Evolution of Axial-Field Electrical Machines

Abdullah Al-Badi, Adel Gastli, Hadj Bourdoucen, Joseph Jervase

Abstract


This paper is a review of axial-field electrical machines, which were at the origin of the invention of electrical machines such as the famous Faraday’s disk. The different configurations of the axial-field machines are presented along with their advantageous key steady state characteristics such as high efficiency and high power to weight ratio. The differences between axial-field machines and conventional radial-field machines are discussed. The disc-type axial-field electrical machines with permanent-magnet excitation seem to be among the best designs in terms of compactness, suitable shape, robustness, and electric characteristics. Axial-field machines are expected to be used in a large number of applications in the future owing to their special features and distinct advantages compared to conventional radial-field machines.


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science, applied science, basic science

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