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Cooling of Rotating Electrical Machines
Fundamentals, modelling, testing and design
Thermal management is an issue with all electrical machines, including electric vehicle drives and wind turbine generators. Excessively high temperatures lead to loss of performance, degradation and deformation of components, and ultimately loss of the system.
Cooling of Rotating Electrical Machines: Fundamentals, modelling, testing and design provides a foundation of heat transfer and ventilation for the design of machines. It offers a range of practical approaches to the thermal design, as well as design data and case studies. Chapters cover fundamentals of heat transfer, fluid flow, thermal modelling of electrical machines, computational methods for modelling ventilation and heat transfer such as finite element methods and computational fluid dynamics, thermal test methods, and application of design methods.
Intended for engineers and researchers working in either academia or machine design companies, this book provides sound insights into the phenomena of heat transfer and fluid flow, giving readers an understanding of how to approach the thermal design of any machine.
About the Author
Dave Staton (PhD) is the founder and president of Motor Design Ltd (MDL), UK. MDL's Motor-CAD Therm software focuses on electric motor cooling system analysis and design. Previously, David has worked on motor design and in particular development of motor design software at Thorn EMI, the SPEED Laboratory at Glasgow University and at Emerson Electric.
Eddie Chong (PhD) is the technical lead (Asia) of Motor Design Ltd, UK. He has been working on research and consultancy projects on the thermal management of electrical machines over the last 10 years. Also, he has worked on the development of Motor-CAD software for more advanced cooling methods by combining analytical and numerical modelling techniques together with experimental methods for high-power dense electrical machines.
Steve Pickering is a professor of mechanical engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Nottingham, UK. He has been undertaking research on the ventilation and cooling of rotating electrical machines for over 25 years combining both experimental and computational investigations. In recent years, he has used numerical modelling techniques to develop innovative thermal management strategies for high-power density electrical machines for a variety of applications.
Aldo Boglietti is a full professor of Electrical Machines and former head of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is an IEEE fellow member. He was Chair of the Electrical Machine Committee of IEEE IAS (2011-2013), and of IEEE IES (2009-2010). He has written over 270 papers on International Journals and Conferences. In 2020, he was recognized of the ICEM Arthur Ellison Outstanding Achievement Award.