Nowadays, the reduction of aircraft emissions is one of the industrial targets with a horizon time until 2050. The recent progresses in electrical drives give the opportunity to modify the aircraft propulsion based on thermal engine or gas turbine to a hybrid/full electric one. Some problems must be solved: weight, reliability, and the choice of the best configuration for the electric propulsion. One of the most important aspects to solve is the thermal behavior of power converters and electric motors. This paper proposes an optimization procedure for the design of surface permanent magnet motors used for the aircraft propulsion: the aim of the paper is to investigate the possibility of cooling the motor with only the air flow due to the aircraft speed. The optimization procedure has been solved with the integration of analytical model and finite element analysis and using a differential evolution algorithm.

Optimization methodology of PMSM cooled by external convection in aircraft propulsion / Di Noia, L. P.; Piegari, L.; Rizzo, R.. - In: ENERGIES. - ISSN 1996-1073. - 13:15(2020), p. 3975. [10.3390/en13153975]

Optimization methodology of PMSM cooled by external convection in aircraft propulsion

Di Noia L. P.;Piegari L.;Rizzo R.
2020

Abstract

Nowadays, the reduction of aircraft emissions is one of the industrial targets with a horizon time until 2050. The recent progresses in electrical drives give the opportunity to modify the aircraft propulsion based on thermal engine or gas turbine to a hybrid/full electric one. Some problems must be solved: weight, reliability, and the choice of the best configuration for the electric propulsion. One of the most important aspects to solve is the thermal behavior of power converters and electric motors. This paper proposes an optimization procedure for the design of surface permanent magnet motors used for the aircraft propulsion: the aim of the paper is to investigate the possibility of cooling the motor with only the air flow due to the aircraft speed. The optimization procedure has been solved with the integration of analytical model and finite element analysis and using a differential evolution algorithm.
2020
Optimization methodology of PMSM cooled by external convection in aircraft propulsion / Di Noia, L. P.; Piegari, L.; Rizzo, R.. - In: ENERGIES. - ISSN 1996-1073. - 13:15(2020), p. 3975. [10.3390/en13153975]
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