A resonant switched reluctance motor drive for marine propulsion

Y.P.B. Yeung, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, Siu Lau Ho, X.D. Xue

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic research


Switched reluctance motors have high efficiency, high power density, high fault tolerance, and low manufacturing cost. They have a high potential to be applied in electric marine propulsion. Efficiency of power conversion is one of the important items. A resonant converter is proposed for switched reluctance motor drive. All high frequency switches in the converter are operated under zero-voltage switching condition. The zero-voltage switching feature provides low switching loss. Operation of the proposed circuit is provided in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalIASME Transactions
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Soft-switching
  • Zero-voltage
  • Motor drive
  • Propulsion
  • Switched reluctance motor

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