A Novel Sizing Approach for Synchronous Reluctance Machines

Mukhammed Murataliyev, Michele Degano, Michael Galea

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This article presents a simple analytical model for the sizing of synchronous reluctance (SynRel) machines. The accuracy of the method is achieved by modeling a simple rotor geometry that presents all the characteristics of a real machine. The analytical equations proposed are able to guarantee accurate and fast results during the preliminary design of the machine. A generalized sizing approach, based on the saliency ratio, is presented in detail. The method is flexible and can be adapted for any SynRel machine. The accuracy of the proposed model is validated for a range of operating conditions, comparing the results with both finite element simulations and experimental measurement carried out from an existing four poles SynRel 15-kW prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9014522
Pages (from-to)2083-2095
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • Analytical modeling
  • saliency ratio
  • sizing
  • synchronous reluctance (SynRel) machines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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