Linear induction machine design for instructional laboratory development

J. R. Wells, L. Chapman, Philip T Krein

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One of the difficulties of electric machinery laboratory courses is demonstrating the physics and internal geometry of a motor, particularly while it is operating. As a solution to this challenge, this paper presents the development of an open-frame linear induction motor that allows students to easily visualize the motor while in motion, vary parameters in the motor design to observe their effect on performance, and gain experience with a type of motor that is often overlooked in introductory courses. The motor has interchangeable parts such that other motor topologies may be implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Electrical/Electronics Insulation Conference
StatePublished - 2001


  • Education
  • Laboratory development
  • Linear induction motor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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