In this paper, two novel double-sided hybrid-excitation flux-reversal linear motors (DSHEFRLM) with the surface (S-) and interior (I-) permanent-magnet(PM) arrangements are proposed and comparatively investigated. The proposed motors feature an asymmetrical double-sided primary configuration which enables the armature and field excitations to be placed separately. Through 2-D finite-element method (FEM), two motor structures with different slot/pole combinations are optimized, and then, the magnetic fields and electromagnetic performances are calculated, including inductances, no-load flux linkage, thrust characteristics, and PM demagnetization capability. By comparison, it is found that S-DSHEFRLMs show larger thrust density while I-DSHEFRLMs exhibit superior flux-adjusting capability. Finally, these predicted results are validated by 3-D FEM.
- hybrid-excitation (HE)
- linear motor
- permanent-magnet (PM) arrangement
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering