The ventilation effect on stator convective heat transfer of an axial-flux permanent-magnet machine

Yew Chuan Chong, Estanislao J.P. Echenique Subiabre, Markus Mueller, John Chick, David Staton, Alasdair McDonald

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Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of the inlet configuration on cooling for an air-cooled axial-flux permanent-magnet (AFPM) machine. Temperature rises in the stator were measured and compared with results predicted using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) methods linked to a detailed machine loss characterization. It is found that an improved inlet design can significantly reduce the stator temperature rises. Comparison between the validated CFD model results and the values obtained from heat transfer correlations addresses the suitability of those correlations proposed specifically for AFPM machines.
LanguageEnglish
Pages4392-4403
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

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Stators
Permanent magnets
Ventilation
Computational fluid dynamics
Fluxes
Heat transfer
Dynamic models
Cooling
Temperature
Air

Keywords

  • thermal analysis
  • air cored
  • cooling
  • direct drive

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Chong, Yew Chuan ; Echenique Subiabre, Estanislao J.P. ; Mueller, Markus ; Chick, John ; Staton, David ; McDonald, Alasdair. / The ventilation effect on stator convective heat transfer of an axial-flux permanent-magnet machine. In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 2013 ; Vol. 61, No. 8. pp. 4392-4403.
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In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 61, No. 8, 01.10.2013, p. 4392-4403.

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