A coupled electromagnetic-thermal design methodology is introduced and applied to the design of a short-duty, high-specific force linear actuator which serves to demonstrate the strong relationship between duty cycle, thermal performance and machine force density. It is shown that in the presence of a short well-defined duty cycle a machine can be designed to operate, transiently, well above its steady state force capability while remaining within a specified thermal envelope.
|Title of host publication||6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2012)|
|Place of Publication||Bristol|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Mar 2012|
Simpson, N., Mellor, P., Wrobel, R., & Iordanidis, G. (2012). Coupled thermal-electromagnetic design of a short-duty, high-specific force linear actuator. In 6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2012) (pp. 1-6). Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2012.0300