Thermal analysis of salient pole synchronous machines by multiple model planes approach

P. Shams Ghahfarokhi, A. Kallaste, A. Podgornov, A. Belahcen, T. Vaimann, O. Kudrjavtsev

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This paper presents the lumped parameter thermal network of high power salient pole synchronous machine. For this purpose, the multi-model planes approach is implemented. Accordingly, the active machine parts divided into three planes, and to model the end windings, two other planes are added to model the driven and non-driven end-windings regions of the machine. In addition, it describes the challenges and provides solutions to dominate them during thermal modeling of the electrical machine by the multi-model planes approach. Finally, the proposed method is validated experimentally on open self-ventilated salient pole synchronous machine, and good correspondence between the analytical and experimental results is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2020
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728199450
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Electrical Machines - Virtual, Online
Duration: 23 Aug 202026 Aug 2020
Conference number: 25

Publication series

NameProceedings (International Conference on Electrical Machines)
ISSN (Print)2381-4802
ISSN (Electronic)2473-2087


ConferenceInternational Conference on Electrical Machines
Abbreviated titleICEM
CityVirtual, Online
OtherVirtual Conference


  • AC machines
  • Cooling
  • Electrical machines
  • Equivalent circuit
  • Temperature measurement
  • Thermal analysis

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