Thermal design of a permanent magnetic motor for direct drive wheel actuator

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

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Abstract

A permanent magnet motor was designed for aircraft traction during the taxiing phase. In order to improve the reliability, the motor was attached to enable direct drive of the wheel without additional gearing. Due to the high torque needed for the aircraft traction, and the space and mass limitations of the wheel environment, the thermal management of the motor presents a big challenge. This paper describes the thermal management of the direct drive motor. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and lumped parameter thermal models were applied to predict and improve the thermal performance of the motor. Experimental testing provided thermal data, which was compared with the lumped thermal model and the CFD results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2186-2192
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

  • CFD
  • Thermal management
  • aerospace
  • green taxiing motor
  • lumped parameter
  • permanent magnetic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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