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Cogging torque fast computation method for surface permanent magnet machines based on winding function theory”, IEEE International Conference-Workshop on Compatibility and Power Electronics

By Tessarolo A. and Branz L.


Various analytical techniques have been proposed in the literature for cogging torque computation in Surface Permanent Magnet (SPM) machines. Among the various available methods, the ones found to be satisfactorily accurate are based on the Maxwell’s stress tensor, which involves both normal and tangential air-gap field and lead to quite involved calculation formulas. In this paper, a relatively simple alternative is proposed where permanent magnets are modeled as equivalent field circuits to which a well defined winding function can be associated. The approach leads to a plain cogging torque formulation where only the normal no-load air-gap flux density appears. The accuracy of the method is assessed by Finite Element (FE) analysis on some sample SPM machine geometries. The results are shown to match FE simulations with a satisfactory accuracy compared to Maxwell-stress-tensor-based analytical techniques available from the literature

Topics: Cogging torque
Publisher: IEEE
Year: 2013
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