Design of an asymmetric reluctance machine for a generator application

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Marquet, Bryan David
Pure sciences; Applied sciences; Optimization; Reluctance machine; Torque density; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Electromagnetics and Photonics
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This work compares an Asymmetric Reluctance Machine (ARM) to a Uniform air Gap Reluctance Machine (UGRM) for a generator application. The ARM employs an asymmetric rotor pole to increase machine performance, specifically increasing torque density. A multi-objective optimization is employed to minimize mass and loss subject to design constraints. Two machines are compared in terms of their Pareto-optimal fronts.