A flexible approach for brush-commutation machine simulation

D. Lin, P. Zhou, Weinong Fu, B. Ionescu, Z. J. Cendes

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A flexible approach to dynamically predict the performance of brush-commutation machines is presented. A circuit component called a commutator bar is introduced to model the relative position of a commutation segment to a brush, and a commutation model is introduced to model its characteristics. The circuit that describes the connection of all coils to all commutator bar components is coupled with transient finite element analysis. Simulated results at no-load and load operations are presented and compared with the measured data.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4526939
Pages (from-to)1542-1545
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Brush commutation
  • DC machine
  • Field-circuit approach
  • Transient finite element analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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