Analysis of iron loss in a wheel motor using high quality silicon steel plates

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To extend the driving range of an electric scooter, the high efficiency direct-drive wheel motor has become an attractive alternative. For this reason, high quality silicon steel plates are applied to the wheel motor in order to reduce iron loss. However, finding a suitable steel plate with the characteristics of high efficiency, high output power and low manufacturing cost, is difficult. This paper investigated variations of the eddy current loss and iron loss characteristics in a wheel motor with six types of silicon steel plates under different operating conditions. Results of this study could provide a useful reference for material selection during the process of the wheel motor design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SICE Annual Conference 2010, SICE 2010 - Final Program and Papers
PublisherSociety of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9784907764364
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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