SyrNemo – Synchronous Reluctance Next Generation Efficient Motors for Electric Vehicles

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SyrNemo is an innovative synchronous reluctance machine (SYRM) with higher power density and higher driving cycle efficiency at lower cost than state of the art permanent magnet (PM) synchronous machines.

  • The mass and volume specific power densities are increased by approximately 5%.
  • The dependency on rare earth PMs is eliminated by using either no permanent magnets or optional ferrites. The proposed rotor design allows for use of future magnet materials with high energy density once they are available on the market.
  • The proposed SYRM is easy to manufacture, dismantle, and recycle. This way manufacturing cost can be reduced by 20% and more compared to PM synchronous machines (PMSMs).
  • Eco-design throughout the project’s duration will ensure minimum environmental and social impact and hidden cost.
  • Due to the simple rotor design the machine is very robust.
  • The insulation system will be designed for a total lifetime of 10 years and 10,000 operating hours to reduce cost.
  • The proposed SYRM has a high efficiency over a wide range of speed and torque. Therefore, the overall driving cycle efficiency of SYRM can be improved by 5–15% compared to PMSMs.
  • The control of the drive will be implemented to achieve the maximum possible efficiency in each operating point incorporating the stator winding temperature. The successful industrialization of a synchronous reluctance machine hasrecently been demonstrated for industrial applications. The proposed synchronous reluctance machine thus the most promising candidate for being the next generation electric motor of full electric vehicles.

 

Statement about the funding

FP7 – Transport, Call identifier: FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1,

Activity code: GC.SST.2013-2.: Next generation electric motors

URL

http://www.syrnemo.eu/