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Single phase Motor

Fourth Year
Prepared by : Prof. Ahmed Abdeltwab
Types of small sized motors
a. Single-phase motors.
b. Special machines.
a. Single-phase induction motors:
(i) split-phase type
(ii) capacitor start type
(iii) capacitor start capacitor run type
(iv) shaded-pole type
AC series commutator motors:
Universal motors.
Repulsion motors.
c. Single-phase synchronous motors
1) the reluctance type.
2) the hysteresis type.
2. Special Motors
i) Stepper motors.
ii) Permanent magnet motors.
iii) Synchros System.
iv) Servomechanism.
Chapter 1
Single-Phase Induction Motors
Construction of single phase induction motor
Principle of operation
a) First consider that the rotor is stationary and the stator winding is
connected to a single-phase supply.
b) A pulsating flux is established in the machine along the axis of the stator
c) The pulsating stator flux induces current by transformer action in the
rotor circuit.
d) The rotor current produces a pulsating flux opposing the stator flux.
e) As the angle between these fluxes is zero, no starting torque is
Revolving field theory
a) For a sinusoidal distributed stator winding,
the mmf along the position is:
F(θ) = Ni cos θ
𝑖 = πΌπ‘šπ‘Žπ‘₯ cos πœ”π‘‘
𝐹 (θ, t) = 𝑁 πΌπ‘šπ‘Žπ‘₯ cos πœƒ cos πœ”π‘‘
𝑁 πΌπ‘šπ‘Žπ‘₯
cos πœ”π‘‘ − πœƒ +
𝑁 πΌπ‘šπ‘Žπ‘₯
𝐹 (θ, t) = 𝐹𝑓 + 𝐹𝑏
cos πœ”π‘‘ + πœƒ
represents a rotating mmf in the forward direction of " θ "
represents a rotating mmf in the opposite direction.
Equivalent Circuit
The slip with respect to the
forward field is:
𝑠𝑓 =
𝑛𝑠 −𝑛
The slip with respect to the
backward field is:
𝑠𝑏 =
𝑛𝑠 −(−𝑛)
= 2−𝑠
= 𝐼𝑓 (
) = 𝐼12 𝑅𝑓
= 𝐼𝑏 (
) = 𝐼12 𝑅𝑏
𝑇𝑓 =
𝑇𝑏 =
𝑇 = 𝑇𝑓 − 𝑇𝑏
The mechanical power developed is :
𝑅𝐢𝐿)𝑓 = 𝑠 𝑃𝑔𝑓
π‘ƒπ‘š = πœ” 𝑇
𝑅𝐢𝐿)𝑏 = (2 − 𝑠) 𝑃𝑔𝑏
𝑃𝑔𝑓 − 𝑃𝑔𝑏
= 1 − 𝑠 πœ”π‘ 
= 1−𝑠
𝑃𝑔𝑓 − 𝑃𝑔𝑏
The total rotor copper loss is:
𝑅𝐢𝐿 = 𝑅𝐢𝐿)𝑓 + 𝑅𝐢𝐿)𝑏
= 𝑠 𝑃𝑔𝑓 + (2 − 𝑠) 𝑃𝑔𝑏
The power output is :
π‘ƒπ‘œ = π‘ƒπ‘š − π‘ƒπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘‘
π‘ƒπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘‘ = 𝑃𝑓+𝑀 + iron losses
𝑃𝑔 = (𝑃𝑔𝑓 + 𝑃𝑔𝑏 )
Torque Pulsations
a) The pulsating torque results from the
interactions of the forward flux with the
backward rotor mmf and vice versa.
b) The pulsating torque produces no average
c) It makes single-phase motors more noisier.
d) The effects of the pulsating torque can be
minimized by using rubber pads.
Starting of single-phase induction motor
a) Split-phase motors.
b) Capacitor start motors.
c) Capacitor start Capacitor run motors.
(d) Shaded-pole motors.
