## short circuit torque

## short circuit torque

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I have a asyncronous generator 500 kw and 500 rpm speed, and i´´m designing a fly wheel for it, and the short circuit torque given by the manufacturer is 96 KNm, and i think that maybe is too much... how could i know if this is true..or no so true.... does somebody could help me.... I´´m not very confortable with this questions.... thanks.

## RE: short circuit torque

You might ask them to verify, but in the end, you must use their value.

## RE: short circuit torque

what are the elements that make it to be high? reactance?

thanks

## RE: short circuit torque

For a very rough appreciation let's take as follows:

Prime motor [DG or wind or else] rated torque as Generator rated torque: Trated= 60*1000/2/PI()*P/rpm=9549.3 Nm.

For a similar induction motor the inertia moment will be J= 60 Kg.m^2.Let's say the prime motor has the same inertia moment.

Let's suppose, up to generator breaker will trip time=0.07 sec and within this time the generator will positively stop.

The possible torque on the Generator shaft will be Te=(Jgen+Jmot)dw/dt+Trated

dw=(2*pi*rpm/60-0)= 52.36 rot/sec

Te=2*60*52.36/.07+9549.3=102000 Nm=102 kNm.