Analysis of Rotor Ventilation System of Air Cooled Synchronous Machine Through Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Jiří Franc
  • Roman Pechanek
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 644)


This paper describes design changes on rotor ventilation system of the air-cooled synchronous machine. There are several variants for the analysis. This research is performed to find possible ways for increase of the power output of the machine. The rotor cooling system uses an under winding cooling channel to distribute the cooling air in the axial direction into the rotor and then through the radial rotor channels into the air gap. The presented optimization of the rotor cooling system is in the angle pitch of the radial channels. These changes had to be verified, before it could be implemented to the actual machine. Computational Fluid Dynamics tool Ansys Fluent is used for the simulations. The changes have positive effect on pressure drop, airflow and air temperature.


Synchronous machine Computational fluid dynamics Cooling Ansys fluent Ventilation analysis Rotor winding 



This research has been supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under the RICE – New Technologies and Concepts for Smart Industrial Systems, Project No. LO1607 and by funding program of the University of West Bohemia number SGS-2015-038.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of West BohemiaPilsenCzech Republic
  2. 2.Regional Innovation Centre for Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of West BohemiaPilsenCzech Republic

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