Split-phase induction motors
a) The stator is provided with an auxiliary winding
displaced in space 90° from the main winding.
b) The two windings are designed to make phase
shift between the two currents. Thus:
starting winding : high R and low X .
main winding
: high X and low R .
θ = 25° to 30°
Capacitor start induction Motor
Higher starting torque can be obtained if a capacitor
is connected in series with the auxiliary winding
θ = 80°
Capacitor-Run Motors
a) Permanent capacitor is connected in series
with the auxiliary.
b) This simplifies the construction and
decreases the cost because the centrifugal
switch is not needed.
c) The power factor, torque pulsation, and
efficiency are also improved because the
motor runs as a two-phase motor.
d) The motor will run more quietly.
Capacitor start capacitor run motors
Two capacitors, one for starting and
one for running are used.
The starting winding and the capacitor can
be designed for perfect 2-phase operation
at any load.
The motor produces a constant torque
and not a pulsating torque.
The motor is vibration free and can be used
in hospitals, and other places where silence
is important.
Shaded-pole induction motors
a) It has salient pole construction.
b) A shading ring is used on one portion of
each pole.
c) The flux in the shaded part of the pole lags
the flux in the unshaded part.
d) The starting torque, efficiency and power
factor are very low.
Determination of Equivalent Circuit
1) Blocked rotor test:
a) Measure 𝑅1 by dc test.
b) Rbl = Pbl / (Ibl)2 = R1 + R'2
c) Zbl = Vbl / Ibl
d) Xbl can be calculated and take X1 = X'2 equal to
0.5 Xbl .
No load test:
i) The no load resistance Ro is
calculated from:
Ro = Po / ( Io) 2
Ro = R1 + Rrot + (R2' / 4)
Knowing R2' from the blocked test,
the value of Rrot can be obtained.
ii) the no load impedance Zo is
calculated from: Zo = Vo / Io
iii) Xo can be calculated .
Where Xo = X1 + 0.5 ( Xm + X'2 )
Then the value of Xm can be found.
Example 1.1
The following test data are obtained from a 1/4 hp, 1-phase, 120 V, 60 Hz,
1730 rpm induction motor :
Stator winding (main) resistance = 2.9 ohms
Blocked rotor (standstill) test:
V = 43 V,
I = 5A, P = 140 W
No-load test:
I = 3.5 A,
P = 125 W
V = 120 V,
(a) Obtain the double revolving field equivalent circuit for the motor.
(b) Determine the rotational loss.
R1 = 2.9 ohms
PBL =5 2 (2.9 + R'2) = 140 w
R'2 = 2.7 ohms
ZBL= 43/5 = 8.6 ohms
8.6 = (2.9 +
+ (
+ X′2) 2
Xl + X′2 = 6.53 ohms
Xl = X′2 = 6.53/2 = 3.26 ohms.
Ro = Po / (Io)2 = 125 / (3.5)2 = 10.2 Ω
Ro = R1 + Rrot + (R2' / 4)
10.2 = 2.9 + Rrot + (2.7/4)
Rrot = 6.625 Ω
Zo = Vo / Io = 120 /3.5 = 34.3 Ω
Xo = 32.75 Ω
Xo = X1 + 0.5 ( Xm + X'2 )
32.75 = 3.26 + 0.5 ( Xm + 3.26)
Xm = 55.72 Ω
Example 1.2
For the single-phase induction motor of Example 1.1, determine the input current,
power, power factor, developed torque, output power, efficiency of the motor, air
gap power, and rotor copper loss if the motor is running at the rated speed when
connected to a 120 V supply.
𝑛𝑠 − 𝑛 1800 − 1730
= 0.039
𝑍1 = 𝑅1 + 𝑗𝑋1 = 2.9 + j 3.26
The impedances of the rotor (referred to stator) with respect to the forward and
backward rotating fluxes are :
𝑍′2𝑓 =
𝑍′2𝑏 =
0.5 𝑅′2
0.5 𝑅′2
+ 0.5 𝑗𝑋′2 = 34.6 + j 1.63
+ 0.5 𝑗𝑋′2 = 0.69 + j 1.63
The total forward and backward impedances are:
𝑍𝑓 = 𝑅𝑓 + 𝑗𝑋𝑓 = 𝑍′2𝑓 // 0.5 𝑗 π‘₯π‘š = 13 + j 16.8
𝑍𝑏 = 𝑅𝑏 + 𝑗𝑋𝑏 = 𝑍′2𝑏 // 0.5 𝑗 π‘₯π‘š = 0.614 + j 1.55
𝑍 = 16.5 + 𝑗 21.
