Simulink / MATLAB Dynamic Induction Motor Model for Use as A Teaching and Research Tool
Aleck W. Leedy

Aleck W. Leedy, Department of Engineering and Physics, Murray State University, 131 Blackburn Science Building, Murray.
Manuscript received on August 04, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on August 28, 2013. | Manuscript published on September 05, 2013. | PP: 102-108 | Volume-3, Issue-4, September 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1786093413/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: A dynamic model of the induction motor developed using Simulink / MATLAB that is beneficial for use as a teaching tool in electric machines and power electronics courses, or that can be used as a research tool in the laboratory is presented. The model can be used to study the dynamic behavior of the induction motor, or can be used in various motor-drive topologies with minor modifications. The motor model presented is based on the T-type d-q model of the induction motor. A block model approach is used in the construction of the motor model that will allow users of the model to resolve reference frame theory issues. The model developed is intuitive, easy to use, and allows all motor parameters to be easily accessed for monitoring and comparison purposes. The model presented is capable of being used with various inverter topologies and PWM schemes with minor modifications.
Keywords: Dynamic Model, Inverter, Induction Motor.