 (Q/ ) x (760/H) x {( i + 273)/273} , m3 The capacity of the fan required = P fan = P Va /fan, W Similar calculations can be made for the volume of hydrogen or air or oil used for cooling the machine.

D L p Z Iz E P Pa Q = stator bore or armature diameter, m = stator core length, m = number of poles = Total numbers of armature conductors = current in each conductor(Ia/A) , A = induced EMF, V = machine rating (power output),kW = power developed by the armature, kW = kVA rating of the machine = flux per pole, Wb = pole pitch ( D/p), m = p ; Total Magnetic loading = Iz Z

Total Electric loading

Specific Electric loading = ac = Iz Z (amp.conductor/m) D Specific magnetic loading = Bave = p (Wb/m2 ) DL

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Pa = E Ia x 10 -3 = (p/A)(ZN/60) Iz A 10 -3 = {2 Bave ac x10-3 } D2 L n = Co D2 L n ___________________________________ where Co = output coefficient

Generator: P a = (P/) (FW & Iron losses) ; Motor : P a = P + (FW & Iron losses) For large machines : FW & Iron losses are neglected i.e., P a = P/ (Generator) =P (Motor) For small machines : FW & Iron losses can be taken as 1/3 rd of the total losses. So, P a = (P/) (1/3) P (1-)/ = P(2+ )/(3 ) generator = P + (1/3) P (1-)/ = P(1+2)/(3 ) motor

2. Choice of specific magnetic loading (Bave )

i) B ma x in the iron part of the magnetic circuit: B max maximum allowable density i.e., Bt = Bave Ys /wt (non-salient pole machines); Ys = slot-pitch and wt = tooth width. &Bt = (Bave /)Ys /wt (salient pole machines) where = pole arc /pole-pitch ratio. If Ys =2 wt and = 0.667 , then Bt = 3 Bave : For example,if Bt is to be limited to 2.2 Wb/m2 , Bave should excced 2.2/3 = 0.73 Wb/m2 . ii) Magnetizing current: large Bave high magnetizing current large core loss

3. Choice of specific electric loading (ac)

i)Temperature rise() depends on Q (losses),which in turn depends on ac. Allowable depends on insulating material used. ii) Cooling coefficient (C) is also proportional to the cooling coefficient; a machine with a better ventilation has a lower C and then higher ac can be used. iii)Operating voltage (V) In high voltage machines, the slot space factor, Sf is less and so only smaller ac can be used. It also depends on the shape of the conductors, circular or rectangular in cross section. iv) Current Density () choice of depends on cooling; higher C higher value in the choice of ac.

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i) Peripheral speed,v 45 m/s ii) Frequency of flux reversal, f 50 Hz iii) Current per brush arm 400 A iv) Armature MMF per pole 7000 A The MMF required for the airgap = 50% of the armature MMF and gap contraction factor = 1.1. The current per brush arm (Ib ) = 2Ia/p , A For square poles: L = D/p In the design process, choose p based on f& I b and then calculate D and L

5. Armature Design
Considerations in choice of number of armature slots : i) mechanical difficulties ii) cooling of armature iii) pulsation of flux iv) cost v)commutation (Slots/pole 9 ) vi) slot pitch (ys = 25 to 35 mm) vii) slot loading (Iz Zs 1500 Amp-cond) viii) suitability of the winding doublelayer Lap or wave ) Slot dimensions: i) the slot area should accommodate the armature conductors and the required insulation depending on the operating voltage ii) Bt1/3 2.1 Wb/m2 iii) deep slots cause eddy current losses iv) slot opening should be narrow to reduce the flux pulsation and hence to reduce eddy current losses. Armature voltage drop = Ia ra ; ra = (Z/2) L mt /(a2 az ) ; where Lmt = length of mean turn, m = 2L + 2.3 +5ds ; a = no.of parallel paths and a z = area of each conductor, m2 .

