Conducting screen utilisation in switched reluctance motors

Y. G. Dessouky, B. W. Williams, J. E. Fletcher

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In this paper, the effect of incorporating non-magnetic electrical conducting screens in the motor topology of a switched reluctance motor is investigated. It is shown that screens on the rotor increase the motor torque by reducing the effective unaligned ac inductance due to the eddy currents induced in the screens. Screens added to the end laminations on both the rotor and stator stacks are shown to minimise the end flux leakage. Details of experimental and analytical methods used to evaluate the effects of conducting screens are provided and test results on a 500 W motor are included. © 1998 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)946-951
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion -
Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …


  • Flux barriers
  • Switched Reluctance Motor


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