Analysis and Design of a New Relieving-DC-Saturation Transverse-Flux Tubular Motor with Complementary Magnetic Circuit

Zhenghao Li, Xing Zhao, Shuangxia Niu, W. N. Fu

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Due to the flux leakage and large detent force, the thrust force ripple of transverse-flux linear motor is relatively large, which restricts its further application. Also, the field of most existing transverse-flux machines is hard to be altered and regulated considering the permanent magnet (PM) excitation. Therefore, to suppress the force ripple and strengthen the flux regulation capability of transverse-flux machines, a novel hybrid excitation transverse-flux tubular motor with complementary structure is proposed in this article. The key is that a complementary and parallel structure is constructed in this motor, and hybrid excitation of both dc windings and small auxiliary PMs installed at opening of the slot is adopted in this motor as well. In addition, unequal teeth design of dc winding and ac winding is also employed to increase the thrust force density. Finite element calculation results verify the effectiveness of the proposed machine.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9369270
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


  • A novel hybrid excitation
  • complementary structure
  • relieving dc saturation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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