Comparative review of disk type and unconventional transverse flux machines: performance analysis


Abstract: Transverse flux machines (TFM) can be designed with high pole numbers, so they are very useful in directdrive systems with high torque density. Although many TFM models have been proposed to date, no detailed classification and comparison has been made before. Conventional TFMs have a high power and torque density, but low power factors and high cogging torques have prevented them from being widely used. However, especially with the new disk type TFMs proposed in recent years and the methods developed, these drawbacks have been reduced. In this paper, the TFMs proposed in recent years have been classified and their performances in terms of power factor, cogging torque, torque density, and efficiency have been examined. According to the results of this review, the performances of the new generation TFMs are competitive. Especially double-sided disk type TFMs are seen as an important topology with their high magnet utilization and flexibility in design.

Keywords: Transverse flux machines, disk type, power factor, cogging torque

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