This paper proposes an analytical model for the prediction of airgap magnetic field distribution for axial flux permanent magnet (AFPM) machine with partial magnet demagnetization. The AFPM machine geometry is first converted to a polar representation. Consequently, the subdomain model based on current sheet technique is developed. Then current sheet representation of PM is derived to consider the partial demagnetization using superposition principle. The back electromagnetic forces and cogging torque are obtained accordingly based on Maxwell's equations. The results show that the results of proposed approach agrees with that of finite-element method. The model is further validated by experiments under both healthy and demagnetized conditions, which can validate the proposed approach. Main contribution of the work is to consider the partial irreversible demagnetization. Moreover, the proposed method is applicable for both AFPM and radial flux permanent magnet machine.
- Axial flux permanent magnet (AFPM) machine
- current sheet model
- magnetic field