Soft-switching topologies for switched reluctance motors in the application of electric vehicles

Jingwei Zhu, K. W.E. Cheng

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Abstract

Two topologies of soft-switching for the switched reluctance motor (SRM) are proposed in this paper to reduce the switching loss and EMI in the chopping and commuting periods. The design circuit of the topologies are shown and the feature of the current or voltage of resonant elements are analyzed in theory and confirmed by simulation of Matlab/Simulink. Besides, the energy loss of the soft-switching circuit for the second topology is calculated and compared with the conventional one. The loss is computed under different rotating speeds to simulate electrical vehicle (EV) running under various speeds and the advantage of the proposed circuit is proved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 6th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationElectric Transportation - Automotive, Vessel and Aircraft, PESA 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509000623
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2016
Event6th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 15 Dec 201517 Dec 2015

Publication series

Name2015 6th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications: Electric Transportation - Automotive, Vessel and Aircraft, PESA 2015

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period15/12/1517/12/15

Keywords

  • energy loss
  • Matlab/Simulink
  • soft-switching
  • SRM
  • topology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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