Development of spoke-type IPM magnetic gear

Yuma Mizuana, Kenji Nakamura, Yuma Suzuki, Yuhei Oishi, Yuichi Tachiya, Kingo Kuritani

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Magnetic gears can change output-torque and -speed without any mechanical contacts. Therefore, they have a low acoustic noise and vibration, and their maintainability and reliability are high. Especially, a flux-modulated type magnetic gear is expected to be put into practical use because its torque density is higher than that of other magnetic gears. For the practical use, further improvement of torque and losses is important, especially, reduction of eddy current loss in permanent magnets (PMs) due to asynchronous harmonic magnetic fluxes is necessary. This paper investigates an interior permanent magnet (IPM) structure to improve the efficiency by reducing the eddy current loss in PMs. In addition, this paper presents a method for increasing torque of the IPM magnetic gear by changing a position of magnetic-bridge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-778
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • eddy current loss
  • flux-modulated type magnetic gear
  • interior permanent magnet (IPM) structure
  • Magnetic gear


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