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1

Magnetically Coupled Adjustable Speed Motor Drives  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Alternating current electric motors rotate at a nearly constant speed that is determined by motor design and line frequency. Energy savings of 50% or more may be available when fixed speed systems are modified to allow the motor speed to match variable load requirements of a centrifugal fan or pump. This tip sheet describes the advantages of magnetically coupled ASDs and provides suggested actions.

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Minimize Adverse Motor and Adjustable Speed Drive Interactions  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Electronic adjustable speed drives (ASDs) are extremely efficient and valuable assets to motor systems. They allow precise process control and provide energy savings within systems that do not need to operate continuously at full output. This tip sheet discusses design considerations to take into account when considering ASDs and offers suggested actions.

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Adjustable Speed Drive Industrial Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electric motors are significant users of electricity in the United States. Approximately 66 percent of the total electricity in the U.S. is used by electric motors. Electronic adjustable speed drives (ASDs) can save energy, lower maintenance cost...

Poole, J. N.

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Extended cage adjustable speed electric motors and drive packages  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The rotor cage of a motor is extended, a second stator is coupled to this extended rotor cage, and the windings have the same number of poles. The motor torque and speed can be controlled by either injecting energy into or extracting energy out from the rotor cage. The motor produces less harmonics than existing doubly-fed motors. Consequently, a new type of low cost, high efficiency drive is produced. 12 figs.

Hsu, J.S.

1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonsinusoidal electrical measurement accuracy in adjustable-speed motors and drives  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Accurate measurements of voltage, current, and power under nonsinusoidal conditions are essential for determining the efficiency of a drive system and performing separation of losses between an adjustable-speed drive (ASD) and an electric motor. That information is invaluable for equipment designers, manufacturers, and users. Three modern power meters and analyzers were tested to determine their accuracy with various nonsinusoidal waveforms applied. The meters were subjected to waveforms that are characteristic to the three most common fractional and integral horsepower ASD technologies, namely, pulsewidth modulation induction, brushless dc, and switched-reluctance drives. The tests were performed under field conditions and in a computer-controlled laboratory environment. The obtained results show that some meters are able to measure accurately electric power at the input to ASD`s. However, the output power of ASD`s for brushless dc and switched-reluctance technology was not measured with acceptable accuracy by any of the tested meters. Possible reasons of meters inaccuracies and suggestions for performance improvement are presented. Conclusions on the present state of ASD electric power measurements and recommendations for further research are given.

Domijan, A. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)] [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States); Czarkowski, D. [Polytechnic Univ., Brooklyn, NY (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Polytechnic Univ., Brooklyn, NY (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Johnson, J.H. [J.H. Johnson Associates, Inc., Tipp City, OH (United States)] [J.H. Johnson Associates, Inc., Tipp City, OH (United States)

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adjustable Speed Drive Part-Load Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

An adjustable speed drive (ASD) is a device that controls the rotational speed of motor-driven equipment. Variable frequency drives (VFDs), the most common type of ASDs, efficiently meet varying process requirements by adjusting the frequency and voltage of the power supplied to an AC motor to enable it to operate over a wide speed range. External sensors monitor flow, liquid levels, or pressure and then transmit a signal to a controller that adjusts the frequency and speed to match process requirements.

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Adjustable Speed Drive Study, Part 2.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Advances in speed control for motors in recent years, notably those in power electronics, have widened the range of application for several adjustable speed drive (ASD) types to include the smaller horsepower sizes. The DC motor drive, formerly in almost universal use for speed control, is being challenged by the high efficiency induction motor/pulse width modulation (PWM) drive; and for special small horsepower size applications, by the permanent magnet motor/PWM inverter drive or by the switched reluctance motor drive. The main characteristics of the several ASD types suitable for small horsepower size applications are discussed, as well as their unwanted side effects: poor power factor, harmonic distortion of the supply, acoustic noise, and electromagnetic interference. A procedure is recommended for determining which, if any, ASD to use.

Wallace, Alan K.; Oregon State University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adjustable Speed Drive Study, Part 1.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Advances in speed control for motors in recent years, notably those in power electronics, have widened the range of application for several adjustable speed drive (ASD) types to include the smaller horsepower sizes. The dc motor drive, formerly in almost universal use for speed control, is being challenged by the high efficiency induction motor/pulse width modulation (PWM) drive; and for special small horsepower size applications, by the permanent magnet motor/PWM inverter drive or by the switched reluctance motor drive. The main characteristics of the several ASD types suitable for small horsepower size applications are discussed, as well as their unwanted side effects: poor power factor, harmonic distortion of the supply, acoustic noise, and electromagnetic interference. A procedure is recommended for determining which, if any, ASD to use. 31 figs., 6 tabs.

Wallace, Alan K.; Oregon State University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adjustable speed drive for residential applications  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes a demonstration of an adjustable speed drive suitable for use in residential applications such as compressors and fans in heat pumps, air conditioners, and refrigerators. The adjustable speed drive uses only a four-diode rectifier and a six-transistor six-diode inverter and does not require a source-frequency filter inductor or capacitor. Motor speed is adjusted with source-frequency phase control eliminating the switching loss and electromagnetic interference caused by the more commonly used high-frequency pulse-width modulation. Low source-current distortion and high power factor are obtained at a full-load operating point which is found using a parametric analysis.

Jungreis, A.M.; Kelley, A.W. [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering] [North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wavelet analysis of electric adjustable speed drive waveforms  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The three most common adjustable speed drives (ASDs) used in HVAC equipment, namely, pulse-width modulated (PWM) induction drive, brushless-dc drive, and switched-reluctance drive, generate non-periodic and nonstationary electric waveforms with sharp edges and transients. Deficiencies of Fourier transform methods in analysis of such ASD waveforms prompted an application of the wavelet transform. Results of discrete wavelet transform (DWT) analysis of PWM inverter-fed motor waveforms are presented. The best mother wavelet for analysis of the recorded waveforms is selected. Data compression properties of the selected mother wavelet are compared to those of the fast Fourier transform (FFT). Multilevel feature detection of ASD waveforms using the DWT is shown.

Czarkowski, D. [Polytechnic Univ., Brooklyn, NY (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Domijan, A. Jr. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of adjustable speed drives. (Latest citations from the EI Compendex*plus database). Published Search  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The bibliography contains citations concerning types and applications of adjustable speed drives (ASD). Uses in heat pumps, fans, compressors, electric motors, boiler feed systems, and power transmission are described. Coverage includes AC-DC motors, induction motors, and brushless electric motors. Energy cost savings are also examined. (Contains a minimum of 102 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

Not Available

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adjustable Speed Drive Part-Load Efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This is one in a series of tip sheets to help manufacturers optimize their industrial motor and motor-driven systems.

Not Available

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economical Aspects of Adjustable Speed Drives in Pumping Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Speed variations of pumps have become increasingly popular as the technology to produce variable frequency drives has progressed. Variable speed drives have many advantages compared to throttle valves when it comes to regulation of flow. They offer...

Hovstadius, G.

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Adjustable Speed Pumping Applications  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This tip sheet provides practical tips on the application of adjustable speed drives in industrial pumping systems.

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Performance of electric power meters and analyzers in adjustable-speed drive applications  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Electric adjustable-speed drives (ASDs) are increasingly used in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment due to the energy savings and comfort of operation they offer. Power electronic circuits that are employed in ASDs shape their input and output voltage and current waveforms, making them highly distorted from typical power-grid sinusoids. Accurate measurements of voltage, current, and power under nonsinusoidal conditions are essential for determining the efficiency of an HVAC unit and performing separation of losses between an ASD and an electric motor. That information is invaluable for HVAC equipment designers, manufacturers, and users. Three modern power meters and analyzers were tested to determine their accuracy with various nonsinusoidal waveforms applied. The meters were subjected to waveforms that are produced by the three most common ASD technologies used in air conditioners and heat pumps, namely, PWM induction, DC-brushless, and switched-reluctance drives. The tests were performed under field conditions and in a computer-controlled laboratory environment. The results obtained show that some meters can accurately measure electric power at the input to ASDs. However, the output power of ASDs for DC-brushless and switched-reluctance technology was not measured with acceptable accuracy by any of the tested meters. Possible reasons for meter inaccuracies and suggestions for performance improvement are given.

Czarkowski, D.; Domijan, A. Jr. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing Two Types of Magnetically- Coupled Adjustable Speed Drives with Variable Frequency Drives in Pump and Fan Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper presents the results from laboratory tests on MagnaDrive Corporations fixed-magnet magnetically-coupled adjustable speed drive (MC-ASD) and Coyote Electronics electromagnetic MC-ASD as compared to a typical variable frequency drive (VFD...

Anderson, K. J.; Chvala, W. D.

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The effect of TMP refining using an adjustable-speed drive on energy consumption and pulp quality. [ThermoMechanical Pulp  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An experimental investigation was conducted to study the effect of TMP refining using adjustable-speed drive (ASD) on energy consumption and pulp quality. The project is based on the studies of disc refiner models at high- and low-consistency refining. The primary objectives is to examine the potential energy efficiency improvement of a TMP system by evaluating the effect of TMP refining using ASD in pilot scale at the Center for High Yield Pulping Science. The pilot experimental results show that certain benefits of TMP refining using ASD can be obtained. Preliminary results demonstrate that increasing the first stage of refining speed reduces electrical energy at similar pulp quality.

Su, W.; Hsieh, J. (Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States))

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of irregular switching in three phase adjustable speed motor drives without neutral connection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Phase Model 9 One Cycle of Reference Current 17 10 Effect of Magnitude of E on Current Slope 18 11 Effect of Back EMF on Switching with Zero Degree Phase difference with Reference Current . 19 12 Effect of Back EMF on Switching with Ninety Degree... Phase Switching with Unacceptable Phase Inductance 37 25 Three Phase Switching with unacceptable Back EMF 38 26 Circuit Configuration during iVull Switching States 41 27 Three Phase Switching without Null Switching State . 47 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION...

Arefeen, Shamsal

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Motor and Drive System Performance - A Sourcebook for...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

More Documents & Publications Is it Cost-Effective to Replace Old Eddy-Current Drives? Adjustable Speed Pumping Applications Consider Steam Turbine Drives for Rotating Equipment...

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Adjustable Speed Pumping Applications: Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) Pumping Systems Tip Sheet #11  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This two-page tip sheet provides practical tips on application of Adjustable Speed Drives in industrial settings.

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2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic array driven adjustable speed heat pump and power system scheme for a lunar based habitat  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A high reliability power system scheme, incorporating a photovoltaic power supply and adjustable speed heat pump for life support is presented in this paper. Initial design guidelines and also a description of the state of technology available is presented herein. The power supply scheme will be used as input to an Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD) which will be driving a heat pump. A brief study of various aspects of ASDs is presented, further a summary of the relative merits of different ASD systems presently in vogue is discussed. The advantages of using microcomputer based ASDs is widely understood and accepted. Of the three most popular drive systems, namely the Induction Motor Drive, Switched Reluctance Motor Drive and Brushless DC Motor Drive, any one may be chosen. The choice would depend on the nature of the application and its requirements. The suitability of the above mentioned drive systems and control techniques for a photovoltaic array driven ASD for an aerospace application are discussed. Also discussed are several possible power system designs for a potential lunar habitat.

Domijan, A. Jr.; Buchh, T.A. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering] [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adjustable Speed Drive Power Quality Evaluation Program  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Detroit Edison provided administrative guidance. 3 #12;From G. Strangas Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824 4 June 1996 #12;Contents 1 Introduction sag disruption is a very common problem. Michigan State University undertook a project, funded

Strangas, Elias G.

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Frequency modulation drive for a piezoelectric motor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A piezoelectric motor has peak performance at a specific frequency f.sub.1 that may vary over a range of frequencies. A drive system is disclosed for operating such a motor at peak performance without feedback. The drive system consists of the motor and an ac source connected to power the motor, the ac source repeatedly generating a frequency over a range from f.sub.1 -.DELTA.x to f.sub.1 +.DELTA.y.

Mittas, Anthony (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Motor and Drive System Performance  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

drives. Energy-Efficient Electric Motors and Their Applications, 2nd Edition Author: Jordan, H.E. Publisher: Springer Description: Evaluates the energy savings potential of...

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Aggregation method for motor drive systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract When many variable frequency drives are connected to a common switchboard, their aggregated effect on system dynamics can be significant. In this paper, the aggregation method for variable frequency drives and their motors in industrial facilities is proposed, which is suitable for power systems dynamic studies. The proposed method can be applied to various types of motor drive systems. There are two steps involved for the proposed aggregation method: (1) aggregate motor drive systems connected to the same bus, and (2) further combine the aggregated model of motor drive systems from Step 1 with upstream series impedance and/or transformers. Due to involvement of high-order transfer functions in dynamic models of individual motor drive systems, Pade approximation is used as a useful tool in the aggregation process. Using the proposed aggregation method, an equivalent aggregated dynamic model of motor drive systems can be obtained at the substation bus. A case study is conducted in the paper, and the proposed aggregation method is verified to be effective by the case study.

Xiaodong Liang; Wilsun Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oscillation control system for electric motor drive  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A feedback system for controlling mechanical oscillations in the torsionally complaint drive train of an electric or other vehicle. Motor speed is converted in a processor to estimate state signals in which a plant model which are used to electronically modify thetorque commands applied to the motor.

Slicker, James M. (Union Lake, MI); Sereshteh, Ahmad (Union Lake, MI)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent design of sensorless Switched reluctance motor drives; -.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The Switched Reluctance Motor SRM drive technology has gone newlinethrough steady and significant development over the last two decades The newlinesimplicity in both motor constructionÖ (more)

Marsaline Beno, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor Alternating-Current Motor Drives and Energy Conservation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...60 hertz, and thus the standard two-pole motor runs at...1979 773 Commercial ex. HVAC motor drives 27% In ex. HVAC 5% Ind. and comm. HVAC motors 7 Residents, Elec...efficiently modu-late a standard induction motor. Al-though...

D. J. BenDaniel; E. E. David Jr.

1979-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Control of High Power Density Motor Drive.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This dissertation aims at developing techniques to achieve high power density in motor drives under the performance requirements for transportation system. Four main factors influencingÖ (more)

Jiang, Dong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compatibility Between GFCI Breakers and Household Adjustable Speed Drives  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

- available ASD. To enhance compatibility, the input filter needs to be changed to reduce capacitance to earth-conditioning (HVAC) applications, where they are used for the same reasons as in industrial HVAC systems [1 filtering on the input lines. Generally, EMI requirements for residential installations [2, 3] are more

Kimball, Jonathan W.

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Adjustable Speed Drives as Applied to Centrifugal Pumps  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Centrifugal pumps are generally sized to operate at or near the best efficiency point at maximum flow. The maximum flow requirements, however, frequently occur for a very short period during the operating cycle with the result that some method...

Jarc, D. A.; Robechek, J. D.; Connors, D. P.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Adjustable Speed Drive Applications for Pumps  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(Chart C or E) 2200 /600/tOOO /600 /600 2800Total Retrofit Cost, $ 7800 3400 5Z00 5~OO Retrofit Payback (years) /.64.5 /.9 4.$ 3.2 4$00Valve Cost (Chart D) 4500 45004$00 4500 (,0 (,0lIDO <0<'0Total New Cost, $ 0.6 <. 0./ <0./ <. 0./ <'0./ New...

Triezenberg, D. M.; Lakhavani, S. T.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fault diagnosis and management system for switched reluctance motor drives  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An effective detection and diagnosis of faults is desirable for online condition monitoring, assessment, product quality assurance and improved operational efficiency of Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drives. The proposed fault diagnosis and management system uses the measured phase voltages, currents and speed of the motor. In this article, a Matlab/Simulink model-based fault diagnosis system is developed and simulated for SRM drive. The simulation results show that the SRM drive is capable of operating under faulty conditions.

S. Vijayan; S. Paramasivam

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical motor/generator drive apparatus and method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present disclosure includes electrical motor/generator drive systems and methods that significantly reduce inverter direct-current (DC) bus ripple currents and thus the volume and cost of a capacitor. The drive methodology is based on a segmented drive system that does not add switches or passive components but involves reconfiguring inverter switches and motor stator winding connections in a way that allows the formation of multiple, independent drive units and the use of simple alternated switching and optimized Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) schemes to eliminate or significantly reduce the capacitor ripple current.

Su, Gui Jia

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Bifurcation and control of chaos in Induction motor drives  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The induction motor controlled by Indirect Field Oriented Control (IFOC) is known to have high performance and better stability. This paper reports the dynamical behavior of an indirect field oriented control (IFOC) induction motor drive in the light of bifurcation theory. The speed of high performance induction motor drive is controlled by IFOC method. The knowledge of qualitative change of the behavior of the motor such as equilibrium points, limit cycles and chaos with the change of motor parameters and load torque are essential for proper control of the motor. This paper provides a numerical approach to understand better the dynamical behavior of an indirect field oriented control of a current-fed induction motor. The focus is on bifurcation analysis of the IFOC motor, with a particular emphasis on the change that affects the dynamics and stability under small variations of Proportional Integral controller (PI) parameters, load torque and k, the ratio of the rotor time constant and its estimate etc. Bifurcation diagrams are computed. This paper also attempts to discuss various types of the transition to chaos in the induction motor. The results of the obtained bifurcation simulations give useful guidelines for adjusting both motor model and PI controller parameters. It is also important to ensure desired operation of the motor when the motor shows chaotic behavior. Infinite numbers of unstable periodic orbits are embedded in a chaotic attractor. Any unstable periodic orbit can be stabilized by proper control algorithm. The delayed feedback control method to control chaos has been implemented in this system.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty; Urmila Kar

2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Motor and Drive System Performance Ė A Sourcebook for Industry  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This sourcebook outlines opportunities to improve motor and drive systems performance, including practical guidelines, energy efficiency assessment instructions, and referrals to other information and assistance such as software, videos, and training opportunities.

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A motor drive control system for the Lidar Polarimeter  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and Quantitative Account Gear-Train Servo Error Types. IV. DC VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR DRIVE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS AND RFALIZATION. Introduction. 27 29 30 30 34 34 Design Consideration. The DC Power Amplifier. System Operation. Scan System Alignment... and Quantitative Account Gear-Train Servo Error Types. IV. DC VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR DRIVE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS AND RFALIZATION. Introduction. 27 29 30 30 34 34 Design Consideration. The DC Power Amplifier. System Operation. Scan System Alignment...

Leung, Waiming

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Cascaded H-bridges Multilevel Motor Drive Control for Electric Vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Hybrid Cascaded H-bridges Multilevel Motor Drive Control for Electric Vehicles Zhong Du1 , Leon M vehicle motor drive applications and hybrid electric vehicle motor drive applications. Keywords: hybrid cascaded H-bridge multilevel converter, DC voltage balance control, multilevel motor drive, electric

Tolbert, Leon M.

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The calculation of stepper and synchronous electric motors for automobile electric drives  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Peculiarities of calculations for electric motors for automobile electric drives integrated with electronic controls are considered.

V. V. Kozlov

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular PM Motor Drives for Automotive Traction Applications  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper presents modular permanent magnet (PM) motor drives for automotive traction applications. A partially modularized drive system consisting of a single PM motor and multiple inverters is described. The motor has multiple three-phase stator winding sets and each winding set is driven with a separate three-phase inverter module. A truly modularized inverter and motor configuration based on an axial-gap PM motor is then introduced, in which identical PM motor modules are mounted on a common shaft and each motor module is powered by a separate inverter module. The advantages of the modular approach for both inverter and motor include: (1) power rating scalability--one design meets different power requirements by simply stacking an adequate number of modules, thus avoiding redesigning and reducing the development cost, (2) increased fault tolerance, and (3) easy repairing. A prototype was constructed by using two inverters and an axial-gap PM motor with two sets of three-phase stat or windings, and it is used to assist the diesel engine in a hybrid electric vehicle converted from a Chevrolet Suburban. The effect of different pulse-width-modulation strategies for both motoring and regenerative modes on current control is analyzed. Torque and regenerative control algorithms are implemented with a digital signal processor. Analytical and initial testing results are included in the paper.

Su, G.J.

2001-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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41

A Five-Leg Inverter for Driving a Traction Motor and a Compressor Motor  

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This paper presents an integrated inverter for speed control of a traction motor and a compressor motor to reduce the compressor drive cost in EV/HEV applications. The inverter comprises five phase-legs; three of which are for control of a three-phase traction motor and the remaining two for a two-phase compressor motor with three terminals. The common terminal of the two-phase motor is tied to the neutral point of the three-phase traction motor to eliminate the requirement of a third phase leg. Further cost savings are made possible by sharing the switching devices, dc bus filter capacitors, gate drive power supplies, and control circuit. Simulation and experimental results are included to verify that speed control of the two motors is independent from each other.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Hsu, John S [ORNL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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When Should Inverter-Duty Motors Be Specified?  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Electronic adjustable speed drives, known as variable frequency drives (VFD), used to be marketed as ďusable with any standard motor.Ē However, premature failures of motor insulation systems began to occur as fast-switching, pulse-width-modulated (PWM) VFDs were introduced. The switching rates of modern power semiconductors can lead to voltage overshoots. These voltage spikes can rapidly damage a motorís insulation system, resulting in premature motor failure. This tip sheet discusses the effects of VFDs on induction motors and offers suggested actions.

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Energy and Reliability Considerations For Adjustable Speed Driven Pumps  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ENERGY AND RELIABILITY CONSIDERATIONS FOR ADJUSTABLE SPEED DRIVEN PUMPS Don Casada Senior Development Associate ABSTRACT Centrifugal devices such as pumps, fans, and compressors follow a general set of speed affinity laws: Q2 = QI *( N z... there is no static head, the system head, like the pump head, is proportional to the velocity, or flow rate, squared. As a result. the pump affinity laws also indicate how the pump and system will work together to define the operating point in such a system...

Casada, D.

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Electric Motor Drive Selection Issues for HEV Propulsion Systems: A Comparative Study  

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Electric Motor Drive Selection Issues for HEV Propulsion Systems: A Comparative Study M. Zeraoulia1 Combustion Engine (ICE) and the electric motor to deliver power in parallel to drive the wheels. Since both the ICE and electric motor are generally coupled to the drive shaft of the wheels via two clutches

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Intelligent Control of the Linear Motor Direct Drive Feed System for CNC Machine Tools  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The linear feed system directly driven by a linear motor is more and more widely used in high speed CNC machine tools. In this linear ďdirect driveĒ feed system, all mechanical transmission elements are eliminated. The linear motorís ... Keywords: intelligent control, linear motor, direct drive, linear feed system, machine tool

Shuhong Xiao; Guangyuan Zheng; Shuquan Chen

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of direct drive induction motors for electric ship propulsion with high speed propellers  

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Direct drive electric ship propulsion can offer increased flexibility and reduced overall fuel consumption compared to geared mechanical systems [Davis 1987, Doerry 2007]. As a well-established technology, induction motors are a dependable and economical ... Keywords: AC motors, induction motor drives, induction motors, thermal analysis

S. C. Englebretson; J. L. Kirtley, Jr; C. Chryssostomidis

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power control of dual-motor electric drive for tracked vehicles  

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The fundamental problem of the power control for the driving of a dual-motor drive electric tracked vehicle is analyzed. The tracked vehicle and its electric drive system are mathematically modeled. Power control...

Yuan Zou; Chengning Zhang; Fengchun SunÖ

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Qualified Plug-In Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit on AddThis.com... More in this section...

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High-frequency equivalent model of AC motor for electric vehicle drive system  

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The application of the motor drive system in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles can lead to a significant increase in electromagnetic compatibility. The AC motor as an important part of motor drive system must be considered. In this paper, a high frequency modelling method of the AC motor is presented. The modelling method consists of deriving the motor model parameters from mathematical resolution of the electrical circuit equations and observation of the variations of the motor impedance with the frequency. All parameters of the proposed models are obtained by differential mode (DM) and common mode (CM) impedance measurement in the frequency domain. The model is verified by impedance measurement of a synchronous motor. The method proposed can be used to obtain a high-frequency equivalent circuit of an AC motor and predict conducted electromagnetic interference in a motor drive system.

Yongming Yang; Hemeng Peng; Quandi Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A System for Measuring the Active Power of the Asynchronous Motor of a Lathe Electric Drive  

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A system for measuring the active power of the asynchronous motor of a lathe electric drive is described. The possibility of using...

V. A. Kuzovkin; V. V. Filatov; A. N. Porvatov; A. N. Porvatova

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Monitoring and Control System for Switched Reluctance Motor Drive System.  

