A partitioned stator variable flux reluctance machine

Z. Q. Zhu, Z. Z. Wu, X. Liu

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This paper proposes a partitioned stator variable flux reluctance machine (PS-VFRM) in which field and armature windings are placed on two separate stators. The influence of different stator/rotor-pole combinations on the electromagnetic performance is examined using finite-element analysis. Candidate designs maximize the average electromagnetic torque. Compared against the conventional single stator VFRM, the proposed PS-VFRM is shown to provide 24.6% and 12.7% increases in torque density and efficiency, respectively. The static electromagnetic performance is validated using experimental prototypes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7271062
Pages (from-to)78-92
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Issue number1
Early online date17 Sept 2015
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2016


  • Partitioned stator
  • reluctance machine
  • rotor iron piece
  • torque density
  • variable flux reluctance machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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