Aerospace actuator design: A comparative analysis of Permanent Magnet and Induction Motor configurations

P. E. Kakosimos, E. M. Tsampouris, A. G. Kladas, C. Gerada

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Abstract

In this paper, a comparative design of actuators for aerospace applications based on Induction Motor (IM) and Permanent Magnet Motor (PMM) technologies is undertaken, by means of a combined electromagnetic and thermal evaluation. Initially, 3D time-stepping finite element analysis is employed for the determination of the actuators basic dimensional and operating characteristics. As the actuator thermal constraints constitute a key-feature of the respective systems, the proposed configurations are compared on the basis of equal thermal evacuation. The two configurations considered are in a next step optimized through the application of specific minimization of their performance-technical related costs. Both resulting IM and PMM optimal configurations present complementary advantages for this class of applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 20th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2012
Pages2538-2544
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

  • Actuators
  • aerospace engineering
  • finite element methods
  • induction motors
  • permanent magnet machines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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