Novel Motor-Shaped Rotational Inductor for Motor Drive Applications

Muhammad Raza Khowja, Chris Gerada, Gaurang Vakil, Robert Abebe, Shafiq Odhano, Chintan Patel, Pat Wheeler

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This paper presents a validation of the novel motor-shaped rotational inductor. To validate the concept, 12 slots 2 poles rotational inductor is tested at different supply frequencies and rotor speeds. Experimental results have shown that the iron losses reduce as the rotor speed increases to the synchronous speed of the stator supply. The performance of the integrated rotational inductor is also compared with traditional EE core inductor in terms of total losses, synchronous inductance, copper resistance, and total harmonic distortion (THD). The total loss-to inductance ratio of the rotational inductor is reduced by 22.5% when rotor is rotating at 18 kRPM and supply frequency is held at 300 Hz. A significant reduction in copper resistance-to-inductance is also noticed when supply frequency is varied from 0 Hz to 20 kHz. Furthermore, the synchronous inductance and voltage and current's %THD of rotational inductor is found to be superior to EE core inductor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8678686
Pages (from-to)1844-1854
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


  • EE core inductor
  • integrated rotational inductor
  • synchronous inductance and synchronous speed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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