Magnetic equivalent circuit simulations of electrical machines for design purposes

Marco Amrhein, Philip T. Krein

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Abstract

New developments in power electronics technology, materials, and changing application requirements are driving advances in electric machines. But limitations of standard motor design, particularly induction machine design, limit performance capabilities in drive applications. Computer-aided design tools are not available to overcome these limitations. This paper presents a magnetic equivalent circuit modeling approach geared towards design. Magnetic equivalent circuits are flexible in terms of size and accuracy, have moderate computational complexity, are easily parameterized, and can be extended readily to three-dimensional analysis. Comparisons with results from finite element models and measurements indicate that magnetic equivalent circuits, corrected for local saturation, are a promising option for a design tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2007
Pages254-260
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2007
EventIEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2007 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: May 21 2007May 23 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2007

Other

OtherIEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period5/21/075/23/07

Keywords

  • Electric machine design
  • Induction machine design
  • Magnetic equivalent circuit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Amrhein, M., & Krein, P. T. (2007). Magnetic equivalent circuit simulations of electrical machines for design purposes. In IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2007 (pp. 254-260). [4233831] (IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/ESTS.2007.372095