Fractional-slot concentrated windings (FSCWs) are an attractive option for the design of synchronous permanent-magnet machines. It is commonly assumed in the existing literature that a symmetrical three-phase FSCW is feasible only on a condition that the number of slots Z is an integer multiple of three times the maximum common divisor between Z and the number of pole pairs p. Slot-pole combinations satisfying this rule can be defined conventionally, the others unconventionally. In contrast to the common belief, this paper shows that, using a multi-layer arrangement, it is possible to synthetize a symmetrical FSCW having unconventional slot-pole combinations. A general design methodology for this purpose is presented and validated by finite element analysis. The pros and contras of FSCWs with unconventional slot-pole combinations are examined. Finally, the application of an unconventional FSCW to a shipboard surface permanent-magnet machine prototype is presented to illustrate the possible practical convenience of this kind of winding and tests on the prototype are reported for experimental validation.

Investigation into Multi-Layer Fractional-Slot Concentrated Windings with Unconventional Slot-Pole Combinations

Tessarolo A.
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Ciriani C.;Bortolozzi M.;Mezzarobba M.;Barbini N.
2019-01-01

Abstract

Fractional-slot concentrated windings (FSCWs) are an attractive option for the design of synchronous permanent-magnet machines. It is commonly assumed in the existing literature that a symmetrical three-phase FSCW is feasible only on a condition that the number of slots Z is an integer multiple of three times the maximum common divisor between Z and the number of pole pairs p. Slot-pole combinations satisfying this rule can be defined conventionally, the others unconventionally. In contrast to the common belief, this paper shows that, using a multi-layer arrangement, it is possible to synthetize a symmetrical FSCW having unconventional slot-pole combinations. A general design methodology for this purpose is presented and validated by finite element analysis. The pros and contras of FSCWs with unconventional slot-pole combinations are examined. Finally, the application of an unconventional FSCW to a shipboard surface permanent-magnet machine prototype is presented to illustrate the possible practical convenience of this kind of winding and tests on the prototype are reported for experimental validation.
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