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Influence of Geometric Dimensions on the Performance of Switched Reluctance Machine

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School of Electrical Engineering, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais 38408-100, Brazil
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INESC TEC and Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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Machines 2019, 7(4), 71; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines7040071
Received: 23 September 2019 / Revised: 9 November 2019 / Accepted: 11 November 2019 / Published: 13 November 2019
In a design of a switched reluctance machine, there are a number of parameters that are chosen empirically inside a certain interval, therefore to find an optimum geometry it is necessary to determine how each parameter acts on the performance of the machine. This work presents a study on the influence of geometric dimensions on the performance of the switched reluctance machine. The analysis is done through finite element simulations based on the variation of one parameter while the others are fixed. Graphical and numerical results of torque and magnetic flux are presented for a 6/4 three-phase machine and an 8/6 four-phase machine. The study presented aims to provide consistent data on which dimensions should be modified for specific applications, and thus to base choices made in the design and optimization stage. View Full-Text
Keywords: switched reluctance machine; design procedure; finite element simulations; sensitivity analysis switched reluctance machine; design procedure; finite element simulations; sensitivity analysis
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Mamede, A.C.F.; Camacho, J.R.; Araújo, R.E. Influence of Geometric Dimensions on the Performance of Switched Reluctance Machine. Machines 2019, 7, 71.

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