Simulation of induction motor startup
MotorAnalysis is capable of transient FEM-based simulation taking into account rotor motion, eddy currents, saturation of iron cores and etc. Here is an example of the 2D FEM-based simulation of the induction motor startup at rated load.
The simulation results as stator line currents, torque, load and rotor speed vs. time:
Animation of the magnetic flux density distribution, the relative permeability distribution and the rotor bars current density distribution over the machine’s cross-section created using animation option of the Plot Wizard tool:
Magnetic flux density distribution with flux lines
Relative permeability distribution with flux lines
Rotor bars current density distribution with flux lines