Thermal modelling of a low speed air-cooled Axial Flux Permanent Magnet generator

Yew Chuan Chong, John Chick, Markus Mueller, David Staton, Alasdair McDonald

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This paper presents the assessment of air flow in a multi-stage Axial Flux Permanent Magnet (AFPM) prototype which is set to operate at 100rpm. The CFD models are validated using experimental results to give a greater understanding of the air flow developed in the generator. The proposed ventilation design reduces the pressure loss at the entry resulting in a 10% reduction in maximum stator coil temperature in the CFD modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET International Conference Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD)
Place of PublicationBrighton
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84919-616-1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2012


  • AFPM generator
  • thermal analysis
  • machine ventilation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • CFD
  • power loss

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