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In this paper, an analytical approach for the prediction of the armature reaction field of field-excited flux-switching (FE-FS) machines is presented. The analytical method is based on the magnetomotive force (MMF)-permeance theory. The doubly-salient air-gap permeance, developed here, is derived from an exact solution of the slot permeance. Indeed, the relative slot permeance is obtained by solving Maxwell's equations in a subdomain model and applying boundary and continuity conditions. In addition, during a no-load study, we found that, regarding the stator-rotor teeth combination, phase distributions were modified. Hence, in this paper, phase MMF distributions, for q phases, several stator-rotor combinations and also phase winding distribution (single- or double-layers) are proposed. We compare extensively magnetic field distributions calculated by the analytical model with those obtained from finite-element analyses. Futhermore, the model is used to predict the machine inductances. Once again, FE results validate the analytical prediction, showing that the developed model can be advantageously used as a design tool of FE-FS machine.