Design method of a novel hybrid-flux magnetic gear using 3-D finite element method

Y. Chen, Weinong Fu, S. Peng

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This paper presents a novel hybrid-flux magnetic gear, which integrates a transverse-flux magnetic gear and an axial-flux magnetic gear into a single unit. Compared to its conventional counterparts, the proposed magnetic gear transmits a relatively high torque density. When compared to the transverse-flux magnetic gear, this new structure employs an extra iron segment between the low-speed rotor and high-speed rotor to modulate the magnetic field and contribute to the transmission of additional torque. A three-dimensional (3-D) finite element method (FEM) is used for the analysis of the magnetic field. A variable decoupling method based on the sensitivity analysis of the design parameters is presented to accelerate the optimization process of the proposed machine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2015
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973224
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: 11 May 201515 May 2015


Conference2015 IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2015


  • Design method
  • finite element method
  • hybrid-flux
  • magnetic gear
  • optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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