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Electrical Machine Rotor Shielding for Low Cost Electrical Drive

Al-Ani, M.M.J.; Vakil, G.; Gerada, C.

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M.M.J. Al-Ani


Electrical machine rotor shielding has been proposed for high-speed electrical machines, i.e. ≥50krpm, where a smooth current waveform becomes difficult and costly to generate due to the required high switching frequency. The rotor shielding is used to suppress the unsynchronized low order high amplitude current harmonics and consequently reduces the induced eddy-current losses in rotor. For moderate speed machines, 10-40krpm, generally suited for automotive applications, a smooth current waveform is possible to generate, however, fast switching devices are required that increases the overall drive cost. In the paper, a feasibility study of low cost electrical drive is presented. The electrical drive consists of low cost, low switching frequency modules to generate a pulse width modulation (PWM) current waveform with a few switching pulses, and a rotor with electromagnetic shield to reduce the losses to an acceptable level. The feasibility study includes two permanent magnet machines (PMMs) with different rotors. Multi-physics results are obtained and compared to illustrate the feasibility of the proposed drive.


Al-Ani, M., Vakil, G., & Gerada, C. (2018). Electrical Machine Rotor Shielding for Low Cost Electrical Drive. In 2018 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC) (38-43).

Conference Name 2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2018
Conference Location Long Beach, California, USA
Start Date Jun 13, 2018
End Date Jun 15, 2018
Acceptance Date Jun 13, 2018
Publication Date Aug 30, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 31, 2018
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 38-43
Book Title 2018 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)
ISBN 978-1-5386-3049-5
Keywords Shielding; harmonics; low cost; surface-mounted permant magnet machine; SPM; soild rotor; low siwtching frequancy
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