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Optimization and characterization by finite element method of an electromechanical actuator for more electric aircraft applications
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electromagnetic Engineering.
2006 (English)In: Proceedings for Actuator 2004 conference, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The future More Electric Aircraft (MEA) technology focus on increasing the use of electrical equipment to a larger extent, e.g. replacing conventional hydraulic and pneumatic actuators with electromechanical or electro hydrostatic actuators to reduce weight, cost and maintenance. Advances in enabling technologies of electric power generation, distribution, and utility equipment have made the use of electric actuators more competitive. Electric actuation can be based on Electro Hydrostatic (EHA), ElectroMechanical (EMA), or Magnetostrictive Actuator (MA) concepts. In this paper the experiences from a performed electromechanical actuator demonstrator program are presented together with a motor optimization method intended for future programs. The desccribed actuator demonstrator is designed for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) application. The important key design criteria?s for the demonstrator have been reliability, redundancy, torque density, and reduced maintenance.

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MEA, More Electric Aircraft, actuator, FEM, Finite Element Method
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72163OAI: diva2:487248
Actuator 2004, Bremen
Qc 20120203Available from: 2012-02-03 Created: 2012-01-31 Last updated: 2012-02-03Bibliographically approved

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