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Energies 2018, 11(9), 2294;

Node Mapping Criterion for Highly Saturated Interior PMSMs Using Magnetic Reluctance Network

Ceit, Manuel Lardizabal 15, 20018 Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain
Universidad de Navarra, Tecnun, Manuel Lardizabal 13, 20018 Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain
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Received: 19 July 2018 / Revised: 24 August 2018 / Accepted: 27 August 2018 / Published: 31 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines)
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Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (IPMSM) are high torque density machines that usually work under heavy load conditions, becoming magnetically saturated. To obtain properly their performance, this paper presents a node mapping criterion that ensure accurate results when calculating the performance of a highly saturated IPMSM via a novel magnetic reluctance network approach. For this purpose, a Magnetic Circuit Model (MCM) with variable discretization levels for the different geometrical domains is developed. The proposed MCM caters to V-shaped IPMSMs with variable magnet depth and angle between magnets. Its structure allows static and dynamic time stepping simulations to be performed by taking into account complex phenomena such as magnetic saturation, cross-coupling saturation effect and stator slotting effect. The results of the proposed model are compared to those obtained by Finite Element Method (FEM) for a number of IPMSMs obtaining excellent results. Finally, its accuracy is validated comparing the calculated performance with experimental results on a real prototype. View Full-Text
Keywords: interior permanent magnet synchronous machines; magnetic reluctance network interior permanent magnet synchronous machines; magnetic reluctance network

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Caballero, D.; Prieto, B.; Artetxe, G.; Elosegui, I.; Martinez-Iturralde, M. Node Mapping Criterion for Highly Saturated Interior PMSMs Using Magnetic Reluctance Network. Energies 2018, 11, 2294.

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