Ultra High Speed Rotor Designs

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering


In all motors used for propulsion or traction, a significant reduction in motor size can be achieved by increasing the operating speed. This reduced size leads to improved power density, less material usage and lighter systems. However as speeds rise, rotor stresses, bearing wear and rotordynamic stability become significant design challenges while as size reduces, assembly tolerances, component sizes and sources of imbalance increase. This PhD will investigate novel, miniaturised rotor designs for high speed domestic appliances, utilising novel materials, topologies and manufacturing processes to control cost and deliver high performance, reliable miniature rotor structures.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S024069/1 01/04/2019 30/09/2027
2440390 Studentship EP/S024069/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2024 David Alisdair Giles