Emerging hybrid reluctance motor drives for electric propulsion

Xing Zhao

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Abstract

Traditional rare-earth PM synchronous motors have been widely adopted for electric vehicle propulsion due to high torque density and high efficiency. However, rare-earth material is a nonrenewable source. To reduce rare-earth material in electric motors while maintaining vehicle driving performance becomes a challenge. Reluctance motors are potential solutions. This tutorial will first give a review for the emerging reluctance motor drives, including switched reluctance motors, doubly-fed doubly salient motors, variable flux reluctance motors, etc. The technology status for the existing solutions will be comparatively studied. Further, a new family of flux-modulated reluctance motors will be introduced. The proposed designs incorporate flux modulation principle into reluctance motors to improve torque density and efficiency. The proposed motor topologies, operation principles, electromagnetic analysis, and advanced control methods will be comprehensively presented in this tutorial. Finally, some prospects will be given for future development of reluctance motor drives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Mobility and Future Power Transfer, PESA 2020
EditorsK.W. Eric Cheng
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728193823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2020
Event8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2020 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 7 Dec 202010 Dec 2020

Publication series

Name2020 8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications: Future Mobility and Future Power Transfer, PESA 2020

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2020
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period7/12/2010/12/20

Keywords

  • drive control
  • Reluctance motors
  • slot PM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Automotive Engineering

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