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Counting the losses in very high efficiency machine design

Chandler, Paul L. and Patterson, Dean J. (2001). Counting the losses in very high efficiency machine design. Renewable Energy,22(1):143-150.

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Title Counting the losses in very high efficiency machine design
Author Chandler, Paul L.
Patterson, Dean J.
Journal Name Renewable Energy
Publication Date 2001
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0960-1481   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0035218483
Start Page 143
End Page 150
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Pergamon
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The majority of applications that consume electrical energy use energy from non-renewable, greenhouse gas producing supplies, such as oil and coal. The reality is that the major reduction in greenhouse gas production within the next decade will not come from the increase in renewable energy supply, but the more efficient use of the current electricity generation. This paper illustrates current techniques and advances in machine design that aims to produce machines with efficiencies in the upper 90% region. To achieve such high efficiencies, highly accurate computer based simulations are performed and show the necessity for three dimensional analysis. A case study of a 6-kW axial flux machine is presented and the theoretical and measured loss results analyzed. In conclusion, simulation inaccuracies are summarized and a case for further study is presented.
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