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??The reluctance torque of switched reluctance motor could drive the rotor directly. Rotor doesn‚t need to be made from permanent magnet and the demagnetization andÖ (more)

Wang, Yung-chin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract Efficiency issues of variable-capacitance micromotors are discussed in context of combined drive and motor  

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motors, electric drives, efficiency I. INTRODUCTION An active area of research for commercial of combined drive and motor interaction. It is shown that variable-capacitance motors ideally have nearly, the drive system consisting of both the motor and electronics is not ideal when considering different

Chapman, Patrick

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Improvements in EMC performance of inverter-fed motor drives  

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An experimental investigation of conducted radio-noise emission from a conventional pulse width modulated (PWM) inverter of medium power feeding an induction motor is described. It is determined that the inverter system generates considerable impulse currents through the power leads feeding the system resulting in serious conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems and significant voltage waveform distortion in the power system. The dominant emission sources in the system are identified. A proposed model of the drive system for the purpose of evaluation of EMI are developed. Several low-cost strategies for improvement in EMC performance of the PWM inverter are then proposed. Experimental results demonstrate that disturbance from the modified system can be dramatically reduced and that the EMC performance of the system has come very close to meeting the IEC CISPR and FCC limits on conducted emissions for digital devices.

Zhong, E.; Lipo, T.A. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neural and Fuzzy Adaptive Control of Induction Motor Drives  

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This paper proposes an adaptive neural network speed control scheme for an induction motor (IM) drive. The proposed scheme consists of an adaptive neural network identifier (ANNI) and an adaptive neural network controller (ANNC). For learning the quoted neural networks, a back propagation algorithm was used to automatically adjust the weights of the ANNI and ANNC in order to minimize the performance functions. Here, the ANNI can quickly estimate the plant parameters and the ANNC is used to provide on-line identification of the command and to produce a control force, such that the motor speed can accurately track the reference command. By combining artificial neural network techniques with fuzzy logic concept, a neural and fuzzy adaptive control scheme is developed. Fuzzy logic was used for the adaptation of the neural controller to improve the robustness of the generated command. The developed method is robust to load torque disturbance and the speed target variations when it ensures precise trajectory tracking with the prescribed dynamics. The algorithm was verified by simulation and the results obtained demonstrate the effectiveness of the IM designed controller.

Bensalem, Y. [Research Unit of Modelisation, Analyse, Command of Systems MACS (Tunisia); Sbita, L.; Abdelkrim, M. N. [6029 Universite High School of Engineering-Gabes-Tunisia (Tunisia)

2008-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Health Monitoring of Drive Connected Three-Phase Induction Motors ----- From Wired Towards Wireless Sensor Networks  

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three-phase induction motor drives a DC generator through ainduction machines. Temperature Temperature is widely monitored in electrical drives and generators.Induction Motor Resistors pack Pulley V-belt 2b Terminal box 1a Terminal box 1b DC Generator

Xue, Xin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive  

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A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements. 6 figs.

Konrad, C.E.; Boothe, R.W.

1996-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive  

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A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements.

Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA); Boothe, Richard W. (Roanoke, VA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for improved efficiency in a pulse-width-modulated alternating current motor drive  

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A scheme for optimizing the efficiency of an AC motor drive operated in a pulse-width-modulated mode provides that the modulation frequency of the power furnished to the motor is a function of commanded motor torque and is higher at lower torque requirements than at higher torque requirements.

Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA); Boothe, Richard W. (Roanoke, VA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Motor and Drive System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry  

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This is one in a series of sourcebooks to assist industrial personnel in understanding and optimizing motors and motor-driven systems

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2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 18: Variable Frequency Drive Evaluation Protocol  

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An adjustable-speed drive (ASD) includes all devices that vary the speed of a rotating load, including those that vary the motor speed and linkage devices that allow constant motor speed while varying the load speed. The Variable Frequency Drive Evaluation Protocol presented here addresses evaluation issues for variable-frequency drives (VFDs) installed on commercial and industrial motor-driven centrifugal fans and pumps for which torque varies with speed. Constant torque load applications, such as those for positive displacement pumps, are not covered by this protocol. Other ASD devices, such as magnetic drive, eddy current drives, variable belt sheave drives, or direct current motor variable voltage drives, are also not addressed. The VFD is by far the most common type of ASD hardware. With VFD speed control on a centrifugal fan or pump motor, energy use follows the affinity laws, which state that the motor electricity demand is a cubic relationship to speed under ideal conditions. Therefore, if the motor runs at 75% speed, the motor demand will ideally be reduced to 42% of full load power; however, with other losses it is about 49% of full load power.

Romberger, J.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control Realization for an Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (IPMSM) in Automotive Drive Trains  

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Control Realization for an Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (IPMSM) in Automotive Drive Trains Wilhelm Peters, Tobias Huber, Joachim Böcker Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, Paderborn automotive traction drives are a wide speed range, a wide constant-power operation range and high efficiency

Paderborn, Universität

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Mechanical fault detection in induction motor drives through stator current monitoring -Theory  

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. Common failures occurring in electrical drives can be roughly classified into: Electrical faults: stator in the load part of the drive) A reliability survey on large electric motors (>200 HP) revealed that most drive including the load, but they show that mechanical fault detection is of great concern in electric

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Low-cost motor drive embedded fault diagnosis systems  

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Electric motors are used widely in industrial manufacturing plants. Bearing faults, insulation faults, and rotor faults are the major causes of electric motor failures. Based on the line current analysis, this dissertation mainly deals with the low...

Akin, Bilal

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency of Electric Motors and Drives: Australian and New Zealand Programmes  

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Motor drives consume between 25% to 30% of energy used in Australia and New Zealand, and are therefore a worthwhile target for the application of energy efficiency measures. Estimates of savings achievable ran...

David Cogan

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FPGA based neural network position and speed estimator for switched reluctance motor drive  

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This paper presents the design and implementation of the sensorless control system for the Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drive without a position sensor. The SRM has been receiving attention for industry applications due to its low cost in mass production, ... Keywords: position estimation, resistance estimation, switched reluctance motor

Jakub Talla; Josef Stehlik

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor Alternating-Current Motor Drives and Energy Conservation  

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...required to avoid high heating losses in the motors...important user concerns-price, efficiency, and...been offered at a price thatjustified broad...direct-ly, causes motor heating, mechanical stress...000 barrels of oil equivalent per day...University, New Haven, Connecticut, and is currently...

D. J. BenDaniel; E. E. David Jr.

1979-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Acquisition System for Electric Vehicle's Driving Motor Test Bench Based on VC++  

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In order to solve such problems as great labor intensity, high cost, low efficiency and accuracy during the performance experiment for driving motor system of electric vehicles, and realize data acquisition automatically and synchronously, a data acquisition system for driving motor test bench based on visual instruments is designed. This data acquisition system can be used to obtain the driving motor's parameters of currents and voltages at the same time. This system's hardware is based on electric vehicle's motor test bench in Beijing Institute of Technology, and combined with PXI2010 data acquisition card from ADLINK Company. Visual c++ software is adopted as development tool. In this paper, the design and realization of the hardware and software are presented. Experiment results show that this system improves the efficiency and quality of testing task with high utility. And experiment data can be obtained accurately.

Song Qiang; Lv Chenguang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indirect rotor position sensing in real time for brushless permanent magnet motor drives  

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This paper describes a modern solution to real-time rotor position estimation of brushless permanent magnet (PM) motor drives. The position estimation scheme, based on flux linkage and line-current estimation, is implemented in real time by using the abc reference frame, and it is tested dynamically. The position estimation model of the test motor, development of hardware, and basic operation of the digital signal processor (DSP) are discussed. The overall position estimation strategy is accomplished with a fast DSP (TMS320C30). The method is a shaft position sensorless method that is applicable to a wide range of excitation types in brushless PM motors without any restriction on the motor model and the current excitation. Both rectangular and sinewave-excited brushless PM motor drives are examined, and the results are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the method with dynamic loads in closed estimated position loop.

Ertugrul, N. [Univ. of Adelaide (Australia). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering] [Univ. of Adelaide (Australia). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Acarnley, P.P. [Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering] [Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel Fuzzy Controller for Switched Reluctance Motor Drive  

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There are serious nonlinear, variable strongly coupling characteristic in switched reluctance motor (SRM),and its electromagnetic relationship is hard to analyze. According to the nonlinear inductance model of SRM,a control system for SRM is carried ...

Yiwang Wang

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1756 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 55, NO. 6, NOVEMBER 2006 Electric Motor Drive Selection Issues for HEV  

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1756 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 55, NO. 6, NOVEMBER 2006 Electric Motor Drive--Comparison, electric propulsion, hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). I. INTRODUCTION SELECTION of traction motors for hybrid of electric motors adopted or under serious consideration for HEVs as well as for EVs include the dc motor

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Variable Frequency Drives: Energy Savings and Impact on Motor Performance  

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Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have found widespread application in recent years. VFDs are valued for their potential to save energy and improve processes. Reliability has improved significantly, but there are still pitfalls to be addressed...

Petro, D.

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Analysis and design of matrix converters for adjustable speed drives and distributed power sources  

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Recently, matrix converter has received considerable interest as a viable alternative to the conventional back-to-back PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) converter in the ac/ac conversion. This direct ac/ac converter provides some attractive...

Cha, Han Ju

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Radial-Gap Permanent Magnet Motor and Drive Research FY 2004  

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The objective of this task was to study permanent magnet (PM) radial-gap traction drive systems that could meet the U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR Program's 2010 goals to expose weaknesses or identify strengths. Initially, the approach was to compare attributes such as physical deformations during operation, performance (torque, power, efficiency versus speed), material requirements (strength), material costs, manufacturability, weight, power density, specific power, reliability, and drivability for specific motors. Three motors selected were the commercially available 60-kW radial-gap surface-mounted PM motor manufactured by UQM Technologies, Inc.; a hypothetical PM motor with rotor-supported magnets similar to the Honda MCF-21; and Delphi's automotive electric machine drive motor, whose rotor is a ferromagnetic cylinder, held at one end by a shaft that supports the magnets on its inner surface. Potential problems have appeared related to PM motors, such as (1) high no-load spin losses and high operational power losses, probably from eddy current losses in the rotor; (2) the undemonstrated dual mode inverter control (DMIC) for driving a brushless dc motor (BDCM) (UQM and Delphi motors); (3) uncertainty about the potential for reducing current with DMIC; and (4) uncertainty about the relation between material requirements and maximum rotor speed. Therefore, the approach was changed to study in detail three of the comparison attributes: drivability, performance, and material requirements. Drivability and related problems were examined by demonstrating that DMIC may be used to drive an 18-pole 30-kW PM motor to 6000 rpm, where the maximum electrical frequency is 900 Hz. An available axial-gap test motor with 18 poles was used because its control is identical to that of a radial gap PM motor. Performance was analytically examined, which led to a derivation showing that DMIC controls a PM motor so that the motor uses minimum current to produce any power regardless of speed for relative speeds, n = {omega}/{omega}{sub base} {ge} 2. Performance was also examined with efficiency measurements during the 30-kW PM motor test. Material requirements were examined with finite-element analyses (FEA) to determine the speed and location where yield starts and the corresponding deformations and stresses.

McKeever, J.W.

2005-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Permanent-Magnet Adjustable-Speed Motors John S . Hsu (Htsui...  

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Scudiere, Laura D. Marlino, Donald J. Adams, Pragasen Pillay Senior Member Senior Member Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN 37831-7280 P.O. BOX 2003, K-1220, MS 7280...

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Driving Change in Energy Use at Ford Motor Company | ENERGY STAR Buildings  

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Performance analysis of PV pumping systems using switched reluctance motor drives  

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A PV pumping system using switched reluctance motor (SRM) is thoroughly investigated in this work. This motor is supplied by a d.c. voltage through a simple switching circuit. This drive circuit is much simpler than the normal d.c./a.c. inverter required to supply the induction motor. The efficiency of this motor is considerably higher than that of the equivalent d.c. or induction motors. In addition, because of the simple construction, SRM is cheaper than these conventional drives. Because of the above advantages of the SRM, the proposed system has higher efficiency and lower cost as compared with other systems. A design example is studied in detail to explore the advantages of PV pumping systems based on this new drive. The study of the performance of the proposed system showed that the operating efficiency of the motor is about 85% during most of its working time. The matching efficiency between the PV array and the proposed system approaches 95%. The major part of the losses takes place in the pump and the riser pipes. This loss represents one-third of the total available energy. 21 refs., 10 figs.

Metwally, H.M.B. [Zagazig Univ. (Egypt)] [Zagazig Univ. (Egypt); Anis, W.R. [Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt)] [Ain Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization of a torque controller for a switched reluctance motor drive for electric vehicles by simulation  

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This paper presents a study on an optimized controller for a switched reluctance motor drive intended for electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle applications. The proposed optimization approach using simulation is described. Simulation results obtained with an 8/6 switched reluctance motor drive are presented and exploited in the optimization process. The performance of the optimized controller is evaluated and validated by simulation.

David Cajander; Hoang Le-Huy

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design trends and trade-offs for sensorless operation of switched reluctance motor drives  

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The aligned to unaligned phase inductance ratio and the number of stator and rotor poles strongly affect the resolution of indirect rotor position sensing methods for switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives. A higher inductance ratio increases the resolution, while higher number of phases increases the available sampling window for indirect position sensing. However, these requirements are conflicting design criteria for an SRM. In this paper, the design considerations and trade-offs for sensorless SRM drives are analyzed by computer simulations. The existing indirect position sensing methods and their applicability for various SRM drives are also discussed.

Perl, T.; Husain, I.; Elbuluk, M. [Univ. of Akron, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Advantages of PM Drive Motor with Selectable Windings for HEVs  

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The gains in efficiency and reduction in battery costs that can be achieved by changing the effective number of stator turns in an electric motor are demonstrated by simulating the performance of an electric vehicle on a set of eight standard driving cycles.

Otaduy, Pedro J [ORNL; Hsu, John S [ORNL; Adams, Donald J [ORNL

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual-decay converter for switched reluctance motor drives in low-voltage applications  

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A modified converter topology for star-connected switched reluctance motors suitable for low-voltage applications is proposed in this paper. A dual time constant freewheeling circuit has been designed to improve the drive performance and efficiency over a wide range of speeds. The different modes of operation of the converter are discussed, and a comparison is made with other converter configurations.

Ehsani, Mehrdad; Husain, Iqbal; Ramani, K.R. (Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Galloway, J.H. (J.H. Galloway and Associates, Brookfield, CT (United States))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PM brushless DC motor drive with a new power converter topology  

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With the growing potential for widespread use of permanent magnet brushless dc motor drives (hereafter referred to as PMBDC drives) in many low-cost applications such as in hvac, refrigerators, and freezers in houses and small velocity servos in process industries, it has become important to minimize the cost. One obvious place for cost reduction is in the cost of the inverter and its associated controller. With that perspective, a novel application of the converter topology for the PMBDC known as C-dump in the switched reluctance motor drives is proposed in this paper. The advantages and disadvantages of this topology vis-a-vis the conventional 3 phase H-bridge converter, are highlighted from the points of view of economy in switches, volt ampere rating, associated controller cost, and packaging. Design considerations for the PMBDC motor are derived for use with the proposed converter topology. The operational and design characteristics of this converter driven PMBDC drive are derived for four quadrant performance. Guidelines for the design of the proposed performance. Guidelines for the design of the proposed topology are derived and presented in the paper. Experimental results from a laboratory prototype are presented to validate the feasibility of the proposed PMBDC drive system.

Krishnan, R.; Lee, S. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and design of energy recovery snubbers for switched reluctance motor drives  

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Snubber studies for switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives are nonexistent even though the power converter topologies are unique and do not fall under the category of inverter topologies applicable to AC motor drives. The importance of the snubbers does not come into the picture until either the power rating of the converter is high and in the multi-kW range or the switching frequency requirement is in the 20 kHz range. Such requirements are coming to the fore in many product development applications such as extruders, general purpose drives, integral starter generators for aircraft, electric vehicles, high speed spindles and centrifuges, etc. This paper is concerned with extending the Undeland snubber configuration to the two-switches per phase power converter topology of the SRM drive including the energy recovery feature. The energy recovery snubbers are then analyzed in terms of the various modes of operation encountered in the converter. A design procedure for the energy recovery snubbers is developed. The design procedure and the operation of the proposed snubber configuration in the SRM drive are experimentally verified with a laboratory prototype SRM drive. The impact of the proposed snubber on the power converter efficiency and its comparison with conventional snubber based systems, such as RCDs, is evaluated to assess the advantages of the proposed energy recovery snubber. 10 refs.

Gharpure, V.S.; Krishnan, R.; Lee, S. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Bradley Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Installation considerations for IGBT AC drives  

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In the last four years, Adjustable Speed ac Drive (ASD) manufacturers have migrated from Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) semiconductors to Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) as the preferred Output switching device. The advantage of IGBTs over BJTs is that device rise and fall time switching capability is 5 - 10 times faster, resulting in lower device switching loss and a more efficient drive. However, for a similar motor cable length as the BJT drive, the faster output voltage risetime of the IGBT drive may increase the dielectric voltage stress on the motor and cable due to a phenomenon called reflected wave. Faster output dv/dt transitions of IGBT drives also increase the possibility for phenomenon such as increased Common Mode (CM) electrical noise, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) problems and increased capacitive cable charging current problems. Also, recent experience suggests any Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) drive with a steep fronted output voltage wave form may increase motor shaft voltage and lead to a bearing current phenomenon known as fluting. This paper provides a basic understanding of these issues, as well as solutions, to insure a successful drive system installation.

Skibinski, G.L.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular axial-flux permanent-magnet motor for ship propulsion drives  

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Original features such as compactness and lightness make slotless axial-flux permanent-magnet machines (AFPMs) eligible for application in large power motor drives devoted to the direct drive of ship propellers. This paper discusses characteristics of AFPMs designed for application in marine propulsion, and machine performances such as efficiency, weight and torque density are evaluated for a comparison with those of conventional synchronous machines. A newly-conceived modular arrangement of the machine stator winding is proposed and experimental results taken from a small-size machine prototype are finally shown.

Caricchi, F.; Crescimbini, F.; Honorati, O.

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust control of switched reluctance motor drives using Kharitonov theorem and swarm intelligence  

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The paper presents a design technique for proportional integral (PI) robust current and speed controllers of switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives. The variations of stator inductance, equivalent resistance, moment of inertia and coefficient of friction are considered leading to uncertain plant representation of the drive. Robustness of the controllers is achieved through Kharitonov theorem considering parameter uncertainties over wide ranges of operation. To attain best performance, the design is cast as an optimisation problem solved by particle swarm optimisation (PSO) to ensure maximum possible degree of stability. Extensive comparisons with the classical methods are carried out showing noteworthy advantages of the proposed routine.

E.H.E. Bayoumi; M.A. Awadallah; H.M. Soliman

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A simple and low-cost measurement system for switched reluctance motor drive  

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This paper describes a low cost digital measurement system for measuring the voltage, current and flux linkage and rotor position of switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive. The digital measurement scheme was developed using a eZdsp TMS320F2812 board along with CCS-IDE environment. The graphical window allows plotting the current, voltage, flux linkage and rotor position waveforms of SRM with a high degree of accuracy and presentation of results. The complete digital measurement scheme of the SRM incorporating the magnetic characteristics implementation algorithm is experimentally implemented and validated using a digital signal processor board TMS320F2812 for SRM drive.

M. Marsaline Beno; N.S. Marimuthu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel digital control of conventional electric motor drives for home appliances  

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Research has been done on developing advanced control strategies for industrial DC motor drives. However, there is little advancement in the controllers designed for small appliance motors, which still use old and inefficient methods of control. The old methods of appliance motor control are the triac control and the PWM control. These methods are cheap and easy to implement, but they have a drawback Ė not regulating the controlled quantity properly and fast enough. The only reason they still persist in the appliance market is because of their cost of implementation. Appliance markets are very sensitive to cost changes; therefore, everything for an appliance motor is optimised for low cost. In this paper, we present a new control strategy for appliance motors, which is inherently digital in nature. 'The pulse adjustment method' can be used to control the speed of appliance motors very effectively. The implementation is easy and the cost of implementation is also low; yet, this method gives better results as compared to the PWM and triac control. The said performance of the pulse adjustment method is proven through simulations.

Srdjan Lukic; Abhijeet Bhandwale; Ali Emadi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid phase shifted carrier modulation fed five-phase multilevel inverter for multiphase induction motor drive  

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This paper proposes an energy efficient modulation scheme suitable for multilevel inverter fed five-phase induction motor. Five-phase multilevel inverter provides good quality five-phase variable voltage and variable frequency supply to five-phase induction motor, which ensure reduced torque ripple and improved drive efficiency. This modulation inherits the features of fundamental frequency modulation and phase shifted carrier modulation in power conversion and resolves the contradiction between high frequency and accuracy in a digital control scheme. Base modulator and hybrid formulation control algorithms are realised with TMS320F2407 DSP processor and Xilinx XC95108 CPLD controllers. The performance studies with induction motor are evaluated in terms of power loss, weighted total harmonic distortion and torque ripple. Selected simulation and experiment results are reported to verify and validate the effectiveness of the proposed technique.

C. Govindaraju

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review on sensorless techniques for sustainable reliablity and efficient variable frequency drives of induction motors  

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Abstract Variable frequency drives (VFDs) can provide reliable dynamic systems and significant savings in energy usage and costs of the induction motors (IMs). Sensorless controlled IM drives have advantages in terms of efficiency enhancement and energy savings for critical applications such as electric vehicles, high performance machine tools, fans, compressors, etc. IM drives without having speed sensors or optical encoders mounted at the motor shaft are attractive because of their lower cost and higher reliability. When mechanical speed sensor is removed, the rotor speed information is estimated using the measured quantities of stator voltages and currents at the IM terminals. This paper highlights the sensorless techniques applied to the IM drives for sustainable reliability and energy savings. Overview on the IM mathematical model is briefly summarized to establish a physical basis for the sensorless schemes used. Further, the different types of IM-VFDs are presented in the paper. The main focus of this review is on the sensorless estimation techniques which are being applied to make IM-VFDs more effective during wide speed operations including very-high and very-low speed regions.

Ibrahim M. Alsofyani; N.R.N. Idris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and controller performance assessment for a switched reluctance motor drive based on setpoint relay  

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This paper considers the implementation of a current control method for switched reluctance motors (SRMs) and presents a novel approach to the accurate on-line modeling of an SRM drive. A simple autotuning technique for the SRM drives using a PWM controller is considered. Furthermore, conventional PI control and Internal Model Control (IMC) are considered to validate this method and present corresponding robust control analysis for the process. The control structures are comparatively analyzed using standard robustness measures for stability and performance. The proposed PWM controller is simulated and a hardware prototype is then implemented using digital signal processor control to evaluate the method using a 12/8, three-phase SRM. The experimental results of the SRM drive model validates the performance of the current loop.

L.L.N. dos Reis; A.A.R. Coelho; O.M. Almeida; J.C.T. Campos

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization of a torque controller for a switched reluctance motor drive for electric vehicles by simulation  

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This paper presents a study on an optimized controller for a switched reluctance motor drive intended for electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle applications. The proposed optimization approach using simulation is described. Simulation results ... Keywords: optimization, switched reluctance motor, torque control

David Cajander; Hoang Le-Huy

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on Switched Reluctance Motor Drive System for the Electric Forklift Based on DSP and ĶC/OS  

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According to the special requirements of electric forklift, a six-phase 12/10 pole switched reluctance motor drive system is proposed based on DSP and ?C/OS-?. In this paper, the design details of the controller is described and in order to ... Keywords: switched reluctance motor, fuzzy neural network, DSP, electric forklift, ĶC/OS-?

Wu Xia; De-an Zhao; Minggong Hua; Jianzhang Han

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Design and optimization of a torque controller for a switched reluctance motor drive for electric vehicles by simulation  

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This paper presents a study on an optimized controller for a switched reluctance motor drive intended for electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle applications. The proposed optimization approach using simulation is described. Simulation results ... Keywords: Optimization, Switched reluctance motor, Torque control

David Cajander; Hoang Le-Huy

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Is it Cost-Effective to Replace Old Eddy-Current Drives? | Department...  

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Is it Cost-Effective to Replace Old Eddy-Current Drives? Is it Cost-Effective to Replace Old Eddy-Current Drives? New pulse-width-modulated (PWM) adjustable speed drives (ASDs) may...

95

Analysis on cogging torque of driving in-wheel motor for electric vehicle  

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In order to reduce the torque fluctuation, vibration and acoustic noise of driving in-wheel motor for electric vehicle, this paper researches the generation mechanism and influence factors of cogging torque. Based on energy method and Fourier expansion, an analytical method is proposed to establish the expression of cogging torque, which can express its relation with design parameters. Based on the expression, the match of pole and slot, pole arc coefficient and permanent magnet eccentric distance are analysed and studied. Ansoft software is used to establish a time-varying movement electromagnetic field finite element model, which can compute the cogging torque about the different match of the pole and slot, different pole arc coefficient and different permanent magnet eccentric distance, in order to obtain the change regularity of the corresponding cogging torque. The conformity of the final simulation computation results with the theoretical analysis indicates this method can be used to provide a theoretical basis to make further optimal design of the new driving in-wheel motor and its control system, so as to reduce torque ripple of in-wheel motor.

