Robust design optimization of PM-SMC motors for six sigma quality manufacturing

Gang Lei, J. G. Zhu, Y. G. Guo, Jiefeng Hu, Wei Xu, K. R. Shao

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In our previous work, soft magnetic composite (SMC) material was employed to design cores for two kinds of permanent magnet (PM) motors, namely transverse flux machine (TFM) and claw pole motor. Compared with motors designed by traditional silicon steel sheets, these motors require 3D flux design with new material and new manufacturing method. Meanwhile, the performances of these motors highly depend on the material and manufacturing parameters besides structure parameters. Therefore, we present a robust design optimization method for high quality manufacturing of these PM-SMC motors to improve their industrial applications. Thereafter, from the design analysis of a PM-SMC TFM, it can be found that the proposed method can significantly improve the manufacturing quality and reliability of the motor, and reduce the manufacturing cost.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6559325
Pages (from-to)3953-3956
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • PM transverse flux machine
  • Robust optimization
  • Six sigma quality manufacturing
  • Soft magnetic composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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