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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 340140, 17 pages
Research Article

Modeling and Analysis of Coupling Performance of Dynamic Stiffness Models for a Novel Combined Radial-Axial Hybrid Magnetic Bearing

1Fundamental Sciency on Novel Inertial Instrument & Navitation System Technoloty Laboratory, Beijing 100191, China
2Science and Technology on Inertial Laboratory, Beijing 100191, China
3School of Instrument Science and Opto-electronics Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

Received 27 June 2013; Accepted 18 November 2013; Published 12 January 2014

Academic Editor: Paulo Batista Gonçalves

Copyright © 2014 Bangcheng Han and Shiqiang Zheng. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The combined radial-axial magnetic bearing (CRAMB) with permanent magnet creating bias flux can reduce the size, cost, and mass and save energy of the magnetic bearing. The CRAMB have three-degree-of-freedom control ability, so its structure and magnetic circuits are more complicated compared to those of the axial magnetic bearing (AMB) or radial magnetic bearing (RMB). And the eddy currents have a fundamental impact on the dynamic performance of the CRAMB. The dynamic stiffness model and its cross coupling problems between different degrees of freedom affected for the CRAMB are proposed in this paper. The dynamic current stiffness and the dynamic displacement stiffness models of the CRAMB are deduced by using the method of equivalent magnetic circuit including eddy current effect, but the dynamic current stiffness of the RMB unit is approximately equal to its static current stiffness. The analytical results of an example show that the bandwidth of the dynamic current stiffness of the AMB unit and the dynamic displacement stiffness of the CRAMB is affected by the time-varying control currents or air gap, respectively. And the dynamic current stiffness and the dynamic displacement stiffness between the AMB unit and the RMB unit are decoupled due to few coupling coefficients.