Effect of Magnetic Forces and Magnetostriction on the Stator Vibrations of a Bearingless Synchronous Reluctance Motor

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Research units

  • Tampere University
  • Tallinn University of Technology
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


The stator vibrations of a bearingless synchronous reluctance motor are investigated with simulations. The influence of the Maxwell stress tensor and magnetostriction on the stator vibrations is studied at different operational conditions. An energy-based magnetomechanical model of iron core is implemented and the influence of the magnetostriction in the iron core on the stator vibrations is further investigated and compared with the case where the magnetostriction is not modeled. The objective of the research is to find out how the stator vibrations can be used to detect the off-center rotor position. The results show that a single frequency component is not able to assess this phenomenon but a combination of two components makes it possible.


Original languageEnglish
Article number8640841
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Bearingless machine, eccentricity, magnetostriction, Maxwell stress, mechanical vibrations, synchronous reluctance motor

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