Dynamic demagnetization computation of permanent magnet motors using finite element method with normal magnetization curves

Weinong Fu, Siu Lau Ho

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A time-stepping finite element method (FEM) to simulate the transient operations of permanent magnet (PM) motors is presented. It uses only the normal magnetization curves to address the effects of irreversible demagnetization of PM materials. An effective algorithm to implement the methodology with nonlinear iteration is presented. A formulation of Newton-Raphson method using the true Jacobian matrix which is applicable to any type of elements and any order of elements with anisotropy materials is derived. A matrix method is introduced to express space vectors and the FEM formulation can be conveniently deduced.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5422803
Pages (from-to)851-855
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010


  • Demagnetization
  • Electric motor
  • Finite element method
  • Magnetic field
  • Nonlinear
  • Permanent magnet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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