Qiping Chen; Hongyu Shu; Limin Chen; Bo Chen; Jianhui Du

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

A new integrated controller for switched reluctance motor  

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The interest in switched reluctance motors (SRMs) have increased significantly in recent years, as these motors have found wide applications in industry as a possible alternative to adjustable speed AC and DC drives for many commercial applications. The simple construction and low cost of the SRM have made it an attractive candidate for replacing adjustable speed drives in automobile, aerospace, manufacturing and consumer product. Smooth operation and control of the SRM greatly depend on the external control unit. Instead of using a traditional digital controller with discrete devices, the authors have designed and fabricated a single chip logic controller for controlling torque and speed of an SRM. They have used Programmable Logic Device (PLD) to implement the digital logic coupled with a power controller. They have described the operational logic in the form of a block diagram and from there they have derived the controller logic. Initial testing of the controller for a four-phase SRM drive has been completed. Thorough testing and further research are in progress.

Hossain, A.; Ahmed, A. [Purdue Univ. Calumet, Hammond, IN (United States). Electrical Engineering Technology Dept.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

97

Manufacturability and assembly aspects of an advanced cable gland design for an electrical motor drive  

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At present, typical motor junction boxes do not incorporate cable glands, which would provide good electrical performance in terms of electromagnetic compatibility and ease of use, especially regarding the grounding connection. In this paper, a manufacturability and assembly analysis for the new construction of a rigid body feeder cable junction of an electric motor is presented especially for converter drives. Design for manufacturing and assembly aspects are presented in detail. One of the novelty values of the paper is to estimate the manufacturability with respect to the product's performance. Further, assembling and mounting the cable gland should be made easy, and the need of various tools and installing stages should be eliminated. The new connector design makes mounting easy and installation stages are minimised. The electrical performance of the cable gland is also measured and verified in a real environment for glands constructed with steel and zinc coated steel.

Juha-P. Strom; Pertti Silventoinen; Harri Eskelinen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Modelling and simulation of the electronic differential system for an electric vehicle with two-motor-wheel drive  

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In-wheel-motor drive electric vehicle (EV) is an innovative configuration, in which each wheel is driven individually by an electric motor. It is possible to use an electronic differential (ED) instead of the heavy mechanical differential because of the fast response time of the motor. A new control approach for ED of a two in-wheel-motor drive EV is proposed based on the fuzzy logic control. The fuzzy logic method employs to estimate the slip rate of each wheel considering the complex and non-linear of the system. Consequently, the ED system distributes torque and power to each motor according to requirements. The effectiveness of the control method is validated in the Matlab/Simulink environment. By simulation results, it is demonstrated that the present ED control system is effective on keeping the slip rate within the optimal range and ensuring the stability of the vehicle either on a straight or curvilinear line.

Yan-e Zhao; Jianwu Zhang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

A Novel Approach to the Design of an In-Wheel Semi-Anhysteretic Axial-Flux Switched-Reluctance Motor Drive System for Electric Vehicles .  

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??This thesis presents the development of an in-wheel drive system consisting of an axial-flux switched-reluctance motor and a hub suspension. The motor is designed usingÖ (more)

Lambert, Tim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Semiconductor converters of electric energy electromagnetic and electromechanical processes in an electric drive under frequency converter parallel operation to induction motor  

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The processes occurring in the two PWM-controlled frequency converters operating in parallel to an induction motor in the high-power electric driveís start and self-start modes ... current consumed from the suppl...

D. V. Belyaev; A. M. Veinger; G. B. LazarevÖ

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Comparative LCA of a Linear Motor and Hybrid Feed Drive under High Cutting Loads  

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Abstract Linear motor drives (LMDs) are well known to provide significant advantages in terms of positioning speed and accuracy over traditional screw drives (SDs), making them better suited for high-speed high-precision machine tools. However, their use in such machine tools is severely limited by their tendency to consume a lot of electrical energy and cause thermal issues, particularly under high cutting loads. A hybrid feed drive (HFD) has recently been proposed as a possible solution to this dilemma. The HFD switches between LMD and SD actuation depending on the mode of the manufacturing operation, thus achieving speeds and accuracies similar to \\{LMDs\\} while consuming much less energy. This paper presents a comparative life cycle analysis (LCA) of the proposed HFD with an LMD as the baseline for the comparison. The functional unit is taken as the production of parts that involve heavy cutting by a small-sized 3-axis precision milling machine for 250 8-hour work days per year over a 12-year first-use life span. Energy savings provided by the HFD during its use phase vis-a-vis the additional energy investments into the HFD at various phases in its life cycle are compared. The analysis predicts a net positive impact, in terms of energy and the environment, for the HFD compared to the LMD under high cutting loads.

Siddharth Kale; Nattasit Dancholvichit; Chinedum Okwudire

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Smart bacterial foraging algorithm based controller for speed control of switched reluctance motor drives  

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Abstract In this paper, a innovative methodology for Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drive control using Smart Bacterial Foraging Algorithm (SBFA) is presented. This method mimics the chemotactic behavior of the E. Coli bacteria for optimization. The proposed algorithm uses individual and social intelligences, so that it can search responses among local optimums of the problem adaptively. This method is used to tune the coefficients of a conventional ProportionĖIntegration (PI) speed controller for SRM drives with consideration of torque ripple reduction. This matter is done by applying the proposed algorithm to a multi-objective function including both speed error and torque ripple. This drive is implemented using a DSP-based (TMS320F2812) for an 8/6, 4-kW SRM. The simulation and experimental results confirm the improved performance of adjusted PI controller using SBFA in comparison with adjusted PI controller using standard BFA. Excellent dynamic performance, reduced torque ripple and current oscillation can be achieved when the coefficients of PI controller are optimized by using SBFA.

Ehsan Daryabeigi; Behzad Mirzaeian Dehkordi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Development of traction control for front-wheel drive in-wheel motor electric vehicles  

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This paper proposes a novel traction control for a front-wheel drive in-wheel motor electric vehicle. The presented vehicle has advantages on high fuel efficiency and cost effectiveness. In order to achieve specific control performance, this study employed a high speed microcontroller as the vehicle's electronic control unit. The anti-skid function based on a reliable traction control kernel is embedded in the system, which can guarantee the steering safety in a slippery and dangerous situation. This study verifies that the traction control based on maximum torque regulation cannot only constrain the slip to improve the longitudinal friction force and lateral friction force, but also provide some information on tyre-road conditions, which can ensure the performance and the effectiveness of two-dimensional motion control. The numerical simulation and demonstration video reveal its effectiveness and feasibility.

Jia-Sheng Hu; Ying-Ruei Huang; Feng-Rung Hu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

A self-tuning fuzzy controller with union rule base for switched reluctance motor drives  

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This paper presents a modified self-tuning fuzzy controller with union rule base for application in the switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive system. Based on the redevelopment of control rule base, this paper aims to simplify the programme hierarchy and computational complexity of the controller by reducing the number of fuzzy sets in the membership function (MF) without losing the system performance and stability. With the error and change of error as the input variables, the output scaling factor (SF) of the proposed controller can be adjusted continuously via a gain updating factor, whose value is derived from the fuzzy logic reasoning. The controller is implemented based on the dSPACE DS1104 control desk. Experimental results show that the proposed controller is in good agreement with theoretical derivation. Comparisons with the conventional PI-like fuzzy controller (PIFC) demonstrate that the effectiveness of the devised control scheme outperforms its conventional counterpart.

Shun-Chung Wang; Yi-Hua Liu; Yih-Chien Chen; Chia-Cheng Lee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Intelligent speed controller for a Switched Reluctance Motor drive using FPGA  

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In this paper, an FPGA-based digital speed control scheme is presented to overcome the drawbacks in the previous speed control schemes, proposed for Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drives. It is based on discrete control algorithm, and requires simple mathematical models. The real-time experimental results given in this paper show that the closed-loop speed control method proposed could provide accurate speed control upto 6.2 rpm depending on the needed operating speed range, with a step response settling time of 0.25-1.05 s. It can also perform accurately at different operating conditions and over a wide range of speeds. Complete descriptions of the experimental system along with FPGA implementation are presented.

S. Vijayan; S. Paramasivam

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Linear motor drive system for continuous-path closed-loop position control of an object  

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A precision numerical controlled servo-positioning system is provided for continuous closed-loop position control of a machine slide or platform driven by a linear-induction motor. The system utilizes filtered velocity feedback to provide system stability required to operate with a system gain of 100 inches/minute/0.001 inch of following error. The filtered velocity feedback signal is derived from the position output signals of a laser interferometer utilized to monitor the movement of the slide. Air-bearing slides mounted to a stable support are utilized to minimize friction and small irregularities in the slideway which would tend to introduce positioning errors. A microprocessor is programmed to read command and feedback information and converts this information into the system following error signal. This error signal is summed with the negative filtered velocity feedback signal at the input of a servo amplifier whose output serves as the drive power signal to the linear motor position control coil.

Barkman, William E. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

220,000-r/min, 2-kW Permanent Magnet Motor Drive for Turbocharger Toshihiko Noguchi, Yosuke Takata *  

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and diesel engines mounted on automobiles, vessels and so forth. Their principal objectives are improvement. In general, it is rather insufficient to overcharge the compressed fuel/air mixture into the engine cylinders-combustion engine. The electric drive makes it possible to enhance output power of the turbocharger in a motoring

Fujimoto, Hiroshi

108

Halbach array DC motor/generator  

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A new configuration of DC motor/generator is based on a Halbach array of permanent magnets. This motor does not use ferrous materials so that the only losses are winding losses and losses due to bearings and windage. An "inside-out" design is used as compared to a conventional motor/generator design. The rotating portion, i.e., the rotor, is on the outside of the machine. The stationary portion, i.e., the stator, is formed by the inside of the machine. The rotor contains an array of permanent magnets that provide a uniform field. The windings of the motor are placed in or on the stator. The stator windings are then "switched" or "commutated" to provide a DC motor/generator much the same as in a conventional DC motor. The commutation can be performed by mechanical means using brushes or by electronic means using switching circuits. The invention is useful in electric vehicles and adjustable speed DC drives.

Merritt, Bernard T. (Livermore, CA); Dreifuerst, Gary R. (Livermore, CA); Post, Richard F. (Walnut Creek, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Study of the Advantages of Internal Permanent Magnet Drive Motor with Selectable Windings for Hybrid-Electric Vehicles  

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This report describes research performed on the viability of changing the effectively active number of turns in the stator windings of an internal permanent magnet (IPM) electric motor to strengthen or weaken the magnetic fields in order to optimize the motor's performance at specific operating speeds and loads. Analytical and simulation studies have been complemented with research on switching mechanisms to accomplish the task. The simulation studies conducted examine the power and energy demands on a vehicle following a series of standard driving cycles and the impact on the efficiency and battery size of an electrically propelled vehicle when it uses an IPM motor with turn-switching capabilities. Both full driving cycle electric propulsion and propulsion limited starting from zero to a set speed have been investigated.

Otaduy, P.J.; Hsu, J.S.; Adams, D.J.

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

110

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 47, NO. 1, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 223 EMI Study of Three-Phase Inverter-Fed Motor Drives  

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of Three-Phase Inverter-Fed Motor Drives Bertrand Revol, James Roudet, Jean-Luc Schanen, Senior Member setup and can be used during the design of a variable-speed inverter motor association. The objective in an inverter­motor association in order to depict the influence of elements, such as the elec- tromagnetic

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

111

Modelling and steady state simulation of a switched reluctance motor drive  

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The switched reluctance motor (SRM) has been a popular topic of research for the last 15 years. As a result of this development activity, the SRM has evolved into a practical alternative to other machines for a variety of applications. It is now becoming increasingly important to understand the SRM`s control characteristics and power requirements. To accomplish this a thorough description of the machine`s terminal characteristics is required. The SRM can be described as a system with two ports, the windings through which electrical power is transferred and the shaft through which mechanical power flows. These systems are coupled by a magnetic system, through which the energy conversion process occurs. The windings can be modelled as an inductor and much work has focused on the modelling of the SRM inductance. The difficulty with this approach is that the SRM magnetic structures must operate in deep saturation resulting in a nonlinear winding inductance. Many people have linearized this inductance using a variety of techniques but each results in unnecessarily complicated models for many applications. In this paper a relatively simple model for the SRM is developed. This type of model could be a cheap and effective tool for the development of SRM drive systems. This approach will become increasingly relevant as these drives become increasingly popular. In this paper the machine terminal characteristics in terms of flux linkage are described. It will be shown that flux linkage is a function of two variables resulting in a surface function. Additionally it will be shown that this surface function contains the terminal characteristics of the SRM. Finally measurements from actual hardware are made and used to develop a model using the techniques developed here. Results of model simulation are then compared with measured data.

Ruckstadter, E.J. [Wright Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (United States); Kee, R.J. [Univ. of Dayton, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

112

EA-1723: General Motors LLC Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative Application White Marsh, Maryland and Wixom, Michigan  

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DOEís Proposed Action is to provide GM with $105,387,000 in financial assistance in a cost sharing arrangement to facilitate construction and operation of a manufacturing facility to produce electric motor components and assemble an electric drive unit. This Proposed Action through the Vehicle Technologies Program will accelerate the development and production of electric-drive vehicle systems and reduce the United Statesí consumption of petroleum. This Proposed Action will also meaningfully assist in the nationís economic recovery by creating manufacturing jobs in the United States in accordance with the objectives of the Recovery Act.

113

Analysis of field-oriented controlled induction motor drives under sensor faults and an overview of sensorless schemes  

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Abstract To obtain high dynamic performance on induction motor drives (IMD), variable voltage and variable frequency operation has to be performed by measuring speed of rotation and stator currents through sensors and fed back them to the controllers. When the sensors are undergone a fault, the stability of control system, may be designed for an industrial process, is disturbed. This paper studies the negative effects on a 12.5 hp induction motor drives when the field oriented control system is subjected to sensor faults. To illustrate the importance of this study mine hoist load diagram is considered as shaft load of the tested machine. The methods to recover the system from sensor faults are discussed. In addition, the various speed sensorless schemes are reviewed comprehensively.

D Arun Dominic; Thanga Raj Chelliah

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Thermal Management of Power Electronics and Electric Motors for Electric-Drive Vehicles (Presentation)  

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This presentation is an overview of the power electronics and electric motor thermal management and reliability activities at NREL. The focus is on activities funded by the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors Program.

Narumanchi, S.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Robust Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Variable Speed Induction Motor Drives  

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detection (FD) probability versus SNR. ........................ 33 2.6 Experimental setup: (a) faulty test motors, (b) DC generator, (c) 3-hp induction motor, (d) data acquisition board, (e) torque monitor, (f) oscilloscope, and (g) spectrum analyzer... detection (FD) probability versus SNR. ........................ 33 2.6 Experimental setup: (a) faulty test motors, (b) DC generator, (c) 3-hp induction motor, (d) data acquisition board, (e) torque monitor, (f) oscilloscope, and (g) spectrum analyzer...

Choi, Seungdeog

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

116

A method for measuring the coordinates of an asynchronous motor in a frequency-controlled electric drive of mine excavator mechanisms  

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This paper deals with methods for calculating the electromagnetic torque of an asynchronous motor with a square-cage rotor of the electric drive of the bucket-lifting mechanism of ... description of electromagnet...

P. A. Osipov; A. L. Karyakin

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Development of Digital Signal Processor Based Drive System for Switched Reluctance Motor.  

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??The switched reluctance motor has the advantages of the low production cost, high operating efficiency, high stability, and high start torque. It can deliver aÖ (more)

Wu, Chun-yen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

A complete and novel sensorless method for rotor position sensing in switched reluctance motor drives  

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This paper presents a complete and novel method which is designed to detect the rotor position at standstill and also low speeds in switched reluctance motor. The method applies a high frequency sine wave signal to the three successive stator pole windings ... Keywords: indirect rotor, position sensing in SRM, sensorless operation of SRM, switch reluctance motor

E. Afjei; M. M. Nezamabadi; A. Javeh

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Effect of hard-disk drive spindle motor vibration on dynamic microwaviness and flying-height modulation  

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In order to achieve higher recording densities up to 1 Terabit per square inch using conventional magnetic recording technologies, the recording slider will need to be physically spaced very close to the rotating disk, possibly via the use of an air-bearing surface. However, as the recording slider is flying at such ultra-low spacing of few nanometers over a high-speed rotating disk, it is experiencing disturbances from various different sources and of a wide frequency range. These disturbances may cause the recording slider to vibrate significantly, a condition known as flying-height modulation (FHM), which may result in data loss and possibly headĖdisk interface failure. A significant source of slider excitation is due to low frequency surface topographical features of the rotating disk, termed dynamic microwaviness. Dynamic microwaviness is a dynamic property of the disk and differs from regular topographical microwaviness, which is a static property. Most research works on dynamic microwaviness and FHM have been focused at the component level, using somewhat idealized conditions, such as high performance air-spindle motors that exhibit very low vibration amplitudes. In this paper, actual hard-disk drive spindle motors are used to investigate the effect of spindle motor vibration on dynamic microwaviness and FHM. It is found that there is a clear connection between spindle motor vibration and dynamic microwaviness that affects FHM.

Sung-Chang Lee; Andreas A. Polycarpou

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Switched reluctance motor drive circuit evaluation criteria for vehicle efficiency responsiveness.  

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??This thesis intends to examine the principles of operation for switched reluctance machines (SRM) and examine the power electronic drive circuits that control them, inÖ (more)

Cunningham, John David

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

A Five-Level Cascade Multilevel Inverter Three-Phase Motor Drive Using a Single DC Source  

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A method is presented showing that a 5-level cascade multilevel inverter for a three-phase permanent magnet sychronous motor drive can be implemented using only a single DC link to supply a standard 3-leg inverter along with three full H-bridges supplied by capacitors. It is shown that the capacitor voltages can be regulated while achieving an output voltage waveform that is 20% greater than that obained using the standard 3-leg inverter alone. Finally conditions are given in terms of the power factor and modulation index that determine when the capacitor voltage can regulated.

Chiasson, J. N. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

A Five-Level Cascade Multilever Invertor Three-Phase Motor Drive Using a Single DC Source  

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A method is presented showing that a 5-level cascade multilevel inverter for a three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor drive can be implemented using only a single DC link to supply a standard 3-leg inverter along with three full H-bridges supplied by capacitors. It is shown that the capacitor voltages can be regulated while achieving an output voltage waveform that is 20% greater than that obtained using the standard 3-leg inverter alone. Finally conditions are given in terms of the power factor and modulation index that determine when the capacitor voltage can regulated.

Chiasson, J.N. (Univ. Tennessee-Knoxville)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

123

Rotor reference frame models of a multiloop 2-phase motor drive in brushless DC and microstepping modes  

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This paper describes non-linear models of a 2-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor drive in brushless DC and microstepping modes. The models account for everything from the main power bus up to and including the mechanical load and velocity feedback loop. In particular, the models include the power electronics for each phase complete with their internal feedback loops. Classical state space averaged power electronics models are transformed to the rotor reference frame along with the usual electromechanical variables. Since SPICE linearizes the rotor reference frame model about shaft velocity, instead of shaft angle, frequency domain methods apply. The frequency domain analysis detects unstable interactions between torque angle and deliberate feedback within the drives. Time domain simulations using stator reference frame models confirm the results. All models are SPICE-compatible but were developed on Cadence`s Analog Workbench.

Chen, J.E. [Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

124

A novel direct torque control for induction motor drive system with low torque ripple and current distortion utilising FPGA  

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The conventional Direct Torque Control (DTC) is known to produce quick and robust response in ac drives. However, during steady state, notable torque and current pulsations occur. They are reflected in speed estimation, torque response and also produce acoustic noise. In this paper, a novel Space Vector Modulated Direct Torque Control (SVM-DTC) with Low Pass Filter (LPF) for induction motor drive system is proposed, which features low torque ripple, low current distortion and fixed switching frequency. The proposed scheme has been implemented on the Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA, both simulation and experimental results show that the proposed system can dramatically improve the steady state performance while preserving the dynamic performance of the conventional DTC.

R. Rajendran; N. Devarajan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry. An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers  

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The switched reluctance motor offers variable speed capacitySwitched reluctance drives are an old technology that is being improved, incorporating adjustable speed drives and high efficiency motors.

Worrell, Ernst

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Motor Drives of Modern Drilling and Servicing Rigs for Oil and Gas Wells  

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This paper provides a synthetic view on the most recent achievements in the field of drilling and servicing rig drives for oil and gas wells. This field is featuring ... kilowatts and speeds of 150Ė250†rpm for drilling

Aurelian Iamandei; Gheorghe Miloiu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Design and testing of a sensorless switched reluctance motor drive with a custom integrated circuit controller  

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presents a breadboard level SRM drive that emirates a custom IC controller implementing closedloop speed control and starting torque.The rotor position sensing information is essential for determining the switching instants to have proper control of speed...

Zhang, Yingxia

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

128

The measurement of mechanical parameters of a switched reluctance motor drive system  

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The switched reluctance motor has been receiving attention recently after the availability of power electronics devices, for its robustness, simple construction and a high torque/mass ratio. The electromagnetic characteristic measurement for the motor has been widely researched and reported despite nonlinear behavior of the motor. The electromagnetic characteristic data are being used as look-up tables for modeling and simulation purposes. However, for dynamic simulation, mechanical parameters such as friction coefficients and moment of inertia are equally important. There has not been much work done to measure the parameters as mostly they are provided by the manufacturer of mechanical parts (the motor etc) which are not accurate for the entire mechanical system, when they are coupled. A few measurement methods have been used widely to measure the mechanical parameters but the important friction constants such as Coulomb friction constant were neglected. This paper introduces a new technique which was derived from the classical viscous plus Coulomb friction model for all the mechanical parameter measurements including the Coulomb friction. The results obtained were verified using experimental data.

R Gobbi; N C Sahoo; R Vejian

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment For General Motors LLC Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative White Marsh, Maryland, DOE/EA-1723S (December 2010)  

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DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT For General Motors LLC Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative White Marsh, Maryland May 2011 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY U.S. Department of Energy General Motors National Energy Technology Laboratory Supplemental Environmental Assessment i May 2011 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This report was prepared with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Award Number DE-EE0002629. U.S. Department of Energy General Motors National Energy Technology Laboratory Supplemental Environmental Assessment ii May 2011 COVER SHEET Responsible Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Title: General Motors LLC Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing

130

Neuro-fuzzy-based space vector modulation for THD reduction in VSI fed induction motor drive  

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Space vector modulation is an optimal pulse width modulation technique for variable speed drive application. This paper proposes adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) based space vector modulation (SVM) technique for voltage source inverter. The proposed ANFIS network is independent of the switching frequency and uses hybrid learning algorithm for training. Due to this learning algorithm, SVM algorithm can be implemented very fast and the desired training error can be obtained with less number of iterations compared to other optimisation techniques like neural, fuzzy and genetic. The performance of ANFIS controlled drive is compared with the conventional SVM-based drive. The simulation results of inverter phase voltages obtained are verified experimentally using a Dspace kit (DS1104). The % THD value of simulation and experimental waveforms of inverter phase voltages for 3 kHz switching frequency is presented.

G. Durgasukumar; Mukesh Kumar Pathak

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

DC-DC converter current source fed naturally commutated brushless DC motor drive  

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, thereby generating switching losses and entail the use of large heatsinks. VSI needs a huge dc link capacitor that is inherently unreliable and is one of the most expensive components of a drive. Hence, a Current Source Inverter (CSI) is used to replace...

Khopkar, Rahul Vijaykumar

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

132

Measurable energy savings of installing variable frequency drives for cooling towersí fans, compared to dual speed motors  

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Abstract In recent years the building management system (BMS) controllers have been used to control the operation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in addition to lighting and some electrical equipment in order to save energy. In the water cooled system, the BMS controls the operation process of the cooling towers (CTs) fans of dual speed motors to maintain a constant leaving water temperature for different cooling loads and different ambient wet bulb temperature (WBT). This paper presents the effect of installing variable frequency drives (VFDs) for \\{CTs\\} fans in Kuwait during summer season on energy savings compared to dual speed control. The results have shown that with VFD mode, the reduction in water consumption was over 13% compared to the commonly used dual speed mode. More importantly, the combined power for the chillers and the \\{CTs\\} fans for the same amount of cooling produced were reduced by 5.8% in the VFD mode.

