Analysis for the Thermal Behavior of Synchronous Linear Motor by EEM

FEM을 이용한 동기식 리니어모터 열특성의 해석

  • Published : 2002.08.01


Linear motor has a lot of advantages in comparison with conventional feed mechanisms: high velocity, high acceleration, good positioning accuracy and a long lifetime. An important disadvantage of linear motor is its high power loss and heating up of motor and neighboring machine components in operation. For the application of the linear motors to precision machine tools an effective cooling method and thermal optimizing measures are required. In this paper Finite-Element-Method for the thermal behavior of synchronous linear motor is introduced, which is useful for the design and manufacturing of linear motors. By modeling the linear motor the orthotropic physical properties of the sheet metal and windings were considered and convective coefficient in the water cooler and to the surroundings was defined by analytical and experimental method. The calculated isothermal lines could analyze the heat flow in the linear motor.


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