Feasibility and electromagnetic design of direct drive wheel actuator for green taxiing

Tsarafidy Raminosoa, Tahar Hamiti, Michael Galea, Chris Gerada

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Abstract

This paper considers the feasibility of equipping the main landing gears with electric motors for the aircraft traction during the taxi phase. Those electromechanical wheel actuators make possible a "Green Taxi" operation by considerably reducing the on-ground carbon emission. Moreover, this will enable important fuel saving for short distance flights with high frequency of landing and take-off. In this work, direct drive wheel actuator is considered for energy efficiency and mechanical reliability. Two possible locations of the actuator are examined and the weights of the corresponding electric machines are compared. The most weight efficient location is then selected. A high torque density permanent magnet machine is then designed to fit in this envelope and to satisfy peak torque, weight and flux weakening capability requirements. The design procedure as well as several technologies adopted to maximize the torque density are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings
Pages2798-2804
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 17 Sep 201122 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition: Energy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period17/09/1122/09/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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