Evolution and Modern Approaches for Thermal Analysis of Electrical Machines

Aldo Boglietti, Andrea Cavagnino, David Staton, Martin Shanel, Markus Mueller, Carlos Mejuto

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In this paper, the authors present an extended survey on the evolution and the modern approaches in the thermal analysis of electrical machines. The improvements and the new techniques proposed in the last decade are analyzed in depth and compared in order to highlight the qualities and defects of each. In particular, thermal analysis based on lumped-parameter thermal network, finite-element analysis, and computational fluid dynamics are considered in this paper. In addition, an overview of the problems linked to the thermal parameter determination and computation is proposed and discussed. Taking into account the aims of this paper, a detailed list of books and papers is reported in the references to help researchers interested in these topics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-882
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


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