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Hybrid-excited machines utilize the synergies of permanent magnet (PM) and wound field machines. Flux-switching PM machines have emerged as an attractive machine type due to the fact that the excitation sources are located in the stator allowing a simple robust rotor whilst providing high torque density. This paper proposes topologies of hybrid-excited flux-switching PM machines incorporating iron flux bridges to enhance the effectiveness of the field coil excitation. A simple lumped parameter magnetic circuit model is developed to predict the effect of adjusting various parameters. Two-dimensional finite-element analysis has also been used to predict the machine performance, while a prototype machine has been built and tested to validate the predicted results.
Date of Publication: June 2010