Title: A hybrid three-wheeler e-gear using three-stage inverter

Authors: M. Lordwin Cecil Prabhaker; M. Revathi; P. Ramu

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Communication, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed University), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India ' Engineering Department, Scientific Society Group, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication, Jaya Institute of Technology, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: This work is intended to design the PMSM motor for a three-phase inverter and electronic gear equivalent circuit with two three-stage inverters for a three-wheel traction application. It also compares the performance parameters with the conventional gear. In recent times, Permanent Magnetic Brush Less DC (PMBLDC) and Permanent Magnetic Synchronous Motor (PMSM) motor drives have gained attention by establishing themselves as a potential alternative for conventional variable speed drives. The PMSM is widely used in many applications due to its high efficiency, torque ripple, high torque, and high performance, low and high-speed operation. This project includes inverter simulation using MATLAB simulation for speed and torque performance. By analysing the result, it can be seen that the proposed three-stage inverter-based e-gear for three-wheeler transmission offers better performance in continuous output power and torque compared to conventional gears.

Keywords: three-wheeler traction; hybrid three-wheeler e-gear; permanent magnet synchronous motor; dual three-phase inverter; BLDC motor.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2020.116447

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2020 Vol.15 No.3/4, pp.241 - 255

Received: 20 May 2020
Accepted: 12 Jul 2020

Published online: 26 Jul 2021 *

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