Where can I find a good flash animation illustrating how a synchronous motor works? I am the TA for an electric machines laboratory course, and I want to give my students a good resource to help them understand how a synchronous motor works.
If you could find a good website with an animation that illustrates how a synchronous motor works, that would be great. I have searched via Yahoo/Google and have not found anything that I like.
In particular, animations that show the following would be nice:
** How the three-phase windings produce a total rotating flux wave
** How the rotor flux follows the rotating flux wave
** How adding more load torque causes the rotor flux to become unaligned with the stator flux (torque angle)