Title

Measurement of Motor Drive Characteristics for Automobile Application

Presenter Information

Elizabeth Tiffany

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 201

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Energy-Efficiency, Microcontroller, Motor Drives

Abstract

Due to environmental concerns and goals to reduce dependency on foreign oil, regulations of automobile fuel economy have been strengthened. As a result, the market demand for efficient vehicles is growing and automakers are tasked with making improvements to engine fuel efficiency in the industry. Under these circumstances, the mechanical parts in the automobile industry are being replaced by electronic methods. The main idea of the electric vehicle is to reduce the engine size and power for fuel consumption and meet the necessary energy from the carbon-free energy sources. Power is transferred electrically instead of mechanically from energy sources to the wheels to reduce the loss of energy. Research has been concerned with various characteristics of motor drive options for selection in electric vehicles (EV) or hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), including torque, speed, energy efficiency, and cost. The most common motors used in industrial application of hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles are: induction, permanent magnet synchronous, switched reluctance, and brushed and brushless DC motors. The intention of this project is to create a method for analysis of speed-torque profiles of various microcontroller-controlled motor drives, allowing for comparison and selection for application for future cross-departmental student collaborations.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Lad Holden

Department/Program

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

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Measurement of Motor Drive Characteristics for Automobile Application

SURC 201

Due to environmental concerns and goals to reduce dependency on foreign oil, regulations of automobile fuel economy have been strengthened. As a result, the market demand for efficient vehicles is growing and automakers are tasked with making improvements to engine fuel efficiency in the industry. Under these circumstances, the mechanical parts in the automobile industry are being replaced by electronic methods. The main idea of the electric vehicle is to reduce the engine size and power for fuel consumption and meet the necessary energy from the carbon-free energy sources. Power is transferred electrically instead of mechanically from energy sources to the wheels to reduce the loss of energy. Research has been concerned with various characteristics of motor drive options for selection in electric vehicles (EV) or hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), including torque, speed, energy efficiency, and cost. The most common motors used in industrial application of hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles are: induction, permanent magnet synchronous, switched reluctance, and brushed and brushless DC motors. The intention of this project is to create a method for analysis of speed-torque profiles of various microcontroller-controlled motor drives, allowing for comparison and selection for application for future cross-departmental student collaborations.