Motors consume a significant fraction of electricity in the United States and in the world. As part of the International Future Energy Challenge, student teams are endeavoring to improve the efficiency of fractional-horsepower machines. The present work summarizes the motor design and construction process for a 500 W prototype induction machine targeting efficiency above 80%. Analytical and finite-element results are shown.
J. W. Kimball and M. Amrhein, "Machine Design Considerations for the Future Energy Challenge," Proceedings Electrical Insulation Conference and Electrical Manufacturing Expo, 2005, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Oct 2005.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EEIC.2005.1566339
Electrical Insulation Conference and Electrical Manufacturing Expo, 2005
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Finite Element Analysis; Induction Motors; Power Consumption
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