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.
|Title of host publication||IET Conference Publications|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Mar 2012|
- AFPM generator
- thermal analysis
- machine ventilation
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- power loss