Turkish Journal of Electrical
Power and Energy Systems
Research Article

Design, Optimization, and Performance Improvement of Synchronous Reluctance Motor for Micro-Mobility Vehicles

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Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey

Turkish Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems 2023; 3: 12-19
DOI: 10.5152/tepes.2023.22030
Read: 531 Downloads: 93 Published: 01 February 2023

In this study, design, optimization, and performance improvement of a 2-kW synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) have been performed for micro-mobility electric vehicles. The finite-element method has been used for analyses. At first, SynRM has been designed in Ansys Maxwell with initial stator and rotor parameters. Then, stator and rotor parameters of SynRM have been optimized by using a genetic algorithm. Thus, the torque capacity of SynRM has been increased and the torque ripple has been reduced. In addition, the performance of optimized SynRM has been investigated by adding magnets to its rotor. Designed SynRM and permanent magnet-supported SynRM have been compared. It has been seen that the permanent magnet-supported SynRM produces higher torque with higher efficiency and less torque ripple. Simulation results proved that the permanent magnet-supported SynRM can be used successfully in micro-mobility class electric vehicles.

Cite this article as: E. Bekiroglu and S. Esmer, “Design, optimization, and performance improvement of synchronous reluctance motor for micro-mobility vehicles,” Turk J Electr Power Energy Syst., 2023; 3(1), 12-19.

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