Development of an aircraft wheel actuator for green taxiing

M. Galea, Z. Xu, C. Tighe, T. Hamiti, C. Gerada, S. Pickering

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Abstract

In this paper, the design and construction aspects of a wheel actuator to be used for aircraft taxiing on the ground and which will be located in the main landing gear are addressed. The main challenges with the application are the high torque density and fault tolerance requirements. This paper will look at all the different design aspects of the traction motor required for the actuator, including the electro-magnetic design and analysis, thermal management and mechanical analysis. The paper will then conclude with a brief overview of the construction aspects of the motor of the wheel actuator and experimental validation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2492-2498
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943890
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2014 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2 Sep 20145 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2014

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2014
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period2/09/145/09/14

Keywords

  • Halbach arrays
  • high torque density
  • permanent magnets
  • taxiing on ground

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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