The multi-slice method allows approximation of the 3-D phenomena without carrying out a full 3-D analysis, e.g., in skewed radial flux electrical machines. The idea is to divide a 3-D machine into several 2-D finite-element models along the axis, connected by electrical circuits. Here we show how the multi-slice method is perfect for parallel computation; the computation efficiency is close to that of 2-D models in modern parallel hardware. The results are shown to agree with 3-D computation and experimental results.
- electrical machines
- multi-slice method
- parallel computing
- skewed slots
Keranen, J., Ponomarev, P., Pippuri, J., Raback, P., Lyly, M., & Westerlund, J. (2017). Parallel Performance of Multi-Slice Finite-Element Modeling of Skewed Electrical Machines. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 53(6), . https://doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2017.2653421