Hysteresis motor and clutches have several advantages, such as constant torque from zero to synchronous speed, low torque ripple, and low fabrication cost. Low efficiency and power factor are the main features that have limited the application of this type of electrical machine to few applications. Being a niche argument, little literature has addressed the problem of analytical and finite element (FE) modelling of hysteresis electrical machines. This paper first describes the most important contributions of the literature on the analytical and FE modelling of hysteresis motors and clutches and then proposes a method for the fast computation of its performance. The proposed procedure consists of two steps: first, a magneto-static FE simulation is performed considering the normal magnetization curve of the hysteresis material; then, the average torque is computed by a post-processing analysis. The proposed method is used to analyze a hysteresis clutch and the obtained results are compared with those achieved using a commercial finite element software that implements a vector hysteresis model.

Fast Torque Computation of Hysteresis Motors and Clutches Using Magneto-static Finite Element Simulation

Gianvito Gallicchio;Marco Palmieri;Mauro Di Nardo;Francesco Cupertino
2019-01-01

Abstract

Hysteresis motor and clutches have several advantages, such as constant torque from zero to synchronous speed, low torque ripple, and low fabrication cost. Low efficiency and power factor are the main features that have limited the application of this type of electrical machine to few applications. Being a niche argument, little literature has addressed the problem of analytical and finite element (FE) modelling of hysteresis electrical machines. This paper first describes the most important contributions of the literature on the analytical and FE modelling of hysteresis motors and clutches and then proposes a method for the fast computation of its performance. The proposed procedure consists of two steps: first, a magneto-static FE simulation is performed considering the normal magnetization curve of the hysteresis material; then, the average torque is computed by a post-processing analysis. The proposed method is used to analyze a hysteresis clutch and the obtained results are compared with those achieved using a commercial finite element software that implements a vector hysteresis model.
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