In this thesis, the single sided linear induction motor is designed and the speed control is realized for this motor. Firstly, the structure and uses of LIMs and the criteria which should be taken into consideration during the design process are given in our studies. The electromagnetic phenomena in LIMs are defined and focused on the effects of these phenomena on the performance of the motor. Experimental studies are performed for the designed motor and obtained equivalent circuit parameters. The most proper equivalent circuit for LIMs is obtained and the simulations are realized by using this equivalent circuit and the obtained parameters. The scalar speed control system applied to rotary ınduction motors is used for the aim of speed control in the practical application. For this reason, the required drive system is created and the real responses of the system are obtained for different reference speed values. The control structure suggested for designed motor is performed with data acquisition card.
Key Words: Linear induction motor and design, end effects, scalar control, speed control, data acquisition.