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Winding configurations for a six phase switched reluctance machine

Lookup NU author(s): Dr James Widmer, Dr Richard Martin, Chris Spargo, Professor Barrie Mecrow, Tuncay Celik


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Winding configurations are investigated for a six phase, 12-10 switched reluctance machine having single tooth wound coils and being driven from a conventional three phase full bridge converter with the addition of six diodes. A new winding configuration is proposed and shown to develop more torque with less torque ripple than a conventional winding in this application. Finite element modelling is used to investigate the electromagnetic behaviour and compare the performance of different winding configurations. Initial experimental tests are described in verification of the modelling. The novel drive and new winding configuration offer significant advantages over a standard three phase machine and drive, giving increased mean torque with lower torque ripple and acoustic noise, as well as reduced converter complexity and potentially cost.

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Author(s): Widmer JD, Martin R, Spargo CM, Mecrow BC, Celik T

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: XXth International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM)

Year of Conference: 2012

Pages: 532-538

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ICElMach.2012.6349921

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ISBN: 9781467301435