Coupled field and space-vector equations of bearingless synchronous reluctance machine

Anouar Belahcen, Victor Mukherjee, Mehrnaz Farzam Far, Paavo Rasilo, Marko Hinkkanen

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This paper presents a systematic approach for coupling the space-vector model of a synchronous machine with the static field equations and solve the whole system of equations with the finite element method. The aim of the approach is to reduce the computation time without losing the accuracy. The methodology is validated on a permanent magnet synchronous machine and then applied to a bearingless synchronous reluctance machine. Comparison of the results with the measurements and the time stepping finite element analysis shows that the method has great potential in reducing the computation time and reproducing accurate results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 22nd International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2016
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025381
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Electrical Machines - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 4 Sep 20167 Sep 2016
Conference number: 22


ConferenceInternational Conference on Electrical Machines
Abbreviated titleICEM
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  • bearingless synchronous reluctance machine
  • computational electromagnetics
  • electromagnetic fields
  • finite element analysis
  • machine control
  • permanent magnet machine


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