Magnetic Field and Force Calculation in Linear Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Machines Accounting for Longitudinal End Effect

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Journal Article
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IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2016, 63 (12), pp. 7632 - 7643
Issue Date:
2016-12-01
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© 1982-2012 IEEE. This paper presents an improved analytical method for predicting the magnetic field and forces in linear permanent-magnet synchronous machines (LPMSMs) accounting for both the primary end effect and secondary end effect. So far, the magnetic field calculation of LPMSM in most studies is conducted in Cartesian coordinate, whereas the end effect is neglected by applying periodic boundary. In this paper, to implement the analytical model, a polar presentation of the machine geometry is proposed and the subdomain method is applied to calculate the magnetic field. Then, according to the developed model, the tangential thrust and normal forces are calculated based on the Maxwell stress theory. Numerical results are subsequently obtained by finite-element method and employed to validate the analytical model. Finally, an LPMSM prototype is manufactured and experiments are conducted. The results show that the developed analytical model has high accuracy for predicting the magnetic field and forces.
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