I1 = 120 / (16.5 + 𝑗 21.6) = 2.68 – j 3.5 =4.4∟-52.6º
p.f. = cos (52.6) = 0.61
input power = Pi = 120 x 4.4 x 0.61 = 322 watt
𝑃𝑔𝑓 =
𝐼12 𝑅𝑓 = (4.4)2 π‘₯ 13 = 251.7 π‘€π‘Žπ‘‘π‘‘
𝑃𝑔𝑏 = 𝐼12 𝑅𝑏 = (4.4)2 π‘₯ 1.55 = 30 π‘€π‘Žπ‘‘π‘‘
The corresponding torques are:
𝑇𝑓 =
= 1.335 𝑁. π‘š.
𝑇𝑏 =
= 0.159 𝑁. π‘š.
The resultant torque is :
𝑇 = 𝑇𝑓 − 𝑇𝑏 = 1.335 − 0.159 = 1.176 𝑁. π‘š.
The mechanical power developed is :
π‘ƒπ‘š = 1 − 𝑠
𝑃𝑔𝑓 − 𝑃𝑔𝑏 = 1 − 0.039 251.7 − 30 = 213 π‘€π‘Žπ‘‘π‘‘
Mechanical losses = π‘ƒπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘‘ = πΌπ‘œ2 π‘…π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘‘ = 3.5
6.625 = 81 π‘€π‘Žπ‘‘π‘‘
The power output is : π‘ƒπ‘œ = π‘ƒπ‘š − π‘ƒπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘‘ = 213 − 81 = 132 π‘€π‘Žπ‘‘π‘‘
Efficiency =
= 41%
Example 1.3
The currents in the main and the auxiliary windings are as follows:
The effective numbers of turns for the main and auxiliary windings are Nm and Na .
The windings are placed in quadrature.
a) Obtain expressions for the stator rotating mmf wave.
b) Determine the magnitude and the phase angle of the auxiliary winding current to
produce a balanced two-phase system.
(a) The stator mmf along a position defined by an angle θ (where θ = 00
defines the axis of the main winding) is contributed by both windings.
Example :
Prove that the starting torque of the split-phase induction motor is equal to:
Where (
) is the main current, (
) is the auxiliary current, and
) is the angle between the two currents.
Assume that the cage rotor can be represented by an equivalent two-phase winding,
having number of turns/phase N2 , resistance/phase R2 , and reactance/phase
(at the stator frequency f ).
The current flowing through the main winding produces flux that induces
voltage E2m in the rotor (by transformer action) given by:
Similarly, flux in the auxiliary winding induces voltage π‘¬πŸπ’‚ in the rotor:
These voltages will produce currents π’ŠπŸπ’Ž and π’ŠπŸπ’‚
There are two torques developed as a result of:
a) the interaction of π‹π’Ž and I2a .
b) the interaction of 𝝋𝒂 and π‘°πŸπ’Ž .
Starting winding design:
The starting winding can be designed to provide:
1) Maximum starting torque.
2) Maximum starting torque per ampere.
Maximum starting torque of split-phase motor
For the split phase motor shown in figure, derive an expression for the auxiliary
winding resistance in order to obtain maximum torque at starting, assuming
specified number of turns of the starting winding “Na”.
