Abstract: This paper illustrates the characteristics of Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) which makes it more favourable for commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) application compared to the other types of motors that are being used in automobiles. The design procedure for SRM to use in commercial electric vehicle application is presented. Based on the presented design procedure geometrical parameters for 3kw SRM is derived. Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) based software tool obtained geometrical parameters of SRM are optimized. Further performance analysis and selection of optimal SRM configuration among 6/4, 8/6 and 12/8 is carried out using FEA. For the selected SRM configuration analytical and FEA results are compared and presented to validate the performance of designed 3kw SRM for commercial electric vehicle application.
Keywords: Electric Vehicle, Machine Design, Switched Reluctance Motor, Optimization, Finite Element Analysis
| DOI: 10.17148/IJIREEICE.2018.6118