Application Examples - Switched
Reluctance Motors

Application examples with Model Files available
Switched reluctance motor: comparing FEA with RSM
Non-linear time-transient in switched reluctance motors
Switched reluctance motor: comparing FEA with RSM
This application analyses a switched reluctance motor using two different methods: the MagNet Transient 2D with Motion solver, and a circuit simulator with a response surface model (RSM) created with the System Model Generator.

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Nonlinear time-transient in switched reluctance motors (TEAM Problem 24)
This is a test rig of configuration similar to that of a switched reluctance machine. It is made of solid medium-carbon steel and mounted in a non-magnetic cage which can rotate about a stainless steel shaft. This example shows a non-linear transient problem, which was solved by MagNet's Transient 3D solver.

The following is based on the Testing Electromagnetic Analysis Methods (TEAM) Problem 24: Nonlinear Time-Transient Rotational Test Rig. The benchmark can be found on the International Compumag Society's website (TEAM Problems).

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Application Examples - Switched
Reluctance Motors
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SRM design optimization
Design and analysis of a switched reluctance motor
SRM design optimization
The design of Switched Reluctance Motors (SRM) is a complex optimization problem involving a large number of geometrical and electrical parameters. In practice, this can be a challenging task involving a large number of iterations and a long design cycle.

The example presented here demonstrates how OptiNet searches for the improved design of a 8/6 SRM to maximize the torque generated while conforming to manufacturing and operating constraints.

Open Report (Model 0132)

Design and analysis of a switched reluctance motor
Switched reluctance motors (SRM) are often considered to be economical alternatives to induction motors, and the design of such motors usually begin with some of the dimensions from an equivalent induction motor. In general, most design algorithms of SRMs combine analytic approximations, FEM based verification and numerical iterations (using the CAD software MagNet) that 'optimise' the dimensions of the motor.

Open Report (Model 0147)