Aiming to better understand and model the different loss mechanisms occurring within electric machines during operation, we present a method to consider the degradation of steel during manufacturing due to punching in finite-element modeling of electric machines. The approach introduces a certain number of boundary layers along the punched edges, with the relative permeability decreasing toward the edge. The method, its implementation, and two example applications are presented and supported with experimental results.
Fields of Expertise
- Sustainable Systems