Electromagnetic Fields and Forces in a Linear Induction Motor during Direct Current Braking

  • Krzysztof Pieńkowski


Linear induction motors (LIM) find great application in many power transmission systems. Besides the motor operation the performance of the LIM during braking is also very important. The characteristics of LIM have been studied in recent years 1,2,3, but considerably less attention has been paid to the direct current braking (DC braking) performance of LIM. This paper presents the results of the analysis of LIM during DC braking with regard to the influence of the longitudinal end-effect. The relationships describing electromagnetic fields in the individual zones of the motor and forces acting on the secondary have been determined. The influence of the longitudinal end-effect on DC braking characteristics has been discussed.


Electromagnetic Field Current Sheet Individual Zone Thin Current Sheet Motor Operation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Pieńkowski
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  1. 1.Institute of Electromachine SystemsTechnical University of WrocławPoland

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