Nonlinear Force and Vibration Analysis of an Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator With Eccentricity Detection

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2545-2555
Journal / PublicationIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Issue number5
Online published22 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


In this article, an in-depth study on eccentricities and their resultant vibration characteristics of an interior permanent magnet synchronous generator (IPMSG) for portable power generation is proposed. Also, this article introduces the eccentricity detection through vibration tests, since the vibration patterns caused by eccentricities are unique. Three basic eccentricity cases are investigated, namely the static, dynamic, and elliptical. Air-gap radial flux density and radial force density profiles are theoretically analyzed through mathematical modeling. With the help of finite-element analysis, the unique force profiles are verified for IPMSG of different cases, and the tooth force chopping process is studied. With modal analysis and testing, the harmonic vibration responses are predicted. An IPMSG prototype is fabricated and an overall eccentricity evaluation is reported through vibration tests.

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  • Air gaps, Force, Generators, Harmonic analysis, Magnetic force, Mathematical models, permanent magnet synchronous generator, Rotors, vibration, Vibrations

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