Min-Fu Hsieh

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—This paper reviews many design issues and analysis techniques for the brushless permanent-magnet machine. It reviews the basic requirements for the use of both ac and dc machines and issues concerning the selection of pole number, winding layout, rotor topology, drive strategy, field weakening, and cooling. These are key issues in the design of a motor.(More)
This paper proposes a generalized equivalent magnetic circuit model for the design of permanent-magnet (PM) electric machines. Conventional approaches have been applied to PM machine design but may be insufficiently accurate or generalized without taking pole-slot counts into consideration. This would result in reduction of dimensioning accuracy at the(More)
This paper describes a small segmented oscillating water column (OWC) with three sections and the modelling techniques that can be used to simulate its performance. The turbine uses cascaded Savonius rotors and the unit is developed and tested for validation of the performance algorithms. It is shown that the systems can be easily described and developed.(More)
This paper describes a project which addresses the use of a small segmented oscillating water column with three sections. The turbine utilizes cascaded Savonius rotors (one for each section), and this system is developed and tested for validation of the performance algorithms. This paper shows that the system is easily described using a simulation, while a(More)
This paper describes different arrangements for a dual-rotor, radial-flux, and permanent-magnet brushless dc motor for application to variable-speed air conditioners. In conventional air conditioners, two motors of appropriate ratings are usually used to drive the condenser and evaporator separately. Alternatively, a motor with two output shafts may be(More)
This paper presents a sensorless drive technique for permanent-magnet brushless DC motors applied to electric pro-pulsors of small ships or underwater vehicles. Propulsors enveloping electric motors (e.g., POD or subsea thrusters) have been increasingly applied due to their advantages of excellent maneuverability, high efficiency and low maintenance costs.(More)
This paper outlines a method using finite-element analysis (FEA) to model the magnetization process of a small brushless surface-magnet three-phase motor with isotropic ferrite magnets and concentrated windings. This is aimed at allowing in situ magnetization using the three-phase machine winding. Radial magnetization is the nominal manufactured(More)
This paper studies the post-assembly magnetization of a fractional-slot, concentrated winding brushless rare-earth surface permanent-magnet machine with six rotor poles and nine stator slots. In the paper, the simulation method is discussed, and it is illustrated that it is possible to fully magnetize the machine after assembly using two pulses of the(More)
Unbalanced magnetic pull in cylindrical electrical machines has been studied by several authors but it can be hard to quantify and measure. This paper reviews some of the work related to UMP calculation and measurement and develops the concept of a UMP index in order to allow comparative studies. This is because the UMP can vary greatly in terms of(More)