MAXIMA aims to create a low-cost modular permanent magnet axial flux electrical machine with improved performance, and with a low environmental impact that caters specifically to the needs of the automotive market.
To achieve this, MAXIMA will develop an advanced multiphysics design procedure that includes new thermal management concepts. A digital twin will also be built to develop an optimal control strategy to operate the electrical machine up to the limit.
The end-of-life of the electrical machine will also be considered, with a focus on recycling the permanent magnet made from critical raw materials. MAXIMA will conduct a life cycle assessment for every solution, analyzing its impact throughout the lifecycle, with the goal of minimizing the environmental impact.
At the end of the project, prototypes will be manufactured for testing, assessment, and validation of the new concepts addressed in MAXIMA related to the modular design of the electrical machine, the optimal control based on the digital twin and the manufacturing/recycling process flow.