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Analytical methodologies for design of segmented permanent magnet consequent pole flux switching machine: a comparative analysis

Wasiq Ullah (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad-Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad, Pakistan)
Faisal Khan (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad-Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad, Pakistan)
Muhammad Umair (Department of Electrical Engineering, Abbottabad, Pakistan)
Bakhtiar Khan (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Abbottabad, Pakistan)

COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering

ISSN: 0332-1649

Article publication date: 12 August 2021

Issue publication date: 20 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to reviewed analytical methodologies, i.e. lumped parameter magnetic equivalent circuit (LPMEC), magnetic co-energy (MCE), Laplace equations (LE), Maxwell stress tensor (MST) method and sub-domain modelling for design of segmented PM(SPM) consequent pole flux switching machine (SPMCPFSM). Electric machines, especially flux switching machines (FSMs), are accurately modeled using numerical-based finite element analysis (FEA) tools; however, despite of expensive hardware setup, repeated iterative process, complex stator design and permanent magnet (PM) non-linear behavior increases computational time and complexity.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper reviews various alternate analytical methodologies for electromagnetic performance calculation. In above-mentioned analytical methodologies, no-load phase flux linkage is performed using LPMEC, magnetic co-energy for cogging torque, LE for magnetic flux density (MFD) components, i.e. radial and tangential and MST for instantaneous torque. Sub-domain model solves electromagnetic performance, i.e. MFD and torque behaviour.

Findings

The reviewed analytical methodologies are validated with globally accepted FEA using JMAG Commercial FEA Package v. 18.1 which shows good agreement with accuracy. In comparison of analytical methodologies, analysis reveals that sub-domain model not only get rid of multiples techniques for validation purpose but also provide better results by accounting influence of all machine parts which helps to reduce computational complexity, computational time and drive storage with overall accuracy of ∼99%. Furthermore, authors are confident to recommend sub-domain model for initial design stage of SPMCPFSM when higher accuracy and low computational cost are primal requirements.

Practical implications

The model is developed for high-speed brushless AC applications.

Originality/value

The SPMCPFSM enhances electromagnetic performance owing to segmented PMs configuration which makes it different than conventional designs. Moreover, developed analytical methodologies for SPMCPFSM reduce computational time compared with that of FEA.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Technology Development Fund-Higher Education Commission Pakistan under Grant No. HEC-TDF-067.

Citation

Ullah, W., Khan, F., Umair, M. and Khan, B. (2021), "Analytical methodologies for design of segmented permanent magnet consequent pole flux switching machine: a comparative analysis", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 40 No. 3, pp. 744-767. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-01-2021-0007

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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