Application of Finite-Element Method to a PMLSM with Non-Sinusoidal Electromotive Force
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An accurate thrust control of permanent magnet linear synchronous motors (PMLSM) is more efficient with a fine knowledge of the harmonics value of the electromotive force (EMF). This is often difficult to obtain experimentally for a PMLSM. As a consequence, this paper deals with the study of the non-sinusoidal EMF of a PMLSM using the 3D Finite-Element Method (FEM). Two potential formulations are used to consider several cases. Afterwards, for the same accuracy, the computation times are examined. The results of the FEM are compared to those given by the measurements from a test bench composed of a Siemens LIMES400/120 linear motor and a dSPACE DS1005 real-time controller board. Finally, the advantages and the limitations of the FE Analysis will be discussed.
- IEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines
IEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines 126(10), 1357-1362, 2006-10-01
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