Thermal Modeling of Lundell Alternators
Author(s)Tang, Sai Chun; Keim, Thomas A.; Perreault, David J.
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Thermal analysis of Lundell alternators used in automobiles is presented. An analytical thermal model for Lundell alternators is proposed, and procedures for acquiring the model parameters are elucidated. Based on the thermal model, the temperature profile of an operating Lundell alternator can be predicted analytically. The predicted alternator temperatures are found to be consistent with the experimental measurement. The presented models and measurement methods are useful for embedding switched-mode power electronics into the alternator with low manufacturing cost.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Tang, S.C., T.A. Keim, and D.J. Perreault. “Thermal Modeling of Lundell Alternators.” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 20, no. 1 (March 2005): 25–36.
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INSPEC Accession Number: 8320624
Paper no. TEC-00061-2003