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Modification in Rotor Pole Geometry of Mutually Coupled Switched Reluctance Machine for Torque Ripple Mitigating

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6 Author(s)
Guangjin Li ; SATIE, ENS Cachan, Cachan, France ; Ojeda, J. ; Hlioui, S. ; Hoang, E.
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This paper presents a new method to minimize the torque ripple of a 3-phase, 6-slot, and 4-pole mutually coupled switched reluctance motor (MCSRM 6/4). The difference between a MCSRM and a classical SRM is their winding configuration. In a MCSRM, the mutual inductances are no longer neglectable when compared to self inductance. On the contrary, due to mutual inductances, the MCSRM can produce higher average torque than a classical SRM. A literature review is firstly performed to identify the source of high torque ripple level of a MCSRM. Then, the method using punching holes in rotor poles to modify the waveforms of flux as well as derivatives of inductances with respect to rotor position (dL/d and dM/d ) is proposed. Using the 2-D finite-element method (FEM), the influence of dimensions of punching hole on the electromagnetic performances (average torque and torque ripple) is analyzed. The two MCSRM are supplied by three-phase sine wave currents, and comparisons in terms of average torque and torque ripple versus RMS current density are also carried out. In order to make sure that the presence of punching holes does not cause mechanical problems, some mechanical studies are performed. Finally, experimental tests are also realized to validate numerical results obtained by 2-D FEM.

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 6 )