The paper examines factors and parameters that affect the additional losses produced in the rotor cage of an induction motor during a no-load test at synchronous speed. The analysis uses a numerical approach based on a finite-element step-by-step procedure, taking into account the rotor movement. Iron losses are evaluated according to the loss separation theory. Additional losses are computed on the basis of predictions of high-frequency phenomena induced in the rotor cage. The model has been validated by comparison with experiments performed on a specific laboratory setup, consisting of a stator that can be equipped with two different rotors. The numerical approach was used to investigate the role of different parameters (supply conditions, geometrical dimensions, material properties) affecting the additional losses.