Working Principle of DC Motor
Construction of DC Motor
Torque Equation of DC Motor
Types of DC Motor
Shunt Wound DC Motor
Series Wound DC Motor
Compound Wound DC Motor
Starting Methods of DC Motor
Three Point Starter
Four Point Starter
Speed Regulation of DC Motor
Speed Control of DC Motor
Simplex and Duplex Lap Winding
Armature Reaction in DC Machine
Permanent Magnet DC Motor
Ward Leonard Method of Speed Control
The term torque as best explained by Dr. Huge d Young is the quantitative measure of the tendency of a force to cause a rotational motion, or to bring about a change in rotational motion. It is in fact the moment of a force that produces or changes a rotational motion.
The equation of torque is given by,
Where F is force in linear direction.
R is radius of the object being rotated,
and θ is the angle, the force F is making with R vector
The dc motor as we all know is a rotational machine, and torque of dc motor is a very important parameter in this concern, and it’s of utmost importance to understand the torque equation of dc motor for establishing its running characteristics.
To establish the torque equation, let us first consider the basic circuit diagram of a dc motor, and its voltage equation.
Referring to the diagram beside, we can see, that if E is the supply voltage, Eb is the back emf produced and Ia, Ra are the armature current and armature resistance respectively then the voltage equation is given by,
But keeping in mind that our purpose is to derive the torque equation of dc motor we multiply both sides of equation (2) by Ia.
Now Ia2.Ra is the power loss due to heating of the armature coil, and the true effective mechanical power that is required to produce the desired torque of dc machine is given by,
The mechanical power Pm is related to the electromagnetic torque Tg as,
Where ω is speed in rad/sec.
Now equating equation (4) & (5) we get,
Now for simplifying the torque equation of dc motor we substitute.
Where, P is no of poles,
φ is flux per pole,
Z is no. of conductors,
A is no. of parallel paths,
and N is the speed of the D.C. motor.
Substituting equation (6) and (7) in equation (4), we get:
The torque we so obtain, is known as the electromagnetic torque of dc motor, and subtracting the mechanical and rotational losses from it we get the mechanical torque.
Therefore, Tm = Tg - mechanical losses.
This is the torque equation of dc motor. It can be further simplified as:
Which is constant for a particular machine and therefore the torque of dc motor varies with only flux φ and armature current Ia.
The Torque equation of a dc motor can also be explained considering the figure below.
Current / conductor Ic = Ia / A
Therefore, force per conductor = fc = BLIa/A
Now torque Tc = fc.r = BLIa.r/A
Hence the total torque developed of a dc machine is,
This torque equation of dc motor can be further simplified as:
Tg = ka φIa
Which is constant for a particular machine and therefore the torque of dc motor varies with only flux φ and armature current Ia