This chapter deals with linear switched reluctance machines (LSRMs). Linear switched reluctance machines are the counterpart of the rotary switched reluctance machine (SRM), and now they have aroused great interest in the field of electrical machines and drives. In this chapter, first, a mathematical model is presented, and then a procedure for the design of this kind of machines is proposed. Next, a linear switched reluctance force actuator, based on the before designed procedure, is simulated. In addition, experimental proofs of the goodness of the design process and of the accuracy of the simulation of the linear switched reluctance force actuator are given.
Part of the book: Modelling and Control of Switched Reluctance Machines