A Double-Stator Switched Reluctance Motor for Direct-Drive Washing Machine Application

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Abstract. Switched reluctance motors (SRMs) are known as an economical solution by several unique features such as: simple structure and low cost maintenance. Furthermore, due to the lack of permanent magnet, powerful and economical structure of these types of motors, they are proposed as a good choice for use in household appliances. In this paper, a high power flat-type double-stator SRM with low operating voltage in direct-drive system is introduced. Initially, proportional to the intended application, the acceptable attribute of SRM structure is selected, and was followed by the calculation of the motor design. Next, the magnetic characteristics are analyzed by finite element method (FEM) to determine the efficiency of the motor. Finally, the collection of experimental data is tested to confirm the calculated values and the simulation results and ensure the proper functioning of the obtained collection.


Switched reluctance motors, Şnite element analysis, double-stator motors, direct-drive, washing machine

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