2-D lumped-parameter thermal modelling of axial flux permanent magnet generators

Chin Lim, J. R. Bumby, Robert Dominy, Grant Ingram, Khamid Mahkamov, Neil Brown, Abdeslam Mebarki, Martin Shanel

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Abstract

Results from lumped parameter thermal modeling of an axial flux permanent magnet generator based on the application of the 2-D equivalent thermal circuit are presented. The components of the generator and the internal air-flow domain are split into a system of connected and interacting control volumes. Energy and mass conservation equations are then solved for each of volume to determine its thermal state. This method takes into account heat transfer due to both conduction and convection. Two case studies have been performed to validate the accuracy of the 2-D equivalent thermal circuit model by comparison with CFD results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICEM 2008, 18th International Conference on Electrical Machines, 2008.
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
ISBN (Print)978-1424417353
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventICEM 2008: Electrical Machines 2008 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceICEM 2008: Electrical Machines 2008
Period1/01/08 → …

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