The use of fractional-slot concentrated windings (FSCW) in electrical machines allows more compact, efficient, and reliable design with respect to machines equipped with distributed windings. However, an electromagnetic design linked to a thermal analysis of the electrical machine is mandatory to achieve the desired performance, and to fulfill the requirements of efficiency and reliability. One of the most critical issues in thermal design of electrical machines is to assign fair values for the input parameters of the thermal simulation models, particularly those related to the stator winding insulation system. This paper deals with the assessment of the equivalent thermal conductivity of the insulation system of FSCW machines. For this purpose, three FSCW electrical machines for different applications were evaluated via an experimental method based on a dc thermal transient test. Whereas the investigated machines present different characteristics among themselves, different approaches were required to properly estimate the thermal conductivity.
|Titolo:||Thermal Conductivity Evaluation of Fractional-Slot Concentrated-Winding Machines|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TIA.2017.2672518|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|