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Coventry University

Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Coursework Task Sheet be sure to keep a copy of all work submitted

Section A - To be completed by the student
Family Name(s)

Module No.



ID Number(s) (from your student card)

Submit via the assessment office in

ECB by 4pm.

22 Apr 2016

Time taken (hrs) (per student for group coursework)


Hand out date:

Dr Konstantinos Gyftakis
Dr Neophytos Lophitis
Module Code and Title

M02AEE Electrical Machines and Drives

Assignment No. / Title

Coursework Two
Estimated Time (hrs)

Assignment type:



21 Mar 2016
No late work accepted. Extensions allowed only in
extenuating circumstances. It is important that the work
submitted is an individual effort. The penalties for
plagiarism are severe. Full details on Faculty coursework
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% of Module Mark


Section B - To be completed by the assessor

Marks breakdown (or on separate sheet)


T1. Experimental testing of a 3-phase induction motor


T2. Simulating the behaviour of an induction motor with Matlab


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Learning outcomes assessed

1. Model electrical, magnetic, and mechanical characteristics for the analysis of electrical machines.
2. Critical evaluation and comparison of analytical formulas, simulation and experimental results

Assessment criteria:
The work will be assessed against an approved marking scheme. A perfectly correct technical
solution presented to high professional standards with commentary and insights including detailed
references and demonstrating additional research can expect to be awarded >80%.
Marks will be lost for errors, poor presentation and lack of details in analysis and commentary.

Task details
You should submit your work via the assessment office before 16:00 on the day of the deadline. Do
not leave submission to the last minute.
For plots/graphs and the presentation of data, you should use an appropriate computer software
package (e.g. MATLAB, Excel etc). You also have the access to IEEE Xplore papers from faculty
You should use this briefing document as a template. Fill your name and SID at the start.
Task 1 Experimental testing of a 3-phase induction motor (60%)
1-a) Draw and label the per phase equivalent circuit diagram of an induction motor.
1-b) Explain the physical representation of each equivalent circuit component from question 1-a.
1-c) Using your laboratory measurements for locked rotor and no-load test (Y connection),
calculate the equivalent circuit parameters of your tested induction motor.
1-d) Draw the Torque, Stator current, Power factor (cos), Output Power, Input real and reactive
power versus speed for the - and Y-connected induction motor. Comment on your results.
1-e) Create a table containing the current, speed and torque values of the - and Y- connected
motors at the breakdown torque operating point. Compare and comment on those values.
1-f) Explain in detail why you did not perform the locked rotor test when the motor was connected.
1-g) What is the impact of the rotor resistance on the induction motor behavior?
1-h) Describe the impact of the rotor slot shape on the behavior of the squirrel cage induction

Task 2. Simulating the behaviour of an induction motor with Matlab (40%)

2-a) Using the per phase equivalent circuit of 1-a, derive the formula of the produced torque T (Nm)
as a function of speed n (rpm).
2-b) Using the equivalent circuit parameters from Task 1 and the formula from 2-a, produce the
torque versus speed, rotor current versus speed and stator current versus speed characteristics of
the induction motor (Y-connected) for rated voltage. Comment on the results.
2-c) Describe the physical meaning of the breakdown torque, speed and current. Why are those
values extremely critical to know before installing an induction motor to an application?
2-d) Consider a mechanical load connected to the rotor shaft. The load is given from the formula:
TLoad 0.2 0.01 y (Nm), where y: the last digit of your student ID number.
For this specific load, calculate with your Matlab model the speed, stator current, power factor and
2-e) Taking into account your experimental and simulation results, perform a critical comparison
between them. Which are the reasons for the differences that you observe?

Question 1-a 1-b 1-c 1-d 1-e 1-f 1-g 1-h 2-a 2-b 2-c 2-d 2-e Total
5 10 10 10 5
10 5 10 10 100