A Consequent-Pole PM Magnetic-Geared Double-Rotor Machine with Flux-Weakening Ability for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Application

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Original languageEnglish
Article number8202507
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number7
Online published19 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


Electric continuously variable transmission (e-CVT) device is a key component in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), which serves to perform the energy transmission among the initial combustion engine, battery, and output shaft. This paper presents a novel consequent-pole PM magnetic-geared double-rotor machine (CPDRM) that utilizes the magnetic gearing effect to transmit the power with a high efficiency. The artistry of CPDRM is to insert a dc winding within the center of the stator on the circumferential direction. Therefore, the machine can extend the constant-power region by changing the current direction and amplitude of dc windings. Meanwhile, the flux density within the air gap is changed accordingly. Then, the working principle of CPDRM and the flux change process are illustrated by employing the magnetic circuit method. Finally, a finite-element method model is constructed to verify the performances of the CPDRM under different operating modes. The result shows that the proposed machine has an excellent flux-weakening ability, and it can serve as a suitable candidate as an e-CVT component for HEVs.

Research Area(s)

  • Consequent pole, electric continuously variable transmission (e-CVT), flux-weakening ability, hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), magnetic gearing effect