10 Dec, 2019

Analytical torque calculations for magnetic bearings and vibration isolation

Research Area: TU/e Year: 2010
Type of Publication: In Proceedings
Authors: Janssen, JLG; Paulides, JJH; Lomonova, EA
Book title: Proceedings of the 11th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference
Pages: 1109-1109
Address: Washington D.C.
Month: January 18-22
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Abstract:
In the high-precision industry accurate vibration isolation and magnetic levitation are extremely important. As a result, high-performance vibration isolation and magnetic bearings based on permanent magnets are increasingly considered. This paper proposes improved analytical expressions for the torque on cuboidal permanent magnets applied to a magnetic bearing. These novel expressions are valid for any relative magnet position, especially when surfaces of the different magnets are in the same plane. Further, the torque can be obtained with respect to any torque reference point. Although these equations seem rather complicated, they enable an extremely fast and accurate calculation of the torque on a PM in the presence of a magnetic field of another PM. These properties enable a fast design and optimization process of such bearings using fully analytical expressions.

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