6. Design of the Field system

Area of each pole (Ap ) = Flux in the pole body / Flux density = c l / Bp where cl = leakage coefficient Width of the pole = Ap /Li ; where Li = net iron length = 0.9 L

Height of the pole(hf) chosen based on the MMF to be provided by the pole at full-load. ( ATf at full-load) /(ATAr m. at full-load) =1.0 to 1.25 (to overcome armature reaction)

7. Tentative design of Field winding

Copper loss in the field winding = If2 R f = (faf)2 {L mt T f}/a f = f2 L mt T f af = f2 L mt S f h fd f ; .(1) where df = depth of the pole winding. Tf = no.of turns in each field coil. Permissible loss = S qf = 2L mt h f q f ..(2)

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_______ Equating (1) and (2) ; f =104 q f / S f d f MMF per metre of the field winding = ATf/ h f = If T f /h f = f (a f T f )/ h f = f Sf h fd f/h f = f S f d f = Sqrt {2 q f S f d f /}

8. Design of commutator and brushes

i) The number of commutator segments is equal to the number of coils. ii)The commutator diameter D c = 60 70 % of the armature diameter (D) iii)Peripheral speed of commutator = D cN/60 20 m/s iv) Pitch of the commutator segment = c = Dc/C 4.0 mm (3.2 mm for the conducting portion and 0.8 mm for mica separator) v) Distance between brush spindles = Dc/p (25 30 cm) vi) Length of the commutator = Lc = nb (wb + cb) + c1 + c2 where nb = number of brushes per brush arm, w b = width of the brush, c b = clearance between brushes , c1 = clearance for staggering (1030 mm), c 2 = clearance for end ply (10-25 mm). vii) Current carried by each brush spindle = Ib = 2Ia/p = Ab b ; where Ab = nb wb tb = total brush contact area ; b = current density in the brushes (0.1 A/mm2 ). nb is selected such that each brush does not carry more than about 70 A . viii) The thickness of brush = (2-3) c ix) Com. surface area = Sc= DcLc m2 x) Commutator surface losses: 1.brush contact loss = Wbc = Vb Ia ; Vb = brush contact drop 1.0 V/brush

2.brush friction loss =Wbf = b pAb Vc = coefficient of friction (0.1 - 0.3) ; b = brush pressure (10 15 kN/ m2 ) 3. Cooling coefficient = c =k/(1+0.1V c) ; k = 0.015 0.025 4. Temperature rise c = Qc c /Sc

9. Losses and efficiency in DC machines

2. Rotational losses :i) Friction &windage

1. I2 R losses : copper loss in i) armature ii) Field iii) Inter pole winding

ii)Iron loss a) Hysterises =Kh Bm1.6 f b) Eddy current loss =Ke Bm2 f2 t2 For the calculation of copper losses , the total length and area cross section of each

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of the windings should be first calculated.

UNIT III TRANSFORMERS 1. Single-Phase Transformers

Voltage per turn = E/T = 4.44fm = Et The window in a single-phase transformer contains one primary and one secondary winding. The total copper area in the window: Ac = Tpap + Ts as = ( Tp Ip + Ts Is )/ since a p = Ip / and as = Is /

= 2AT/ ; since Tp Ip = Ts Is neglecting magnetizing current Aw = total window area ; K w = window space factor = A c / Aw Ac = Kw Aw = 2AT/ AT = Kw Aw /2 Rating in kVA = Q = Vp Ip x 10 -3 = Ep Ip x 10 -3 = Et ( Tp Ip )x 10 -3 = 4.44 fm ( Kw Aw /2 ) 10 -3 = 2.22 fm ( Kw Aw ) 10 -3

where m = Bm Ai

2. Three-phase transforme rs
Each window contains two primary and two secondary windings Ac =2 (Tp ap + Tsas ) = 4 AT / AT = Kw Aw /4

Rating in kVA = Q = 3V p Ip x 10 -3 = 3Ep Ip x 10 -3 =3 Et ( Tp Ip )x 10 -3 = 3 x 4.44 fm ( Kw Aw /4 ) 10 -3 = 3.33 fm ( Kw Aw ) 10 -3 Using the output equation it can also be shown that _____ __________ E t = K kVA where K = 4.44 f r 10 3 ; r = m / AT r is a constant for transformer of a given type ,service and method of connection, since m determines the core section and AT fixes the total copper area. where m = B m Ai

