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ELECTRICAL MACHINE-II

1. What do you mean by synchronous speed?

2. What is the reason behind the name induction motor?

3. State principle of operation of three phase induction motors.

4. Why cannot a three phase induction motor run at synchronous speed under normal

conditions with passive load?

5. What do you mean by slip in induction machines?

6. Can slip of an induction motor be negative or greater than 1? Explain.

7. Why induction motors are so popular in industries?

8. What do you mean by synchronous watts?

9. Why an induction motor is called a generalized transformer?

10. Why the no load current of an induction motor is much larger as compared to the no load

current of a transformer?

11. Why rotor current and stator current frequencies of an induction motor under running

condition are not same? What is the relation between them?

12. Draw the torque vs speed characteristics of a three phase induction motor.

13. In the torque-slip characteristic of induction motor show the normal operating zone and

explain the reason?

14. Why the rotor slots of a three phase induction motor are skewed?

15. Is a three phase induction motor self-starting? What is the reason behind using starters?

16. Name some commonly used starting methods for three phase induction motors?

17. State operating principle of three phase synchronous motors.

18. Why three phase synchronous motors are not self-starting?

19. State different methods of starting of three phase synchronous motors.


20. What is a synchronous condenser/reactor? What are the uses of them?

21. What do you mean by pull-out torque of a synchronous motor? What happens when the

mechanical load on the synchronous motor exceeds its pull-out torque?

22. What are the advantages of stationary armature and rotating field over stationary field and

rotating armature?

23. Why high speed alternators like steam turbines use non-salient type rotors?

24. What do you mean by synchronization?

25. State conditions for synchronization of an alternator with a busbar. State different methods

of synchronization.

26. State double field revolving theory. Explain basic principle of operation of single phase

induction motors.

27. Why single phase induction motor are not self-starting?

28. What are the various methods of starting a single phase induction motor?

29. What is the role of capacitor in a single phase induction motor?

30. What type of single phase motors are most probably used in the following common

appliances:

a. Ceiling fans/Exhaust fans

b. Refrigeration units/Air conditioners

c. Small table fans

d. Hair dryers/Vacuum cleaners

e. Computer disc drivers