## Abstract

In the case of rotating electrical machines, the magnetic forces acting on the stator teeth are the principal electromagnetic cause of vibrations. Based on this fact, this paper presents a method to compute the vibrations of an induction motor with the aid of magnetic nodal forces. An accurate computation of local or nodal forces is essential in problems pertaining to vibration and noise analysis of electrical machines. Virtual work method is utilized here to compute the nodal forces as the local derivative of magnetic energy from the Finite Element (FE) solution of the magnetic field problem. The magnetic problem is then coupled to an elasticity solver to calculate the displacement due to these forces. The nodal force method is implemented in an open source finite element software Elmer and the entire magneto-mechanical computation is carried out in the same open source tool. The calculated results are then compared to vibration measurements of the motor.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 2016 22nd International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2016 |

Publisher | IEEE |

Pages | 2198-2203 |

Number of pages | 6 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 9781509025381 |

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Publication status | Published - 2 Nov 2016 |

MoE publication type | A4 Conference publication |

Event | International Conference on Electrical Machines - Lausanne, Switzerland Duration: 4 Sept 2016 → 7 Sept 2016 Conference number: 22 http://www.icem.cc/2016/ |

### Conference

Conference | International Conference on Electrical Machines |
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Abbreviated title | ICEM |

Country/Territory | Switzerland |

City | Lausanne |

Period | 04/09/2016 → 07/09/2016 |

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## Keywords

- electrical machines
- electromagnetic forces
- finite element analysis
- magnetomechanical effects
- open source software
- vibrations