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Torque analysis and slot regions assignment of a DC-excited flux-modulated machine with two stator windings

1 Institute of Electrical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131, Karlsruhe, Germany
2 Institute of Technical Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131, Karlsruhe, Germany

Special Issues: Flux-modulated Electric Machines and Their Applications

This paper presents a DC-excited flux-modulated (DCEFM) machine. It has one rotor with pr poles and two sets of windings on one stator. One of the windings has pf pole-pairs and is excited with DC current. The second winding has pa pole-pairs and is excited with AC sinusoidal current. The relationship between pr, pf and pa is pr = pf + pa. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the torque of the machine in order to optimize the slot regions assigned to the two stator windings for generating the highest torque at the admissible copper losses. Firstly, the torque equation of the machine is derived. The methods described in this paper are also feasible for other machine types such as variable flux reluctance machine, field excited flux-switching machine. By using the finite element analysis (FEA) the analytical results are verified. The results show that the magneto motive forces (MMFs) of the two windings need to be approximately equal to obtain optimal torque.
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Keywords torque; DC-excited; flux-modulated; synchronous machine; reluctance machine

Citation: Jing Ou, Yingzhen Liu, Martin Doppelbauer. Torque analysis and slot regions assignment of a DC-excited flux-modulated machine with two stator windings. AIMS Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 2017, 1(1): 4-17. doi: 10.3934/ElectrEng.2017.1.4

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