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2Marks DEM 6 Sem EEE Anna University 3. Ratio of Iron loss to copper loss
Copper loss/m3 = (l/a) (current)2 /(la) = (l/a) (a)2 /la = 2 W/m3 = 2 /density W/Kg Taking =0.021 x 10-6 and density = 8.9 x 103 Kg/m3 Copper loss/Kg = specific copper loss = pc = 2.36 x 10 12 2 W/Kg . Then total copper loss = Wc = pcGc where Gc weight of copper , Kg In addition to the above , we must add stray losses which may be 5 to 25 % of copper loss. The total iron loss / Kg = specific iron loss (pi ) can be found from the iron loss curves. Then the total iron loss = Wi = pi Gi Where Gi = weight of iron . Ratio of Iron loss / copper loss = pi Gi / pcGc

4. Design of the core

The core section of the core type transformer may be rectangular , square or stepped. Shell type transformers use cores with rectangular cross section. For the rectangular core the ratio of depth to width 1.4 to 2.0. Square or stepped coreWhen circular coils are required for high voltage transformers , square and stepped cores are used . Circular coils are preferred because of their superior mechanical characteristics. As the size of the transformer increases, it becomes wasteful to use rectangular cores. Square cores are used and the surrounding circle, representing the inner surface of the tubular form carrying the windings, is called the circumscribing circle. Even now a lot of useful space is wasted and the length of the mean turn increases causing higher I 2 R losses. With larger transformers, cruciform cores, with better utilization of the space, are used. It should be born in mind that two different types of laminations are used in cruciform cores. With still larger transformers, further step sizes are introduced to utilize the core even more effectively. However, larger step sizes larger number of lamination sizes higher labor cost. Assuming a stacking factor for iron = 0.9 , Net core area / area of circumscribing circle = 0.637 for square core and = 0.710 for stepped core with a= 0.851d , b= 0.526 d ; where d = diameter of the circumscribing circle.

5. Choice Flux density and Curre nt density( B m and )

Bm determines the core area. Higher B m smaller area smaller Lmt saving in the cost of iron and copper. But higher B m increases the iron loss and temp rise. For Distribution transformer B m = 1.1 to 1.35 Wb/m2 . For Power transformer Bm = 1.25 to 1.45 Wb/m2 . The area of conductors for the primary and secondary windings determined after choosing a suitable value for which depends on the method of cooling.

6. Types of Windings
i) Cylindrical winding with circular conductors ii) Crossover winding with circular or rectangular conductors

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iii) Continuous disc type winding with rectangular conductors iv) Helical winding

7. Design of insulation
i) Electrical insulation: depends on the operating voltage ii) Eddy current loss in the conductors and tank walls iii) Mechanical considerations: high mechanical forces during fault iv) Thermal considerations: depends on cooling Major insulation : between windings and core (grounded) Minor insulation ; between turns and layers Materials : cotton thread, cotton tape, leatheriod paper, millinax paper etc .

8. Window dime nsions

a = width of the largest samping ; d = dia of the circumscribing circle D = distance between centres of adjacent limbs Ww , Hw = width and height of the window ( length of the window) Hy = height of the yoke For core type: D = d + Ww ; W = D+a ; H = Hw + 2 Hy For core type, the yoke section may be either rectangular or stepped. In rectangular yoke sections, depth of the yoke = depth of the core; when stepped cores are used the core depth = width of the largest stamping; area rectangular yokes = Ay = Dy Hy = a Hy For three phase transformers : W = 2d + a Window space factor, Kw = A c/Aw = 10 /(30+kV) Area of the window = Aw = Hw Ww ; Aw = 2ap Tp / Kw (single-phase) = 2a p Tp / Kw ( three-phase) For shell type : Dy = b ; Hy = a ; W = 2Ww +4a ; H = Hw + 2a

9. No-load current calculations

The phasor sum of the magnetizing current (Im) and the loss component of current (I l ) ; I m is calculated using the MMF/m required for the core and yoke and their respective length of flux path. Il is determined using the iron loss curve of the material used for the core and yoke and the flux density employed and their weight.

10. Temperature rise of transformers

Losses dissipated in transformers in the core and windings get converted into thermal energy and cause heating of the corresponding transformer parts.The heat dissipation occurs as follows: i) from the internal heated parts to the outer surface in contact with oil by conduction ii) from oil to the tank walls by convection and iii) from the walls of the tank to the atmosphere by radiation and convection.

