J. Zou, Qian Wang, Yongxiang Xu
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
This paper investigates the underlying influence of permanent magnet (PM) magnetization length on the performance of a tubular transverse flux PM linear machine working as the propeller of an electromagnetic launcher, including its main flux linkage, cogging force, and thrust force. The theoretical analysis is brought forward and verified with 3-D numerical computations. It is shown that the cogging force increases with the increase of the PM magnetization length, whereas the main flux linkage and thrust force do not follow this rule, which is quite different from that in conventional PM machines.