Design of Multiphase Motor Windings for Control of Multiple Airgap Fields

F. N.U. Nishanth, Anvar Khamitov, Eric L. Severson

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Abstract

Multiphase electric machines offer benefits of fault tolerance and reduced power electronic switch ratings per phase. These machines are also capable of independently controlling multiple airgap fields with differing number of pole-pairs (spatial harmonics). This presents opportunity to improve torque density, magnetically levitate the rotor, and wirelessly transfer power to excite the rotor of wound-field synchronous machines. Although these performance improvement techniques have been studied separately in literature, there exists no general winding design approach that targets independent control of multiple airgap fields. This paper presents a generalized technique to design multiphase electric machine windings that can control the magnitude and angular location of multiple airgap magnetic fields, each with a different desired number of pole-pairs. Design examples are provided that demonstrate the control of multiple fields in practical machines. The generalized approach presented in this paper is expected to be useful across a wide range of application scenarios that benefit from control of multiple airgap fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728193878
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2022 - Detroit, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2022Oct 13 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period10/9/2210/13/22

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Keywords

  • bearingless machines
  • brushless excitation systems
  • Multiphase machines
  • multiple airgap fields
  • torque enhancement
  • winding design

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