Performance Optimization in Switched Reluctance Motor Drives
In this paper, switched reluctance motors (SRM) are proposed as an alternative for electric power assisted steering (EPAS) applications. A prototype machine has been developed as very attractive design for a steering electric motor, both from a cost and size perspective. A four-phase 8/6 SRM drive is designed for a rack type EPAS which should provide a maximum force of 10 kN. Two-dimension finite element analysis is used to validate the design.
E. Hristoforou and D.S. Vlachos
C. Morón et al., "Performance Optimization in Switched Reluctance Motor Drives", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 495, pp. 67-70, 2012