Picture of a black hole

Strathclyde Open Access research that creates ripples...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde physicists involved in observing gravitational waves and black hole mergers as part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) - but also other internationally significant research from the Department of Physics. Discover why Strathclyde's physics research is making ripples...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Evaluation of rotor conducting screens on the rotor of the single-phase switched reluctance machine

Mahmoud, M.M. and Fletcher, J.E. and Williams, B.W. (2004) Evaluation of rotor conducting screens on the rotor of the single-phase switched reluctance machine. In: 2nd IEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, 2004-03-31.

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

The single-phase 2/2-switched reluctance machine is suitable for high-speed operation. The torque production of the SRM motor is a function of the difference between the aligned and unaligned inductance and increasing this difference will theoretically increase torque. Conducting screens are evaluated on the rotor of a prototype 2/2 single phase SRM. The effect of conducting screen on current response and output torque of the machine are evaluated using FEM software and experimentally. The conducting screen has a negative effect on the output power when using optimal commutation angles. FEM is also used to investigate the current during a stroke of the machine.