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Development and Testing of Soft Magnetic Rotor for a Switched Reluctance Motor Built Through Additive Manufacturing Technology

Gargalis, L.; Madonna, V.; Giangrande, P.; Rocca, R.; Ashcroft, I.; Hague, R.; Galea, M.

Authors

V. Madonna

R. Rocca

IAN ASHCROFT Ian.Ashcroft@nottingham.ac.uk
Professorof Mechanics of Solids

RICHARD HAGUE Richard.Hague@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Additive Manufacturing

MICHAEL GALEA Michael.Galea@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Electrical Machines and Drives



Abstract

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is an emerging technology that is gaining considerable research interest in recent years. In particular, metal printing methodologies might be successfully employed in developing lightweight and complex geometry components for electrical machines. In this paper, a soft magnetic material with a high content of silicon (i.e. ≈5%w.t.) has been characterized and its properties have been determined. The obtained material has been then used for 3D printing a salient, 8 pole rotor through selective laser melting. Finally, the manufactured rotor has been placed inside the laminated stator of a switched reluctance machine and its performance has been assessed through comprehensive experimental tests. The collected results confirmed the viability of additive manufacturing technology in the electrical machine field.

Citation

Gargalis, L., Madonna, V., Giangrande, P., Rocca, R., Ashcroft, I., Hague, R., & Galea, M. (2020). Development and Testing of Soft Magnetic Rotor for a Switched Reluctance Motor Built Through Additive Manufacturing Technology. In 2020 23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS). https://doi.org/10.23919/icems50442.2020.9290893

Conference Name 2020 23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS)
Conference Location Hamamatsu, Japan
Start Date Nov 24, 2020
End Date Nov 27, 2020
Acceptance Date Jun 26, 2020
Online Publication Date Feb 22, 2021
Publication Date Dec 22, 2020
Deposit Date Feb 26, 2021
Publicly Available Date Feb 26, 2021
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series Title International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS)
Series ISSN 2640-7841
Book Title 2020 23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS)
ISBN 9784886864192
DOI https://doi.org/10.23919/icems50442.2020.9290893
Keywords Rotors , Reluctance motors , Three-dimensional displays , Manufacturing , Benchmark testing , Soft magnetic materials , Three-dimensional printing
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/5352805
Publisher URL https://ieeexplore-ieee-org.ezproxy.nottingham.ac.uk/abstract/document/9290893
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