The degradation depth of non-grain oriented electrical steel sheets of electric machines due to mechanical and laser cutting: A state-of-the-art review

Madeleine Bali, Annette Muetze

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Literature agrees that cutting may damage the electromagnetic properties of electrical steel sheets, notably along the cut edge. However, statements on the depth of the deterioration vary. An analysis of the various results presented would allow for a better consideration of the material degradation in the modeling of the electromagnetic properties of the cut steel sheet in electric machines. To this aim, this paper analyzes and summarizes the deterioration depths presented in the literature. It not only provides an overview of the quantitative results, but discusses these in the context of the respective measurement method, since every technique used only provides an image of some of the aspects of the cut material affected by the cutting process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-375
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Degradation depth
  • deterioration
  • electric machine
  • electrical sheet
  • ferromagnetic material
  • laser cutting
  • mechanical cutting
  • non-oriented steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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