Acoustic Noise Mitigation of Switched Reluctance Machines With Windows on Stator and Rotor Poles

Gundogmus O., Elamin M., Yasa Y., Husain T., Sozer Y., Kutz J., ...More

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, vol.56, no.4, pp.3719-3730, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tia.2020.2992664
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.3719-3730
  • Keywords: Stators, Rotors, Force, Reluctance machines, Torque, Vibrations, Acoustic noise, Acoustic noise, noise reduction, switch reluctance machine (SRM), vibration, VIBRATION REDUCTION, TORQUE, DESIGN, SRM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Switched reluctance machines (SRMs) have been studied by many researchers as an alternative to the other types of electrical machines for use in electric and hybrid vehicle applications. SRMs are fault tolerant and have wide speed operating range. However, they suffer from several disadvantages, including high vibration, acoustic noise, and torque ripple. In this article, the placement of rectangular windows in both the rotor and stator poles is proposed to reduce the vibration and acoustic noise of SRMs. An iterative optimization algorithm in a wide speed range of operation using finite-element analysis (FEA) tools provides the best position and dimension of window design parameters. Multiphysics FEA is also performed to predict the vibration and acoustic noise of the optimized design. The results of this study present that placing windows in both the stator and rotor of the SRMs can significantly reduce the acoustic noise compared with the baseline SRMs. Based on the simulation results, the optimum design has been constructed as a prototype and tested in a wide speed operating condition. The simulation and experimental test validation results prove the effectiveness of the proposed design in mitigating the acoustic noise and vibration.