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Title: Small induction motor drives
Author: Gordon, B. M.
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 1999
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Domestic appliances represent very cost conscious applications for drives where the emphasis is on achieving the optimum compromise between cost and performance. The requirements placed on a domestic appliance drive are so radically different from those demanded of an industrial drive, that a detailed re-evaluation of all the constituent sub-units of the drive must be undertaken. Domestic appliances are produced in large volumes so the use of a special arrangement or custom components can be justified if an overall benefit can be demonstrated. The work presented in this dissertation is concerned with small drives which are suitable for domestic appliances. A study of the optimal number of phases for current and possible future power electronic construction methods is presented and their suitability of domestic appliance drives considered. Comparisons based on material utilisation and the quality of the air gap flux waveform are presented. With the power electronic technology available two and three phase drives were found to be the best compromise between cost and complexity, and several drives of each type were built to provide experimental evidence on the performance of each alternative drive topology proposed. The experimental results obtained from the different drives built are related to the conclusions of work on inverter topology and phases number.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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