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Title: Generation and rotation of 3-D finite element mesh for skewed rotor induction motors using extrusion technique
Authors: Ho, SL 
Fu, W 
Wong, HCC
Keywords: Finite element methods
Induction motors
Mesh generation
Issue Date: May-1999
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Source: IEEE transactions on magnetics, May 1999, v. 35, no. 3, p. 1266-1269 How to cite?
Journal: IEEE transactions on magnetics 
Abstract: A simple method to generate and rotate 3-D finite element meshes for skewed rotor induction motors using extrusion techniques is presented. Special techniques to consider the geometrical structure of skewed rotor bars are described. With the proposed method, a change in the topology of the meshes at different rotor positions needs minor modifications only. The 3-D mesh for the rotor can thus be rotated with minimal extra computing time. Here the 2-D multi-slice mesh is used as the base-planes for extruding the 3-D mesh and the results of the 2-D multi-slice model can thus be used in the 3-D model. The techniques reported in this paper greatly simplifies the 3-D mesh generation, resulting in a considerable reduction in the computing time of the associated 3-D time stepping model. The generated meshes have been used successfully in constructing the 3-D time stepping finite element model for studying the electromagnetic field of induction motors.
ISSN: 0018-9464
EISSN: 1941-0069
DOI: 10.1109/20.767181
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