Flux Density

The nature of this machine means that it is possible to measure the flux density at various points along the translator before the stator coils were mounted. A Hall probe was used in order to validate the FEA work. Comparison between values predicted by the model given in Section 5.2 and experimental results for both radial and axial flux is given in Figure 5.32 and Figure 5.33. The correlation between the two is seen to be good.

Figure 5.32: Comparison of actual and predicted radial flux density

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Figure 5.33: Comparison of measured and predicted axial flux

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Figure 5.34: Comparison of experimental (V) and FEA(-) predicted self inductance of an entire phase

Figure 5.34 shows a comparison of the phase inductance calculated in the FEA with that measured in the prototype using a laboratory inductance analyser. Ignoring the small phase difference between the two signals, due to the arbitrary definition of zero position in the laboratory, they have the same wave length but the values differ by 7% at the minima to 10% at the maxima. This difference is likely to be due to a combination of the non uniform nature of hand wound coils and a degree of uncertainty with the prototype airgap.

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