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Development of Low Cost High Performance Motor Drives for Electrical Appliances using New Soft Magnetic Composite Materials

Funding: 2004: $137,663
2005: $137,663
2006: $124,334

Project Member(s): Zhu, J., Guo, Y.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited (Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited)
Waterco Ltd

Start year: 2004

Summary: This project aims to break the major barrier to commercial production of efficient electrical appliances by developing low cost high performance motor drives using new soft magnetic composite materials. Initial applications will be swimming pool/spa pump drives. Optimum material composition, novel motor topologies, intelligent variable speed drive, and motor manufacturing techniques using mould injection/compaction will be developed to reduce the production cost with improved performance in collaboration with Waterco. The new technology will contribute to reduction of greenhouse gas emission by reducing energy consumption of electrical appliances and once commercialised will greatly enhance the competitiveness of Australian industry in the world market.

Publications:

Wang, Y, Lu, J, Liu, C, Lei, G, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2019, 'Development of a High-Performance Axial Flux PM Machine With SMC Cores for Electric Vehicle Application', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, vol. 55, no. 7.
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Ba, X, Guo, Y, Zhu, J & Zhang, C 2018, 'An Equivalent Circuit Model for Predicting the Core Loss in a Claw-Pole Permanent Magnet Motor with Soft Magnetic Composite Core', IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 54, no. 11.
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Liu, C, Lei, G, Ma, B, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2018, 'Robust Design of a Low-Cost Permanent Magnet Motor with Soft Magnetic Composite Cores Considering the Manufacturing Process and Tolerances', ENERGIES, vol. 11, no. 8.
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Liu, C, Lu, J, Wang, Y, Lei, G, Zhu, J & Guo, Y 2018, 'Design Issues for Claw Pole Machines with Soft Magnetic Composite Cores', ENERGIES, vol. 11, no. 8.
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Lei, G, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2018, 'Manufacturing Condition and Variations of Soft Magnetic Composite Cores for Application in PM Motors Based on Taguchi Method.', 2018 IEEE International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG), 2018 IEEE International Magnetic Conference (INTERMAG), IEEE.
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Lei, G, Liu, C, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2018, 'Robust Design Optimization of a Low-Cost Flux-Switching Motor with Ferrite Magnets and SMC Cores', The Eighteenth Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC 2018), Hangzhou, China.
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Liu, C, Wang, Y, Lei, G, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2017, 'Design and analysis of a 3D-flux flux-switching permanent magnet machine with SMC cores and ferrite magnets', AIP Advances, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1-7.
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Liu, C, Wang, Y, Lei, G, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2017, 'Performance analysis of a new radial-axial flux machine with SMC cores and ferrite magnets', AIP ADVANCES, vol. 7, no. 5.
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Lei, G, Zhu, JG & Guo, Y 2016, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Methods for Electrical Machines and Drive Systems, Springer, Berlin, Germany.
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Lei, G, Liu, C, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2016, 'Robust Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of PM Machines with Soft Magnetic Composite Cores for Batch Production', IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 3.
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Guo, Y, Zhu, J, Lu, H & Lei, G 2016, 'Design considerations of electric motors with soft magnetic composite cores', 2016 IEEE 8th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, IPEMC-ECCE Asia 2016, Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC-ECCE Asia), IEEE, Hefei, China, pp. 3007-3011.
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Lei, G, Liu, C, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2015, 'Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization of a PM Transverse Flux Machine With Soft Magnetic Composite Core', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, vol. 51, no. 11.
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Lei, G, Liu, C, Zhu, J & Guo, Y 2015, 'Techniques for Multilevel Design Optimization of Permanent Magnet Motors', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1574-1584.
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Lei, G, Wang, T, Zhu, J, Guo, Y & Wang, S 2015, 'System Level Design Optimization Method for Electrical Drive Systems - Robust Approach', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 8, pp. 4702-4713.
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Liu, C, Zhu, J, Wang, Y, Guo, Y, Lei, G & Liu, X 2015, 'Development of a low-cost double rotor axial flux motor with soft magnetic composite and ferrite permanent magnet materials', JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 117, no. 17.
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Lei, G, Liu, C, Zhu, J & Guo, Y 2015, 'Multidisciplinary Design Analysis for PM Motors with Soft Magnetic Composite Cores.', 2015 IEEE MAGNETICS CONFERENCE (INTERMAG), IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag), IEEE, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA.
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Liu, C, Zhu, J, Wang, Y, Lei, G, Guo, Y & Liu, X 2015, 'Design and analysis of an outer rotor flux switching permanent magnet machine for electric vehicle', 2015 IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2015, IEEE, Piscataway, USA.
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Lei, G, Zhu, J, Guo, Y, Shao, K & Xu, W 2014, 'Multiobjective Sequential Design Optimization of PM-SMC Motors for Six Sigma Quality Manufacturing', IEEE Transactions On Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 1-4.
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Guo, Y, Zhu, J & Dorrell, DG 2009, 'Design and Analysis of a Claw pole Permanent Magnet Motor with Molded Soft Magnetic Composite Core', IEEE Transactions On Magnetics, vol. 45, no. 10, pp. 4582-4585.
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Zhu, J, Guo, Y, Lin, Z & Huang, Y 2009, 'Low Cost High Performance SMC Motors - From Material to Application', Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetic Devices, IEEE International Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetic Devices, IEEE, Chengdu, China, pp. 385-391.
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Keywords: Energy efficiency of motors, Variable speed pump drives, Permanent magnet motors, Sensorless brushless motor drive, New magnetic composite materials, Cost effective motor manufacturing,

FOR Codes: Electrical Engineering, Other Electronic Engineering, Neural Networks, Genetic Alogrithms and Fuzzy Logic, Appliances and electrical machinery and equipment, Residential and commercial, Conservation and efficiency, Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified, Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation, Management of Gaseous Waste from Energy Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)