An Equivalent Circuit Model for Predicting the Core Loss in a Claw-Pole Permanent Magnet Motor with Soft Magnetic Composite Core

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 2018, 54 (11)
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© 1965-2012 IEEE. Soft magnetic composite (SMC) materials and SMC electromagnetic devices have attracted strong research interest in the past decades. However, SMC devices have large core loss that needs to be put into consideration even at the design stage. Effective and accurate prediction of the core loss becomes crucial for the design and optimization of high-performance motors with these materials. Equivalent circuit model is a widely used method for machine analysis, due to the advantages in the fast calculation with a clear physical mechanism. This paper presents an equivalent circuit model to predict the core loss of a claw-pole permanent magnet motor with SMC stator core. All the parameters including the equivalent core-loss resistance in the equivalent circuit model are identified based on the finite-element method to achieve high accuracy, and the effectiveness of the parameters identification methods is experimentally verified. The proposed equivalent circuit model can predict the core loss and motor's performance efficiently both under no-load and loading conditions.
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