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A cogging torque minimization procedure for IPMSMs based on different laminate geometry

  • Autori: Caruso, M.; DI TOMMASO, A.; Miceli, R.; Schettino, G.; Viola, F.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2016
  • Tipologia: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
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This paper presents a possible minimization procedure of the cogging torque generated by an IPMSM (Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine) with a progressive modification of a basic geometrical structure of rotor laminates. More in detail, an IPMSM model is analyzed by using a Finite Element Method (FEM) approach. Then, other IPMSM models, which are obtained by modifying the geometry of the IPMSM rotor laminates and by maintaining the same stator configuration, are proposed and discussed. From the obtained simulation results, the cogging torque components for each structure are determined by means of FEM and compared to each other. From this comparison, it can be stated that the cogging torque is significantly related to the laminate geometry and it is demonstrated that the cogging torque components can be theoretically canceled by choosing a specified structure of the laminates.