E. Al-Bassam; R. Alasseri

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

the 4th Power Electronics, Drive Systems & Technologies Conference, PEDSTC 2013 Simultaneous Sensing cum Actuating Linear Motor  

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of an electric machine (a linear motor) without using conventional sensors. Tested is a back-drivable linear motor stage which uses the linear motor electric machine as simultaneous sensor cum actuator, and mechanical impedance of the motor by measuring the motor's time variant electrical impedance. The method

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

134

Exploring the practical issues and use of modern power, control and sensing circuitries of a 6/4-pole switched reluctance motor drive  

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This paper explores practical issues and use of modern power, control and sensing circuitries of a 6/4-pole Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drive. A DSP-based SRM drive system consists of classic bridge converter including power MOSFETs and their gate drivers, freewheeling diodes, sensing circuit, DSP controller and a SRM that is being controlled by the controller. Few logic components are also required that will interface with the DSP for communication. The complete practical issues experienced with modern power, control and sensing circuitries of a 6/4-pole SRM drive is presented.

Shanmugam Paramasivam; R. Arumugam

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

A Soft-Switching Inverter for High-Temperature Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Drives  

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The state-of-the-art hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) require the inverter cooling system to have a separate loop to avoid power semiconductor junction over temperatures because the engine coolant temperature of 105?C does not allow for much temperature rise in silicon devices. The proposed work is to develop an advanced soft-switching inverter that will eliminate the device switching loss and cut down the power loss so that the inverter can operate at high-temperature conditions while operating at high switching frequencies with small current ripple in low inductance based permanent magnet motors. The proposed tasks also include high-temperature packaging and thermal modeling and simulation to ensure the packaged module can operate at the desired temperature. The developed module will be integrated with the motor and vehicle controller for dynamometer and in-vehicle testing to prove its superiority. This report will describe the detailed technical design of the soft-switching inverters and their test results. The experiments were conducted both in module level for the module conduction and switching characteristics and in inverter level for its efficiency under inductive and dynamometer load conditions. The performance will be compared with the DOE original specification.

None, None

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

136

Rotating vector methods for smooth torque control of a switched reluctance motor drive  

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This paper has two primary contributions to switched reluctance motor (SRM) control: a systematic approach to smooth torque production and a high-performance technique for sensorless motion control. The systematic approach to smooth torque production is based on development of novel rotating spatial vectors methods that can be used to predict the torque produced in an arbitrary SRM. This analysis directly leads to explicit, insightful methods to provide smooth torque control of SRM's. The high-performance technique for sensorless motion control is based on a rotating vector method for high bandwidth, high resolution, position, and velocity estimation suitable for both precise torque and motion control. The sensorless control and smooth torque control methods are both verified experimentally.

Nagel, N.J.; Lorenz, R.D.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Cascaded H-bridge inverter motor drives for hybrid electric vehicle applications  

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This paper presents the asymmetric cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter for electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) applications. Currently available power inverter systems for HEVs use a DC-DC boost converter to boost the battery voltage for a traditional three-phase inverter. The present HEV drive inverters have low power density, are expensive, and have low efficiency because they need a bulky inductor. Asymmetric cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter design for EV and HEV applications without the use of inductors to output a boosted AC voltage is proposed in this paper. Traditionally, each H-bridge needs a DC power supply having equal values of DC power sources. The proposed design uses the asymmetric cascaded multilevel inverter using non-equal DC power sources based on specified ratios. A fundamental switching scheme is used to do modulation control and to produce a seven-level phase voltage.

P. Renuga; T. Prathiba

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

PM Motor Parametric Design Analyses for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Traction Drive Application  

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The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR (Cooperative Automotive Research) and Vehicle Technologies office has a strong interest in making rapid progress in permanent magnet (PM) machine development. The DOE FreedomCAR program is directing various technology development projects that will advance the technology and hopefully lead to a near-term request for proposals (RFP) for a to-be-determined level of initial production. This aggressive approach is possible because the technology is clearly within reach and the approach is deemed essential, based on strong market demand, escalating fuel prices, and competitive considerations. In response, this study began parallel development paths that included a literature search/review, development and utilization of multiple parametric models, verification of the modeling methodology, development of an interior PM (IPM) machine baseline design, development of alternative machine baseline designs, and cost analyses for several candidate machines. This report summarizes the results of these activities as of September 2004. This report provides background and summary information for recent machine parametric studies and testing programs that demonstrate both the potential capabilities and technical limitations of brushless PM machines (axial gap and radial gap), the IPM machine, the surface-mount PM machines (interior or exterior rotor), induction machines, and switched-reluctance machines. The FreedomCAR program, while acknowledging the progress made by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Delphi, Delco-Remy International, and others in these programs, has redirected efforts toward a ''short path'' to a marketable and competitive PM motor for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) traction applications. The program has developed a set of performance targets for the type of traction machine desired. The short-path approach entails a comprehensive design effort focusing on the IPM machine and meeting the performance targets. The selection of the IPM machine reflects industry's confidence in this market-proven design that exhibits a high power density.

Staunton, R.H.

2004-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

139

PM Motor Parametric Design Analyses for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Traction Drive Application: Interim Report  

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The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR (Cooperative Automotive Research) and Vehicle Technologies has a strong interest in making rapid progress in permanent magnet (PM) machine development. The program is directing various technology development projects that will advance the technology and lead to request for proposals (RFP) for manufacturer prototypes. This aggressive approach is possible because the technology is clearly within reach and the approach is deemed essential, based on strong market demand, escalating fuel prices, and competitive considerations. In response, this study began parallel development paths that included a literature search/review, development and utilization of multiple parametric models to determine the effects of design parameters, verification of the modeling methodology, development of an interior PM (IPM) machine baseline design, development of alternative machine baseline designs, and cost analyses for several candidate machines. This interim progress report summarizes the results of these activities as of June 2004. This report provides background and summary information for recent machine parametric studies and testing programs that demonstrate both the potential capabilities and technical limitations of brushless PM machines (axial gap and radial gap), the IPM machine, the surface-mount PM machines (interior or exterior rotor), induction machines, and switched reluctance machines. The FreedomCAR program, while acknowledging the progress made by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Delphi, Delco-Remy International, and others in these programs, has redirected efforts toward a ''short path'' to a marketable and competitive PM motor for hybrid electric vehicle traction applications. The program has developed a set of performance targets for the type of traction machine desired. The short-path approach entails a comprehensive design effort focusing on the IPM machine and meeting the performance targets. The selection of the IPM machine reflects industry's confidence in this market-proven design that exhibits a power density surpassed by no other machine design.

Staunton, R.H.

2004-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

140

Effect on energy use and greenhouse microclimate through fan motor control by variable frequency drives  

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A comparison was conducted between ONĖOFF and variable frequency drive (VFD) systems to control greenhouse ventilation fans. The study aimed to determine the effect of each system on the energy consumption and resulting greenhouse microclimate. The experiments were conducted in a commercial size greenhouse in which pepper was grown. To check the performance of the fan that was controlled by a VFD system, it was installed in a test facility and operated under several rotation speeds. At each speed of rotation, the static pressure on the fan was changed and parameters, such as electricity consumption and air flow rate, were measured. Reducing the fan speed with the VFD system resulted in reductions in the air flow rate through the greenhouse and energy consumption, the latter being much more significant. The study showed that VFD control can reduce electricity consumption compared with ONĖOFF operation by an amount that depends on the weather. In the present study, the average energy consumption with the VFD control system over a period of one month, was about 0.64 of that with an ONĖOFF system. The average greenhouse daily air temperatures and humidity ratios obtained with each control system between 0700 and 1800 were nearly equal during that month. The results obtained in the greenhouse further show that the VFD system has a greater potential than the ONĖOFF to reduce the range of amplitude variations in the air temperature and humidity ratio within the greenhouse.

Meir Teitel; Yun Zhao; Moti Barak; Eli Bar-lev; David Shmuel

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy saving in agricultural buildings through fan motor control by variable frequency drives  

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A comparison was conducted between ONĖOFF and variable frequency drive (VFD) systems to control ventilation fans of greenhouses and poultry houses. The study aimed to determine the effect of each system on the energy consumption and resulting microclimate within the houses. The experiments were carried out in a commercial-size greenhouse in which pepper was grown and in commercial poultry houses. Reducing the fan speed with the VFD system resulted in reductions in the airflow rate through the houses and energy consumption, the latter being much more significant. The study showed that VFD control can reduce electricity consumption compared with ONĖOFF operation. In the present study, the average energy consumption with the VFD control system was about 0.64 and 0.75 of that with an ONĖOFF system in the greenhouse and poultry houses, respectively. The average greenhouse daily air temperatures and humidity ratios obtained with each control system between 07:00 and 18:00 were nearly equal. The results obtained in the greenhouse further showed that the VFD system has a greater potential than the ONĖOFF, to reduce the range of amplitude variations in the air temperature and humidity ratio within the greenhouse. The average air temperatures over day and night, in the poultry houses, with each control system were nearly equal. The relative humidity, however, was slightly lower with VFD than with ONĖOFF. Reductions in the range of amplitude variations of the air temperature and humidity were also observed in the poultry houses.

Meir Teitel; Asher Levi; Yun Zhao; Moti Barak; Eli Bar-lev; David Shmuel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Electric Wheel Hub Motor  

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Wheel hub motors are an innovative drive concept for electric vehicles where the electric machine and, in some cases, the...

Dipl.-Ing. Michael GrŲninger; Dipl.-Ing. Felix HorchÖ

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Nonsensor control of centrifugal water pump with asynchronous electric-drive motor based on extended Kalman filter  

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An approach is described for estimating the pumpís variables based only on measuring the motorís electrical variables. The method is based on extended Kalman filter estimation of the pumpís shaft power and vel...

O. I. Kiselichnik; M. Bodson

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

A Cooperative Action of the ATP-Dependent Import Motor Complex and the Inner Membrane Potential Drives Mitochondrial Preprotein Import  

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...The mtHsp70 import motor has been shown to...proposed that the electric potential across...activity of the import motor complex, our results...activity exerted by the electric potential across...ATP-dependent import motor complex and the inner...preproteins requires an electric potential across...

Martin Krayl; Joo Hyun Lim; Falk Martin; Bernard Guiard; Wolfgang Voos

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

145

Remedial neural network inverse control of a multi-phase fault-tolerant permanent-magnet motor drive for electric vehicles  

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A five-phase in-wheel fault-tolerant interior permanent-magnet (FT-IPM) motor incorporates the merits of high efficiency, high power density and high reliability, suitable for Electric Vehicles (EVs). A new remedial Neural Networks Inverse (NNI) control strategy is proposed to attain the post-fault operation. In this scheme, the NN is used to approximate the inverse model of the FT-IPM motor. With this NNI system and the original motor drive combined, a pseudo-linear compound system can be obtained. The simulation demonstrates that the proposed control strategy leads to excellent control performance at the faulty mode and offers good robustness against load disturbance.

Duo Zhang; Guohai Liu; Wenxiang Zhao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

The IGBT Compendium: Applications and Social Impact  

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....................................................................19 4.4.2 Motor Drives for Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles..................................21 4.4.3 Motor Drives for Electric Bus and Tram..........................................................26 4............................................................................................13 4.2 Adjustable Speed Drives for Motor Control

147

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

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A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes. 7 figs.

Treu, C.A. Jr.

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

148

Piezoelectric drive circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A piezoelectric motor drive circuit is provided which utilizes the piezoelectric elements as oscillators and a Meacham half-bridge approach to develop feedback from the motor ground circuit to produce a signal to drive amplifiers to power the motor. The circuit automatically compensates for shifts in harmonic frequency of the piezoelectric elements due to pressure and temperature changes.

Treu, Jr., Charles A. (Raymore, MO)

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

149

A Novel Current Angle Control Scheme in a Current Source Inverter Fed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive for Automotive Applications  

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This paper describes a novel speed control scheme to operate a current source inverter (CSI) driven surface-mounted permanent magnet synchronous machine (SPMSM) for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) applications. The idea is to use the angle of the current vector to regulate the rotor speed while keeping the two dc-dc converter power switches on all the time to boost system efficiency. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme was verified with a 3 kW CSI-SPMSM drive prototype.

Tang, Lixin [ORNL] [ORNL; Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Low cost, compact, and high efficiency traction motor for electric and hybrid electric vehicles  

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A new motor drive, the switched reluctance motor drive, has been developed for hybrid-electric vehicles. The motor drive has been designed, built and tested in the test bed at a near vehicle scale. It has been shown that the switched reluctance motor drive is more suitable for traction application than any other motor drive.

Ehsani, Mark

2002-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

151

Drive alignment pays maintenance dividends  

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Proper alignment of the motor and gear drive on conveying and processing equipment will result in longer bearing and coupling life, along with lower maintenance costs. Selecting an alignment free drive package instead of a traditional foot mounted drive and motor is a major advancement toward these goals. 4 photos.

Fedder, R. [Rexnord Industries, Milwaukee, WI (United States)

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

152

Chapter Seven - Variable speed drives  

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Publisher Summary The electromechanical controllers are a kind of variable speed drives (VSDs) that are obsolete but are still in use because when a motor and a drive is combined, they become a power drive system (PDS). There are two ways of varying the speed of an induction motor, either by varying the motor slip or by varying the supply frequency. The preferred practice for electrical speed variation is to change the supply frequency with a variable frequency drive (VFD). Many other designs also have been developed. However, except the specialized applications, few are still in operation. A number of motor and drive manufacturers are now producing the integrated motor/VFD units. These units consist of a motor and a specially designed VFD, produced as a single package, with the VFD unit mounted variously on the top, side, or end of the motor.

Europump; Hydraulic Institute

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Analysis and Simulation of Mechanical Trains Driven by Variable Frequency Drive Systems.  

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??Induction motors and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are widely used in industry to drive machinery trains. However, some mechanical trains driven by VFD-motor systems haveÖ (more)

Han, Xu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Variable Frequency Pump Drives  

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-frequency electric motor drive. What is happenin9 with variable frequency driven pun,ps is a classical illustration that evolution in technical products takes place not only because of changes in the processes served by these products, or because of innovations...-pole 3550 rpm squirrel caqe induction motor became available in the early 1930s that high pressure pumps operating at that speed could be buil t. And now, in the 1980s, the development of the solid-state, variable frequency electric motor drive...

Karassik, I. J.; Petraccaro, L. L.; McGuire, J. T.

155

Improve Motor Operation at Off-Design Voltages | Department of...  

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Selection and Application Guide - A Handbook for Industry Improving Motor and Drive System Performance - A Sourcebook for Industry Determining Electric Motor Load and Efficiency...

156

Electric Motors and Critical Materials | Department of Energy  

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Motors and Critical Materials Electric Motors and Critical Materials Presentation given at the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Electric Drive (Power Electronics and Electric...

157

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER DELIVERY, VOL. 22, NO. 4, OCTOBER 2007 2335 Interharmonics: Theory and Modeling  

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, adjustable speed drives for induction or synchronous motors, arc furnaces, and all loads not pulsating compliance of in- terharmonic voltage distortion with lighting systems, induction motors, thyristor apparatus limits for equipment and system effects, such as generator mechanical systems, signaling

Lehn, Peter W.

158

Developing Information on Energy Savings and Associated Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies Applicable in California  

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in California. Efficiency improvements in electric motorpossible energy efficiency gains in electric motors. Table Motor Efficiency Improvement by Magnetically Coupled Adjustable Speed Drives (MC-ASD) One of the largest shares of industrial electric

Xu, Tengfang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

A New Class of Switched Reluctance Motors without Permanent Magnets...  

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A New Class of Switched Reluctance Motors without Permanent Magnets A Segmented Drive Inverter Topology with a Small DC Bus Capacitor A Segmented Drive Inverter Topology with a...

160

Sensorless Speed Control of Permanent Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor (PMa-SynRM)  

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An interesting alternative for today's high efficiency variable speed drives is the Permanent Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor drive, which belongs to the family of brushless synchronous AC motor drives. Generally, the reluctance torque...

Chakali, Anil K.

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Magnet Motor Corp | Open Energy Information  

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and producing PEMFC stacks and PEMFC systems since 1998. Together with Proton Motor Fuel Cell GMBH it develops and realize complete fuel cell drive systems for buses and...

162

Torque ripple minimization of axial laminations switched reluctance motor provided with digital lead controller  

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The switched reluctance motor (SRM) has great potential as an adjustable speed application due to its outstanding merits. One of the major problems is torque ripple which causes increased undesirable acoustic noise and possibly speed ripple. This paper investigates the application of a digital lead controller to the axial laminations switched reluctance motor (ALSRM) for the purpose of minimizing its torque ripples. The dynamic response of the ALSRM with the proposed controller is analyzed. The effectiveness of the proposed digital lead controller is then compared with that of the conventional PI controller.

Hany M. Hasanien; S.M. Muyeen; Junji Tamura

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Traction Drive Systems Breakout  

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Traction Drive Systems Breakout Traction Drive Systems Breakout John M. Miller, PhD, PE, F.IEEE, F.SAE Oak Ridge National Laboratory Facilitator July 24, 2012 EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Vehicle Technologies Program - Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors eere.energy.gov EV Everywhere Traction Drive System * DOE goals for Electric Traction Drive System (TDS) innovations must be disruptive innovation focused to meet the CY2022 price target ($20,000 $25,000) for a mid-sized 5 passenger sedan having 5 year simple payback. Enhanced Efficiency Reduced Cost Traction Drive System EETT Roadmap: "Therefore, research is needed to develop technologies that are less expensive and, at the same time, smaller, lighter, more efficient, and equally reliable as conventional automotive technologies. "

164

E-Print Network 3.0 - augment motor training-induced Sample Search...  

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Direct-Drive Motors Farhad Aghili, Member, IEEE, Martin Buehler, Member... - ation of permanent-magnet synchronous motors and their control based on Fourier coefficients. A new......

165

Quantum control of a chiral molecular motor driven by linearly polarized laser pulses  

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We demonstrate quantum control of a chiral molecular motor driven by linearly polarized ultrashort laser pulses. Electric fields of laser pulses to drive the motor in desired...

Yamaki, Masahiro; Ohtsuki, Yukiyoshi; Kono, Hirohiko; Fujimura, Yuichi; Hoki, Kunihito

166

Motors Motor controllers  

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Aluminium frame Motors Motor controllers Ultrasonic multi-channel acquisition PC Tank Tank 400 600 800 1000 0 50 2 4 6 8 x 10 -3 r/r 0 Range (mm) Depth(mm) 25 /t Tand / or #12;Shallow water

167

Traffic of Molecular Motors  

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Molecular motors perform active movements along cytoskeletal filaments and drive the traffic of organelles and other cargo particles in cells. In contrast to the macroscopic traffic of cars, however, the traffic of molecular motors is characterized by a finite walking distance (or run length) after which a motor unbinds from the filament along which it moves. Unbound motors perform Brownian motion in the surrounding aqueous solution until they rebind to a filament. We use variants of driven lattice gas models to describe the interplay of their active movements, the unbound diffusion, and the binding/unbinding dynamics. If the motor concentration is large, motor-motor interactions become important and lead to a variety of cooperative traffic phenomena such as traffic jams on the filaments, boundary-induced phase transitions, and spontaneous symmetry breaking in systems with two species of motors. If the filament is surrounded by a large reservoir of motors, the jam length, i.e., the extension of the traffic jams is of the order of the walking distance. Much longer jams can be found in confined geometries such as tube-like compartments.

Stefan Klumpp; Melanie J. I. MŁller; Reinhard Lipowsky

2005-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

168

Snubber circuit designed for electric car drive system  

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This article presents a method to develop the speed-controller dc-motor chopper drive system by using mosfet as the switching drive for motor speed control. The switching current during ton state, and toff state of the mosfet can cause power ... Keywords: chopper, electric drive, mosfet, parallel connected, power dissipation, snubber circuit

Sakrawee Raweekul

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Analysis and Simulation of Mechanical Trains Driven by Variable Frequency Drive Systems  

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Induction motors and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are widely used in industry to drive machinery trains. However, some mechanical trains driven by VFD-motor systems have encountered torsional vibration problems. This vibration can induce large...

Han, Xu

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

170

Measured Savings of DC to AC Drive Retrofit in Plastic Extrusion  

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This paper presents the potential electrical energy efficiency improvements for utilizing alternating current (AC) motors controlled by variable frequency drives (VFD) in place of direct current (DC) motors to drive plastic extrusion machines. A...

Sfeir, R. A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Brushless Separately Excited Direct Current Motor Electric Motors: A Survey  

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Abstract: In this paper the importance of brushless SEDC electric motors in the automotive industry continues to grow, writes Matthew Beecham. The driving force behind market growth is motorists í insatiable demand for safety, comfort, economy, a clean environment and overall quality of driving.

R. C. Chourasia; Dr. A. K. Bhardwaj

172

Cooling Tower Energy Conservation Through Hydraulic Fan Drives  

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Fan Drive Eliminates These Problems from the Drive Train. The electric motor is at ground level; close coupled to a hydraulic pump, filters and oil reservoir. Hydraulic lines bring oil flow to the lightweight hydraulic motor mounted at the fan... Tower Fan Drives Are Many: It removes the hazard of costly fan wrecks and shaft coupling breakage. It eliminates gearbox maintenance, breakdown or replacement. The electric motor is mounted with the reservoir and pump at ground level for ease...

Dickerson, J.

173

Retail Motor Gasoline Prices*  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 Notes: Gasoline pump prices have backed down from the high prices experienced last summer and fall. The retail price for regular motor gasoline fell 11 cents per gallon from September to December. However, with crude oil prices rebounding somewhat from their December lows combined with lower than normal stock levels, we project that prices at the pump will rise modestly as the 2001 driving season begins this spring. For the summer of 2001, we expect only a little difference from the average price of $1.50 per gallon seen during the previous driving season, as motor gasoline stocks going into the driving season are projected to be slightly less than they were last year. The situation of relatively low inventories for gasoline could set the stage for some regional imbalances in supply that could once again

174

An on-line performance optimization of the Switched Reluctance Motor  

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The Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) has been developed extensively during the past 15 years. Due to the simple motor construction and power converter requirements, SRM drives have been found competitive with traditional AC and DC drives. Optimal...

Tandon, Piyush

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

175

Electric vehicle drive train with contactor protection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A drive train for an electric vehicle includes a traction battery, a power drive circuit, a main contactor for connecting and disconnecting the traction battery and the power drive circuit, a voltage detector across contacts of the main contactor, and a controller for controlling the main contactor to prevent movement of its contacts to the closed position when the voltage across the contacts exceeds a predetermined threshold, to thereby protect the contacts of the contactor. The power drive circuit includes an electric traction motor and a DC-to-AC inverter with a capacitive input filter. The controller also inhibits the power drive circuit from driving the motor and thereby discharging the input capacitor if the contacts are inadvertently opened during motoring. A precharging contactor is controlled to charge the input filter capacitor prior to closing the main contactor to further protect the contacts of the main contactor.

Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA); Benson, Ralph A. (Roanoke, VA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Motorized control for mirror mount apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A motorized control and automatic braking system for adjusting mirror mount apparatus is disclosed. The motor control includes a planetary gear arrangement to provide improved pitch adjustment capability while permitting a small packaged design. The motor control for mirror mount adjustment is suitable for laser beam propagation applications. The brake is a system of constant contact, floating detents which engage the planetary gear at selected between-teeth increments to stop rotation instantaneously when the drive motor stops.

Cutburth, Ronald W. (Tracy, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

A Motor-Driven, Mechanically Supported Ultracentrifuge for the Separation of Biological Materials  

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...Pennsylvania. | Journal Article A MOTOR-DRIVEN, MECHANICALLY SUPPORTED...present communication describes a motor-driven, mechan- ically supported...the rotor by a unit driven by an electric motor. The driving mechanism is a "lathe...

Arthur J. Rawson; Henry W. Scherp; F. E. Lindquist

1940-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

An All-Electric Single-Molecule Motor  

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An All-Electric Single-Molecule Motor ... Many types of molecular motors have been proposed and synthesized in recent years, displaying different kinds of motion, and fueled by different driving forces such as light, heat, or chemical reactions. ...

Johannes S. Seldenthuis; Ferry Prins; Joseph M. Thijssen; Herre S. J. van der Zant

2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

179

Vehicle Technologies Office: Electric Drive Technologies  

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Advanced power electronics and electric motors (APEEM) that make up vehicles' electric drive system are essential to hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles. As such, improvements in these...

180

Direct energy converter controllers for switched reluctance motor operation.  

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??There is increasing demand for simple motor drives offering high reliability and fault tolerance in applications such as the aerospace actuator industry, with the developmentÖ (more)

Goodman, Andrew Simon

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Investigation of induction motors of pumps for water wells  

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A digital three-phase model of a submersible induction motor drive for pumps of water wells that is convenient for modeling on...

R. I. Mustafaev; R. A. Saidov

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Electric top drives gain wide industry acceptance  

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Since its introduction, the top drive drilling system has gained acceptance as a productive and safe method for drilling oil and gas wells. Originally, the system was used mostly for offshore and higher cost land drilling, and it had to be installed as a permanent installation because of its enormous weight and size. Essentially, a top drive replaces the kelly and rotary table as the means of rotating drillpipe on oil, gas and geothermal rigs and is considered to be 15% to 40% more efficient than a kelly drive. Top drive systems allow the operator to drill and maintain directional orientation for triple stands and provide tripping efficiency because of the ability to ream and circulate with triple stands, to reduce the risk of stuck pipe or lost wells, and to improve well control and pipe handling safety. The paper describes electric top drives with DC motors, top drives with AC motors, top drives with permanent magnet motors, and top drives with permanent magnet brushless synchronous motors.

