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A holistic electrical machine design tool for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft

Golovanov, Dmitry; Xu, Zeyuan; Gerada, David; Gerada, Chris; Papini, Luca

Authors

Dmitry Golovanov

Zeyuan Xu

David Gerada

Chris Gerada

Luca Papini



Abstract

The power density of electrical machines required for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft has become a critical aspect and target of optimization. This paper looks at the development aspects of a multi-domain tool to aid for system-level optimization of electrical machines within next-generation high power-density aerospace applications. The electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical aspects are wholly integrated, thus enabling the optimization including the non-active mass. The implementation and overall architecture are described with the aim of investigating the impact of coolant flowrate, coolant medium as well as efficiency on the achievable power to mass ratio.

Start Date Nov 7, 2018
Publication Date Jan 14, 2019
Book Title 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)
Chapter Number NA
ISBN NA
APA6 Citation Golovanov, D., Xu, Z., Gerada, D., Gerada, C., & Papini, L. (2019). A holistic electrical machine design tool for more-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles & International Transportation Electrification Conference (ESARS-ITEC)doi:10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607715
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/ESARS-ITEC.2018.8607715
Keywords high power density; permanent magnet machines; multi-domain; optimization; coolant; flow-rate
Publisher URL https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8607715

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