Development of closed-form solutions for fast thermal modeling of rotating electric machinery

Veysel T. Buyukdegirmenci, Matthew P. Magill, Shafigh Nategh, Philip T. Krein

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Abstract

Accurate knowledge of winding temperature is critical for the control, protection, and real-time monitoring of high-performance electric machines. Lumped parameter and finite element analyses can be used to model thermal stress, but both have drawbacks in applications where fast estimates of local temperature distributions are necessary. To overcome this, a closed-form solution for the steady-state stator temperature distribution over one slot pitch in a radial air gap electric machine is presented. Machine symmetry and material thermal properties are used to create a representative layer model in which a solution to Laplace's equation is developed. In addition to lumped parameter and three-dimensional (3D) finite element models, the method is verified through experimental results. Analytical model winding temperature predictions are within about 2.5% of finite element model predictions. Estimates of stator slot, tooth, and end-winding temperatures are within 7% of experimental measurements. The results are shown to have value for parametric machine design and protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2013
Pages832-838
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 22 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2013 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: May 12 2013May 15 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period5/12/135/15/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Buyukdegirmenci, V. T., Magill, M. P., Nategh, S., & Krein, P. T. (2013). Development of closed-form solutions for fast thermal modeling of rotating electric machinery. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2013 (pp. 832-838). [6556189] (Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMDC.2013.6556189