OPTIMAL DESIGN OF HYBRID MAGLEV MOTOR FOR 6 DOF MAGLEV TRANSPORTER


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Bozkurt A. F. , Göker E. M. , Elpeze G., Uğur A., Erkan K.

6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, İstanbul, Turkey, 20 - 22 October 2021, vol.1, pp.453-459

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-459

Abstract

Energy consumption in systems that operate with the internal battery unit is one of the important factors that

directly affect the active working time, which is directly related to the mass of system. Considering the acceleration

characteristic, minimizing the mass is at the top of the goals to be sought in terms of performance and efficiency in

system design. Magnetic levitation (MAGLEV) systems provide many advantages in terms of efficiency and

invariability. In this study, the yoke and winding structure of the MAGLEV transporter were optimized, resulting in

both superior acceleration characteristics and the lowest energy consumption. The yoke of MAGLEV MOTOR, in

which asynchronous linear motors providing movement in 3 axes and units providing levitation in 3 axes are combined

together, were designed using finite element methods in ANSYS Maxwell program. By examining different parameters

(motor length, winding number, winding type) for the optimal yoke structure, the maximum thrust force was obtained

within the design limits while minimizing the carrier mass levitated. FEM analyses results are given comparatively.