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Energies 2016, 9(12), 1078; doi:10.3390/en9121078

Modeling of a Field-Modulated Permanent-Magnet Machine

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College of Information and Control Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, China
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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Academic Editor: Joeri Van Mierlo
Received: 4 August 2016 / Revised: 3 December 2016 / Accepted: 12 December 2016 / Published: 19 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electric Machines and Drives for Renewable Energy Harvesting)
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Abstract

In this work, an effective field-modulated permanent-magnet (FMPM) machine was investigated, in which the spoke-magnet outer rotor and open-slot stator were employed. The objective of this paper is to provide the mathematical modeling analysis that was performed for the purpose of control research on this type of FMPM machine. The simulation results by means of finite element analysis (FEA) are given to verify the theoretical analysis and the validity of mathematical model. A prototype machine was also fabricated for experimentation. Both the analytical model and the FEA results are validated by experimental tests on the prototype machine. View Full-Text
Keywords: field-modulated permanent magnet (FMPM) machine; d-q frame; modeling; finite element analysis (FEA) field-modulated permanent magnet (FMPM) machine; d-q frame; modeling; finite element analysis (FEA)
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Li, X.; Chau, K.T.; Wang, Y. Modeling of a Field-Modulated Permanent-Magnet Machine. Energies 2016, 9, 1078.

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