Design and analysis of a cooling system for permanent magnet synchronous machines

Qing Li*, Barrie Mecrow, Xiang Shen, Xu Deng, Muhammad Ikhlaq

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Abstract

This paper presents the optimisation of a cooling system for a permanent magnet synchronous machine with a high current density in the stator windings. Cooling is provided through forced air ventilation flowing axially down the slots, passing between the stator coils. Several parameters, including the area and shape of the air channels and the turbulence intensity of air flow have been studied to improve the cooling performance of the stator. Finite element analysis and CFD simulation are used to calculate the stator losses and the temperature rise in the winding. The results of the study are able to recommend the best compromises in order to optimise the thermal performance of the motor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2022)
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Pages141-145
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781839537189
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2022
Event11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2022 - Newcastle, Virtual, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jun 202223 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameIET Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number4
Volume2022
ISSN (Electronic)2732-4494

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle, Virtual
Period21/06/2223/06/22

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