Optimization of active magnetic bearings for automotive flywheel energy storage systems based on soft magnetic materials
Institute of Electrical Measurement and Measurement
Signal Processing, Graz University of Technology,
2 Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems,Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
For active magnetically suspended rotors in mobile flywheel energy storage systems the lowest possible weight, smallest size and a low price is required. Since the flywheel is operated in vacuum and very little heat can be dissipated from the rotor, the bearing’s magnetic losses have to be as minimal as well. This paper compares the design and optimization of homopolar radial active magnetic bearings with 3 different types of laminated steel. The first type is a standard transformer steel, the second one is high flux cobalt steel and the third one is high flux cobalt steel with high tensile strength.
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