FEA- Aided Design, Optimization and Development of an Axial Flux Motor for Implantable Ventricular Assist Device
This paper presents the optimal design and development
of an axial flux motor for blood pump application. With the design
objective of maximizing the motor efficiency and torque, different
topologies of AFPM machine has been examined. Selection of
optimal magnet fraction, Halbach arrangement of rotor magnets and
the use of Soft Magnetic Composite (SMC) material for the stator
core results in a novel motor with improved efficiency and torque
profile. The results of the 3D Finite element analysis for the novel
motor have been shown.
Axial flux motor, Finite Element Methods, Halbach
array, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Soft magnetic composite.