A computationally efficient design procedure for actuator motors using magnetic reluctance-and thermal resistance network models

M. Rottach, C. Gerada, T. Hamiti, P. W. Wheeler

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Abstract

This paper deals with a computationally efficient design framework for permanent magnet electrical machines within a multi-motor drive environment. A magnetic reluctance based machine model, together with a thermal resistance network model are used to model the most significant machine non-linearities during both healthy and faulty conditions. The model structure and functionality is described and is applied to the optimisation of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) in an aerospace actuator arrangement. Both magnetic reluctance and thermal resistance network models are validated against Finite Elements (FEM) calculations for the electromechanical behaviour and simulation in a special thermal motor design tool for the thermal behaviour respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 20th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2012
Pages2526-2532
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 20th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2012 - Marseille, France
Duration: 2 Sep 20125 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2012 20th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2012

Conference

Conference2012 20th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2012
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityMarseille
Period2/09/125/09/12

Keywords

  • Design optimisation
  • electric machines
  • fault tolerance
  • permanent magnet machines
  • reluctance network
  • thermal network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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