This paper presents a 2-D hybrid analytical modeling method for the analysis of the magnetostatic field distribution with the capability of including nonlinear materials. The model combines Fourier modeling, which is accurate and fast, with meshed magnetic equivalent circuits that have unique permeability in mesh elements and, therefore, can model local saturation. To present the diverse applicability of the proposed method, it is applied to a linear machine with permanent magnet excitation and a rotary machine with current excitation. Magnetic field calculations are compared with finite-element analysis (FEA) with good agreement.
- Analytical modeling
- electrical machine
- Fourier analysis
- hybrid modeling
- magnetic equivalent circuit (MEC)