This article presents an exhaustive study about the influence of some design parameters, such as the number of phases, pole stroke, and current density, in the behavior of a linear switched reluctance motor. The linear switched reluctance motor's performance is assessed, taking into account a set of quality indices, which are the energy conversion loop quality factor, propulsion force per unit of primary steel volume, per unit of copper mass, per unit of air-gap surface, and force ripple factor. The study is carried out by means of two-dimensional finite-element analysis. Finally, the results are discussed, and as a consequence, a set of linear switched reluctance motor configurations with optimal performance according to the quality indices is defined.
CitacióGarcia, J.; Andrada, Pere; Blanque, B. Assessment of Linear Switched Reluctance Motor's Design Parameters for Optimal Performance. "Electric power components and systems", 21 Abril 2015, vol. 43, núm. 7, p. 810-819.