11. Transforme r oil as a cooling medium

The specific heat dissipation due to convection of oil

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= conv = 40.3 ( /H) W/m2 - o C height of the dissipating surface. ; = temp difference of the surface relative to the oil and H =

Experimentally found that a plain tank surface dissipates 6.0 W/m2 -o C by radiation and 6.5 W/m2 o c by convection (.for a temp rise of 40 o C above an ambient temp of 20 o c). Thus a total of 12.5 W/m2 - o C is taken. The temp rise = total loss/ ( St ) = (Pi + Pc) / ( St ) Where St = heat dissipating surface area of the tank. For small transformers , plain walled tank is enough to dissipate the losses. As the rating of the transformer increases, the volume increases as he cube of the linier dimensions but the heat dissipating surface area increases only as square of the linier dimensions. So above certain rating, plain tank becomes inadequate to dissipate losses and the area is increased by providing tubes. For larger ratings forced air cooling is used. If tubing is provided, the oil circulation is improved due to the head of the oil, and this causes an additional dissipation by convection of about 35 % .

Let x St be the area of the cooling tubes. Then Loss dissipated by the tank surface 12.5 St W/0 C Loss dissipated by the tubes (1.35 x 6.5) x St W/0 C = 8.8 x St W/0 C Total loss dissipated by the tank and oil tubes = (12.5 St + 8.8 x St ) W/0 C Hence = ( Pi + Pc)/ (12.5 St + 8.8 x St ) Total tube area x St = (1/8.8) [ {(Pi + Pc)/ } 12.5 St ] The number of tubes = nt = Total tube area /( dt lt ) The arrangement of the tubes on tank side walls should be made uniformly with a spacing of usually 75 mm. Examples of calculation of nt and the arrangement of the tubes should be studied.


Q(kVA) = m Eph Iph 10-3 = m (4.44f m Tph Kw ) {(ac D)/( m 2Tph )} = 4.44 (pNs/120) (Bave DL/p) Kw (ac D/ 2) x 10-3 = 1.11 2 Bave ac Kw x 10-3 D2 L ns = 11 Bave ac Kw x 10-3 D2 L ns = Co D2 L ns Co = output coefficient , Q is calculated as ( hp x 0.746 )/( cos)

2. Choice of Bave
i) Low Bave large size machine for a given hp ii) high Bave large magnetizing current low power factor

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iii) high Bave high iron loss iv) high Bave high m less Tph low leakage reactance larger diameter for the circle diagram larger over load capacity For 50 Hz motors Bave : 0.3 to 0.6 Wb /m2

3. Choice ac (ampere conductor /m)

Low ac large size machine for a given hp High ac higher copper loss and temp rise High ac large Tph large leakage reactance lower diameter for the circle diagram lower over load capacity For 50 Hz motors ac : 10,000 to 45,000 amp.cond/m The value ac chosen depends on the ventilation and cooling It should be remembered that the Power factor (PF) and efficiency() of the motor at full load increases with the rating of the machine. Again and Pf are higher for high speed motors compared to low speed motors.

4. Separation of D and L and air gap length

i) ii) iii) L/ can be assumed for best power factor = Sqrt( 0.18 L) or D= 0.135p L D can be chosen based on peripheral speed = DN/ 60

The stator winding can be connected in star or delta. The motors meant for starting with star- delta starter should be designed with delta connected stator winding. Stator slot pitch = yss = D/Ss where Ss =number of stator slots Stator outer diameter Do = D + 2 dss + 2dcs Where dss = stator slot depth and dcs = stator core depth Air gap length = 0.2 + 2 sqrt(DL) where Dand L are in metre. After designing the main dimensions, the following calculations can be made: i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) vii) The flux per pole, m = Bave DL/p Turns in series per phase, Tph = V/ (4.44f m Kw ) Number of slots per pole per phase can be suitably assumed Slot pitch should not exceed about 24 mm Number of conductors per slot should be rounded off Tph recalculated Iph = [Q x 103 /(3 400)] for star and [Q x 103 /(3 400)] /3 for delta connection viii) Assuming suitable current density (s) , conductor area required is calculated (a s = Iph / s )