𝑽 𝑿𝒂
π’”π’Šπ’ πœ½π’‚
|𝒁𝒂 | 𝑿𝒂
π’˜π’‰π’†π’“π’† πœ½π’‚ =
−𝟏 𝑿𝒂
𝑹𝒂 = 0
πœ½π’‚ = 90
𝑰𝒂 =
𝑹𝒂 = ∞
πœ½π’‚ = 0
𝑰𝒂 = 0
The locus of 𝑰𝒂 is a semicircle having diameter
since Im is fixed,
𝑇𝑠𝑑 ∝ πΌπ‘Ž sin α ∝ π‘™π‘’π‘›π‘”π‘‘β„Ž 𝐢𝐾
For maximum starting torque:
𝑇𝑠𝑑 ∝ πΌπ‘Ž sin α ∝ π‘™π‘’π‘›π‘”π‘‘β„Ž 𝐷𝐾 ′
πœƒπ‘Ž =
π‘π‘œπ‘‘ πœƒπ‘Ž = cot (
1+cos πœƒπ‘š
sin πœƒπ‘š
cos π‘š
sin 2π‘š
In capacitor start motors, find the value of capacitor to obtain maximum
starting torque?
a) If Xc is infinitely large, Ia is zero.
b) If Xc = Xa, Ia is a maximum, is equal
to |V|/Ra, and is in phase with the
supply voltage V .
c) The locus of Ia is a semicircle
having diameter= |V| /Ra.
since Im is fixed,
𝑻𝒔𝒕 ∝ 𝑰𝒂 π’”π’Šπ’ α ∝ π’π’†π’π’ˆπ’•π’‰ π‘ͺ𝑲
Knowing that:
Maximum starting torque/amp of
capacitor start motor
a) the starting current is represented by OC
b) the starting torque is represented by CK
c) the starting torque/amp. = CK / OC
this ratio is maximum when OC
is tangent to the circle.
Example 1.4
A 4-pole, single-phase, 120 V, 60 Hz induction motor gave the following standstill
impedances when tested at rated frequency:
Main winding: Zm =1.5 +j4.o ohms
Auxiliary winding:Za = 3 + j 6.0 ohms
a)Determine the value of external resistance to be inserted in series with the auxiliary
winding to obtain maximum starting torque as a resistor split-phase motor.
b) Determine the value of the capacitor to be inserted in series with the auxiliary
winding to obtain maximum starting torque as a capacitor start motor.
c) Determine the value of the capacitor to be inserted in series with the auxiliary
winding to obtain maximum starting torque per ampere of the starting current as a
capacitor-start motor.
d) Compare the starting torques and starting currents in parts (a), (b), and (c) expressed
as per unit of the starting torque without any external element in the auxiliary circuit,
when operated at 120 V, 60 Hz.
Resistor split-phase motor:
Equivalent circuit for a capacitor run
a) The main winding flux can be resolved
into two revolving fluxes πœ‘π‘“π‘š and πœ‘π‘π‘š .
b) The auxiliary winding flux is resolved
into two revolving fluxes πœ‘π‘“π‘Ž and πœ‘π‘π‘Ž
c) The four revolving fluxes induce voltages
in the two windings.
Main equivalent circuit:
Efm and Ebm are the voltages induced by its own fluxes πœ‘π‘“π‘š and πœ‘π‘π‘š .
The voltages induced, -j Efa/a and j Eba/a in the main winding by πœ‘π‘“π‘Ž and πœ‘π‘π‘Ž .
Auxiliary equivalent circuit:
Efa and Eba are the voltages induced by its own fluxes πœ‘π‘“π‘Ž and πœ‘π‘π‘Ž .
The voltages induced, j aEfm and -j aEbm in the main winding by πœ‘π‘“π‘š and πœ‘π‘π‘š .
Va = la (Zc + a2Zf + a2Zb) + ja Efm — ja Ebm
Efa = la . a2 Zf
Eba = la a2 Zb
Efm = Im Zf
Ebm = Im Zb
For starting, slip s =1 and Rf = Rb. The starting torque is:
Example 1.5
A single-phase 120 V, 60 Hz, four-pole capacitor-run motor has the following
equivalent circuit parameters:
a) Draw the equivalent circuit at slip 0.05.
b) Determine the total starting current and the starting torque of the motor at
rated voltage.