Electromagnetism -- Mathematical models, Magnetic suspension, Rotors -- Design and construction, Magnetic coupling, Permanent magnets
Halbach array magnetic gearboxes have been discussed as being able to create high torque density. However, Halbach arrays are difficult to mechanically assembly and often the effective air-gap must be made larger in order to provide space for a retaining sleeve. This paper investigates the benefits of using an additional ferromagnetic retaining pole within the Halbach array structure. It is shown that utilizing this flux concentration ferromagnetic pole improves the torque density and can also help retain the magnets in place.
Som, Debarupa; Li, Kang; Kadel, Joshua; Wright, Jason; Modaresahmadi, Sina; Bird, Jonathan; and William, W., "Analysis and Testing of a Coaxial Magnetic Gearbox with Flux Concentration Halbach Rotors" (2017). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations. 422.