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ix) x) Total copper area in the slot = (conductors /slot) a s Total area of the slot = copper area /slot space factor Slot space factor is to account for the space for insulation

xi) A suitable tooth flux density is assumed and tooth width is calculated xii) slot width = slot pitch- tooth width (at different diameters) xiii) The core flux( m/2) , core area and core depth are calculated assuming a core flux density. Core depth = core area/ Li xiv) The rotor bar and end rings are designed (sq.cage rotor) xv) The rotor winding is designed similar to stator winding (wound rotor)

5. Losses in the Induction motor

i) stator copper loss ii) rotor copper loss iii) iron loss in the stator teeth and core iv) friction and windaoss (1- 1.5 % of output) The rotor resistance in stator terms can be obtained as rotor copper loss/ I2 ; where I2 = 0.85 I1

6. No-load current
Iron loss component = Il =(Iron loss/phase) /Vph

Magnetizing component = Im =(0.427 p ATtotal )/( Kws Tph ) ATtotal = sum of the ampere turns for airgap ,stator tooth and core and rotor tooth and core. No-load current = In = { Il 2 + I m 2 }1/2 The leakage reactance calculations are made to find x1 , x2 and x01 .


Stationary armature, rotating field type of construction is preferred. High speed alternators have non-salient pole rotor (Turbo alternators) and they have either 2-pole or 4-pole. Slow speed alternators have salient pole rotor (water wheel alternators) and they have more than 4 poles.

2. Output Equation
Q = m Eph Iph 10-3 = 11 Bave ac Kw x 10-3 D2 L ns = Co D2 L ns Where Co = output coefficient (see Unit -4 for derivation)

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D and L are separated using L/ ratio or maximum specified peripheral speed of the rotor. Damper winding is used for starting and damping rotor oscillations that occur during sudden load changes.

3. Choice of specific magnetic loading (B ave )

i) High Bave high flux density in the teeth and core high iron loss higher temperature rise. ii) high Bave low Tph low leakage reactance (Xl ) high short circuit current iii) In high voltage machines slot width required is more to accommodate thicker insulation smaller tooth width small allowable Bave iv) stability : P ma x =VE/Xs . Since high Bave gives low Tph and hence low Xl P max increases and improves stability. v) Parallel operation : P s = (VE sin)/Xs ; where is the torque angle. So low Xs gives higher value for the synchronizing power leading stable parallel operation of synchronous generators. Guide lines : Non-salient pole alternator : 0.54 0.65 Wb/m2 Salient pole alternator : 0.52 0.65 Wb/m2

4. Choice of specific Electric loading (ac)

i) Copper loss and temperature rise: High value of ac higher copper loss leading high temperature rise. So choice of depends on the cooling method used. ii) Operating voltage : High voltage machines require large insulation and so the slot space available for conductors is reduced. So a lower value for ac has to be chosen. iii) Synchronous reactance (Xs ) : High value of ac results in high value of Xs , and this leads to a) poor voltage regulation b) low steady state stability limit. iv) Stray load losses increase with increase in ac. Guide lines : Non-salient pole alternators : 50, 000 75,000 A/m Salient pole alternators : 20,000 40,000 A/m

5. Short Circuit Ratio (SCR)

SCR = Field current required to produce rated voltage on opencircuit Field current required to produce rated current on short circuit = 1/ direct axis synchronous reactance = 1/Xd Thus SCR is the reciprocal of Xd , if Xd is defined in p.u.value for rated voltage and rated current. But Xd for a given load is affected by saturation conditions that then exists, while SCR is specific and univalued for a given machine. Non-salient pole alternators : 1- 1.5 ; Salient pole alternators : 0.5 0.7

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Effect of SCR on machine performance i) Voltage regulation : A low SCR high Xd large voltage drop poor voltage regulation.. ii) Parallel operation : A low SCR high Xd low synchronizing power parallel operation becomes difficult. iii) Short circuit current : A low SCR high Xd low short circuit current. But short circuit current can be limited by other means not necessarily by keeping a low value of SCR. iv) self excitation : Alternators feeding long transmission lines should not be designed with small SCR as this would lead to large terminal voltage on open circuit due to large capacitance currents. Summarizing ,high value of SCR leads to i) high stability limit ii) low voltage regulation iii) high short circuit current iv)large air gap The present trend is to design machines with low value of SCR, this is due to the recent development in fast acting control and excitation systems.

