American Journal of Applied Sciences

Optimization of the Performance of Single-Phase Capacitor-Run Induction Motor

Mahdi Salman Alshamasin

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2009.745.751

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 4

Pages 745-751


The aim of the study was to suggest optimal solution for the impact of harmonics on the performance of Capacitor-Run Motor (CRM), the most commonly used single-phase motor. Therefore, investigations were carried out over the entire slip from no-load condition up to the locked-rotor condition, for harmonics of various orders in the case of using Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) speed control. The investigations gave the ability to optimize the performance of CRM by choosing the appropriate parameters of the PWM inverter. Mathematical model for CRM supplied from voltage source contained harmonics was presented. The work was conducted by using a digital computer simulation (MATLAB software).


© 2009 Mahdi Salman Alshamasin. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.