Thermal and efficiency analysis of a single phase induction motor with Peltier devices
Van Jaarsveldt, H.
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We present the results obtained from the thermal and efficiency analysis of a single phase induction motor with Peltier devices. A single phase induction motor is completely simulated in SolidWorks® and Matlab® Simulink®. The cooling of the induction motor is done by means of Peltier devices and the corresponding power consumption and stator temperature is recorded. From the SolidWorks® simulation results it can be seen that the temperature of the induction motor under normal operating conditions is cooled from 68°C to 35°C. From the Matlab® Simulink® simulation results show that the efficiency of the induction motor is increased by an average of 3.73% from the normal operating condition to the cooled operating condition with the inclusion of the Peltier devices onto the system
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