Riahi, M.L.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Solid State AC Motor Drives - Conservation Perspectives  

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electronique de phase dont les angles d'allumage sont leatoires (RGE, tome 8~, nO 11, novembre (5) [21] Mueller, H. G., Wouk, V., "Biberonnage,r makes an Electric Car Practical with Existing Batteries," SAE Congress, Februa~ 25-29, 1980, Paper 80024... electronique de phase dont les angles d'allumage sont leatoires (RGE, tome 8~, nO 11, novembre (5) [21] Mueller, H. G., Wouk, V., "Biberonnage,r makes an Electric Car Practical with Existing Batteries," SAE Congress, Februa~ 25-29, 1980, Paper 80024...

Mohan, N.; Ferraro, R. J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Product sound: Acoustically pleasant motor drives  

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the framework of the Danish PhD Research school EnergyLab DK. The project is entitled Project sound noise generated by electrical mo- tors driven by a pulse width modulated (PWM) power electronic inverter analytical solution is proposed. The proposed unified analytical solution can be used for most of the carrier

Mathe, Laszlo

185

Synchronous motor with soft start element formed between the motor rotor and motor output shaft to successfully synchronize loads that have high inertia and/or high torque  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A line-start synchronous motor has a housing, a rotor shaft, and an output shaft. A soft-start coupling portion is operatively coupled to the output shaft and the rotor shaft. The soft-start coupling portion is configurable to enable the synchronous motor to obtain synchronous operation and to drive, at least near synchronous speed during normal steady state operation of the motor, a load having characteristics sufficient to prevent obtaining normal synchronous operation of the motor when the motor is operatively connected to the load in the absence of the soft-start coupling. The synchronous motor is sufficiently rated to obtain synchronous operation and to drive, at least near synchronous speed during normal steady state operation of the motor, a load having characteristics sufficient to prevent obtaining normal synchronous operation of the motor when the motor is operatively connected to the load in the absence of the soft-start coupling.

Umans, Stephen D; Nisley, Donald L; Melfi, Michael J

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

186

REPLACING AN OVERSIZED AND UNDERLOADED ELECTRIC MOTOR  

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This fact sheet will assist in decisions regarding replacement of oversized and underloaded motors. It includes a discussion of how the MotorMaster software can be used to conduct motor replacement analyses. Motors rarely operate at their full-load point. Field tests of 60 motors at four industrial plants indicate that, on average, they operate at 60 % of their rated load. 1 Motors that drive supply or return air fans in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems generally operate at 70 % to 75 % of rated load. 2 A persistent myth is that oversized motors, especially motors operating below 50 % of rated load, are not efficient and should be immediately replaced with appropriately sized energy-efficient units. In actuality, several pieces of information are required to complete an accurate assessment of energy savings. They are the load on the motor, the operating efficiency of the motor at that load point, the full-load speed (in revolutions per minute [rpm]) of the motor to be replaced, and the full-load speed of the downsized replacement motor. 3 Motor Load Estimation Techniques Operating efficiency and motor load values must be assumed or based on field measurements and

unknown authors

187

An Improved Sensorless DTC Scheme for EV Induction Motors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to increase the efficiency of a Direct Torque Control (DTC) of an induction motor propelling an Electric is a good candidate for EVs propulsion. Index Terms--Electric vehicle, Induction motor, sensorless drive; however, they have not yet used the most remarkable advantages of electric motors. Indeed, an electric

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

188

VIRTUAL E-MOTOR AS A TOOL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT  

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of such a "virtual motor" is crucial for the success of such an implementation. DEVELOPMENT InvErTEr 42 #12;NEW-motor emulator from SET Power Sys- tems. The emulator permits tests to be run with the drive inverter at full the inverter. The high dynamic response of electric motors can be put to use for the compensation of powertrain

Paderborn, Universität

189

Stabilization of unstable periodic orbits in dc drives  

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Electric drive using dc shunt motor or permanent magnet dc (PMDC) motor as prime mover exhibits bifurcation and chaos. The characteristics of dc shunt and PMDC motors are linear in nature. These motors are controlled by pulse width modulation (PWM) technique with the help of semiconductor switches. These switches are nonlinear element that introduces nonlinear characteristics in the drive. Any nonlinear system can exhibit bifurcation and chaos. dc shunt or PMDC drives show normal behavior with certain range of parameter values. It is also observed that these drive show chaos for significantly large ranges of parameter values. In this paper we present a method for controlling chaos applicable to dc shunt and PMDC drives. The results of numerical investigation are presented.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty; Urmila Kar

2014-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

190

Electric Motors  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Section 313 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 raised Federal minimum efficiency standards for general-purpose, single-speed, polyphase induction motors of 1 to 500 horsepower (hp). This new standard took effect in December 2010. The new minimum efficiency levels match FEMP's performance requirement for these motors.

191

Research on the Torque Dynamic Distribution Algorithm of In-Wheel-Motor Electric Vehicle  

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This paper focuses on developing the torque dynamic distribution algorithm of In-Wheel-Motor electric vehicle. The algorithm is developed to regulate ... the vehicle body yaw rate by changing the motor drive torq...

Zhengyi He; Yang Ou; Jingming Yuan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Motor control and torque coordination of an electric vehicle actuated by two in-wheel motors  

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In this research, an electric vehicle actuated by two in-wheel DC motors is developed. By properly coordinating the motor torques, both drive-by-wire and electrical steering can be achieved. Two critical issues respectively related to the design of motor controllers and the coordination of the two motor torques under control saturation are investigated in this study. Firstly, as for the in-wheel motors that are used for driving and steering simultaneously, their operation covers a wider dynamic range that forward acceleration (deceleration), and reverse acceleration (deceleration) may occur alternately. To perform driving and steering smoothly and efficiently, each motor should be switched to an appropriate mode to generate the torque demanded. Secondly, during the high-speed maneuvering, the high back-emf voltage in the motor coil substantially reduces the motorís torque generating capability. Since the electrical steering depends on the differential torque of two wheels, when electrical steering is demanded in this case, torque/current saturation may occur in either one of the motors and the electrical steering performance could be seriously degraded. To address these issues, controllers of two levels are proposed. For the low-level controller (the motor controller), it operates the motor automatically in an appropriate mode for performance and efficiency consideration. An input transformation is introduced to cancel the nonlinearity in current dynamics so as to control the motor torque easily and precisely regardless of mode switching. For the high-level controller (the torque coordination controller), besides generating reference commands to the low-level controllers, during control saturation it can also properly re-distributes control signals to maintain consistent steering performance and provides compensation for integrator windup. The control system is implemented and the performance is experimentally and numerically validated.

Feng-Kuang Wu; T.-J. Yeh; Chun-Feng Huang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Chemistry in Motion: Tiny Synthetic Motors  

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In this Account, we describe how synthetic motors that operate by self-diffusiophoresis make use of a self-generated concentration gradient to drive motor motion. A description of propulsion by self-diffusiophoresis is presented for Janus particle motors comprising catalytic and noncatalytic faces. The properties of the dynamics of chemically powered motors are illustrated by presenting the results of particle-based simulations of sphere-dimer motors constructed from linked catalytic and noncatalytic spheres. The geometries of both Janus and sphere-dimer motors with asymmetric catalytic activity support the formation of concentration gradients around the motors. Because directed motion can occur only when the system is not in equilibrium, the nature of the environment and the role it plays in motor dynamics are described. Rotational Brownian motion also acts to limit directed motion, and it has especially strong effects for very small motors. We address the following question: how small can motors be and still exhibit effects due to propulsion, even if only to enhance diffusion? Synthetic motors have the potential to transform the manner in which chemical dynamical processes are carried out for a wide range of applications.

Peter H. Colberg; Shang Yik Reigh; Bryan Robertson; Raymond Kapral

2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

194

E-Print Network 3.0 - asynchronous motor supplied Sample Search...  

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Leistungselektronik und Elektrische Antriebstechnik Collection: Engineering 10 A New Self-Commissioning Scheme for an Asynchronous Motor Drive System Summary: A New...

195

Stabilizer for motor vehicle  

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This patent describes a stabilizer for a motor vehicle comprising: a rod-shaped torsion section extending in the transverse direction of a motor vehicle; a pair of arm sections continuous with both ends of the torsion section and extending in the longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle; a first member attached to the torsion section or at least one of the arm sections and formed with an axially penetrating cylindrical bore; a columnar second member inserted in the bore of the first member; at least one coil spring disposed between the inner peripheral surface of the bore of the first member and the outer peripheral surface of the second member and wound around the second member, at least one end of the coil spring being a free end; an operating member connected to the free end of the coil spring, at least a part of the operating member being located outside the first member; and drive means coupled to the operating member and adapted to apply a force in a direction such that the diameter of the coil spring is increased or reduced.

Takadera, I.; Kuroda, S.

1986-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

196

Simplified Sensorless Control for BLDC Motor, Using DSP Technology Juan W. Dixon, Matas Rodrguez and Rodrigo Huerta  

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(BLDC) motor for electric vehicle applications. To control this machine it is generally required: electric drive, brushless motor, control system, drive. 1. Introduction In electric traction, like in other applications, a wide range in speed and torque control for the electric motor is desired. The DC machine

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

197

Abstract--The induction motor is well known as the workhorse of industry. The development of variable speed  

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of variable speed induction motor drives has a long history of more than four decades. Today's sophisticated--Induction motor control I. INTRODUCTION EFORE the invention of variable frequency voltage and current source inverters the induction motor was never thought as continuously variable speed drive. Only some adaptations

Paderborn, Universität

198

Advanced motor driven clamped borehole seismic receiver  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A borehole seismic tool is described including a borehole clamp which only moves perpendicular to the borehole. The clamp is driven by an electric motor, via a right angle drive. When used as a seismic receiver, the tool has a three part housing, two of which are hermetically sealed. Accelerometers or geophones are mounted in one hermetically sealed part, the electric motor in the other hermetically sealed part, and the clamp and right angle drive in the third part. Preferably the tool includes cable connectors at both ends. Optionally a shear plate can be added to the clamp to extend the range of the tool.

Engler, B.P.; Sleefe, G.E.; Striker, R.P.

1993-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

199

A high-speed hysteresis motor spindle for machining applications  

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An analysis of suitable drive technologies for use in a new high-speed machining spindle was performed to determine critical research areas. The focus is on a hysteresis motor topology using a solid, inherently-balanced ...

Bayless, Jacob D. (Jacob Daniel)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Electric Motor Improves Performance of Turbo and Compressor Charging  

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What possibilities are available for avoiding turbo lag? Extremely fast and dynamic electric drives could, for example, be used ... Swiss company Sonceboz set to work. An electric motor with an output of 2 kW at ...

Dr.-Ing. Stephane BiwersiÖ

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

The Application of Switched Reluctance Motor in Electric Screw Press  

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With computer technology, power electronics, digital control technology, a new type of power system - Switched Reluctance Motor Drives (Switched Reluctance Driver, referred to as SRD) came into being, it is ba...

Zhang Fangyang; Ruan Feng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Der Aufgeladene Theta-GDI-Motor von Hyundai  

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Als Bestandteil der sogenannten Blue-Drive-Strategie, die auf Kraftstoffeffizienz und geringe CO2...-Emissionen abzielt, hat Hyundai den aufgeladenen 2,0-l-Theta-GDI-Motor entwickelt, um groŖvolumige Motoren zu e...

Dr. Donghee Han; Hyuk Im; Seung-Kook Han; Hong-Jip Kim

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Drilling of wells with top drive unit  

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Well drilling apparatus including a top drive drilling assembly having a motor driven stem adapted to be attached to the upper end of a drill string and drive it during a drilling operation, a torque wrench carried by the top drive assembly and movable upwardly and downwardly therewith and operable to break a threated connection between the drill string and the stem, and an elevator carried by and suspended from the top drive assembly and adapted to engage a section of drill pipe beneath the torque wrench in suspending relation. The torque wrench and elevator are preferably retained against rotation with the rotary element which drives the drill string, but may be movable vertically relative to that rotary element and relative to one another in a manner actuating the apparatus between various different operating conditions.

Boyadjieff, G.I.

1984-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

204

Active surge control of centrifugal compressors using drive torque  

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Active surge control of centrifugal compressors using drive torque Jan Tommy Gravdahl , Olav control is presented. A centrifugal compressor driven by an electrical motor is studied, and the drive of centrifugal com- pressors, which occurs when the operating point of the compressor is located to the left

Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

205

CARRIER BASED PWM-VSI DRIVES IN THE OVERMODULATION REGION  

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CARRIER BASED PWM-VSI DRIVES IN THE OVERMODULATION REGION By Ahmet M. Hava A dissertation submitted in motor drive and other three-phase power conversion applications as voltage current sources the inverter energy e ciency, waveform quality, and voltage linearity. However, the dependence

Hava, Ahmet

206

Advanced Motors  

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Project Summary Transportation energy usage is predicted to increase substantially by 2020. Hybrid vehicles and fuel cell powered vehicles are destined to become more prominent as fuel prices rise with the demand. Hybrid and fuel cell vehicle platforms are both dependent on high performance electric motors. Electric motors for transportation duty will require sizeable low-speed torque to accelerate the vehicle. As motor speed increases, the torque requirement decreases which results in a nearly constant power motor output. Interior permanent magnet synchronous motors (IPMSM) are well suited for this duty. , , These rotor geometries are configured in straight lines and semi circular arc shapes. These designs are of limited configurations because of the lack of availability of permanent magnets of any other shapes at present. We propose to fabricate rotors via a novel processing approach where we start with magnet powders and compact them into a net shape rotor in a single step. Using this approach, widely different rotor designs can be implemented for efficiency. The current limitation on magnet shape and thickness will be eliminated. This is accomplished by co-filling magnet and soft iron powders at specified locations in intricate shapes using specially designed dies and automatic powder filling station. The process fundamentals for accomplishing occurred under a previous Applied Technology Program titled, √?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?Motors and Generators for the 21st Century√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ę√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬?√?¬Ě. New efficient motor designs that are not currently possible (or cost prohibitive) can be accomplished by this approach. Such an approach to motor fabrication opens up a new dimension in motor design. Feasibility Results We were able to optimize a IPMSM rotor to take advantage of the powder co-filling and DMC compaction processing methods. The minimum low speed torque requirement of 5 N-m can be met through an optimized design with magnet material having a Br capability of 0.2 T. This level of magnetic performance can be met with a variety of bonded magnet compositions. The torque ripple was found to drop significantly by using thinner magnet segments. The powder co-filling and subsequent compaction processing allow for thinner magnet structures to be formed. Torque ripple can be further reduced by using skewing and pole shaping techniques. The techniques can be incorporated into the rotor during the powder co-filling process.

Knoth, Edward A.; Chelluri, Bhanumathi; Schumaker, Edward J.

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

207

Electric vehicle drive train with direct coupling transmission  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electric vehicle drive train includes an electric motor and an associated speed sensor, a transmission operable in a speed reduction mode or a direct coupled mode, and a controller responsive to the speed sensor for operating the transmission in the speed reduction mode when the motor is below a predetermined value, and for operating the motor in the direct coupled mode when the motor speed is above a predetermined value. The controller reduces the speed of the motor, such as by regeneratively braking the motor, when changing from the speed reduction mode to the direct coupled mode. The motor speed may be increased when changing from the direct coupled mode to the speed reduction mode. The transmission is preferably a single stage planetary gearbox.

Tankersley, Jerome B. (Fredericksburg, VA); Boothe, Richard W. (Roanoke, VA); Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

"This work has been submitted to the IEEE for possible publication. Copyright may be transferred without notice, after which this version may no longer be accessible."  

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. Some electric utility companies realize the importance of the power qual- ity problem, and they invest- lems due to voltage sags. Computer, industrial con- trol systems, and adjustable speed drives are espe, McGranaghan, and Mehta [3] presented the effect of voltage sags on motors and drives. When a single

209

A self-reconfigurable and fault-tolerant induction motor control architecture  

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. Index Terms-- Fault tolerant, induction motor drive, hy- brid electric vehicule, observers. I the major requirements of automotive electric traction [1]. Several failures afflict electrical motor drives electric vehicles M. Hilairet, D. Diallo and M.E.H. Benbouzid Abstract-- This paper describes an adaptive

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

210

Bailer for top head drive rotary well drills  

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A bailer mounted to the derrick of a top head drive well drilling rig is described. The bailer includes a winch line drum mounted by a bracket to the derrick. A positive displacement hydraulic motor mounts one end of the drum and receives fluid under pressure from the existing hydraulic pressure supply. Valving is provided to allow reverse operation of the motor so equipment can either be raised or lowered relative to the derrick. The hydraulic delivery line to the motor includes a one way restrictor that will allow relatively free passage of fluid to the motor in a driving or lifting mode but will reverse flow of fluid from the motor, thereby affording a braking effect for lowering a load at a selected rate.

Bartholomew, L.

1980-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

211

Engineering AnteaterDrive  

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Rockw ell & M DEA Engineering Tower AnteaterDrive AnteaterDrive East Peltason Drive EastPeltasonDrive East Peltason Drive Anteater Parking Structure EngineeringServiceRoad Engineering Laboratory Facility Engineering Gateway Engineering Hall AIRB Calit2 Engineering Lecture Hall Campus Building Engineering Building

Mease, Kenneth D.

212

Electromagnetic analysis and design of in-wheel motor of micro-electric vehicle based on Maxwell  

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To obtain a good drivability and high efficiency of the micro-electric vehicle, a new driving in-wheel motor design was analyzed and optimized. Maxwell software ... element simulation model of the driving in-whee...

Qi-ping Chen ???; Hong-yu Shu ???; Kai Ren ??Ö

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

A Power Presizing Methodology for Electric Vehicle Traction Motors Bekheira Tabbache1,2  

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A Power Presizing Methodology for Electric Vehicle Traction Motors Bekheira Tabbache1,2 , Sofiane for presizing the power of an electric vehicle traction motor. Based on the vehicle desired performances motor, power presizing, driving cycle. Nomenclature EV = Electric Vehicle; V = Vehicle speed; Vb

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

214

Electric Vehicle Induction Motor DSVM-DTC with Torque Ripple Minimization  

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Electric Vehicle Induction Motor DSVM-DTC with Torque Ripple Minimization Farid Khoucha1 a sensorless DSVM-DTC of an induction motor that propels an electrical vehicle or a hybrid one. The drive uses, as demonstrated in experimental results. Keywords: Electric vehicle (EV), induction motor, Discrete Space Vector

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

215

Modeling of switched reluctance motors based on optimized BP neural networks with parallel chaotic search  

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Precise modeling of switched reluctant motor (SRM) is important of switched reluctant motor driving system. In the article, modeling of SRM by a BP neural network with parallel chaotic search (PCS) is presented firstly. Here parallel chaotic search is ... Keywords: BP neural network, optimize, parallel chaotic search, switched reluctant motor

Yong Cheng; Hui Lin

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Harmony Optimization of Physical Design and Control Strategy of Switched Reluctance Motor  

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Vibration and acoustic noise are the important reasons for switched reluctance motor to be unacceptable in variable speed drive market. To optimize the physical structure of the motor and to choose the appropriate control strategies are the two conventional ... Keywords: control strategy, switched reluctance motor, physical design, harmony optimization

Jie Li; Boya Sun; Shurui Fan; Lin He

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Power factor correction of an electrical drive system based on multiphase machines  

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Power factor correction of an electrical drive system based on multiphase machines Khoudir MAROUANI_tabache@yahoo.com Abstract--This paper deals with the energy efficiency improvement of an electrical drive which can be used both in wind energy conversion or motor drive applications. A power factor (PF) control scheme

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

218

Co-Simulation of an Electric Traction Drive Christoph Schulte and Joachim Bocker  

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Co-Simulation of an Electric Traction Drive Christoph Schulte and Joachim B¨ocker Abstract--For the simulation of electrical drives, reduced- order models or simple look-up tables are often used in order) for an electric drive, where the control structure, power electronics and motor are modeled in different environ

Paderborn, Universität

219

Improving Cooling System Immunity Supply Voltage Sags in Petroleum and Chemical Industries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

there has not been very much attention to the area of maintaining process continuity. Often it is the motor controls, and not the processes or the motors themselves that limit the system tolerance. Considering that most power supply disturbances... process may implement adjustable speed drives and almost always utilizes standard motor control circuitry. It is in this motor control circuitry that we fmd the best opportunity to tum a weak link into a more robust "sag tolerant" element...

Dorr, D. S.

220

In-line drivetrain and four wheel drive work machine using same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A four wheel drive articulated mine loader is powered by a fuel cell and propelled by a single electric motor. The drivetrain has the first axle, second axle, and motor arranged in series on the work machine chassis. Torque is carried from the electric motor to the back differential via a pinion meshed with the ring gear of the back differential. A second pinion oriented in an opposite direction away from the ring gear is coupled to a drive shaft to transfer torque from the ring gear to the differential of the front axle. Thus, the ring gear of the back differential acts both to receive torque from the motor and to transfer torque to the forward axle. The in-line drive configuration includes a single electric motor and a single reduction gear to power the four wheel drive mine loader.

Hoff, Brian (East Peoria, IL)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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221

NREL: Fleet Test and Evaluation - Hybrid Electric Drive Systems  

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Hybrid Electric Drive Systems Hybrid Electric Drive Systems The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team conducts performance evaluations of hybrid electric drive systems in fleets of delivery vehicles and transit buses. Hybrid electric drive systems combine a primary power source, an energy storage system, and an electric motor to achieve a combination of emissions, fuel economy, and range benefits unattainable with any of these technologies alone. Hybrid electric drive systems use less petroleum-based fuel and capture energy created during breaking and idling. This collected energy is used to propel the vehicle during normal drive cycles. The batteries supply additional power for acceleration and hill climbing. Learn more about the team's hybrid electric drive system evaluations: Delivery Vehicles

222

Technological Advances in Hydraulic Drive Trains for Wind Turbines  

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The reliability of frequency converters is a major concern for wind turbines. ChapDrive AS has built and tested a hydraulic drive train for variable speed wind turbines which includes a synchronous generator that is connected to the grid without the use of a frequency converter. The hydraulic drive train consists of a hydraulic pump, a variable displacement hydraulic motor, and a synchronous generator, which enables rotor speed control while maintaining synchronous speed of the generator. It has been proven that the hydraulic drive train and the ChapDrive Control system are able to absorb fluctuations in the wind speed and maintain a constant power output without the use of frequency converters. The hydraulic drive train and the ChapDrive Control system has been modeled analytically and compared to measurements, demonstrating a good agreement between simulations and measurements.

K.E.Thomsen; O.G. Dahlhaug; M.O.K. Niss; S.K. Haugset

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program: U.S. DRIVE Partnership  

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Mission and Goals Mission and Goals Organization Chart and Contacts Background U.S. DRIVE Partnership Budget Timeline Program Activities Advisory Panels External Coordination U.S. Department of Energy Search help Home > About > Background > U.S. DRIVE Partnership Printable Version U.S. DRIVE Partnership The U.S. DRIVE Partnership is a collaborative effort among DOE and companies from the automotive, fuels, and electric utility industries, focused on advanced automotive and related infrastructure technology research and development. U.S. DRIVE Logo The U.S. DRIVE partners are: Automobile industry: U.S. Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR, the cooperative research organization for Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Company); Tesla Motors Electric utility industry: DTE Energy Company, Southern California

224

Auto Indexer Auto-Indexer for Percussive Hammers: Vane Motor Dynamometer Testing  

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The development of the motor will help to achieve program technical objectives by improving well construction capabilities. This includes enabling high-temperature drilling as well as enhancing directional drilling. A key component in the auto indexer is the drive motor. It is an air-driven vane motor that converts the energy stored in the compressed air to mechanical energy. The motor is attached to hammer-like components which impart an impulsive load onto the drive shaft. The impulsive force on the drive shaft in turn creates an indexing action. A controlled test was performed to characterize the performance of the the vane motor for a given pressure. The Sandia dynamometer test station was used to determine the performance of the motor for a given input pressure.

