A Novel 6/5 Switched Reluctance Motor with Short Flux Path: Concept, Design and Analysis

  • Tanujaya, Marully (Dept. of Mechatronics Engineering, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Lee, Dong-Hee (Dept. of Mechatronics Engineering, Kyungsung University) ;
  • An, Young-Joo (Dept. of Control and Instrumentation Engineering, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Ahn, Jin-Woo (Dept. of Mechatronics Engineering, Kyungsung University)
  • Received : 2011.09.23
  • Accepted : 2011.10.16
  • Published : 2012.03.01


A novel 6/5 switched reluctance motor (SRM) with short flux path is presented in this paper. The concept of this proposed motor is a novel SR motor with six stator and five rotor poles. The stator is constructed with three independent and physically separate C-core segments, and the rotor is composed of five poles. This motor, with a new selection for the number of stator/rotor poles, achieves a short flux path, which reduces the magnetomotive force required to drive the motor. To verify the performance of the proposed motor, a comparison with conventional SR motors with the same dimensions is executed. The comparison demonstrates that the proposed motor offers better performance in terms of maximum torque production. Furthermore, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Matlab/Simulink software are used to predict and simulate the performance of the proposed motor.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)


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