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Analytical magnetic field calculation for flat permanent-magnet linear machines with dual-rotor by using improved two-dimensional hybrid analytical method

Brahim Ladghem Chikouche (Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of M’sila, M’sila, Algeria, and Member of Laboratoire de Recherche en Electrotechnique (LRE-ENP), Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Alger, Algeria)
Kamel Boughrara (Laboratoire de Recherche en Electrotechnique (LRE-ENP), Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Alger, Algeria)
Frédéric Dubas (Département ENERGIE, FEMTO-ST, CNRS, University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Belfort, France)
Rachid Ibtiouen (Laboratoire de Recherche en Electrotechnique (LRE-ENP), Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Alger, Algeria)

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 propose an improved two-dimensional hybrid analytical method (HAM) in Cartesian coordinates, based on the exact subdomain technique and the magnetic equivalent circuit (MEC).

Design/methodology/approach

The magnetic field solution is obtained by coupling an exact analytical model (AM), calculated in all regions having relative permeability equal to unity, with a MEC, using a nodal-mesh formulation (i.e. Kirchhoff’s current law) in ferromagnetic regions. The AM and MEC are connected in both axes (x, y) of the (non-)periodicity direction (i.e. in the interface between the tooth regions and all its adjacent regions as slots and/or air-gap). To provide accuracy solutions, the current density distribution in slot regions is modeled by using Maxwell’s equations instead of the MEC characterized by an equivalent magnetomotive force (MMF) located in slots, teeth and yokes.

Findings

It is found that whatever the iron core relative permeability, the developed HAM gives accurate results for no- and on-load conditions. The finite-element analysis demonstrates excellent results of the developed technique.

Originality/value

The main objective of this paper is to make a direct coupling between the AM and MEC in both directions (i.e. x- and y-edges). The current density distribution is modeled by using Maxwell’s equations instead of the MEC and characterized by an MMF.

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support of the General Directorate of Scientific Research and Technological Development (DGRSDT) of Algeria.

Citation

Ladghem Chikouche, B., Boughrara, K., Dubas, F. and Ibtiouen, R. (2021), "Analytical magnetic field calculation for flat permanent-magnet linear machines with dual-rotor by using improved two-dimensional hybrid analytical method", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 40 No. 3, pp. 602-623. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-02-2021-0039

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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