Design of high speed synchronous reluctance machine

Di Nardo, Mauro (2017) Design of high speed synchronous reluctance machine. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This thesis describes the work done during the several stages of the design, analyse, manufacture and test of a high speed synchronous reluctance machine capable of delivering 5 kW at 80 krpm. In order to meet such demanding speed requirement, several multi-disciplinary design exercises have been carried out having different aims. First the influences of the speed-dependent limiting factors on the machine performance have been investigated by analytical methodologies. After the preliminary analytical design, the main challenges related with the structural and electromagnetic FE-based design refinements have been identified. A comparative study has been then presented with the purpose of identify the most effective rotor design approach in terms of performance of the final design and computational effort related for its achievement. Once the design strategy has been chosen, the advantages of considering rotor parametrization of increasing complexity are evaluated via a comparative study showing the results of several structural optimizations. This study indicated the optimal geometry to manufacture. Prior to the machine prototyping, the influence of the rotor manufacturing tolerance as well as the thermal limitations on the machine performance have been deeply analysed. Tests carried out on the prototype have essentially validated the proposed design approach. In addition, an investigative study aimed at identifying and understanding the reasons of the found discrepancy between the measured and expected performance is also reported.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Gerada, Chris
Galea, Michael
Keywords: Reluctance motors, Design and construction, Electric motors, Synchronous
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering
Item ID: 43223
Depositing User: Di Nardo, Mauro
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 04:40
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 04:53
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43223

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