Turkish Journal of Electrical
Power and Energy Systems
Research Article

Thermal Optimization of a Radial Flux Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor With Axial Division


Department of Electrical Engineering, İstanbul Technical University Electrical & Electronics Engineering Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey

Turkish Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems 2023; 3: 61-68
DOI: 10.5152/tepes.2023.23014
Read: 456 Downloads: 264 Published: 22 June 2023

This paper proposes a method for thermal optimization for the radial flux permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) used in light electric vehicles. Thermal effects cause many negative impacts, especially losses in electrical machines. These effects cause the permanent magnets to deteriorate and the motor to become inoperable in PMSMs. Therefore, it is important to optimize the operating internal temperatures of PMSM. In this study, it is suggested that the permanent magnets of the PMSM should be made in pieces in the axial direction in order to reduce the operating temperature value. The simulated design is a radial flux PMSM used in light electric vehicles with a power of 3.2 kW, 150 V, and 1000 rpm. ANSYS Electronics Desktop, a finite element method-based software, was used for electromagnetic field analysis, and ANSYS Motor-Cad software was used for thermal simulation. The simulation results show that the axial division of the permanent magnets reduces the PMSM internal temperature value.

Cite this article as: A. S. Çabuk and Ö. Üstün, "Thermal optimization of a radial flux permanent magnet synchronous motor with axial division," Turk J Electr Power Energy Syst., 2023; 3(2), 61-68.

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