Study of motoring operation of in-wheel switched reluctance motor drives for electric vehicles

X. D. Xue, J. K. Lin, Z. Zhang, T. W. Ng, K. F. Luk, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, Chow Norbert Cheung

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Abstract

Based on the requirements of electric vehicles on electric motor drives, this paper presents three criteria to evaluate motoring operation of in-wheel switched reluctance motor drives for electric vehicles. They are the average torque, the average torque per rms current, and torque smoothness factor. They indicate the motoring torque, copper loss and torque ripple, respectively. The model of motoring operation under the current hysteresis control is developed to investigate the effects of the turn-on angle, the turn-off angle, and the current reference on these criteria. The simulated and measured current waveforms verify the proposed model. The simulated results show that the turn-on angle and the turn-off angles have considerable effects on motoring operation of switched reluctance drives. The optimal turn-on angle and the optimal turn-off angle can be optimized in order to maximum the average torque, the average torque per rms current, or the torque smoothness factor. In addition, the larger current reference results in the larger average torque, average torque per rms current and torque smoothness factor. Thus, this study is helpful for developing new control method to implement the best motoring operation of in-wheel switched reluctance motor drives in electric vehicles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 3rd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2009
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2009
Event2009 3rd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2009 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 20 May 200922 May 2009

Conference

Conference2009 3rd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2009
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period20/05/0922/05/09

Keywords

  • Electric vehicles
  • In-wheel
  • Motoring operation
  • Switched reluctance motor drives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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