Performance comparison of 12/12 pole with 8/10 and 12/14 pole bearingless switched reluctance machine

Performance comparison of 12/12 pole with 8/10 and 12/14 pole bearingless switched reluctance machine

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In this Letter, three types of bearingless switched reluctance machines (BSRMs) with different hybrid stator structures are designed and analysed. First of all, topologies of three BSRMs, the conventional 8/10 pole, 12/14 pole BSRMs and a novel 12/12 pole BSRM with axial split phase inner stator permanent magnet structure, are given. Then, the electromagnetic performances, including the distribution of magnetic fields, suspension force and electromagnetic torque are comprehensively compared by means of 2D and 3D finite-element method (FEM). The results based on theoretical analysis and FEM reveal that the proposed 12/12 pole BSRM would exhibit complete decoupling, shorter magnetic circuit, higher torque (power) density and suspension force than the conventional ones. Further, it is found that four degree-of-freedom suspension of the rotor can be realised by two-phase suspension windings in the proposed 12/12 pole BSRM. Finally, a prototype machine is designed and manufactured to verify the validity of the topology design and electromagnetic performance.


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