Jiann Su

225

Holiday Food Drive  

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Food Drive Food Drive Holiday Food Drive During the recent holiday food drive, employees donated enough food to provide about 23,604 holiday meals for Northern New Mexico families. More than 432 frozen turkeys were donated this year by employees and other donors during 'Bring a Turkey to Work Day,' an annual Lab event that takes places Thanksgiving week. September 16, 2013 LANL employees organize food for the Holiday Food Drive. Contacts Giving Drives Ed Vigil Community Programs Office (505) 665-9205 Email Giving Drives Enrique Trujillo Community Programs Office (505) 665-6384 Email Helping feed Northern New Mexico families Community partners The Food Depot (Santa Fe) Del Norte Credit Union Smith's Food and Drug Giving Holiday Food Drive Holiday Gift Drive LANL Laces Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund

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Comparison of AC drives for electric vehicles -- A report on experts` opinion survey  

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It is recognized that wide applications of electric vehicles (EVs) will bring tremendous social, economical and ecological benefits. With the growing interests in electric vehicles, much effort is demanded for the development of efficient, reliable and economical AC drives` for EV propulsion purpose. Both induction motor (IM) drives and permanent magnet brushless DC motor (BDCM) drives have been applied to EVs. Switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives have been proposed as an alternative for EV propulsion. In order to assess the suitability of IM, BDCM and SRM drives for EV applications and to provide a technical support for the development and selection of future EV propulsion systems, the existing EV AC propulsion drives were compared, and a survey of experts` opinions was conducted. Comparison of the three AC drives was made on a relative and a quantitative basis using the survey questionnaires. According to the majority of the experts, induction motor drives are best suited for EV propulsion purpose, due to their low cost, high reliability, high speed, established converter and manufacturing technology, low torque ripple/noise and absence of position sensors. BDCM drives feature compactness, low weight and high efficiency and therefore provide an alternative for EV propulsion. The experts regard insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) as the most suited power semiconductor devices for AC drive converters at the present stage. 7 refs.

Chang, L. [New Brunswick Univ., Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [New Brunswick Univ., Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Electric machine and current source inverter drive system  

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A drive system includes an electric machine and a current source inverter (CSI). This integration of an electric machine and an inverter uses the machine's field excitation coil for not only flux generation in the machine but also for the CSI inductor. This integration of the two technologies, namely the U machine motor and the CSI, opens a new chapter for the component function integration instead of the traditional integration by simply placing separate machine and inverter components in the same housing. Elimination of the CSI inductor adds to the CSI volumetric reduction of the capacitors and the elimination of PMs for the motor further improve the drive system cost, weight, and volume.

Hsu, John S

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

228

EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Motors and Critical Materials Breakout  

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Electric Motors and Critical Electric Motors and Critical Materials Breakout Laura Marlino Oak Ridge National Laboratory Iver Anderson Ames Laboratory Facilitators July 24, 2012 EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Vehicle Technologies Program - Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors eere.energy.gov Electric Drive Status and Targets Current Status* PHEV 40** AEV 100** AEV 300+ System Cost $/kW 20 ($1100) 5 ($600) 14 ($1680) 4 ($600) Motor Specific Power kW/kg 1.3 1.9 1.5 2 PE Specific Power kW/kg 10.5 16 12 16.7 System Peak Efficiency % 90 97 91 98 2022 EV Everywhere Targets Extremely Aggressive Targets Especially Challenging for the Electric Motor * 55kW system ** 120kW system + 150 kW system Vehicle Technologies Program - Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors eere.energy.gov

229

Improving the efficiency of electric motor systems: Moving beyond efficient motors  

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Electric motors operating in the US consume more than half of the nation's electricity. Electric utilities were among the first groups to begin offering programs to promote efficiency in electric motors. A 1994 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) survey of utility demand-side management (DSM) programs found 151 efficient-motors and drives programs being offered by 95 utilities in the US. The most common programs have been prescriptive rebates for the purchase of high-efficiency motors. While many of these programs have been popular and successful, their cost is an issue of contention with some industrial consumer groups and within utilities attempting to reduce program costs. With the minimum motor efficiency regulations in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) set to go into effect for most products in October 1997, utilities will need to move beyond these simple high-efficiency motor rebate programs if they are to continue to offer motor programs to their customers. The focus will also have to shift from simply motors to motor-system issues. As a 1993 US Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored motor-system roundtable identified, motor-system expertise is not widely available, and many electric utilities will need assistance to develop and implement new programs. It is thus important that information be made available to these utilities on how to analyze customers' motor-systems needs, what program designs will most likely meet these needs, what resources they will need to implement their programs, and where to find those resources. DOE's Motor Challenge has already been identifying or developing many of these resources, and these are already being used by some utilities. If utilities are provided a program context, more of them can make better use of these resources and achieve success from their own standpoint (e.g., increased customer satisfaction and improved customer retention), from the customers' standpoint (e.g., lower motor-system costs and improved performance), and from the national standpoint (e.g., reduced motorsystem energy consumption and lower carbon emissions). The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has begun to establish this context by analyzing utility motor-systems programs. This work builds upon past ACEEE analyses of other utility DSM programs and ACEEE's extensive involvement in the technical aspects and design of programs involving electric motor systems.

Elliott, R.N.; Pye, M.; Nadel, S.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Farm Motorization, Consumption and Prices of Motor Fuels  

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... Development of Farm Motorization and Consumption and Prices of Motor ... of Motor Fuels in Member Countries is the title of a publication recently issued by the Organization for ...

1963-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

231

U.S. DRIVE Highlights of Technical Accomplishments 2011  

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1 1 February 2012 Preface The U.S. DRIVE Partnership is a voluntary government-industry partnership focused on precompetitive, advanced automotive and related infrastructure technology research and development (R&D). Partners are the United States Department of Energy (DOE); the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), a consortium composed of Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Company; Tesla Motors; five energy companies (BP America, Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Corporation, and Shell Oil Products US); two electric utilities, DTE Energy and Southern California Edison; and the Electric Power Research Institute.

232

Gas Powered Air Conditioning Absorption vs. Engine-Drive  

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the cooling effect of water evaporation to cool a facilities water cooling system while the gas engine drive chiller uses a standard "freon" compressor driven by a gas engine' to provide its cooling. In the absorption chiller, a heat generator boils... for the water in the evaporator section. A pump then moves the dilute solution back to the generator to continue the process. GED chillers are no different than their electric counterparts except an engine drives the compressor instead of an electric motor...

Phillips, J. N.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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US DRIVE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency...  

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Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency and Energy Sustainability Partnership Plan US DRIVE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency and Energy...

234

Development of Ulta-Efficient Electric Motors  

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Electric motors utilize a large amount of electrical energy in utility and industrial applications. Electric motors constructed with high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials have the potential to dramatically reduce electric motor size and losses. HTS motors are best suited for large motor applications at ratings above 1000 horsepower (hp), where the energy savings from the efficiency improvement can overcome the additional power required to keep the superconductors on the rotor cooled. Large HTS based motors are expected to be half the volume and have half the losses of conventional induction motors of the same rating. For a 5000 hp industrial motor, this energy savings can result in $50,000 in operating cost savings over the course of a single year of operation. Since large horsepower motors utilize (or convert) about 30% of the electrical power generated in the United States and about 70% of large motors are candidates for replacement by HTS motors, the annual energy savings potential through the utilization of HTS motors can be up to $1 Billion in the United States alone. Research in the application of HTS materials to electric motors has lead to a number of HTS motor prototypes yet no industrial HTS motor product has yet been introduced. These motor demonstrations have been synchronous motors with HTS field windings, on the rotor. Figure 1-1 shows a solid model rendering of this type of motor. The rotor winding is made with HTS coils that are held at cryogenic temperature by introducing cooling fluid from the cryocooler to the rotor through a transfer coupling. The stator winding is made of copper wire. The HTS winding is thermally isolated from the warm armature and motor shafts by a vacuum insulation space and through the use of composite torque tubes. The stator in Figure 1-1 is an air core stator in that the stator teeth and a small part of the yoke is made up of nonmagnetic material so the magnetic fields distribute themselves as if in air. Between the HTS field winding and the physical air gap is a series of concentric cylinders that act as vacuum insulation space walls as well as conducting paths for induced currents to flow in order to shield the HTS winding and the rotor cold space from time dependent fields. These time dependent fields may be caused by rotor hunting, during a change in motor load, or by non-fundamental component voltages and currents applied by the inverter. These motors are variable speed controlled by the inverter. Common large motor utility and industrial applications are pump and fan drives that are best suited by a variable speed motor. Inverter control of the HTS motor eliminates the need to design the rotor for line starting, which would dump a large amount of heat into the rotor that would then heavily tax the cryogenic cooling system. The field winding is fed by a brushless exciter that provides DC current to the HTS rotor winding. The stator winding is air or water cooled. Technical and commercial hurdles to industrial HTS motor product introduction and customer acceptance include (1) the high cost of HTS wire and the cryogenic cooling system components, (2) customer concerns about reliability of HTS motors, and (3) the ability to attain the loss reduction potential of large HTS motors. Reliance Electric has demonstrated a number of HTS based electric motors up to a 1000 hp, variable speed synchronous motor with an HTS field winding in the year 2000. In 2001 this motor was tested to 1600 hp with a sinusoidal (constant frequency) supply. Figure 1-2 shows the HTS motor on the dynamometer test stand in the Reliance Electric test lab. The extensive test program of the 1000 hp motor successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of large HTS motors and the basic technologies involved, however the test results did indicate the need for design refinements. In addition, test results served to identify other more fundamental critical technology issues, and revealed the need to continue research efforts in order to improve future HTS motor first cost, reliability, and performa

Shoykhet, B. (Baldor Comp.); Schiferl, R. (Baldor Comp.); Duckworth, R.; Rey, C.M.; Schwenterly, S.W.; Gouge, M.J.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

A Fuzzy-Based Strategy to Improve Control Reconfiguration Performance of a Sensor Fault-Tolerant Induction Motor Propulsion  

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recovery in the Electric (EV) or Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) induction motor drive. To achieve this goal-ref · Fault Tolerant Controller HybridHybrid ElectricElectric VehicleVehicle Induction Motor Sensorless Fuzzy-Tolerant Induction Motor Propulsion Bekheira Tabbache1,2 , Mohamed Benbouzid1 , Abdelaziz Kheloui2 and Jean

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

236

Advanced motor driven clamped borehole seismic receiver  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A borehole seismic tool including a borehole clamp which only moves perpendicular to the borehole. The clamp is driven by an electric motor, via a right angle drive. When used as a seismic receiver, the tool has a three part housing, two of which are hermetically sealed. Accelerometers or geophones are mounted in one hermetically sealed part, the electric meter in the other hermetically sealed part, and the clamp and right angle drive in the third part. Preferably the tool includes cable connectors at both ends. Optionally a shear plate can be added to the clamp to extend the range of the tool.

Engler, Bruce P. (Sandoval County, NM); Sleefe, Gerard E. (Bernalillo County, NM); Striker, Richard P. (Bernalillo County, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Tip Sheets by System  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Two-page tip sheets give engineers and equipment operators advice to quickly make improvements. Learn how to determine air-fuel ratios for burners, evaluate adjustable speed drive efficiency, inspect and repair steam traps, benchmark fuel costs, and handle other system efficiency issues. Available for: pumps, steam, motors, compressed air, process heating, and plant-wide systems.

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32 IEEE power & energy magazine september/october 20031540-7977/03/$17.002003 IEEE Active power filters  

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the maintenance of quality of service in electric energy delivery, while at the same time costing billions loads. Examples of such applications widely used are adjustable-speed motor drives, diode and thyristor solutions to better manage and control the use of electric energy. However, given the characteristics

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

239

A Tariff for Reactive Power 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800  

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to the distribution system economically by customers when new inverters are installed. The inverter would be supplied, and adjustable-speed motor drives. Index Terms--Inverter, Power Factor, Reactive Power, Tariff, Voltage efficiency. Reactive power is theoretically available from any inverter-based equipment such as photovoltaic

Pennycook, Steve

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36 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 35, NO. 1, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1999 Multilevel Converters for Large Electric Drives  

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Converters for Large Electric Drives Leon M. Tolbert, Senior Member, IEEE, Fang Zheng Peng, Senior Member multilevel con- verters as an application for high-power and/or high-voltage electric motor drives all-electric drives because it uses several levels of dc voltage sources, which would be available

Tolbert, Leon M.

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241

Summer 2003 Motor Gasoline Outlook.doc  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 1 Short-Term Energy Outlook April 2003 Summer 2003 Motor Gasoline Outlook Summary For the upcoming summer season (April to September 2003), high crude oil costs and other factors are expected to yield average retail motor gasoline prices higher than those of last year. Current crude oil prices reflect a substantial uncertainty premium due to concerns about the current conflict in the Persian Gulf, lingering questions about whether Venezuelan oil production will recover to near pre-strike levels in time for the peak driving season, and the impact of recent disruptions in Nigerian oil output. Moreover, unusually low crude oil and gasoline inventory levels at the outset of the driving season are expected to keep prices high throughout much of the

242

Motor torque compensation of an induction electric motor by adjusting a slip command during periods of supposed change in motor temperature  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention maintains constant torque in an inverter driven AC induction motor during variations in rotor temperature. It is known that the torque output of a given AC induction motor is dependent upon rotor temperature. At rotor temperatures higher than the nominal operating condition the rotor impedance increases, reducing the rotor current and motor torque. In a similar fashion, the rotor impedance is reduced resulting in increased rotor current and motor torque when the rotor temperature is lower than the nominal operating condition. The present invention monitors the bus current from the DC supply to the inverter and adjusts the slip frequency of the inverter drive to maintain a constant motor torque. This adjustment is based upon whether predetermined conditions implying increased rotor temperature or decreased rotor temperature exist for longer that a predetermined interval of time.

Kelledes, William L. (Brighton, MI); St. John, Don K. (Livonia, MI)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Motor current signature analysis for determining operational readiness of motor-operated valves (MOVs)  

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Motor current signature analysis (MCSA) is a novel diagnostic process for condition monitoring of electric-motor-driven mechanical equipment (e.g., pumps, motor-operated valves, compressors, and processing machinery). The MCSA process identifies, characterizes, and trends over time the instantaneous load variations of mechanical equipment in order to diagnose changes in the condition of the equipment (e.g., due to degradation or service wear), which, if allowed to continue, may lead to failure. It monitors the instantaneous variations (noise content) in the electric current flowing through the power leads to the electric motor that drives the equipment. The motor itself thereby acts as a transducer, sensing both large and small, long-term and rapid, mechanical load variations and converting them to variations in the induced current generated in the motor windings. This motor current noise signature is detected, amplified, and further processed as needed to examine its time domain and frequency domain (spectral) characteristics. The operational principles of MCSA and the nonintrusive data collection apparatus and procedure used with MOVs will be described. Data collected from MOVs in both laboratory and in-plant environments will also be shown to illustrate the ability of MCSA to ''see'' the detailed inner workings of the valve and operator and thus to detect degraded performance at an incipient stage. (Set of 18 vugraphs)

Kryter, R.C.; Haynes, H.D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Quantum motor and future  

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In a popular language, the possibilities of the Casimir expulsion effect are presented, which can be the basis of quantum motors. Such motors can be in the form of a special multilayer thin film with periodic and complex nanosized structures. Quantum motors of the type of the Casimir platforms can be the base of transportation, energy and many other systems in the future.

Fateev, Evgeny G

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Quantum motor and future  

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In a popular language, the possibilities of the Casimir expulsion effect are presented, which can be the basis of quantum motors. Such motors can be in the form of a special multilayer thin film with periodic and complex nanosized structures. Quantum motors of the type of the Casimir platforms can be the base of transportation, energy and many other systems in the future.

Evgeny G. Fateev

2013-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

246

Drive torque actuation in active surge control of centrifugal compressors  

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A novel approach to active surge control is presented for a centrifugal compressor driven by an electrical motor. The main idea of the paper is to use the drive itself for surge control. This eliminates the need for additional actuators, and has the ... Keywords: Active control, Actuators, Centrifugal compressors, Exponentially stable, Lyapunov methods, Nonlinear control

Jan Tommy Gravdahl; Olav Egeland; Svein Ove Vatland

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Fuzzy Neural Network Control for Robot Manipulator Directly Driven by Switched Reluctance Motor  

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Applications of switched reluctance motor SRM to direct drive robot are increasingly popular because of its valuable advantages. However, the greatest potential defect is its torque ripple owing to the significant nonlinearities. In this paper, a fuzzy ...

Baoming Ge; AnŪbal T. de Almeida

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Phase modulated rotor angle encoder for switched reluctance motor drive  

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sensor. In an inexpensive systein, the rotor position sensor comprises of a magnetized ring along with Hall etfect sensors or opto-interrupters with slotted clisk. An optical sensor has a, light emitting diode which acts as a light transmitter, enid a... sensor. In an inexpensive systein, the rotor position sensor comprises of a magnetized ring along with Hall etfect sensors or opto-interrupters with slotted clisk. An optical sensor has a, light emitting diode which acts as a light transmitter, enid a...

Mahajan, Shailendra

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

249

Design of outer-rotor-type multipolar switched reluctance motor for electric vehicle  

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In an electric vehicle(EV) with in-wheel motors reducing the weight of the motor is a very important problem in order to improve the driving performance. In this paper we examine the lightweight design of an outer-rotor-type multipolar switched reluctance (SR) motor applied to a prototype EV. We design three SR motors which have different yoke widths and calculate the motor characteristics at a steady rotational speed based on a finite element method. We discuss the optimum relationship between a pole and yoke widths.

Satoshi Fujishiro; Kazumi Ishikawa; Shinki Kikuchi; Kenji Nakamura; Osamu Ichinokura

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

An Improved Fault-Tolerant Control Scheme for PWM Inverter-Fed Induction Motor-Based EVs  

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and simulations on an electric vehicle are carried-out using a European urban driving cycle to show for such systems. In particular, voltage source inverters are a key component of these electric motor drive systems of an electric vehicle on the variable-speed ac drives and particularly on the power inverter is rapidly

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

251

Holiday Gift Drive  

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Holiday Gift Drive Holiday Gift Drive Holiday Gift Drive Every year, Laboratory employees help fulfill the holiday wishes of children and seniors in our communities. In 2012, our employees helped more than 1,030 Northern New Mexico children, senior citizens and families have a brighter holiday season. September 16, 2013 Every holiday season, employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory donate and distribute gifts to families in need throughout Northern New Mexico. Contacts Giving Drives Ed Vigil Community Programs Office (505) 665-9205 Email Giving Drives Enrique Trujillo Community Programs Office (505) 665-6384 Email Helping New Mexico families feel the holiday spirit The 2013 campaign runs from November 21-December 18. 2012 Holiday Gift Drive partners Boys and Girls Club Del Norte (Abiquiu Site)

252

NREL: Fleet Test and Evaluation - Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems  

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Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems NREL's Fleet Test and Evaluation Team conducts performance evaluations of hydraulic hybrid drive systems in delivery vehicles. Because hydraulic hybrids feature highly efficient regenerative braking systems and "engine off at idle" capabilities, they are ideal for parcel delivery applications where stop-and-go traffic is common. Hydraulic hybrid systems can capture up to 70% of the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost during braking. This energy drives a pump, which transfers hydraulic fluid from a low-pressure reservoir to a high-pressure accumulator. When the vehicle accelerates, fluid in the high-pressure accumulator moves to the lower-pressure reservoir, which drives a motor and provides extra torque. This process can improve the vehicle's fuel economy

253

A Method for Impact Assessment of Faults on the Performance of Field-Oriented Control Drives  

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, reliability of a motor drive can be explored via the emerging field of thermo- electrical analysis [3A Method for Impact Assessment of Faults on the Performance of Field-Oriented Control Drives Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics Department of Electrical and Computer

Liberzon, Daniel

254

Design of Efficient In-Wheel Motor for Electric Vehicles  

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Abstract This research paper deals with the design and development of an in-wheel motor for electric vehicles. The proposed motor generates a 350-watt power drive with a power source of two 12†V batteries. The batteries are connected in series to increase the voltage to 24 volts and 18.23 A. The in-wheel motor is based on the principle of a DC electric motor to drive the vehicle wheels so that the mechanical components of the transmission and the energy loss are minimized. The proposed in-wheel motor has 46 poles, 51 slots and 51 teeth. In addition, the method lowers the maintenance cost. This research work assumes the maximum weight of 70†kg and the running speed of 20†km/hr. The experiment results show that the output power and efficiency of the in-wheel motor are subject to the variation in input power given that the input voltage remains constant at 25.41 volts. The maximum efficiency of the in-wheel motor of 82.56% is achieved at 2.5 N-m torque. The maximum torque of 6.25 N-m is achieved with the input power of 348.76 watts.

Winai Chanpeng; Prasert Hachanont

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Short flux paths optimize the efficiency of a 5-phase switched reluctance drive  

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A new configuration of switched reluctance drive is proposed in which the windings of a 5-phase motor are configured to encourage short flux paths within the motor. The 5-phase prototype motor can be fed from a new power converter which uses only six switching devices in a shared switch configuration. Experimental results demonstrate that the 5-phase prototype achieves higher efficiency than prior arc switched reluctance and induction drives constructed in the same frame size, and with the benefit of the new electronic circuit it is very cost effective.

Michaelides, A.; Pollock, C. [Univ. of Warwick, Coventry (United Kingdom). Dept. of Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

256

Independent Control of Two Induction Motors Fed by a Five Legs PWM Inverter for Electric Vehicles  

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Independent Control of Two Induction Motors Fed by a Five Legs PWM Inverter for Electric Vehicles B. NOMENCLATURE EV = Electric vehicle; IM = Induction motor; IFOC = Indirect field oriented control; PWM= Pulse force; Fcr = Climbing and downgrade resistance force; Pv = Vehicle driving power; J = Total inertia

Boyer, Edmond

257

Energy Conservation and Efficiency Improvement for the Electric Motors Operating in U.S. Oil Fields  

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energy use in the U.S. is comparable to all auto energy use. Electric motors are the largest users of energy in all mineral extraction activities. In oil fields, electric motors drive the pumping units used for lifting the oil and water to the surface...

Ula, S.; Cain, W.; Nichols, T.

258

Minimizing Wheel Slip in Railway Locomotives with Coupled Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors  

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In this work I consider control strategies of permanent magnet synchronous motors in which the back-emf signal from the motor is used to achieve commutation of the six step driving circuit. I show that if the strategy is modified to connect multiple motors in a cyclic chain, then a collective synchronized state is favoured. The stability of this state can be exploited in the bogies of a railway locomotive to automatically terminate wheel slipping episodes.

Shayak Bhattacharjee

2015-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

259

Minimizing Wheel Slip in Railway Locomotives with Coupled Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this work I consider control strategies of permanent magnet synchronous motors in which the back-emf signal from the motor is used to achieve commutation of the six step driving circuit. I show that if the strategy is modified to connect multiple motors in a cyclic chain, then a collective synchronized state is favoured. The stability of this state can be exploited in the bogies of a railway locomotive to automatically terminate wheel slipping episodes.

Shayak Bhattacharjee

2014-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

260

Memory Hard Drive Peripherals  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1! CSI3131 Topics CPU Memory Hard Drive Peripherals Computing Systems OS Overview StructureDeadlocks M em ory M anagem ent Basic Memory Managermtn Virtual Memory Storage and I/O File Systems Hard Drive Management Swap I/O Management 2 Module 7: Memory Management Reading: Chapter 8 § To provide a detailed

Stojmenovic, Ivan

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261

1996 international conference on power electronics, drives and energy systems for industrial growth: Proceedings. Volume 1  

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This book contains Volume 1 of the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems for Industrial Growth held January, 1996, in New Delhi. The topics of the papers include resonant and soft switching converters, induction motor drives, solar power generation, control aspects of power generation, PWM and DC/DC converters, field oriented control of AC machines, wind power generation, analysis of electrical machines, topology and control of power electronic converters, switched reluctance and permanent magnet motor drives, active filters and VAR compensation schemes, analysis and design of induction generators/motors, simulation of power electronics converters and drive, brushless and special electrical machines, UPS and battery energy storage systems.

Murthy, S.S.; Roy, S. [eds.] [Indian Inst. of Tech., New Delhi (India); Divan, D. [ed.] [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Doradla, S.R. [ed.] [Indian Inst. of Tech., Kanpur (India); Murthy, B.V. [ed.] [General Motors, Detroit, MI (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

262

AC Ward Leonard drive systems: Revisiting the four-quadrant operation of AC machines  

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Abstract In this paper, the problem of controlling the speed of AC machines in four quadrants is revisited from a completely new viewpoint, based on the idea of powering an AC machine with a synchronous generator that generates a variable-voltageĖvariable-frequency supply. This is a natural, mathematical, but not physical, extension of the conventional Ward Leonard drive systems for DC machines to AC machines. As a result, AC drives can be regarded as generator-motor systems, which facilitate the analysis of AC drives and the introduction of other special functions because a system consisting of a generator and a motor is easier to be handled than the conventional AC drive that consists of an inverter and a motor. Control strategies, with and without a speed sensor, are proposed to implement this idea and the experimental results are presented to demonstrate the feasibility.

Qing-Chang Zhong

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

A study on current characteristics of induction motor while operating at its base frequency in textile industry  

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Abstract In the increasing amounts of three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors over the years are fed by variable-speed drives in majority of the industries. This paper deals about the current and power characteristics of induction motor while it operating at its base frequency with variable speed drive. Various studies have been conducted in textile industry to prove the above phenomena. When the motor runs at its base frequency through VFD (variable-frequency drive), considerable energy saving is possible. In this study, around 3.6 units saved for one operating cycle of Ringframe machine in textile industry.

