Development and design of a high performance traction machine for the FreedomCar 2020 traction machine targets

Adam Walker, Michael Galea, David Gerada, Chris Gerada, Abdeslam Mebarki, Neil Brown

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Abstract

This paper details the design process of a high performance electrical machine with the objective of achieving US Department of Energy FreedomCar 2020 targets, namely meeting the high speed efficiency requirement without sacrificing performance elsewhere. The FreedomCar targets are detailed, with a short discussion of the challenges involved. All feasible machine topologies are considered, and qualitatively compared in order to identify the best candidate topologies. A set of potential technologies and topologies are evaluated to establish the primary geometry specifications, such as slot pole combination, winding layout and active length. Optimisation methods are then implemented to establish the more detailed geometrical parameters, e.g. tooth width and slot depth. Finally a conclusive design is presented with the finite element simulation results. The design meets all the performance requirements of the targets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 22nd International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1611-1617
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025381
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2016 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 4 Sep 20167 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 22nd International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2016

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2016
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period4/09/167/09/16

Keywords

  • Design optimisation
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Permanent Magnet Motors
  • Traction Motors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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