Quantitative comparison of double-stator and traditional permanent magnet brushless machines

Shuangxia Niu, K. T. Chau, Chuang Yu

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In this paper, both the steady-state and dynamic performances of the double-stator permanent magnet brushless (DS-PMB) machines, including the surface-mounted topology (DS-SPMB) and the interior topology (DS-IPMB), are quantitatively compared with that of the traditional single-stator SPMB (SS-SPMB) machine. Based on the same electric loading and magnetic loading, the DS-SPMB and DS-IPMB machines are designed to have the same output power, while the DS-SPMB and SS-SPMB machines are of the same peripheral dimensions. The steady-state and transient characteristics of these machines are simulated by using the circuit-field-torque time-stepping finite element method. Finally, the preferred machine, namely, the DS-SPMB one, is prototyped and tested for experimental verification.
Original languageEnglish
Article number07F105
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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