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X-57 60kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous Cruise Motor Finite Element Electromagnetic ModelingThe X-57 60kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor for cruise applications was modeled utilizing a two-dimensional electromagnetics simulation software called Finite Element Method Magnets (FEMM, D. Meeker). Through FEMM, the simulated induction and torque characteristics of the X-57 PMSM were obtained. These parameters and other values were compared to actual static laboratory measurements. A three-dimensional electromagnetic model of the X-57 cruise motor was created utilizing OperaFEA (Dassault Systemes SE, Velizy-Villacoublay, France). Torque, RPM, power, resistance, and inductance characteristics were examined along with establishing work to begin examining heat flow and heat dissipation for efficiency purposes.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Armstrong Flight Research Center
Document Type
Marrufo, Marco
(Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Edwards, CA, United States)
Kloesel, Kurt
(NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
November 27, 2019
Publication Date
November 23, 2019
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)
Location: San Marcos, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: November 23, 2019
Sponsors: California State University
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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