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On Winding Design of a High Performance Ferrite Motor for Traction Application

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kia Kimiabeigi, Dr James Widmer



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by IEEE, 2016.

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Design of low cost traction motors with ferrite magnets needs to meet challenges such as minimizing the risk of demagnetization, and maximizing the torque and power density, via a suitable choice of rotor and stator winding topology and parameters. With regards to the stator, distributed and concentrated windings may have both advantages and disadvantages when considering manufacturing cost, slot fill factor, the contribution factor of reluctance torque and parasitic effects. Furthermore, the trend toward high speed operation of the traction motors may increase the AC loss effects in the windings, contributing to motor deficiencies and risk of thermal failure. In this paper, the performance of a high speed ferrite motor with a distributed and concentrated wound stator, and with regards to torque and power performance as well AC loss effects is assessed. The dynamic performance of a full scale prototype design based on a distributed aluminum wound stator is presented.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Kimiabeigi M, Widmer J

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

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

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 1949-1956

Online publication date: 03/11/2016

Acceptance date: 20/05/2016

Date deposited: 11/01/2017

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ICELMACH.2016.7732790

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ISBN: 9781509025381