Design and Optimization Procedure of a Mechanical-Offset Complementary-Stator Flux-Reversal Permanent-Magnet Machine

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Original languageEnglish
Article number8204007
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number7
Online published20 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


This paper presents the design and optimization procedure of a novel mechanical-offset complementary-stator flux-reversal (MOCS-FRPM) machine. First, based on the original topologies, the pole-pair and flux modulation pole optimizations contribute to the high power density, efficiency, and larger torque capacity for the machine design. Second, based on the 2-D optimization results, the 3-D mechanical-offset structures are adopted for the torque ripple suppression. In fact, compared with the 3-D non-offset machine, the rotor mechanical-offset topology possesses the better torque performance, which can decrease the torque ripple by 34.6%, and with a slight 6.4% reduction of the torque average. Thus, through the proposed optimization procedure, the new complementary-stator machine accommodates the merits of the large torque capacity, low torque ripple, high efficiency, and high reliability. Also, the artful incorporation of the 2-D and 3-D optimizations leads to the reduced computation time and higher optimization efficiency.

Research Area(s)

  • Complementary-stator, flux-reversal permanent-magnet (FRPM) machine, mechanical offset, optimization procedure