Étude des performances d'une machine à flux transverse à noyaux ferromagnétiques amorphes

Authors: Dehlinger, Nicolas
Advisor: Dubois, Maxime
Abstract: Transverse flux machines (TFM) are known for their excellent torque-to-mass and torque-to-volume ratio when compared to conventional machines. Despite this advantage, they have some serious shortcomings like complex construction and high cost, explaining why TFM that can be found in the literature are usually only prototypes. Moreover, the TFM shows a dependence of its force density upon its pole pitch and airgap thickness, which leads to high electrical frequencies and thus to high core losses. For all these reasons, this type of machine could be considered in high-torque low-speed applications such as wind turbines or electrical traction drives. The work presented in this document contributes to the development of a new TFM configuration: the claw-pole TFM with hybrid stator (CPTFMHS). Such a stator built from a combination of Fe-Si laminations and powdered iron (SMC), enables reducing iron losses significantly and improving the ease of manufacturing of the machine. The concept of the hybrid stator can be further developed by using new magnetic materials with lower specific losses. The substitution of Fe-Si laminations by amorphous cores in the stator of the CPTFMHS is studied in this work and presented here. Experimental measurements are conducted on a one-pole pair CPTFMHS machine with an amorphous core: the results show a reduction of the total iron losses, thus proving benefits of amorphous cores used in the machine. Finite element simulations coupled with experimental measurements lead to the following conclusion: the efficiency of a CPTFMHS machine can be maintained to a high level at frequencies above 400 Hz, thanks to the use of amorphous cores, which may not be possible with Fe-Si laminations.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2007
Open Access Date: 13 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/19720
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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