The study aims at studying and modeling a synchronous electric motor with magnet buried in the rotor. This study begins with a preliminary phase of retro engineering and modeling of an existing machine. A second phase will focus on the design and the modeling of a new machine integrating a new technology of magnets developed in the CEA.
In the context of electric transportation, if batteries and energy storage are still the weak point of the energy chain, the electric motor remains a central part that has to be optimized to raise efficiency. For twenty years, all motor structures have been studied and tested: dc motors, synchronous machines with permanent magnets, asynchronous machines and switched reluctance machines. This study will focus on a synchronous machine with magnets buried into the rotor. This type of machine offers a natural ability of delivering at full load a constant power along a wide speed range, associated with a high efficiency. Moreover, power density can be improved by increasing maximal speed range.
The Post doc will be split into three parts:
Testing of an existing commercial electrical synchronous machine with magnets buried in the rotor and characterization of its components. These tests will be done on a motor test bench situated in the CEA
Modeling of the commercial machine tested on the test bench and comparison of modeling results with experimental measurements from the first phase.
Design and modeling of evolution of the machine tested and modeled in phases 1 and 2, integrating new technologies of magnets developped by the CEA.