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Publication details for Dr Christopher Donaghy-Spargo

Spargo, C.M., Mecrow, B.C. & Widmer, J.D. (2014), Higher pole number synchronous reluctance machines with fractional slot concentrated windings, 7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014). Manchester, England, IET, 1-6.

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This paper presents an examination of the advantages, disadvantages and remaining challenges of the application of fractional slot concentrated windings to higher pole number (pole-pairs > 2) synchronous reluctance machines. It extends previous work by assessing the effects of the available slotpole combinations on machine performance and construction. Finite element studies and figures of merit derived from d-q axis theory are used to compare and assess performance. Manufacturing and constructional issues are also discussed.


Conference date: 8-10 April 2014