A combined electromagnetic and thermal optimisation of an aerospace electric motor

Gareth M. Gilson, Tsarafidy Raminosoa, Stephen J. Pickering, Chris Gerada, David B. Hann

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Abstract

An innovative design strategy has been set up which is capable of optimising both the electromagnetic as well as the thermal design of permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSM) for aerospace actuation systems. This has been achieved by linking up the electromagnetic design process and motor housing design process for an overall minimum mass. A validation process was initially performed on a PMSM to ensure the correct functionality of the thermal model. Tests were carried out to calibrate the model with experimental data. This paper further describes the adopted optimisation procedure of a 12.75Nm - 2000rpm, horizontally mounted, 12 slot 14 pole Aerospace Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor and highlights the significant weight and volume saving capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2010 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 20108 Sep 2010

Publication series

Name19th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2010

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2010
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period6/09/108/09/10

Keywords

  • Axial longitudinal fins
  • Electric motors
  • Electromagnetic design
  • FEA
  • Fin design
  • Optimisation
  • PM motor
  • Radial fins
  • Thermal design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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