Y. Dhayaneswaran; L. Ashok Kumar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Computational analysis of temperature rise phenomena in electric induction motors  

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Computational analysis of temperature rise phenomena in electric induction motors Ying Huai Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Grundvigs Alle 150, Sonderborg, DK-6400, Denmark c Danfoss Drives A/S, Denmark Received 12 October 2002; accepted 20 December 2002 Abstract In developing electric

Melnik, Roderick

265

Switched reluctance motor systems poised for rapid growth  

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The emergence of a rugged, versatile, and highly efficient alternative to conventional electric motors promises to have a major impact on drivepower markets over the next decade. Although switched reluctance drives are not yet available ``off the shelf`` from major motor manufacturers, they are likely to compete favorably across a broad range of applications, due to their superior performance characteristics. Switched reluctance drives maintain higher torque and efficiency over broader speed ranges than can be achieved with other advanced variable-speed systems, can be programmed to precisely match the loads they serve and, in high-volume production, are likely to be less expensive than competing systems. The principal obstacle to rapid commercialization of switched reluctance motors is the fact that few engineers are trained to perform the exacting and specialized design that this technology requires. This hurdle is gradually being overcome as over two dozen firms now design or manufacture switched reluctance drives, and several are moving into mass production applications. As these and other firms gain experience with the technology, new opportunities will arise for utilities, energy users, and original equipment manufacturers to capture the benefits of switched reluctance motor systems. This report appraises recent progress toward moving switched reluctance drives to mass production and provides an inventory of major manufacturers.

Lovins, A.B.; Howe, B.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling and Simulation of Switched Reluctance Motor Based on Comsol  

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Switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives have gained many attentions from researcher which will be used for automotive applications that needs high speed, wider range of constant power capability, ruggedness, and fault tolerance. This paper focuses on ... Keywords: SRM, Modelling, Simulation, COMSOL, FEA-Finite Element Analysis, Design

Umar Sholahuddin, Agus Purwadi, Nana Heryana, Hilwadi Hindersyah

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Position sensor for linear synchronous motors employing halbach arrays  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A position sensor suitable for use in linear synchronous motor (LSM) drive systems employing Halbach arrays to create their magnetic fields is described. The system has several advantages over previously employed ones, especially in its simplicity and its freedom from being affected by weather conditions, accumulated dirt, or electrical interference from the LSM system itself.

Post, Richard Freeman

2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

268

Report on Toyota Prius Motor Thermal Management  

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In the current hybrid vehicle market, the Toyota Prius drive system is considered the leader in electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing innovations. It is a significant accomplishment that Toyota is able to manufacture and sell the vehicle for a profit. The Toyota Prius traction motor design approach for reducing manufacturing costs and the motor s torque capability have been studied and tested. The findings were presented in two previous Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) reports. The conclusions from this report reveal, through temperature rise tests, that the 2004 Toyota Prius (THSII) motor is applicable only for use in a hybrid automobile. It would be significantly undersized if used in a fuel cell vehicle application. The power rating of the Prius motor is limited by the permissible temperature rise of the motor winding (170 C) and the motor cooling oil (158 C). The continuous ratings at base speed (1200 rpm) with different coolant temperatures are projected from test data at 900 rpm. They are approximately 15 kW with 105 C coolant and 21 kW with 35 C coolant. These continuous ratings are much lower than the 30 kW specified as a technical motor target of the U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR Program. All tests were conducted at about 24 C ambient temperature. The load angle of each torque adjustment was monitored to prevent a sudden stop of the motor if the peak torque were exceeded, as indicated by the load angle in the region greater than 90 electrical degrees. For peak power with 400 Nm torque at 1200 rpm, the permissible running time depends upon the initial winding temperature condition. The projected rate of winding temperature rise is approximately 2.1 C/sec. The cooling-oil temperature does not change much during short peak power operation. For light and medium load situations, the efficiency varies from 80% to above 90%, and the power factor varies from 70% to above 90%, depending on the load and speed. When the motor is loaded heavily near the peak-torque (400-Nm) region, the efficiency goes down to the 40-50% range, and the power factor is nearly 100%. The efficiency is not a major concern at the high-torque region. The water-ethylene-glycol heat exchanger attached to the motor is small. During continuous operation, it dissipates about 76% of the total motor heat loss with 35 C coolant. The heat exchanger is less effective when the coolant temperature increases. With 75 C coolant, the heat exchanger dissipates about 38% of the motor heat. When the coolant temperature is 105 C, the heat exchanger not only stops cooling the motor but also adds heat to the large motor housing that acts as an air-cooled heat sink. From start to the base speed, 400 Nms of torque can be produced by the Prius motor with a reasonably low stator current. However, the permissible running time of the motor depends on the load drawn from the motor and the coolant temperature. In the Toyota Prius hybrid configuration, if the motor gets too hot and cannot keep running, the load can be shifted back to the engine. The motor acts to improve the system efficiency without being overly designed. A detailed thermal model was developed to help predict the temperature levels in key motor components. The model was calibrated and compared with the experimentally measured temperatures. Very good agreement was obtained between model and experiment. This model can now be used to predict the temperature of key motor components at a variety of operating conditions and to evaluate the thermal characteristics of new motor designs. It should be pointed out that a fuel-cell motor does not have an engine to fall back on to provide the needed wheel power. Therefore, the design philosophy of a fuel-cell motor is very different from that of a hybrid Prius motor. Further thermal management studies in the high-speed region of the Prius motor, fed by its inverter, are planned.

Hsu, J.S.

2005-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid vehicle motor alignment  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A rotor of an electric motor for a motor vehicle is aligned to an axis of rotation for a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine having an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. A locator is provided on the crankshaft, a piloting tool is located radially by the first locator to the crankshaft. A stator of the electric motor is aligned to a second locator provided on the piloting tool. The stator is secured to the engine block. The rotor is aligned to the crankshaft and secured thereto.

Levin, Michael Benjamin (Ann Arbor, MI)

2001-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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ECE 331 Electromechanical Energy Conversion Catalog Description: Energy conversion principles for electric motors. Steady-state  

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. Introduction to drives and power electronics in control of electric machines, including switch-mode PWM (ABET Outcomes A, C, E, j, k) Learning Resources: Electric Machines and Drives: A First Course, Ned for electric motors. Steady-state characteristics and analysis of induction, synchronous and direct current

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Counterrotating brushless dc permanent magnet motor  

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An brushless DC permanent magnet motor is provided for driving an autonomous underwater vehicle. In one embodiment, the motor comprises four substantially flat stators disposed in stacked relationship, with pairs of the stators being axially spaced and each of the stators comprising a tape-wound stator coil; and a first and second substantially flat rotors disposed between the spaced pairs of stators. Each of the rotors includes an annular array of permanent magnets embedded therein. A first shaft is connected to the first rotor and a second, concentric shaft is connected to the second rotor, and drive unit causes rotation of the two shafts in opposite directions. The second shaft comprises a hollow tube having a central bore therein in which the first shaft is disposed. Two different sets of bearings support the first and second shAfts. In another embodiment, the motor comprises two ironless stators and pairs and rotors mounted no opposite sides of the stators and driven by counterrotating shafts.

Hawsey, R.A.; Bailey, J.M.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Counterrotating brushless dc permanent magnet motor  

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An brushless DC permanent magnet motor is provided for driving an autonomous underwater vehicle. In one embodiment, the motor comprises four substantially flat stators disposed in stacked relationship, with pairs of the stators being axially spaced and each of the stators comprising a tape-wound stator coil; and a first and second substantially flat rotors disposed between the spaced pairs of stators. Each of the rotors includes an annular array of permanent magnets embedded therein. A first shaft is connected to the first rotor and a second, concentric shaft is connected to the second rotor, and drive unit causes rotation of the two shafts in opposite directions. The second shaft comprises a hollow tube having a central bore therein in which the first shaft is disposed. Two different sets of bearings support the first and second shAfts. In another embodiment, the motor comprises two ironless stators and pairs and rotors mounted no opposite sides of the stators and driven by counterrotating shafts.

Hawsey, R.A.; Bailey, J.M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Disc rotors with permanent magnets for brushless DC motor  

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A brushless dc permanent magnet motor drives an autonomous underwater vehe. In one embodiment, the motor comprises four substantially flat stators in stacked relationship, with pairs of the stators axially spaced, each of the stators comprising a tape-wound stator coil, and first and second substantially flat rotors disposed between the spaced pairs of stators. Each of the rotors includes an annular array of permanent magnets embedded therein. A first shaft is connected to the first rotor and a second, concentric shaft is connected to the second rotor, and a drive unit causes rotation of the two shafts in opposite directions. The second shaft comprises a hollow tube having a central bore in which the first shaft is disposed. Two different sets of bearings support the first and second shafts. In another embodiment, the motor comprises two ironless stators and pairs of rotors mounted on opposite sides of the stators and driven by counterrotating shafts.

Hawsey, Robert A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Bailey, J. Milton (Knoxville, TN)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Advanced Manufacturing Office: Motor Systems  

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Motor Systems to Motor Systems to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Manufacturing Office: Motor Systems on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Manufacturing Office: Motor Systems on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Manufacturing Office: Motor Systems on Google Bookmark Advanced Manufacturing Office: Motor Systems on Delicious Rank Advanced Manufacturing Office: Motor Systems on Digg Find More places to share Advanced Manufacturing Office: Motor Systems on AddThis.com... Quick Links Energy Resource Center Technical Publications by Energy System Energy-Efficient Technologies Incentives & Resources by Zip Code Better Plants Superior Energy Performance Contacts Motor Systems Photo of Man Checking Motor Performance Motor-driven equipment accounts for 54% of manufacturing electricity use. Dramatic energy and cost savings can be achieved in motor systems by

275

Ontario Hydro Motor Efficiency Study  

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Electric motors consume more than one-half of the electrical energy produced by Ontario Hydro. In the residential sector, the major motor load is for refrigerators and freezers while packaged equipment dominate the motor load in the commercial...

Dautovich, D. R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Variable Frequency Drives  

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How BPA Supports VFDs Rebates are available from your utility for Variable Frequency Drives on pumps 20hp or greater and storage fans.. Energy savings from VFDs vary and can...

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Speed control of switched reluctance motor using sliding mode control strategy  

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A robust speed drive system for a switched reluctance motor (SRM) using sliding mode control strategy (SLMC) is presented. After reviewing the operation of an SRM drive, a SLMC based scheme is formulated to control the drive speed. The scheme is implemented using a micro-controller and a high resolution position sensor. The parameter insensitive characteristics are demonstrated through computer simulations and experimental verification.

John, G. [Kenetech Windpower, Livermore, CA (United States); Eastham, A.R. [Queen`s Univ., Kingston, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

278

Overheating of Electric Motors  

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... due to dirt or other foreign matter obstructing the ventilating pipes, ducts and passages of motors. Mention is made of the lagging effect which waste materials may have on the ... . Mention is made of the lagging effect which waste materials may have on the motor casing, and useful suggestions are given for the improvement and maintenance of ventilation. Since ...

1942-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

279

Thermocouple Electric Motors  

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... voltage drop of normal brush gear being too high, mercury commutation was tried. This motor ran well, but considerable splashing of mercury occurred which was unsafe from the health ... from the health angle. A totally enclosed design was adopted (Fig. 1). The motor was powered by a single massive thermocouple of iron-constantan.

J. E. CRAWFORD STRINGER

1962-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

280

High efficiency pool filtering systems utilising variable frequency drives  

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Over 1 year, private swimming pools in Australia will typically consume 1680†GWh of electricity, producing 2130†kt of CO2. Redesigning a pool's filtration system and using it more efficiently can reduce the energy use, and hence the CO2 production, by a significant amount. This paper describes experimental measurements carried out on a new design of pool pump system. Initial experiments using a variable frequency drive (VFD) with a standard, single phase pump/motor system have achieved energy savings of 40%. Utilising a VFD and a three phase pump/motor energy savings of 61% have been achieved, without degrading the system performance.

Z. Hameiri; T. Spooner; A.B. Sproul

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Replace V-Belts with Notched or Synchronous Belt Drives  

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Belt drives provide flexibility in the positioning of the motor relative to the load. Pulleys (sheaves) of varying diameters allow the speed of the driven equipment to be increased or decreased relative to the motor speed. A properly designed belt power-transmission system offers high efficiency and low noise, requires no lubrication, and presents low maintenance requirements. However, certain types of belts are more efficient than others, offering potential energy cost savings. This tip sheet provides example energy savings calculations and offers suggested actions.

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EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate | Department of Energy  

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EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate October 26, 2010 - 5:21pm Addthis EcoCar Drives Students to Innovate Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program Last year, Americans used about 138 billion gallons of gasoline - mostly imported - for transportation, costing Americans about $300 billion. The Department of Energy, through the Recovery Act, is investing in more fuel-efficient battery and electric vehicles to reduce these costs and training a strong, talented workforce to develop these cleaner, more sustainable technologies. Recognizing the importance of engaging students in this endeavor, the Department of Energy and General Motors (GM) established the EcoCar Challenge - a three-year Advanced Vehicle

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motor | OpenEI  

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0 0 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142279950 Varnish cache server motor Dataset Summary Description The data included in this submission is United States Department of Transportation (DOT) data up to 1995. The data includes motor-fuel gallonage taxes 1950-1995, motor-fuel use 1919-1995, private and commercial highway use of special fuels, by state 1949-1995, highway use of gasoline, by state 1949-1995, gasohol sales by state, 1980-1992, and estimated use of gasohol, 1993-1995. The data is presented in .xlsx format. Source DOT Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords DOT Fuel highway motor vehicle Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon Motor-fuel gallonage taxes 1950-1995 (xlsx, 37.3 KiB)

284

Automobile Driving and Aggressive Behavior  

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The accident prone automobile driver. American Journal ofAutomobile Driving And Aggressive Behavior Raymond W. Novacofor its content or use. Automobile Driving and Aggressive

Novaco, Raymond W.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Traction Drive Systems Breakout Group  

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overlook profit motive in value chain * 4 - Today's HEV systems drive EV traction drive systems because of manufacturing base Barriers Interfering with Reaching the Targets * 1 -...

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Electric Motors and Critical Materials  

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EV, materials, and motor designers is missing * Achieving high volume July 24, 2012 Electric Motors and Critical Materials Breakout Session 2 - Discussion of Breakthroughs and...

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General Motors | Open Energy Information  

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General Motors Place: Detroit, MI Website: http:www.generalmotors.com References: General Motors1 Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership...

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Abstract--A linear and a rotational switched reluctance drive with a large airgap are developed and manufactured  

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) and the linear switched reluctance motor (LSRM). Unlike the LIM [2], the LSRM has not been investigated as a railway propulsion system so far. Switched reluctance motors generally offer a very simple and robustAbstract--A linear and a rotational switched reluctance drive with a large airgap are developed

Paderborn, Universität

289

Motor Gasoline Outlook and State MTBE Bans  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Motor Gasoline Outlook Motor Gasoline Outlook and State MTBE Bans Tancred Lidderdale Contents 1. Summary 2. MTBE Supply and Demand 3. Ethanol Supply 4. Gasoline Supply 5. Gasoline Prices A. Long-Term Equilibrium Price Analysis B. Short-Term Price Volatility 6. Conclusion 7. Appendix A. Estimating MTBE Consumption by State 8. Appendix B. MTBE Imports and Exports 9. Appendix C. Glossary of Terms 10. End Notes 11. References 1. Summary The U.S. is beginning the summer 2003 driving season with lower gasoline inventories and higher prices than last year. Recovery from this tight gasoline market could be made more difficult by impending State bans on the blending of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) into gasoline that are scheduled to begin later this year. Three impending State bans on MTBE blending could significantly affect gasoline

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6 - Control systems for AC variable speed drives  

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Publisher Summary This chapter explores the control system, embodied in the control circuits. The simplest method of providing auxiliary power to the converter control circuits is from an auxiliary transformer connected to the mains. The primary need for current feedback in general purpose variable speed drives (VSDs) is inverter switching device protection. Various disadvantages of the vector controlled AC drive as compared to a DC drive are discussed in the chapter. The strategy of an AC vector control drive is to calculate the individual current vectors to eventually enable separate control of the flux current and the torque current under all speed and load conditions. The power circuit for a vector converter is almost identical to that used by a variable voltage variable frequency (VVVF) drive. High accuracy motor current feedback is also necessary to provide control of motor torque. DC bus current feedback is suitable for switching device protection and current limiting in most AC VSDs. Analog speed transducers are increasingly being replaced by digital devices, which are more compatible with modern digital control systems.

Malcolm Barnes

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Robust optimal design of a magnetizer to reduce the harmonic components of cogging torque in a HDD spindle motor  

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This research proposes a robust optimal design methodology to reduce the cogging torque of a hard disk drive (HDD) spindle motor due to the coil-positioning error of the magnetizer. The design optimization proble...

Changjin Lee; Gunhee Jang

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

System and method for motor parameter estimation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for determining unknown values of certain motor parameters includes a motor input device connectable to an electric motor having associated therewith values for known motor parameters and an unknown value of at least one motor parameter. The motor input device includes a processing unit that receives a first input from the electric motor comprising values for the known motor parameters for the electric motor and receive a second input comprising motor data on a plurality of reference motors, including values for motor parameters corresponding to the known motor parameters of the electric motor and values for motor parameters corresponding to the at least one unknown motor parameter value of the electric motor. The processor determines the unknown value of the at least one motor parameter from the first input and the second input and determines a motor management strategy for the electric motor based thereon.

Luhrs, Bin; Yan, Ting

2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

293

Implementing Motor Decision Plans  

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Implementing Motor Decision Plans R. Neal Elliott, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Associate American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Washington, DC Abstract The first step to reducing energy costs and increasing reliability in motors... is chosen with limited regard to the short or long-tenn cost. This paper discusses how to develop a plan appropriate to the needs of a particular facility. Introduction In most cases, the opportunity to install a more efficient motor isO available...

Elliott, R. N.

294

Electric-Drive Vehicle engineering  

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Electric-Drive Vehicle engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING Electric-drive engineers for 80 years t Home to nation's first electric-drive vehicle engineering program and alternative-credit EDGE Engineering Entrepreneur Certificate Program is a great addition to an electric-drive vehicle

Berdichevsky, Victor

295

Transport of Molecular Motor Dimers in Burnt-Bridge Models  

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Dynamics of molecular motor dimers, consisting of rigidly bound particles that move along two parallel lattices and interact with underlying molecular tracks, is investigated theoretically by analyzing discrete-state stochastic continuous-time burnt-bridge models. In these models the motion of molecular motors is viewed as a random walk along the lattices with periodically distributed weak links (bridges). When the particle crosses the weak link it can be destroyed with a probability $p$, driving the molecular motor motion in one direction. Dynamic properties and effective generated forces of dimer molecular motors are calculated exactly as a function of a concentration of bridges $c$ and burning probability $p$ and compared with properties of the monomer motors. It is found that the ratio of the velocities of the dimer and the monomer can never exceed 2, while the dispersions of the dimer and the monomer are not very different. The relative effective generated force of the dimer (as compared to the monomer) also cannot be larger than 2 for most sets of parameters. However, a very large force can be produced by the dimer in the special case of $c=1/2$ for non-zero shift between the lattices. Our calculations do not show the significant increase in the force generated by collagenase motor proteins in real biological systems as predicted by previous computational studies. The observed behavior of dimer molecular motors is discussed by considering in detail the particle dynamics near burnt bridges.

Alexander Yu. Morozov; Anatoly B. Kolomeisky

2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Drive5 | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Drive5 Drive5 Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Drive5 Agency/Company /Organization: Drive5 Sector: Energy Focus Area: Vehicles Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website, Mobile Device Website: www.drive5.us Web Application Link: www.drive5.us Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): Challenge Generated Drive5 Screenshot References: Drive5[1] Challenge.gov[2] Challenge.gov Submission Page[3] Measure your fuel economy real time with five metrics to save on fuel costs. Overview Drive1: Fuel Economy Drive5 gives you real time fuel economy feedback for any car 1984 and newer by simply utilizing the sensors embedded in your phone or tablet. It uses a statistical algorithm which leverages the fueleconomy.gov's open dataset along with data from thousands of automobile trips. No connections to the

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160,000-r/min, 2.7-kW Electric Drive of Supercharger for Automobiles  

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160,000-r/min, 2.7-kW Electric Drive of Supercharger for Automobiles Toshihiko Noguchi, Senior synchronous motor drive for a supercharger of an automobile internal combustion engine. Conventional implementation in automobiles. In order to overcome the problems to achieve the above goals, a guideline

Fujimoto, Hiroshi

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3736 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 59, NO. 8, OCTOBER 2010 Asymmetrical Multilevel Inverter for Traction Drives  

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this "one-source" multilevel system. Index Terms--AC motor drives, electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid EVs (HEVs Multilevel Inverter for Traction Drives Using Only One DC Supply Juan Dixon, Senior Member, IEEE, Javier of isolated and floating dc supplies, which makes these converters complicated to implement in electric

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

299

Justification for Energy Efficient Motors  

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This paper presents the results of a study of Energy Efficient (or EE) motors in NEMA frame sizes, (1-200 HP). It examines the economics of using EE motors for new motor requirements, as replacements for motors - instead of rewinding...

Buschart, R. J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Connecting the Mobile World Drive Train Developments and  

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Cost Power Modules #12;Ve h i c u l a r Te c h n o l o g y S o c i e t y Diesel ICE and MotorConnecting the Mobile World Drive Train Developments and Opportunities: Power Electronics, 2013 Connecting the Mobile World #12;Ve h i c u l a r Te c h n o l o g y S o c i e t y Power EDT

California at Davis, University of

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301

Electric Motor Management Scheme  

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The paper explores traditional repair situations and draws a comparison with a structured scheme, which commences with an audit of all stock and plant motors held by a typical user. A nominated repairer is sel...

Richard Blandford

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

MotorWeek  

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In 2008, PBS's MotorWeek, television's original automotive magazine, visited Argonne's Transportation Technology R&D Center "to learn what it really takes to make clean power sources a viable reality."

None

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

303

Studying the Performances of Induction Motor Used in Electric Car  

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Abstract This research includes study of the performances of induction motor used in the electric car, as well as performances of an electronic inverter based on Field Oriented control used to drive this induction motor. The running equations of IM and Controller in dynamic state with reference frame d Ė q were considered. These equations were modelled into computer form based using Matlab Simpower facilities obtaining a complete model. 3-Phase IM is considered and its parameters were used for simulation, in order to be mounted in certain car that is manufactured in Syria, and transform it to electric car. Also, it includes a study of electronic inverter appropriate to drive such motor and control its speed. It operates based on vector control technology. The study of the motor performances was conducted within presumptions of changing car load from one passenger (the driver) to five passengers and having different resistant torques. The tests of induction motor used in the electric car simulate running of the car having one passenger when car is stopped; simulate running of electric car starting IM from 0 speed and accelerating till a steady speed is reached, keeping this steady speed for a period of time, then reduce speed till car is stopped and finely Simulate running of electric car on rural roads having some holes and small slopes which cause several small acceleration and sudden breaks. Some conclusions and remarks about performances and behaviour of IM were concluded.

Zeina Bitar; Samih Al Jabi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Energy Efficient Motors  

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.. " ENERGY EFFICIENT MOTORS W. R. Hoffmeyer General Electric Company Fort Wayne, Indiana ABSTRACT Efficiency is only one aspect of motor per formance. This paper discusses how efficiency is influenced by such factors as horsepower rating... and in cost~ saVings, especially if the power company imposes a penalty for low power factor. Increasing efficiency has a direct effect on operating cost. Increasing power factor has only an indirect and less profound effect. This was recognized by ASHRAE...

Hoffmeyer, W.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Electric vehicle drive train with rollback detection and compensation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An electric vehicle drive train includes a controller for detecting and compensating for vehicle rollback, as when the vehicle is started upward on an incline. The vehicle includes an electric motor rotatable in opposite directions corresponding to opposite directions of vehicle movement. A gear selector permits the driver to select an intended or desired direction of vehicle movement. If a speed and rotational sensor associated with the motor indicates vehicle movement opposite to the intended direction of vehicle movement, the motor is driven to a torque output magnitude as a nonconstant function of the rollback speed to counteract the vehicle rollback. The torque function may be either a linear function of speed or a function of the speed squared.

Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 21, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2006 871 Interturn Fault Diagnosis in Induction Motors Using  

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one to distinguish and classify an unbalanced voltage power supply and machine manufactur- ing even in the presence of the existence of motor manufacturing imperfection effects. Index Terms- ticularly in the presence of substantial cable length between a motor and its drive, ambient stresses

Povinelli, Richard J.

