Torque Density Optimization of Six-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine

Jin Wang, Liang Yan, Chris Gerada

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Abstract

Compared with the three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM), the six-phase PMSM has better winding fault-tolerance performance, which greatly improves the safety of the electromechanical actuation (EMA) of the aerospace crafts. The typical structure of the six-phase PMSM is 12 slots, 10 poles, concentrated winding, parallel magnetization, and has the ability to restrain short-circuit current. Although parallel magnetization is simple, the output torque is limited. In this paper, a magnet array design method based on parallel magnetization, oblique magnetization, and tangential magnetization is proposed, which improves the torque density of the six-phase PMSM and reduces the torque ripple at the same time. According to the specific requirements of the EMA, four six-phase permanent magnet synchronous motors with different magnet arrays including parallel magnetization are designed. Through finite element analysis (FEA), the air gap radial magnetic density of different magnet arrays is obtained. The influence of the air gap radial magnetic density on the output torque and torque ripple is analyzed. The simulation result shows that the proposed magnet array design method can improve the torque density of the six-phase PMSM and reduce the torque ripple compared with parallel magnetization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2140-2145
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665422482
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event16th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2021 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 1 Aug 20214 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 16th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2021

Conference

Conference16th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2021
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChengdu
Period1/08/214/08/21

Keywords

  • gap radial magnetic density
  • magnet arrays
  • permanent magnet synchronous motor
  • torque density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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