Design and Development of an Axial Magnetic Coupling for Reliable Aircraft Power Generation

Yusuf Akcay, Oliver Tweedy, Paolo Giangrande, Michael Galea

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Abstract

This paper introduces an axial magnetic coupling (AMC) that can be employed between the engine and the constant speed drive unit (CSDU) or generator in most commercial aircrafts to transfer torque/speed safely and ensure overload torque protection capability. The AMC is designed with target specifications based on the most advanced aircraft starter generators; i.e. 40 Nm peak transmitted torque and a torque density of 35 Nm/kg. The preliminary design of the AMC is performed via a 2D analytical subdomain method. The design outcomes are then validated using a 3D finite element method (FEM) and a mechanical analysis is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages877-882
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665484596
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2022 - Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 22 Jun 202224 Jun 2022

Publication series

Name2022 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2022

Conference

Conference2022 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CitySorrento
Period22/06/2224/06/22

Keywords

  • analytical method
  • finite element analysis
  • magnetic coupling
  • More electric aircraft
  • permanent magnets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Transportation
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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