A method of switch selection for an electric vehicle drive
Finn, David A. & Walker, Geoffrey R. (2001) A method of switch selection for an electric vehicle drive. In Islam, S.M., Borle, L., & Keerthipala, W.W.L. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC-2001) : millennium power vision, Australasian Committee for Power Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, pp. 287-291.
The key to reducing cost of electric vehicles is integration. All too often systems such as the motor, motor controller, batteries and vehicle chassis/body are considered as separate problems. The truth is that a lot of trade-offs can be made between these systems, causing an overall improvement in many areas including total cost.
Motor controller and battery cost have a relatively simple relationship; the less energy lost in the motor controller the less energy that has to be carried in the batteries, hence the lower the battery cost. A motor controller’s cost is primarily influenced by the cost of the switches. This paper will therefore present a method of assessing the optimal switch selection on the premise that the optimal switch is the one that produces the lowest system cost, where system cost is the cost of batteries + switches.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200) > Hybrid Vehicles and Powertrains (090205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Industrial Electronics (090603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2001 [please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||04 Mar 2014 22:45|
|Last Modified:||06 Mar 2014 21:03|
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