Thermal Analysis Strategy for Axial Permanent Magnet Coupling Combining FEM with Lumped-Parameter Thermal Network

Xikang Cheng, Wei Liu, Ziliang Tan, Zhilong Zhou, Binchao Yu, Wenqi Wang, Yang Zhang, Sitong Liu
2020 Energies  
Thermal analysis is exceptionally important for operation safety of axial permanent magnet couplings (APMCs). Combining a finite element method (FEM) with a lumped-parameter thermal network (LPTN) is an effective yet simple thermal analysis strategy for an APMC that is developed in this paper. Also, some assumptions and key considerations are firstly given before analysis. The loss, as well as the magnetic field distribution of the conductor sheet (CS) can be accurately calculated through FEM.
more » ... hen, the loss treated as source node loss is introduced into the LPTN model to obtain the temperature results of APMCs, where adjusting conductivity of the CS is a necessary and significant link to complete an iterative calculation process. Compared with experiment results, this thermal analysis strategy has good consistency. In addition, a limiting and safe slip speed can be determined based on the demagnetization temperature permanent magnet (PM).
doi:10.3390/en13195019 fatcat:w5khmb4lxfhplhxbgtg6rciueu