Design of dual-electrical-port DC-coil-free hybrid-excited machines

Qingsong Wang, Xiaodong Zhang, Shuangxia Niu

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This paper incorporates the idea of integrated field and armature windings into the design of novel hybrid excited machines with bi-directional flux modulating effect, which results in a new hybrid-excited machine concept that is referred as dual-electrical-port dc-coil-free hybrid-excited machine (DEP-DCF-HEM). In the proposed design, dc field windings are eliminated and dc bias currents are injected into the windings to generate dc excitation field. In addition, the armature windings are divided into dual electrical ports, and zero-sequence current flows between these two ports can adjust the air-gap field effectively. Compared with existing HEMs with additional dc coils, the proposed machines can achieve both higher torque density and wider flux weakening range. The presented design principle can be utilized in a variety of configurations of DEP-DCF-HEMs. Topologies with stator permanent magnet (PM), rotor PM, and dual PM are possible designs, which are all investigated in this paper. A dual PM DEP-DCF-HEM prototype is manufactured, and experimental measurements are conducted to verify its performances.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8651540
Pages (from-to)1328-1336
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


  • DC-coil-free
  • Dual-electrical-port
  • Flux regulation
  • Hybrid-excited

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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