Development and Testing of Soft Magnetic Rotor for a Switched Reluctance Motor Built through Additive Manufacturing Technology

L. Gargalis, V. Madonna, P. Giangrande, R. Rocca, I. Ashcroft, R. Hague, M. Galea

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is an emerging technology that is gaining considerable research interest in recent years. In particular, metal printing methodologies might be successfully employed in developing lightweight and complex geometry components for electrical machines. In this paper, a soft magnetic material with a high content of silicon (i.e. ≈5%w.t.) has been characterized and its properties have been determined. The obtained material has been then used for 3D printing a salient, 8 pole rotor through selective laser melting. Finally, the manufactured rotor has been placed inside the laminated stator of a switched reluctance machine and its performance has been assessed through comprehensive experimental tests. The collected results confirmed the viability of additive manufacturing technology in the electrical machine field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, ICEMS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages263-268
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9784886864192
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2020
Event23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, ICEMS 2020 - Hamamatsu, Japan
Duration: 24 Nov 202027 Nov 2020

Publication series

Name23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, ICEMS 2020

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, ICEMS 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityHamamatsu
Period24/11/2027/11/20

Keywords

  • 3D Printing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Electrical Machines
  • Electrification
  • SLM
  • Switched Reluctance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Control and Optimization

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