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Thermal modeling of a segmented stator winding design

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This paper presents a thermal analysis of a segmented stator winding design. As the thermal performance is one of the main factors limiting a machine's output capability, a thermal test on a complete prototype machine is an essential part of the design process. However, for the segmented stator winding design, a test-informed thermal analysis on a single stator tooth can be performed prior to the manufacture of the full machine. This approach allows for a rapid and inexpensive assessment of the thermal performance of the complete machine and early identification of design modifications needed. The research has been applied to the design of a highly efficient and compact permanent-magnet traction motor. A thermal model for a single tooth was developed and supported by tests to identify key heat transfer coefficients. A number of winding assemblies were compared, and the most promising was selected for the final motor prototype. The results from the approach are compared with thermal test results from the complete machine. © 2011 IEEE.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wrobel R, Mellor PH, Holliday D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

Year: 2011

Volume: 47

Issue: 5

Pages: 2023-2030

Print publication date: 01/09/2011

Online publication date: 14/07/2011

ISSN (print): 0093-9994

ISSN (electronic): 1939-9367

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2011.2161741


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