Thermal analysis of high speed permanent magnetic generator

Wei Li Li, Xiao Chen Zhang, Shu Kang Cheng, Jun Ci Cao, Yi Huang Zhang

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High-speed permanent magnetic generators (HSPMG) are common and important power generation equipments used in distributed generation systems. A 100 kW level HSPMG is investigated in this paper, and it is fluid-thermal coupling analyzed. The transient 2D electromagnetic field while machine is under rated operating is analyzed by using the time-stepping FEM, from which the electromagnetic performances and the loss distributions are obtained. Then, an analysis model for fluid-solid temperature field analysis is established. Taking losses as the distributed heat sources, the 3D thermal field is coupling calculated. The variations of heat transfer coefficient and temperature of fluid in stator grooves along the axial direction, as well as the whole region 3D temperature distribution in HSPMG are obtained. Then, considering the variations of heat sources distributions and heat transfer conditions, 3D temperature fields of HSPMG operating under different speeds are calculated, and the influences of machine operating speed on the HSPMG thermal performance are studied, based on which, the functions of machine temperature with operating speed and stator windings resistance are proposed. The obtained conclusions may provide a useful reference for the design and research of HSPMG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1419-1426
Number of pages8
JournalScience China Technological Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Electromagnetic
  • Fluid
  • High-speed permanent magnetic generator
  • Speed
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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