American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A Novel Linear Switched Reluctance Machine: Analysis and Experimental Verification

N. C. Lenin and R. Arumugam

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2010.433.440

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 2

Pages 433-440

Abstract

The important problems to be solved in Linear Switched Reluctance Machines (LSRMs) are: (1) to design the shape and size of poles in stator and translator cores; (2) to optimize their geometrical configuration. A novel stator geometry for LSRMs that improved the force profile was presented in this study. In the new geometry, pole shoes were affixed on the stator poles. Static and dynamic characteristics for the proposed structure had been highlighted using Two Dimensional (2-D) Finite Element Analyses (FEA). Motor performance for variable load conditions was discussed. The finite element analyses and the experimental results of this study proved that, LSRMs were one of the strong candidates for linear propulsion drives. Problem statement: To mitigate the force ripple without any loss in average force and force density. Approach: Design modifications in the magnetic structures. Results: 2-D finite element analysis was used to predict the performance of the studied structures. Conclusion/Recommendations: The proposed structure not only reduces the force ripple, also reduced the volume and mass. The future study is to make an attempt on vibration, thermal and stress analyses.

Copyright

© 2010 N. C. Lenin and R. Arumugam. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.