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Homework Help: Current Linkages in a Motor

  1. Aug 13, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I have a doubt about the current linkage, Θf, in figure 2.2b of a salient pole motor. In this textbook, the current linkage is expressed by ∫H⋅dl = Θf = ∑i. However, in the figure 2.2b between q(left) and q(right), how can the Θf be constant? Since, the author doesn't show how he chose the Amperian loop, how can I know how many currents are enclosed (∑i)?

    2. Relevant equations

    ∫H⋅dl = Θf = ∑i

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have studied the application of Ampere's law to solenoids, which have the same type of winding as that on the rotor of a salient pole machine. I was trying to assume so many Amperian paths, trying to figure the 2.2b out.

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  3. Aug 18, 2017 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
  4. Sep 7, 2017 #3
    I don't know if you solved this one or not, as I see you created this thread a while back.

    If you look at page 3 in your attached pdf document the author writes:
    So, look at my bad paint drawing below. Coils are wound around the salient pole, creating a magnetic field in the upward direction (thumb towards current direction (x inwards, dot outwards) and your hand curls in the direction of the magnetic field). And as I quoted from your pdf, the salient pole is excited using DC current, which means that the magnetic field created from the coils wound around the salient pole is constant. Therefore we have this approximately uniform magnetic field across the salient pole and hence ~uniform "current linkage" if we ignore the edge effects.

    Did I answer your question? I have been lurking a few months on this forum and based on my observations I believe @jim hardy would have an input on this if you need more help or I did not answer it properly.

  5. Sep 7, 2017 #4

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    what he calls "current linkage" is what i call MMF ?

    @Baarken got it i believe

    In his example 2.1 your author simplifies things for us by considering iron to be a short circuit for magnetic flux .

    There can be no circumferential MMF along the iron. It'd cause infinite flux .
    Actually no radial MMF in the iron either - it's all spent in the airgap.
  6. Sep 8, 2017 #5
    That was what I assumed as well, I have not heard or used the term "current linkage" before.
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