Design Optimization of a Switched Reluctance Machine with an Improved Segmental Rotor for Electric Vehicle Applications

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Abstract

In this article, a switched reluctance machine (SRM) with six phases and a misaligned segmental rotor is proposed. The segmental rotor has an internal 15-degree misalignment, allowing the SRM structure to be a one-layer 2D structure with a short flux path structure. The proposed SRM produces a relatively low torque ripple by exciting two phases simultaneously. Additionally, an optimization method is applied, allowing for the maximum torque position of one phase to be aligned with the zero-torque position of the adjacent phase. The finite element method (FEM) is used to analyze and design the proposed SRM and to simulate the proposed liquid cooling system. The static torque waveforms are analyzed, and the dynamic torque waveforms are simulated with a drive using SiC MOSFETs. Finally, a prototype is manufactured, and the experiment is performed to validate the design and simulation results.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5772
Number of pages16
JournalEnergies
Volume15
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2022

Keywords

  • switched reluctance machine
  • segmental rotor
  • torque ripple
  • finite element method
  • multi-stack
  • electric vehicles

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