Iron loss simulation using a local material model

Benedikt Groschup (Institute of Electrical Machines, Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany)
Silas Elfgen (Institute of Electrical Machines, Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany)
Kay Hameyer (Institute of Electrical Machines, Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany)

Abstract

Purpose

The cutting process of the electric machine laminations causes residual mechanical stress in the soft magnetic material. A local magnetic deterioration can be observed and the resulting local and global iron losses increase. A continuous local material model for the consideration of the changing magnetization properties has been introduced in a previous work as well as an a priori assessment of iron losses. A local iron loss calculation considering both a local magnetization and local loss parameters misses yet. The purpose of this study is to introduce a local iron loss calculation model considering both a local magnetization and local loss parameters.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, an approach for local iron loss simulation is developed and a comparison to the cut-edge length-dependent loss model is given. The comparison includes local loss distribution in the lamination as well as the impact on the overall motor efficiency and vehicle range in an electric vehicle driving cycle.

Findings

For an analysis of the resulting local iron loss components, both the local magnetization and iron loss parameters must be considered using physically based models. Consistently, a local iron loss model is presented in the work. The developed model can be used to gain detailed information of the local loss distribution inside the machine. The comparability of this local iron loss with the cut-edge length approach for overall system characteristics, e.g. efficiency or driving range, is shown.

Originality/value

A local iron loss simulation approach is a physical accurate model to describe the influence of cutting techniques on electric machine characteristics. A comparison with the less complicated a priori assessment gives detailed information about the necessity of the local model under consideration of the given problem.

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Citation

Groschup, B., Elfgen, S. and Hameyer, K. (2019), "Iron loss simulation using a local material model", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 38 No. 4, pp. 1224-1234. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-10-2018-0421

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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