This paper presents a practical approach to model and analyze transient thermal effects in air-cooled electric traction motors. The developed thermal modeling method enables accurate estimation of temperature in motor critical parts including winding and bearing. Advantages of both numerical and analytical modeling methods are exploited with the aim of realizing accurate estimation of hot spot temperatures in traction motors while keeping the computation time within a reasonable range. Computational fluid dynamics simulations are carried out to model air flow in the motor in order to provide heat transfer boundary inputs to the developed combined finite-element (FE) and lumped parameter (LP) thermal models. The combination of the FE and LP models keeps the size of the model relatively small and enables running transient calculations reasonably fast. Also, the developed model provides the possibility to study the influence of stator and rotor duct blockages on the motor thermal performance, which is a common root of failure in traction applications during operation in dirty environments. The proposed thermal model is verified using experimental results on a traction motor equipped with temperature sensors at different running conditions and a good agreement between the estimated and measured temperatures is achieved.
Transient Thermal Modeling and Analysis of Railway Traction Motors / Nategh, Shafigh; Zhang, Hui; Wallmark, Oskar; Boglietti, Aldo; Nassen, Tobias; Bazant, Martin. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS. - ISSN 0278-0046. - 66:1(2019), pp. 79-89.
|Titolo:||Transient Thermal Modeling and Analysis of Railway Traction Motors|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2018.2821619|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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