Active Magnetic Bearing Design Optimization and Transient-State Analysis Using ANSYS

Abstract

This paper presents design optimization, and transient-state analysis ofactive magnetic bearings (AMB) using the powerful ANSYS software package.ANSYS software provides the required environment for numerical modeling andanalysis based on the finite element method (FEM). In this paper two programsare developed in ANSYS, the first for modeling and optimizing the analyticallydesigned active magnetic bearing, and the second for transient-state analysis of theFE model to investigate the effects of eddy currents on the considered activemagnetic bearing.