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Model Order Reduction of Bearingless Reluctance Motor Including Eccentricity

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2018
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538624777
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Electrical Machines - Alexandroupoli, Greece
Duration: 3 Sep 20186 Sep 2018


ConferenceInternational Conference on Electrical Machines


Eccentricity in a bearingless motor may occur during different operating states of the machine. This rises challenges in designing robust control for the machine with a lumped parameter model, due to the cross coupling of the windings with respect to the eccentric position of the rotor, the saturation of the ferromagnetic material, and spatial complexity. The non-linearity of the ferromagnetic material and the spatial harmonics can be considered in a finite element model of the machine, although applying it in a real time system is unreasonable. We propose a novel method based on orthogonal interpolation to reduce the order of the 2D finite element model of a bearingless synchronous reluctance motor, suitable for implementation in a real-time system. The winding currents and the eccentricity are given as inputs to the reduced model and the nodal values of the magnetic vector potential is obtained as the output, wherefrom the flux linkages, torque, and forces can be computed easily.


  • Bearingless synchronous reluctance motor, Eccentricity, Finite element analysis, Model order reduction, Orthogonal interpolation method

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