A Brushless DC motor design for an aircraft electro-hydraulic actuation system

Xiaoyan Huang, Chris Gerada, Andrew Goodman, Keith Bradley, He Zhang, Youtong Fang

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Abstract

This paper describes a 5-phase Brushless DC motor designed for an electro-hydrostatic actuation system. The foundation of the design is a motor with compact structure, low weight, fault tolerance and high reliability. The motor power rating is 12kW at 12,000 rpm and a wet form of construction is used where hydraulic oil is present in the motor in order to reduce the number of oil seals of the EHA for enhanced reliability and lifetime. The thermal behavior is evaluated for an optimized design. Fault tolerance for Brushless DC motors will be discussed. A 5-phase motor has been manufactured and test results are presented to validate the design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011
Pages1153-1158
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: 15 May 201118 May 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period15/05/1118/05/11

Keywords

  • Brushless DC motor
  • EHA
  • Single sided matrix converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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