An Overview of Axial-Flux Induction Machine

Zhi Cao, Amin Mahmoudi, Solmaz Kahourzade, Wen L. Soong

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Electrical motors are one of the key building blocks in power systems and an important load type in industry and residential buildings. The concept of axial-flux induction machines (AFIM) is drawing particular attention since it shows performance characteristics that are superior to the conventional radial flux induction machine (RFIM). This paper gives a state-of-the-art overview of AFIMs in the aspects of its history, construction, design, modelling, simulation, analysis, features, electromagnetics, and manufacturing. Especially, the review focus is given on the design, performance analysis, and features. Moreover, comparative studies among different induction machines are provided. Research gaps and possible trends are identified and discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
EditorsSumedha Rajakaruna, Ahmed Abu Siada, Ho Ching Iu, Arindam Ghosh, Tyrone Fernando
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665434515
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021 - Virtual event organised in Perth, Perth, Australia
Duration: 26 Sep 202130 Sep 2021
Conference number: 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2021 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021


Conference31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021
Abbreviated titleAUPEC 2021
OtherThe theme of this year’s conference is Clean and Reliable Electric Energy Systems. With the prevalent problem of climate change, clean energy technologies are gaining much attention in the power industries currently. At the same time, due to intermittent nature of renewable sources, power system reliability and security are also being given serious considerations. It is, therefore, imperative that this premier power engineering conference in this region gives proper acknowledgement to the need of the future power delivery system.


  • Axial-flux induction machines
  • Design
  • Efficiency
  • Electric motors
  • Finite element analysis
  • Modelling
  • Performance


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