Magnetic Patterning of Permanent-Magnet Rotors for Microscale Motor/Generators
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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We present and characterize a process to pattern magnetic poles on small permanent-magnet PM rotors used in microscale, axial-flux, PM machines. Unlike other previously reported approaches, this approach uses a ferromagnetic magnetizing head MH and an externally applied magnetic field, and it offers the potential for moderate scalability and batch-magnetization of multiple parts. The process is verified using 8-pole annular PM rotors with thicknesses of 500 micrometers and 9.5 mm outer diameters. 3-D magnetostatic, finite element analysis FEA is employed to examine the process and to verify the experimental magnetization patterns.
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