Comparative Study on Induction Machines: Three-Phase vs. Five-Phase Winding Configurations

Zhi Cao, Gabriel Andres Rojas Cardenas, Emad Roshandel, Amin Mahmoudi, Solmaz Kahourzade, Wen L. Soong

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This paper presents the comparative study of two induction machines (IMs). It investigates the conversion of an existing three-phase IM to five-phase IMs and explores the effect of phase number on the performance parameters. The two studied machines in this work have the same number of winding turns per phase and similar rotor but modified stator. 2D finite-element analysis and MATLAB are used to extract the performance parameters of the machine. The performance comparison of the machines consists of inductance, resistance, current, torque, power factor, and efficiency. It is found that the five-phase IM is more efficient than three-phase IM considering the same physical characteristics. This study aims to provide useful understanding on the effect of the number of phases on performance of IMs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
EditorsSumedha Rajakaruna, Ahmed Abu Siada, Ho Ching Iu, Arindam Ghosh, Tyrone Fernando
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665434515
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021 - Virtual event organised in Perth, Perth, Australia
Duration: 26 Sept 202130 Sept 2021
Conference number: 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2021 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021


Conference31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021
Abbreviated titleAUPEC 2021
OtherThe theme of this year’s conference is Clean and Reliable Electric Energy Systems. With the prevalent problem of climate change, clean energy technologies are gaining much attention in the power industries currently. At the same time, due to intermittent nature of renewable sources, power system reliability and security are also being given serious considerations. It is, therefore, imperative that this premier power engineering conference in this region gives proper acknowledgement to the need of the future power delivery system.

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  • Comparative Study
  • FEA
  • Five-Phase
  • Induction Machine
  • Performance
  • Three-Phase


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