Torque Component Quantification and Design Guideline for Dual Permanent Magnet Vernier Machine

Xing Zhao, Shuangxia Niu, Weinong Fu

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A quantitative analysis and design guideline for dual-permanent-magnet Vernier machine (DPMVM) are presented in this paper. First, by winding factor analysis for dominant air-gap harmonics, torque components excited by stator PMs and rotor PMs are quantified, which reveals that, in DPMVM, the rotor PMs essentially have higher torque generation ability than stator PMs, due to the effective utilization of fundamental PM harmonic without flux modulation. Furthermore, mutual influence between dual PM sources is analyzed. It is revealed torque contribution of stator PMs is unilaterally affected by design parameters of rotor PMs. Finally, a design guideline is provided for DPMVM, considering the design priorities of dual-PM sources. Finite element simulation and prototype experiments prove the validity of the theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8654198
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Dual-permanent-magnet Vernier machine (DPMVM)
  • torque component quantification
  • winding factor analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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