In this paper, the performance of a 5-phase claw-pole machine/converter system is compared with those of 3-phase and 6-phase systems of the same volume. It is shown that the acoustic output of the 5-phase machine compares favorably with that of the 6-phase machine and is much lower than that of the 3-phase machine over a majority of the operating range. In addition, the output current produced by the 5-phase machine Is, in general, 6-8% higher than those of the 3-phase and 6-phase machines. These results suggest that for maximizing power density while minimizing cost and acoustic noise, 5-phase machines provide a competitive alternative to 6-phase machines of identical volume.
B. Zhang et al., "Comparison of 3-, 5-, and 6-Phase Machines for Automotive Charging Applications," Proceedings of the IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, 2003, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2003.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMDC.2003.1210628
IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, 2003
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
6-Pulse Rectifier; AC-DC Power Convertors; Acoustic Noise; Acoustic Output; Automotive Charging Applications; Automotive Electronics; Battery Chargers; Claw-Pole Machine-Converter System; Cost; Machine Theory; Multi-Phase AC Machines; Operating Range; Output Current; Power Density; Rotors; Synchronous Generators
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