Technical Reports

Optimization of the Design of Electric Traction Motors for Railroad and Other Applications

  • 31
  • Aug
  • 1983
AUTHOR: E. Levi
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER:
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Polyphase, Three-Phase, Induction, Synchronous, Power Conditioner, Rectifier, Inverter
ABSTRACT: This report summarizes the results of an effort aimed at the optimization of the design of electric traction motors for railroad and other applications. Earlier extensive studies of electric motors for ground transportation were conducted at the Polytechnic over several years. These led to the development of a direct approach to the design. The direct approach is implemented here giving full consideration to the interfaces both with the electrical system, i.e. the power conditioner, and the mechanical system, i.e. the coupling and the gear.

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