Third Feasibity Call:  Asef

Novel manufacturing-led structures for electrical machines under extreme working environments. 

TMotorising aircraft landing gears of any size/weight is a new challenge in the aviation sector. Motor rigidity and electromagnetic performance at a competitive cost using an innovative and feasible thermal management system are needed. This project will use high-fidelity finite element simulation and experiments to investigate the performance of additive manufacturing of Copper and Fe-Si (electrical steel) for novel winding and stator/rotor manufacturing solutions operating at high speeds and temperatures up to 500°C. The novel parts will be utilised in an in-wheel double stator switched reluctance machine (IW-DSSRM). The impact of this work will enable manufacturing of customisable electrified components for the aviation sector.