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Reduction of cogging torque in interior-magnet brushless machines

Zhu, Z.Q., Ruangsinchaiwanich, S., Schofield, N. and Howe, D. (2003) Reduction of cogging torque in interior-magnet brushless machines. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 39 (5 (Par). pp. 3238-3240. ISSN 0018-9464


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An investigation into the cogging torque in a four-pole interior-magnet brushless machines having either a six-slot stator and a short-pitched nonoverlapping winding or a 12-slot stator and a full-pitched overlapping winding is described. It is shown by finite-element analyses and measurements that, by appropriately defining the pole-arc to pole-pitch ratio, the optimal pole-arc to pole-pitch ratio for minimum cogging torque, which has been derived for surface-mounted magnet machines, is equally applicable to interior-magnet machines.

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Keywords: brushless machines, cogging torque, permanent magnet machines, permanent magnets
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 18:21
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2003.816733
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/TMAG.2003.816733
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/869

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