Next Generation of Electric Vehicle Motors – The Silent Treatment – ANSYS Advantage – V13 I1 – Article

The switched reluctance motor (SRM) is a potential contender for the next-generation electric vehicle traction motor because of its low cost, high efficiency, and ability to operate at higher temperatures and in other harsh environments. However, SRMs are prone to torque ripple which can generate troublesome noise in vehicles. Continuous Solutions used ANSYS Maxwell electromagnetic simulation software to reduce torque ripple by 90 percent and total noise by 50 percent in an SRM that will be used in the electrification of traction vehicles for agriculture machinery, mining machinery, and civil and tactical applications.