Analytical modeling of axial flux PM machines with eccentricities

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Journal Article
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International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 2017, 53 (4), pp. 757 - 777
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2017-01-01
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© 2017 IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved. In this paper, an analytical quasi three-dimensional method is used to model an axial flux permanent magnet (AFPM) machine with various eccentricities. AFPM machines (AFPMMs) have various advantages but they are sensitive to geometrical imperfections for manufacturing aspect. The main aim of this paper is to propose a general analytical model to analyze the AFPMMs with various types of eccentricities. The radial and tangential magnetic flux densities in the air gap under healthy condition are obtained via combination of Maxwell's equations and Schwarz-Christoffel (SC) mapping firstly. Next, in order to investigate the eccentricities, equations for air gap length and radii are deduced. The back electromotive force (EMF) is calculated and compared with those from healthy condition and finite element (FE) analysis, respectively. The results show that the analytical predictions agree well with the FE results. Moreover, using this method has a significantly less time consuming than the 3D FM simulation process, which is a great advantage of this method. Finally, the analytical model is verified via experimental results.
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