DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY

Department of Electrical and Electronics
Engineering
EED3012 Energy Conversion II Experimental Work
Experiment 2
Torque-Speed Characteristic of a Wound-Rotor
Induction Motor
The object of this experiment is to investigate the relationship between
the speed/torque characteristic of wound rotor induction motor with added
rotor resistance
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
EQUIPMENT
FH2 MkllI Test Bed

INITIAL SETTINGS
Speed Range 1800 rev / min
External/Internal Torque Switch to INT,
Torque Reverse Switch to give positive meter
deflection.
Brake Control to minimum.
Slip Ring Starter Switch to infinity.
FH100 Slip Ring Machine
Test Machine.
FH3 MkllI Instrumentation Frame
V3 A.C. Voltmeter
250VRange.
A3 A.C. Ammeter
1ARange.
A30 A.C. Ammeter
3ARange.
W1 A.C. Wattmeter
100W Range
CIRCUIT DIAGRAMS:

Fig-1. Circuit diagram for wound-rotor induction motor with added rotor
resistance
PROCEDURE: (Part-1: added rotor resistance)
CAUTION: Do not make or modify any connections with the power
on unless otherwise is specified. If any danger occurs,
immediately press the EMERGENCY OFF button on the threephase power supply module. Terminate this exercise and consult
your laboratory assistant.
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m) 1 (500 Ω) n I (rpm) (A) 2 (300 Ω) n I (rpm) (A) Knob Position 3 (100 Ω) 4 (50 Ω) n I n I (rpm) (A) (rpm) (A) 5 (0 Ω) n I (rpm) (A) 0. 7. Allow the motor to warm up for approximately 15 minutes. Using the results of Table-1. current.00 1. In steps.60 0. 8. 6.00 0. increase the torque on the motor and record corresponding values of torque. Measured values of wound-rotor induction motor with added rotor resistance Torqu e (N. speed.20 0.20 Calculate the power using the following formula: 2 . The motor will start to rotate.DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering EED3012 Energy Conversion II Experimental Work Set up the equipment as shown in Fig-1. plot the graphs of torque. first press the Red OFF push-button to deactivate the contactor and then at the Mains Switch. Adjust the brake control so that the motor develops an indicated torque of approximately 0. Switch on the power to the FH2 MkIII Test Bed. 4.8 0. first at the Mains Switch and then press the Green ON push-button to activate the contactor. Rotate the FH2 Slip Ring Starter Switch slowly clockwise to the zero position. 3.10 0. Table-1. Switch off the power to the FH2 MkIII Test Bed.70 0. Reset the brake control to minimum.10 1.30 0.1. as indicated in the Table-1. Locate the FH100 Slip Ring Machine into the right-hand test position and insert both the 10-way and earth plugs into their respective adjacent sockets. and output power versus speed. immediately press the red OFF button on the test bed and terminate this exercise. CAUTION: If the rotor is locked by a heavy brake torque.8 Nm. 9. and current.50 0.90 1. Set up the equipment and connect as shown in Fig. The rotor winding are now shorted. 2.40 0. 5. 1.

complete the graphs of torque. 3. and care must be taken to check the zero of the torque measuring system.m) (A) 5 (0 Ω) T I (N.DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering EED3012 Energy Conversion II Experimental Work Pout = ω (rad / s) × T ( N .m) (A) 2 (300 Ω) T I (N. If any danger occurs. 2. immediately press the Red OFF button on the test bed. Measured values of starting torque and current of wound-rotor induction motor with added rotor resistance 1 (500 Ω) T I (N. Remove A3 ammeter and. Switch off the power to the FH2 MkIII Test Bed. 3 .m) Unit conversions: 1 kg .m .m = 9. 4. 6.m) (A) RESULTS: Explain the main features you have learned from the experiments. Table-2. Insert the pin into the hole located in the right-hand Dynamometer boss (It may be necessary to rotate the shaft to align the holes in the shaft and the boss). rotate the Slip-Ring Starter switch to each position in-turn. CAUTION: This procedure must be completed as quickly as possible in order to avoid overheating. for each of the Slip_Ring Starter switch settings. current.m) (A) (N. 1. first press the Red OFF push-button to deactivate the contactor and then at the Mains Switch. Disconnect the lead between the dynamometer supply and the dynamometer.81 N . Discuss on the tables/graphics obtained from the tests and comment on the results in your report. insert A30 ammeter on the 3A Range. Activate the contactor by pressing the Green ON button. in one line. Terminate this exercise and consult your laboratory assistant. using the rotor locking pin provided. 1 rpm = 2π rad / s 60 PROCEDURE: (Part-2: blocked rotor test) CAUTION: Do not make or modify any connections with the power on unless otherwise is specified. and read the torque and current values at each step to complete Table-2. 7. Using the results of Table-2. 5. Set the Slip-Ring starter switch to infinity. Measure the Starting Torque and Current.m) (A) Knob Position 3 (100 Ω) 4 (50 Ω) T I T I (N. and output power versus speed characteristics obtained in part-1.