Talk:Axial flux motor

Latest comment: 8 months ago by in topic Parallel?

Parallel? edit

The first sentence of the article reads: "An axial flux motor (also known as an axial gap motor, or pancake motor) is a geometry of electric motor construction where the gap between the rotor and stator, and therefore the direction of magnetic flux between the two, is aligned parallel with the axis of rotation, rather than radially as with the concentric cylindrical geometry of the more common radial flux motor."

Maybe it is because I just woke up this morning but I can't make sense of the "gap" being "parallel" to the "axis of rotation." The gap I see is orthogonal to the axis of rotation. I think either what gap needs to be clarified, or the gap isn't parallel, or I'm so clueless I can't put my finger on the problem. I'm tempted to assume I'm an idiot because I have seen similar wording elsewhere, but after working thousands of mechanical engineering problems in college, I just cannot find a way to be wrong about it. If you can see where I'm wrong, it might help others to throw in a clue or two in the general area to put clueless minds on track to understanding what is meant. (talk) 13:08, 29 July 2023 (UTC)Reply