Challenges of the optimization of a high-speed induction machine for naval applications

Giampaolo Buticchi, David Gerada, Luigi Alberti, Michael Galea, Pat Wheeler, Serhiy Bozhko, Sergei Peresada, He Zhang, Chengming Zhang, Chris Gerada

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In several industrial sectors, induction machines are being replaced with permanent magnet based alternatives, owing to the potential for higher power density and efficiency. However, high-speed applications feature a wide flux-weakening region, where advanced induction machines could bring benefits in terms of system-level optimization. This paper gives an overview the technological challenges for high-speed drives with induction machines, materials, simulations and future challenges for the power electronics in these applications. The target application is a high-speed induction machine for a naval turbocharging system. The comparison with permanent magnet synchronous machines will demonstrate how the extended flux weakening operation effectively allows for a weight reduction of the overall system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2431
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Computer simulation of electrical machines
  • High speed electrical drive
  • Induction machine
  • Pulse width modulated inverter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Building and Construction
  • Fuel Technology
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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