Rotary-Linear Switched Reluctance Motor: Analytical and Finite-Element Modeling

O. Safdarzadeh, A. Mahmoudi, E. Afjei, H. Torkaman

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Rotary-linear switched reluctance motors (RLSRMs) have been introduced to realize simultaneous rotary and linear motions in one structure. This paper proposes the modeling of RLSRM in two manners: analytical and finite-element methods. In the first approach, a model is proposed based on position-wise functions which describe the governing equations of the motor. The derived equations are utilized in a block diagram to comprise the model. In the second approach, static FEA is utilized to improve the former model by obtaining the inductance profile of the motor. The models separate the rotary motion from the linear motion in order to calculate the torque and force. The analytical model is faster than the FEA-based model because of the independency to FEA. However, it is less accurate. The FEA-based model needs prior static FEA and considers the fringing and saturation effects more accurately. The FEA-based model is computationally more efficient than the 3-D transient FEA. The motor's performance parameters obtained via the models versus the 3-D transient FEA as well as the experimental test results indicate the accuracy and efficiency of the proposed models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8664463
Number of pages10
Issue number5
Early online date11 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - May 2019


  • Analytical and FEA-based modeling
  • inductance profile (IP)
  • rotary-linear motor
  • switched reluctance motor (SRM)


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