This paper presents a method to calculate the acoustic noise of conventional switched reluctance motor (CSRM) and mutually coupled switched reluctance motor (MCSRM). This method is based on dynamic electromagnetic models, combined with analytical estimation of the stator eigenmodes and radiation efficiency, considering the switching effects and frame effects. The proposed method is applied to predict and compare the acoustic noise performances of a CSRM and an MCSRM in a wide speed range. The results are validated using commercial finite element analysis software, JMAG for electromagnetics and ACTRAN for acoustics. An acceleration test based on a setup with a 12/8 CSRM is used for experimental validation. Results show that the proposed method can provide reliable prediction of main acoustic noises during acceleration.
- Acoustic noise
- switched reluctance machine
- synchronous reluctance machine