Design optimization of integrated rotational inductor for high-speed AC drive applications

M. Raza Khowja, Chris Gerada, Gaurang Vakil, Chintan Patel, Pat Wheeler

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Abstract

In order to make an efficient and power dense overall system, a close physical and functional integration of passive components is required instead of having a separate subsystem for passives. Such power dense system is vital in aerospace and marine applications. This paper presents the design optimization of integrated rotational inductors for high speed AC drive applications. Design degrees of freedom like slot-pole combinations along with different winding configurations such as, single layer (SL), double layer (DL), concentrated winding (CW) and distributed winding (DW) are considered. In this paper, the rotational inductors are optimized for these degrees of freedom and compared with a benchmark EE core inductor in terms of total losses, weight and AC copper resistance at both fundamental frequency (1 kHz) and switching frequency (10, 15 and 20 kHz). The comparative analysis between EE core and rotational inductors has shown a significant reduction in total losses and AC copper resistance at fundamental frequency and all switching frequencies. In comparison with EE core inductor, 12 slots 2 poles rotational inductor with SL DW gives lowest total losses at fundamental frequency whereas 6 slots 2 poles rotational inductor with SL DW offers the lowest AC copper resistance at both fundamental and all switching frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509042814
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2017 - Miami, United States
Duration: 21 May 201724 May 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami
Period21/05/1724/05/17

Keywords

  • Concentrated winding and Distributed winding
  • EE Core Inductor
  • Integrated Rotational Inductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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