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.

Meeting Name

Electrical Insulation Conference and Electrical Manufacturing Expo (2005: Oct. 23-26, Indianapolis, IN)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Finite Element Analysis; Induction Motors; Power Consumption; Horsepower Machines; Machine Targeting Efficiency; Prototype Induction; Electric Inductors; Electric Motors; Electricity; Energy Efficiency; Finite Element Method; Machine Design; Reluctance Motors; Motor Drives; Reluctance Machines; Prototypes; Technological Innovation; Costs; Energy Consumption; Induction Machines; Universal Motors; Topology; Induction Motors

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-0780391451; 978-1538601570

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type





© 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Oct 2005