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In this paper, a theoretical analysis of an axial magnetic coupling is presented, leading to new closed-form expressions for the magnetic axial force and torque. These expressions are obtained by using a 2-D approximation of the magnetic coupling geometry (mean radius model). The analytical method is based on the solution of Laplace's and Poisson's equations by the separation of variables method. The influence of geometrical parameters such as number of pole pairs and air-gap length is studied. Magnetic field distribution, axial force, and torque computed with the proposed 2-D analytical model are compared with those obtained from 3-D finite elements simulations and experimental results.