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Three-Phase Modulated Pole Machine Topologies Utilizing Mutual Flux Paths

Lookup NU author(s): Jamie Washington, Dr Glynn Atkinson, Dr Nick BakerORCiD, Professor Alan Jack, Professor Barrie Mecrow, Bogi Jensen



This paper discusses three-phase topologies for modulated pole machines (MPMs). The authors introduce a new three-phase topology, which takes advantage of mutual flux paths; this is analyzed using 3-D finite-element methods and compared to a three-phase topology using three single-phase units stacked axially. The results show that the new ``combined-phase MPM" exhibits a greater torque density, while offering a reduction in the number of components. The results obtained from two prototypes are also presented to verify the concept; the results show that the ``combined-phase" machine could provide both performance and constructional benefits over prior MPM topologies.

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Author(s): Washington JG, Atkinson GJ, Baker NJ, Jack AG, Mecrow BC, Jensen BB, Pennander LO, Nord GL, Sjoberg L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

Year: 2012

Volume: 27

Issue: 2

Pages: 507-515

Print publication date: 01/06/2012

Date deposited: 27/04/2012

ISSN (print): 0885-8969

ISSN (electronic): 1558-0059

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2012.2184115


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