Cross-coupling inductance parameter estimation for more accurate performance evaluation of wound-field flux modulation machines
CITATION: Mabhula, M., Akuru, U. B. & Kamper, M. J. 2020. Cross-coupling inductance parameter estimation for more accurate performance evaluation of wound-field flux modulation machines. Electronics, 9(11):1748, doi:10.3390/electronics9111748.
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Publication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this paper, a proposed numerical frozen permeability modeling procedure is fully derived to accurately estimate the parameters of two variants of wound-field flux modulation machines (WF-FMMs) namely: wound-field flux switching machine (WF-FSM) and DC-excited vernier reluctance machine (DC-VRM). During the procedure, the contribution of saturation to the variation of the machine parameters is investigated. The parameter variation effects on the machine performance is also investigated. It is shown that analysis of WF-FMMs is better understood by using the proposed procedure which computes accurately the machine parameters.