6. Length of airgap
The length of air gap very much influences the performance of a synchronous machine. A large airgap offers a large reluctance to the path of the flux produced by the armature MMF and thus reduces the effct of armature reaction. Thus a machine with large airgap has a small Xd and so has i)small regulation ii) high stability limit iii) high synchronizing power which makes the machine less sensitive to load variations iv) better cooling at the gap surface v) low magnetic noise and smaller unbalanced magnetic pull. But as the airgap length increases, a large value of Field MMF is required resulting in increased cost of the machine.

7. Number of stator slots

Factors to be considered in the selection of number of slots : 1. Balanced 3-phase winding to be obtained 2. With large number of slots i)large number of coils increased labor cost ii) cooling is improved iii) tooth ripples are less iv) Flux density in the iron increases due to decreased tooth width. Guide lines : Slot pitch (ys ) 25 mm for low voltage machines; 40 mm for machines upto 6 kV ; 60 mm for machines upto 15 kV.

8. Methods of Eliminating Harmonics

By using i)distributed windings ii) fractional coil pitch iii) fractional slot windings iv) skewing v) large airgap

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Further calculations needed after determining D and L : i) Flux per pole = = Bave ( DL/p ) ii) Tph is calculated from the EMF equation taking Eph = Vph iii) Iph = (Qx 103 ) / 3 VL iv) Armature MMF/pole = Ata = 2.7 Iph Tph Kw /p v) Effective area per pole = 0.6 0.65 times actual area


Field Design (Salient poles)

Data needed for the design of the Field winding : i) Flux density in the pole core ii)Winding depth (d f)iii) Leakage factor (pole flux/gap flux) iv) Field winding space factor (Sf) v) Power dissipation (q f) in W/m2 v) The ratio of field MMF to armature MMF vi) Allow about 30 mm for insulation , flanges and height of the pole shoe. MMF per unit height of the winding = 104 Sqrt (Sf d f q f )

Computer Aided Design of Electrical Machines

The process of design any electrical may be broadly divided into three major aspects: i) Electrical design ii) Mechanical design iii) Thermal design. Even though, these problems can be solved separately, there are many inter- related features. The advantages of computer aided design are : i) The computer can handle large volume of data to make a number of trial designs. And speed and accuracy of calculations are very high. iii) It can be programmed to satisfying take logical decisions iv) An optimized design with least cost and the required performance can be easily obtained. Generally any design method can be i) analysis method ii) Synthesis method iii) Hybrid method In the analysis method of design , a preliminary design is made by the designer regarding the machine dimensions, materials and other constructional features and these are given as input data to the computer and the performance quantities are calculated. The designer examines the performance and accordingly alters the input data and then feed them to the computer again. The computer calculates the new performance with the revised data. This process is repeated till the required performance is achieved. In the synthesis method, the required performance values are also given to the computer as input. The computer through an iterative process alters the dimensions till the required performance is obtained. In the hybrid method, by some human intervention, a combination of analysis and synthesis methods are adopted. The method of design optimization using computers : i) ii) iii) iv) v) Choice of independent variables Variable transformation Forming the constraint functions for the performance Forming the objective function (OBJ) Applying the minimization technique till the OBJ becomes with in the chosen tolerance.

Example of Design of optimization of Induction Motors The independent variables which has a significant effect on the performance are

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stator core diameter, stator core length , stator core depth, stator slot depth, stator slot width, rotor slot depth, rotor slot width, end ring depth, end ring width, . airgap length and airgap flux density. The other variables in the design are either taken as constants dased on the voltage and power rating of the machine or they are in some way related to the above 11 variables. During the course of optimization when the variables undergo incrementing or decrementing, they should also be constrained to be with in practical ranges. This is obtained by variable transformation. For example for airgap Xact = X tran + Lg min ; where they respectively denote actual and transformed values and Lg min = minimum airgap required. Performance Specifications: 1. Starting torque 2. maximum torque 3. Full- load power factor 4. full -load efficiency 5. full load slip 6.tooth and core flux densities 7. starting current 8. temperature rise 9. cost of the machine. Objective function The objective function is formed by comparing the specified and calculated values of the performance quantities at each iteration. Objective function minimization can be carried out either using conventional methods such as Powels algorithm or Rosenbrock method or the recent techniques such as Genetic algorithm. It should be noted that the independent variables or the performance specifications vary with the type of machine and its application.

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