Comparison of High-Speed Switched Reluctance Machines with Conventional and Toroidal Windings

Jianing Lin, Piranavan Suntharalingam, Nigel Schofield, Ali Emadi

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This paper presents designs of 50,000 rpm 6/4 switched reluctance motors (SRM's) with a focus of the comparative study on conventional and toroidal windings. There are four different machines compared in this paper, while the first is a conventional SRM, and the other three are toroidal winding machines. The first toroidal SRM (TSRM1) employs the conventional asymmetric convert and the same switching sequence as conventional SRM (CSRM). Therefore, an equivalent magnetic performance is observed. The second toroidal SRM (TSRM2) introduces a 12-switch converter topology. With a proper coil connection and switching sequence, all the coils are active and contribute to the flux and torque generation at the same time. The analysis shows that for the same amount of copper losses, TSRM2 yields a 50% higher output torque and power at rated speed than CSRM, while TSRM1 only generates half the torque of CSRM. The third toroidal SRM is a resized TSRM2, which is presented with the same envelope dimension of CSRM (same volumetric comparison). The comparison shows it's competitive to CSRM, especially as toroidal-winding can achieve higher filling factor during the manufacture process of winding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509004034
ISBN (Print)9781509004041
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo - Dearborn, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 201629 Jun 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo
Abbreviated titleITEC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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