Overview of flux-controllable machines: Electrically excited machines, hybrid excited machines and memory machines

Qingsong Wang, Shuangxia Niu

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This paper reviews the current research work about flux-controllable machines, mainly focused on electrically excited machines, hybrid excited machines and memory machines. The latest novel machine concepts with the potential of good flux controllability are particularly investigated. The working principle, advantages and drawbacks, and future trends of different flux-controllable machines are discussed, compared and summarized in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-491
Number of pages17
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017


  • Constant induced voltage
  • Constant power
  • Flux controllability
  • Hybrid excited
  • Memory machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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