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Machines 2016, 4(3), 15; doi:10.3390/machines4030015

Optimization Design and Performance Analysis of a PM Brushless Rotor Claw Pole Motor with FEM

School of Electrical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 17 May 2016 / Revised: 14 June 2016 / Accepted: 1 July 2016 / Published: 7 July 2016
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Abstract

A new type of permanent magnet (PM) brushless claw pole motor (CPM) with soft magnetic composite (SMC) core is designed and analyzed in this paper. The PMs are mounted on the claw pole surface, and the three-phase stator windings are fed by variable-frequency three-phase AC currents. The advantages of the proposed CPM are that the slip rings on the rotor are cast off and it can achieve the efficiency improvement and higher power density. The effects of the claw-pole structure parameters, the air-gap length, and the PM thinner parameter of the proposed CPM on the output torque are investigated by using three-dimensional time-stepping finite element method (3D TS-FEM). The optimal rotor structure of the proposed CPM is obtained by using the response surface methodology (RSM) and the particle swarm optimization (PSO) method and the comparison of full-load performances of the proposed CPM with different material cores (SMC and silicon steel) is analyzed. View Full-Text
Keywords: PM brushless rotor claw pole motor; 3D finite element method (3D FEM); parameters optimization; response surface methodology (RSM); particle swarm optimization (PSO) method; soft magnetic composite (SMC) PM brushless rotor claw pole motor; 3D finite element method (3D FEM); parameters optimization; response surface methodology (RSM); particle swarm optimization (PSO) method; soft magnetic composite (SMC)
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Zhang, Z.; Liu, H.; Song, T. Optimization Design and Performance Analysis of a PM Brushless Rotor Claw Pole Motor with FEM. Machines 2016, 4, 15.

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