Blocked Rotor Test of Induction MotorPublished on 24/2/2012 and last updated on 25/8/2018
Process of Testing of Blocked Rotor Test of Induction MotorIn the blocked rotor test, it should be kept in mind that the applied voltage on the stator terminals should be low otherwise normal voltage could damage the winding of the stator. In block rotor test, the low voltage is applied so that the rotor does not rotate and its speed becomes zero and full load current passes through the stator winding. The slip is unity related to zero speed of rotor hence the load resistance becomes zero. Now, slowly increase the voltage in the stator winding so that current reaches to its rated value. At this point, note down the readings of the voltmeter, wattmeter and ammeter to know the values of voltage, power and current. The test can be repeated at different stator voltages for the accurate value.
Calculations of Blocked Rotor Test of Induction Motor
Resistance and Leakage Reactance ValuesIn blocked rotor test, core loss is very low due to the supply of low voltage and frictional loss is also negligible as rotor is stationary, but stator cupper losses and the rotor cupper losses are reasonably high. Let us take denote copper loss by Wcu.
Therefore, Where, Wc = core loss Where, R01 = Motor winding of stator and rotor as per phase referred to stator. Thus, Now let us consider Is = short circuit current Vs = short circuit voltage Z0 = short circuit impedance as referred to stator Therefore, X01 = Motor leakage reactance per phase referred to stator can be calculated as Stator reactance X1 and rotor reactance per phase referred to stator X2 are normally assumed equal. Therefore, Similarly, stator resistance per phase R1 and rotor resistance per phase referred to stator R2 can be calculated as follows: First some suitable test are done on stator windings to find the value of R1 and then to find R2 subtract the R1 from R01