Systematic comparison of two axial flux PM machine topologies: Yokeless and segmented armature versus single sided

Narges Taran, Greg Heins, Vandana Rallabandi, Dean Patterson, Dan M. Ionel

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Abstract

This paper systematically compares two axial flux permanent magnet (AFPM) machines designed for a university student racing car application: a double-rotor single-stator yokeless and segmented armature (YASA) structure, and a single- stator single-rotor configuration. Both machines are optimized for minimum loss and active weight using 3D finite element analysis and the highest performing candidate designs are compared in more detail. The studies indicate that the benefits offered by the YASA configuration over the single-stator single-rotor machine are achieved only for specific designs that are heavier. For the design space with lower mass, albeit with increased losses, the Pareto front designs overlap which shows the performance of the two machines is very close to each other.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019
Pages4477-4482
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728103952
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Event11th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Sep 29 2019Oct 3 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019

Conference

Conference11th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period9/29/1910/3/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 IEEE.

Keywords

  • 3D FEA
  • Axial flux permanent magnet
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Single sided
  • Topology advantages
  • YASA
  • Yokeless and segmented armature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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