Development policy of SMC to improve efficiency of axial gap motor employing coreless rotor structure

Ren Tsunata, Masatsugu Takemoto, Satoshi Ogasawara, Tatsuya Saito, Tomoyuki Ueno

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Abstract

In recent years, electric motors having flat shape are desired in order to minimize system size as well as enhancing the efficiency. Therefore, axial gap motors (AGMs) have attracted significant attention because they can achieve higher torque density in flat shape than that of conventional radial gap motors (RGMs). In general, AGMs employ the soft magnetic composite (SMC) for the stator core since they have three dimensional magnetic paths unlike RGMs. If AGMs employ the SMC which has low iron loss characteristic, the efficiency can be improved. On the other hand, the average torque is decreased because the SMC basically has tradeoff-relationship between the iron loss characteristic and the permeability. Hence, in this research, an AGM having coreless rotor structure that torque performance is not easily affected by the permeability of the SMC is proposed. In this paper, many virtual SMC materials which have different iron loss and permeability are considered for the proposed AGM employing the coreless rotor structure. Finally, suitable SMC characteristic to enhance the efficiency over a wide operating range is revealed by three-dimensional finite element analysis (3D-FEA).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1644-1650
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728199450
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2020 - Virtual, Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Aug 23 2020Aug 26 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2020

Conference

Conference2020 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2020
Country/TerritorySweden
CityVirtual, Gothenburg
Period8/23/208/26/20

Keywords

  • Axial gap motor
  • Coreless rotor structure
  • High efficiency
  • Magnetic resistance
  • Neodymium bonded PM
  • Soft magnetic composite (SMC)
  • Wide air gap length

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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