Design and Analysis of Fan-Cooling for High Speed Permanent Magnet Machine Rotor
Compared with common permanent magnet (PM) machine, the high speed PM machine has smaller size and larger power density. However, owing to high-speed high frequency and small volume, the PM rotor is more easily to become overheated so that irreversible demagnetization of the PM is induced. Traditional cooling methods of machine directly cool the machine stator, the temperature rise of rotor is reduced through heat exchange among stator, air gap and rotor. Owing to rapid temperature rise of high speed PM machine rotor, the method of indirect cooling rotor does not effectively protect PM rotor from overheating. To directly reduce the temperature rise of PM rotor and the volume of machine, design method of fan-cooling for high speed PM machine rotor is proposed in this paper, that is, high speed axial fan rotating synchronously with the high speed PM machine rotor is designed. Finally, the temperature rise of high speed PM machine rotor with the structure of high speed axial fan is analyzed based on the coupling method of fluid-solid, the validity is verified.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang, Jeng-Haur Horng and Zichen Chen
J. Q. Xing et al., "Design and Analysis of Fan-Cooling for High Speed Permanent Magnet Machine Rotor", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 591-593, pp. 3-6, 2012