Airgap tangential magnetic force CFFT2 (plot_Ft_cfft2)

Post-processing documentation
Matlab commandplot_Ft_cfft2
Module EM.pp
Description PLOT_FT_CFFT2 plots the complex 2D Fourier transform of the airgap tangential magnetic force per unit area
See also plot_Ft_fft2, plot_Ft_fft2_stem, plot_Fr_cfft2


This MANATEE software post processing plots the 2D complex Fourier Transform of tangential magnetic pressure as a 3d stem plot in dB scale:

Main tangential magnetic pressure lines and natural frequencies
Main tangential magnetic pressure lines and natural frequencies

Negative wavenumbers and frequencies account for the different propagation direction of force waves. The largest force harmonics should occur at r=2p (twice the number of pole pairs), f=2fs (twice the fundamental electrical frequency), and at r=0 f=0 (static force). Note that only the lowest force wavenumbers are important in magnetic noise and vibration process, and that both radial and tangential force harmonics can create radial deflection of the yoke.

The reference level of the pressure dB scale can be tuned in


For further plot options (e.g. change axis) see How to change plot options.

This type of graph is very useful to identify which are the main harmonic forces responsible for magnetic noise and vibration of electrical machines. When a large force harmonic is close from a natural frequency, large vibration and noise is expected.

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