Special AC Actuators

Module Title Special AC Actuators
Module Type E
CompetencyAnalysis and design of non-conventional AC machines
Courses Title Teaching Method SWS Credits Performance requirements/Examination
Switched Reluctance Machines
lecture 1 1 exam (100%)
Axial Flux Machines lecture 1 1
Transvers Flux Machines lecture, exercise 1 1
Semester summer
Responsible Masmoudi
Site Sfax
Lecturer(s) Ahmed Masmoudi
Language English
Workload 45 hours course attendance
Credits 3
Recommended Qualifications  -
Learning Outcomes a) Switched Reluctance Machines
After the successful participation in the course Switched Reluctance Machines the students are able to:
  • understand the principle of operation of switched reluctance machines,
  • understand the principle of torque production in switched reluctance machines.
b) Axial Flux Machine
After the successful participation in the course Axial Flux Machine the students are able:
  • understand the principle of operation of axial flux machines,
  • understand the principle of torque production in axial flux machines.
c) Transvers Flux Machines
After the successful participation in the course Transvers Flux Machines the students are able:
  • understand the principle of operation of transverse flux machines,
  • understand the principle of torque production of transverse flux machines,
  • identify the advantages and limitations of different transverse flux machine topologies.
Contents a) Switched Reluctance Machines
  • Switched reluctance machines: current automotive applications
  • Switched reluctance machine basis
  • Switched reluctance machines: associated converter
  • Switched reluctance machines: torque production
  • Case study: E-supercharger of Valeo
b) Axial Flux Machine
  • Axial flux machines: applications
  • Single stator/single rotor topology
  • Single stator/dual rotor topology
  • Single stator/dual rotor torus topology
  • Single stator/dual rotor coreless torus topologies
c) Transverse Flux Machines
  • Transverse flux machines: topologies
  • Transverse flux machines: principle of the torque production
  • Substitution of laminations by soft magnetic composites
  • Problem of low power factor
  • Sizing of double-sided transverse flux machines
Media Black board and beamer, lectures and presentations, simulation using conventional software packages.
Literature
  • Stephen Chapman, Electric Machinery Fundamentals, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005.
  • A. Masmoudi and A. Elantably, An Approach to Sizing High Power Density TFPM Intended for Hybrid Bus Electric Propulsion, Electric Machines and Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 341-354, 2000.