Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2008 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting
Permanent magnet (PM) brushless machines equipped with fractional-slot concentrated-windings (FSCW) have been receiving considerable attention over the past few years, due to the fact that they have short end-windings, a high slot fill factor, a high efficiency and power density, and good flux- weakening and fault-tolerance capabilities. A key design parameter for such machines is the phase winding inductance since this has a significant impact on the performance, as well as on the magnitude of any reluctance torque. The paper describes a detailed investigation of the various components of the winding inductance in machines equipped with both overlapping and non- overlapping windings and different slot/pole number combinations. It also examines the influence of key design parameters, which affect the inductance components, with particular reference to the inductances of machines in which all the teeth are wound and those in which only alternate teeth are wound. It is shown that the main component of the winding inductance is the relatively large slot leakage component. Both analytical and finite element models are employed and predicted results are validated on several prototype machines.
El-Refaie, Ayman M.; Zhu, Z. Q.; Jahns, Thomas M.; and Howe, David, "Winding Inductances of Fractional Slot Surface-Mounted Permanent Magnet Brushless Machines" (2008). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 693.