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—In safety critical aerospace applications, fault-tolerant drives can help reach the necessary system reliability levels without replicating the entire drive system and thus minimizing the overall system weight. Machine selection and design for fault tolerance has to be considered at an early stage to ensure optimal performance at a system level. This paper(More)
There has been growing interest in electrical machines that reduce or eliminate rare-earth material content. Traction applications are among the key applications where reducing cost and, hence, reduction of rare-earth materials are key requirements. This paper will assess the potential of different variants of flux-switching machines (FSMs) that either(More)
In electrical machines, a higher torque/force density can usually be achieved by increasing the current density in the windings. However, the resulting increase in copper losses leads to higher temperatures in the coils, particularly in the center of the slots where the thermal resistance to the ambient/cooling surfaces is highest. In this paper, a novel,(More)
This paper provides a performance optimization of synchronous reluctance motors (SynRM) up to 130 kW using a non linear reluctance network modeling and a sequential quadratic programming (SQP) minimization technique. The non linear reluctance network approach allows to take into account the saturation and is significantly faster than the finite element(More)
Important global efforts are underway toward lowering the cost of electric machines for electric and hybrid vehicles by reducing or eliminating the use of rare-earth materials which have been experiencing significant price increases and volatility. Non-permanent-magnet (non-PM) electric machines are a potential solution and are increasingly investigated by(More)
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