Thermal modelling of a low speed air-cooled axial flux permanent magnet generator

Y.C. Chong, J. Chick, M.A. Mueller, D.A. Staton, A.S. McDonald

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Abstract

This paper presents the assessment of air flow in a multi-stage Axial Flux Permanent Magnet (AFPM) prototype which is set to operate at 100rpm. The CFD models are validated using experimental results to give a greater understanding of the air flow developed in the generator. The proposed ventilation design reduces the pressure loss at the entry resulting in a 10% reduction in maximum stator coil temperature in the CFD modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2012

Keywords

  • AFPM generator
  • thermal analysis
  • machine ventilation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • CFD
  • power loss

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