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Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress  

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Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Movement is fundamental to life. It takes place even at the cellular level where cargo is continually being transported by motor proteins. These tiny machines convert the energy gained from hydrolysing ATP into a series of small conformational changes that allow them to literally "walk" along microscopic tracks. Motor proteins (in the kinesin and myosin families) have been extensively studied by x-ray crystallography, but until recently there was little molecular structural information for dyneins, another type of motor protein. A group from the University of California, San Francisco, working at ALS Beamline 8.3.1 has reported the 6-√Ö-resolution structure of the motor domain of dynein in yeast. It reveals details of the ring-shaped motor as well as a new, unanticipated feature called the buttress that may play an important role in dynein's mechanical cycle.

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Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress  

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Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Movement is fundamental to life. It takes place even at the cellular level where cargo is continually being transported by motor proteins. These tiny machines convert the energy gained from hydrolysing ATP into a series of small conformational changes that allow them to literally "walk" along microscopic tracks. Motor proteins (in the kinesin and myosin families) have been extensively studied by x-ray crystallography, but until recently there was little molecular structural information for dyneins, another type of motor protein. A group from the University of California, San Francisco, working at ALS Beamline 8.3.1 has reported the 6-√Ö-resolution structure of the motor domain of dynein in yeast. It reveals details of the ring-shaped motor as well as a new, unanticipated feature called the buttress that may play an important role in dynein's mechanical cycle.

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Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress  

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Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Movement is fundamental to life. It takes place even at the cellular level where cargo is continually being transported by motor proteins. These tiny machines convert the energy gained from hydrolysing ATP into a series of small conformational changes that allow them to literally "walk" along microscopic tracks. Motor proteins (in the kinesin and myosin families) have been extensively studied by x-ray crystallography, but until recently there was little molecular structural information for dyneins, another type of motor protein. A group from the University of California, San Francisco, working at ALS Beamline 8.3.1 has reported the 6-√Ö-resolution structure of the motor domain of dynein in yeast. It reveals details of the ring-shaped motor as well as a new, unanticipated feature called the buttress that may play an important role in dynein's mechanical cycle.

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Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress  

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Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Dynein Motor Domain Shows Ring-Shaped Motor, Buttress Print Movement is fundamental to life. It takes place even at the cellular level where cargo is continually being transported by motor proteins. These tiny machines convert the energy gained from hydrolysing ATP into a series of small conformational changes that allow them to literally "walk" along microscopic tracks. Motor proteins (in the kinesin and myosin families) have been extensively studied by x-ray crystallography, but until recently there was little molecular structural information for dyneins, another type of motor protein. A group from the University of California, San Francisco, working at ALS Beamline 8.3.1 has reported the 6-√Ö-resolution structure of the motor domain of dynein in yeast. It reveals details of the ring-shaped motor as well as a new, unanticipated feature called the buttress that may play an important role in dynein's mechanical cycle.

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Modeling and Simulation of an Electric Scooter Driven by a Single-Phase Induction Motor  

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Abstract:- An electric vehicle driven by DC motors has been widely used for several applications. In this paper, replacement of the DC motor by a single-phase induction motor on the electric vehicle is proposed. Low cost and less maintenance make the single-phase induction motor more impressive although a complicated inverter onboard the vehicle is required. This paper investigates this possibility through a whole system of electric vehicle movement simulation. The whole system simulation consists of three main parts: 1) power supply interface 2) motor performance calculation and 3) vehicle movement simulation. The electric scooter of 0.26 kW rating was employed for test. As a result, a single-phase induction motor showed ability to drive an electric scooter carrying with 80-kg load at almost constant speed of 20 kph.

C. Sukcharoen; T. Kulworawanichapong

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MotorWeek: Fuel Economy Focus  

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Navigational links Navigational links Site Map | Videos | Links | More Info | Search | Contacts | HOME www.fueleconomy.gov Photograph of Cars Find and Compare Cars | Gas Mileage Tips | Gasoline Prices | Your MPG Will Vary | Why is Fuel Economy Important? | Your MPG | Hybrids, Diesels, Alt Fuels, Etc. | Tax Incentives | Extreme MPG U.S. Department of Energy | Print the Fuel Economy Guide | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gas Mileage Tips Driving more efficiently Keeping your car in shape Planning and combining trips Choosing a more efficient vehicle More Info MotorWeek: Text Version Video: MotorWeek test showing impact of driving style on MPG. Fuel Economy Focus John Davis The window sticker on a new car contains lots of information besides just the price. For instance, down at the bottom are the all important government fuel economy estimates. But just like the price on the sticker may have little in common with what you actually pay for the car, the mileage estimates may also be far different from real world results. So, why does gas mileage vary so much? Well, the answers are as varied as your mileage.

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EFFICIENCY OF ELECTRIC MOTORS  

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Effective on the issue date of this bulletin, the references section (1.4) of NIST Handbook 150-10, Efficiency of Electric Motors, 2007 Edition, is revised as specified in 1) and 2) below. 1) Reference 1.4 d): IEEE Standard 112-1996, Test Procedure for Polyphase Induction Motors and Generators, Test Method B, and the correction to the calculation at item (28) in section 10.2 Form B-Test Method B issued by IEEE on January 20, 1998, is replaced with: IEEE 112-2004, IEEE Standard Test Procedure for Polyphase Induction Motors and Generators, Test Method B, and the correction to the calculation at item (28) in section 10.2 Form B-Test Method B issued by IEEE on November 4, 2004. 2) Reference 1.4 f): NEMA Standards Publication MG 1-1993, Motors and Generators, with Revisions 1, 2, 3, and 4, is replaced with: NEMA MG 1-2006, Motors and Generators, plus Revision 1. There are no significant technical differences in these references. The changes were made to be consistent with current industry practices and in support of the Department of Energy proposed rule on small electric motors as designated in 10 CFR Part 431, [Docket No. EEREĖ2008ĖBTĖTPĖ0008], RIN 1904ĖAB71, Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Electric Motors. This bulletin should be inserted into NIST Handbook 150-10 (EEM Program-Specific Handbook) until the next edition of the handbook is released, at which time the reference changes will be incorporated into the handbook. This bulletin has also been posted to the NVLAP web site at

Carroll S. Brickenkamp; Lawrence I. Knab; Carlos M. Gutierrez

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Carbonyl Emissions from Gasoline and Diesel Motor Vehicles  

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In the present study we describe measurements of gas- and particle-phase carbonyl emissions from light-duty gasoline (LDV) and heavy-duty diesel (HDDV) motor vehicles operated on a chassis dynamometer under realistic driving cycles. ... Vehicles were tested under a five-mode driving cycle (HHDDT, heavy heavy-duty diesel truck) consisting of 30-min idle, 17-min creep, and 11-min transient stages and two cruise stages of 34 and 31 min, with a top speed of 65 miles h?1 for the second cruise (30). ... In general, as the volatility of the carbonyl decreased, so did the PUF/total particulate carbonyl ratio. ...

Chris A. Jakober; Michael A. Robert; Sarah G. Riddle; Hugo Destaillats; M. Judith Charles; Peter G. Green; Michael J. Kleeman

2008-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Motor Thermal Management | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Merit Review and Peer Evaluation ape030bennion2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Motor Thermal Control Electric Motor Thermal Management Electric Motor Thermal Management...

316

MotorMaster+ International Fact Sheet  

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This fact sheet describes how industrial plants can improve their motor system performance for a broader range of motors with AMO's MotorMaster+ International software tool.

317

Direct Drive Systems DDS | Open Energy Information  

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Systems DDS Systems DDS Jump to: navigation, search Name Direct Drive Systems (DDS) Place Cerritos, California Zip CA 90703 Product Manufactures high speed, permanent magnet (PM), high-power motors, generators and power electronics. Coordinates 33.868545¬į, -118.063704¬į Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.868545,"lon":-118.063704,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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High-Performance Control of Two Three-Phase Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Machines in an Integrated Drive for Automotive Applications  

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The closed-loop control of an integrated dual AC drive system is presented to control two three-phase permanent-magnet motors. A five-leg inverter is employed in the drive system; three of the inverter legs are for a main traction motor, but only two are needed for a three-phase auxiliary motor by utilizing the neutral point of the traction motor. An integrated drive with reduced component count is therefore achieved by eliminating one inverter leg and its gate drivers. A modified current control scheme based on the rotor flux orientation principle is presented. Simulation and experimental results are included to verify the independent control capability of the integrated drive.

Tang, Lixin [ORNL; Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Motor current signature analysis method for diagnosing motor operated devices  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A motor current noise signature analysis method and apparatus for remotely monitoring the operating characteristics of an electric motor-operated device such as a motor-operated valve. Frequency domain signal analysis techniques are applied to a conditioned motor current signal to distinctly identify various operating parameters of the motor driven device from the motor current signature. The signature may be recorded and compared with subsequent signatures to detect operating abnormalities and degradation of the device. This diagnostic method does not require special equipment to be installed on the motor-operated device, and the current sensing may be performed at remote control locations, e.g., where the motor-operated devices are used in accessible or hostile environments.

Haynes, Howard D. (Kingston, TN); Eissenberg, David M. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Efficient, Inexpensive Motors: A New Trend in The Motors Market  

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EFFICIENT, INEXPENSIVE MOTORS: A NEW TREND IN THE MOTORS MARKET Ronald G. Wroblewski, P.E. Trainer and Consultant ABSTRACT The Consortiwn for Energy Efficiency (CEE) has established criteria for premium-efficiency motors above the EPACf... standard. CEE has set a wrifonn efficiency benchmark that all market players (manufacturers, utilities, and end-users) can use. Some end-users however, have been reluctant to specify these motors because they think they are too expensive...

Wroblewksi, R. G.

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321

Disc rotors with permanent magnets for brushless dc motor  

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This patent describes a brushless dc permanent magnet motor for driving an autonomous underwater vehicle. It comprises first and second substantially flat, generally cylindrical stators disposed in side by side relation; a first substantially flat, generally cylindrical rotor; a first shaft connected to the first rotor and a second, concentric shaft connected to the second rotor; and means for providing rotation of the first and second shafts in opposite directions.

Hawsey, R.A.; Bailery, J.M.

1992-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

322

Method for assessing motor insulation on operating motors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for monitoring the condition of electrical-motor-driven devices. The method is achieved by monitoring electrical variables associated with the functioning of an operating motor, applying these electrical variables to a three phase equivalent circuit and determining non-symmetrical faults in the operating motor based upon symmetrical components analysis techniques.

Kueck, John D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Otaduy, Pedro J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Method for assessing motor insulation on operating motors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for monitoring the condition of electrical-motor-driven devices is disclosed. The method is achieved by monitoring electrical variables associated with the functioning of an operating motor, applying these electrical variables to a three phase equivalent circuit and determining non-symmetrical faults in the operating motor based upon symmetrical components analysis techniques. 15 figs.

Kueck, J.D.; Otaduy, P.J.

1997-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

324

Microsoft Word - General Motors Pre-final EA 4-20-2010.doc  

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3 3 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT For General Motors LLC Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative Application White Marsh, Maryland and Wixom, Michigan April 2010 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY U.S. Department of Energy General Motors RWD National Energy Technology Laboratory Pre-final Environmental Assessment ______________________________________________________________________________ Table of Contents i April 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES ......................................................................................................................... iv LIST OF FIGURES ....................................................................................................................... iv

325

Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Association Conference Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference Addthis Test Drive 1 of 5 Test Drive Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar...

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Distributed monitoring system for electric-motor-driven compressors  

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Personnel in the Instrumentation and Controls Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in association with the United States Enrichment corporation (USEC), the Navy, and various Department of Energy sponsors, have been involved in the development and application of motor-current signature analysis (CSA) for several years. In that time CSA has proven to not only be useful for manually applied periodic monitoring of electrically driven equipment but it has also been demonstrated to be well suited for dedicated monitoring systems in industrial settings. Recent work has resulted in the development and installation of a system that can monitor up to 640 motor and compressor stages for various aerodynamic conditions in the gas compressors and electrical problems in the drive motors. This report describes a demonstration of that technology installed on 80 stages at each of the two USEC uranium enrichment plants.

Castleberry, K.N.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

motor vehicles | OpenEI  

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motor vehicles motor vehicles Dataset Summary Description The data included in this submission is United States Department of Transportation (DOT) data on rates and revenue statistics up to 1995. The data includes state motor-fuel tax receipts, 1919-1995, state motor fuel taxes and related receipts, 1950-1995, and state and federal motor fuel tax rates, 1919-1995 The data is presented in .xlsx format. Source DOT Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords DOT highway motor vehicles rates revenues Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon State motor-fuel tax receipts, 1919-1995 (xlsx, 13.8 KiB) application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon State motor fuel taxes and related receipts, 1950-1995 (xlsx, 78.5 KiB)

328

Electric motor model repair specifications  

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These model repair specifications list the minimum requirements for repair and overhaul of polyphase AC squireel cage induction motors. All power ranges, voltages, and speeds of squirrel cage motors are covered.

NONE

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Motor Systems | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Smooth the Way to Savings of 700,000 at Chevron Refinery Optimizing Electric Motor Systems at a Corporate Campus Facility Motors Tip Sheets When to Purchase Premium Efficiency...

330

Electric Field Driven Torque in Biological Rotary Motors  

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Ion driven rotary motors, such as Fo-ATP synthase (Fo) and the bacterial flagellar motor, act much like a battery-powered electric motor. They convert energy from ions as they move from high to low potential across a membrane into torque and rotary motion. Here we propose a mechanism whereby electric fields, emanating from channels in one or more stators, act on asymmetric charge distributions due to protonated and deprotonated sites in the rotor and drive it to rotate. The model predicts an ideal scaling law between torque and ion motive force, which can be hindered by mitochondrial mutations. The rotor of Fo drives the gamma-subunit to rotate within the ATP-producing complex (F1), working against an opposing torque that rises and falls periodically with angular position. Drawing an analogy with Brownian motion of a particle in a tilted washboard potential, we compute the highly nonlinear ATP production rate vs. proton motive force (pmf), showing a minimum pmf needed to drive ATP production with important me...

Miller,, John H; Maric, Sladjana; Infante, Hans L; Claycomb, James R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Motor Energy Savings Potential Report  

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This report describes the current state of motor technology and estimates opportunities for energy savings through application of more advanced technologies in a variety of residential and commercial end uses. The objectives of this report were to characterize the state and type of motor technologies used in residential and commercial appliances and equipment and to identify opportunities to reduce the energy consumption of electric motor-driven systems in the residential and commercial sectors through the use of advanced motor technologies.

332

Alcohol and Motor Accidents  

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... averaged 18 a day and the injuries more than 600. Half the deaths were among pedestrians and a fifth among pedal cyclists, while drivers of motor vehicles and their passengers ... vehicles and their passengers had only a third to a fourth as many accidents as pedestrians. Although the data of the Ministry of Transport indicate that only 1 in 80 ...

1937-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

333

Motor technology for mining applications advances  

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AC motors are steadily replacing DC motors in mining and mineral processing equipment, requiring less maintenance. The permanent magnet rotor, or the synchronous motor, has enabled Blador to introduce a line of cooling tower motors. Synchronous motors are soon likely to take over from the induction motor. 1 photo.

Fiscor, S.

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

334

Multistage axial-flux PM machine for wheel direct drive  

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The design of direct-drive wheel motors must comply with diameter restriction due to housing the motor in a wheel rim and allow the achievement of very high torque density and overload capability. Slotless axial-flux permanent magnet machines (AFPMs) prove to be the best candidate for application in electric vehicles as direct-drive wheel motors, as in comparison with conventional machines they allow designs with higher compactness, lightness and efficiency. The paper presents a newly conceived AFPM which has a multistage structure and a water-cooled ironless stator. In the proposed new topology of the machine the space formerly occupied by the toroidal core becomes a water duct, which removes heat directly from the interior surface of the stator winding. The high efficiency of the machine cooling arrangement allows long-term 100% overload operation and great reduction of the machine weight. The multistage structure of the machine is suited to overcome the restriction on the machine diameter and meet the torque required at the wheel shaft. The paper gives guidelines for the design of a multistage AFPM with water-cooled ironless stator, and describes characteristics of a two-stage prototype machine rated 215 N{center_dot}m, 1,100 r/min.

Caricchi, F.; Crescimbini, F.; Mezzetti, F.; Santini, E. [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Real-Time Fuzzy Control of Sensorless PM Drive Systems Dr. Kasim M. Al-Aubidy  

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oscillator controls the motor speed. The other mode is the closed-loop mode, in which the inverter power is essential for controlling the power devices of the inverter. The main problem with present rotor position without the new trends in softcomputing. There is a lot of literature on the design of AC drive systems

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Power Drive Investigation by Spectral Analysis of the Electromagnetic Field Emitted by the  

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. One notes that all the power transit throught the DC bus bar of the inverter [6] [7] [8]. Not onlyPower Drive Investigation by Spectral Analysis of the Electromagnetic Field Emitted by the DC Bus analysis and/or motor current sig- nature analysis (weel known as MCSA). This paper presents a new approach

Boyer, Edmond

337

A Five-Phase Brushless DC-Machine Direct Drive System EPE Journal Vol. 14 no  

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inverter control scheme and higher cost. Control complexity is easily managed with the new generation-leg inverter has been shown to be able to supply two three-phase induction motors; such power structure allows, their inverters, modeling and control. However, polyphase schemes have been used in the past in drive systems

Sim√Ķes, Marcelo Godoy

338

Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...  

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Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies...

339

Next Generation Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Next Generation Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems Research and Development Next Generation Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems Research and...

340

EA-1869: Supplement to General Motors Corp., Electric Vehicle/Battery  

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9: Supplement to General Motors Corp., Electric 9: Supplement to General Motors Corp., Electric Vehicle/Battery Manufacturing Application, White Marsh, Maryland, and Wixom, Michigan (DOE/EA-1723-S1) EA-1869: Supplement to General Motors Corp., Electric Vehicle/Battery Manufacturing Application, White Marsh, Maryland, and Wixom, Michigan (DOE/EA-1723-S1) Overview Based on the analysis in the Environmental Assessment DOE determined that its proposed action, to award a federal grant to General Motors to establish an electric motor components manufacturing and electric drive assembly facility would result in no significant adverse impacts. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time. Documents Available for Download September 29, 2011 EA-1869: Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant

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341

Spindles and active vortices in a model of confined filament-motor mixtures  

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Robust self-organization of subcellular structures is a key principle governing the dynamics and evolution of cellular life. In fission yeast cells undergoing division, the mitotic spindle spontaneously emerges from the interaction of microtubules, motor proteins and the confining cell walls, and asters and vortices have been observed to self-assemble in quasi-two dimensional microtubule-kinesin assays. Their is no clear microscopic picture of the role of the active motors driving this pattern formation, and the relevance of continuum modeling to filament-scale structures remains uncertain. Here we present results of numerical simulations of a discrete filament-motor protein model confined to a pressurised cylindrical box. Stable spindles, nematic configurations, asters and high-density semi-asters spontaneously emerge, the latter pair having also been observed in cytosol confined within emulsion droplets. State diagrams are presented delineating each stationary state as the pressure, motor speed and motor de...

Head, David A; Gompper, Gerhard

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Motor gasolines, summer 1979  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Analytical data for 2401 samples of motor gasoline, from service stations throughout the country, were collected and analyzed under agreement between the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center and the American Petroleum Institute. The samples represent the products of 48 companies, large and small, which manufacture and supply gasoline. These data are tabulated by groups according to brands (unlabeled) and grades for 17 marketing areas and districts into which the country is divided. A map included in this report, shows marketing areas, districts and sampling locations. The report also includes charts indicating the trends of selected properties of motor fuels since 1949. Twelve octane distribution percent charts for areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 for unleaded, regular, and premium grades of gasoline are presented in this report. The antiknock (octane) index ((R + M)/2) averages of gasoline sold in this country were 88.6, 89.3, and 93.7 unleaded, regular, and premium grades of gasolines, respectively.

Shelton, E.M.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Implementing Motor Management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

motors to be used in industry a non-profit organization called the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) was founded in 1991. This organization is made up of R&D organizations, state energy offices and regional energy programs, as well as electric... utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, New York Power Authority and Wisconsin Public Service. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy also participate in CEE activities. The CEE 1996 Premium...

Colip, R. L.

344

Motor gasolines, summer 1980  

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Analytical data for 2062 samples of motor gasoline were collected from service stations throughout the country and were analyzed in the laboratories of various refiners, motor manufacturers, and chemical companies. The data were submitted to the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center for study, necessary calculations, and compilation under a cooperative agreement between the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center (BETC) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). The samples represent the products of 48 companies, large and small, which manufacture and supply gasoline. These data are tabulated by groups according to brands (unlabeled) and grades for 17 marketing districts into which the country is divided. A map included in this report, shows marketing areas, districts and sampling locations. The report also includes charts indicating the trends of selected properties of motor fuels since 1949. Twelve octane distribution percent charts for areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 for unleaded, regular, and premium grades of gasoline are presented in this report. The anitknock (octane) index ((R + M)/2) averages of gasolines sold in this country were 87.8 for the unleaded below 90.0, 91.6 for the unleaded 90.0 and above, 88.9 for the regular, and 92.8 for the premium grades of gasoline.

Shelton, E.M.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Motor gasolines, Summer 1982  

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The samples were collected from service stations throughout the country and were analyzed in the laboratories of various refiners, motor manufacturers, and chemical companies. The analytical data for 796 samples of motor gasoline, were submitted to the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center for study, necessary calculations, and compilation under a cooperative agreement between the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center (BETC) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). They represent the products of 22 companies, large and small, which manufacture and supply gasoline. These data are tabulated by groups according to brands (unlabeled) and grades for 17 marketing districts into which the country is divided. A map included in this report, shows marketing areas, districts and sampling locations. The report also includes charts indicating the trends of selected properties of motor fuels since 1959. Sixteen octane distribution percent charts for areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 for unleaded antiknock index (R + M)/2 below 90.0, unleaded antiknock index (R + M)/2 90.0 and above, leaded antiknock index (R + M)/2 below 93.0, and leaded antiknock index (R + M)/2 93.0 and above grades of gasoline are presented in this report. The antiknock (octane) index (R + M)/2 averages of gasoline sold in this country were 87.3 for unleaded below 90.0, 91.7 for unleaded 90.0 and above, 89.0 for leaded below 93.0, and no data in this report for 93.0 and above grades of leaded gasoline.

Shelton, E.M.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Solar receiver heliostat reflector having a linear drive and position information system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A heliostat for a solar receiver system comprises an improved drive and control system for the heliostat reflector assembly. The heliostat reflector assembly is controllably driven in a predetermined way by a light-weight drive system so as to be angularly adjustable in both elevation and azimuth to track the sun and efficiently continuously reflect the sun's rays to a focal zone, i.e., heat receiver, which forms part of a solar energy utilization system, such as a solar energy fueled electrical power generation system. The improved drive system includes linear stepping motors which comprise low weight, low cost, electronic pulse driven components. One embodiment comprises linear stepping motors controlled by a programmed, electronic microprocessor. Another embodiment comprises a tape driven system controlled by a position control magnetic tape.

Horton, Richard H. (Schenectady, NY)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

A techno-economic analysis of cost savings for retrofitting industrial aerial coolers with variable frequency drives  

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A techno-economic model was created in order to develop curves that show the typical annual energy savings, rate of return, and payback for retrofitting aerial coolers with variable frequency drives (VFDs) for up to 50†motors, motor sizes from 4 to 186†kW (5Ė250†hp), and varying climate conditions. The cost savings due to installing a VFD depends on the reduction in energy used, as well as the reduction in power demand, the capital cost of the VFD, installation cost of the VFD, change in operating cost, and cost of electricity. The geographic locations examined in this report were Fort McMurray, Calgary, Vancouver, and Thunder Bay. This study found that the IRR increases rapidly with motor size, becomes greater than 10% at a motor size of approximately 15†kW, and may be as high as 220% (for the case of fifty, 186†kW motors). The IRR is sensitive to the number of fan motors retrofitted with VFDs, however the sensitivity rapidly declines as the number of motors is increased beyond five. The simple payback period becomes less than 1†year and nearly independent of number of motors and motor size for motors larger than 90†kW. Ambient temperature and geographic location affect the profitability of the investment, although the IRR only changes by approximately 4%.

Patrick Miller; Babatunde Olateju; Amit Kumar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Overmodulation in Current Controlled Drives  

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220 Chapter 5 Overmodulation in Current Controlled Drives 5.1 Introduction The performance of voltage feedforward controlled constant V f PWM-VSI drives is insu cient for most industrial processes performance control methods. Electric traction, el- evators, textile machines, paper and plastic machines

Hava, Ahmet

349

Development and Control of a Three DOF Spherical Induction Motor Masaaki Kumagai and Ralph L. Hollis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, ballbot [1], [2] and BallIP [3], [4]. Each of these robots has a mechanism to drive their ball wheels, e previously imagined such motors could be used as ball wheels for balancing mobile robots. The authors believe for mobile robots. Both of the authors have previously developed mobile robots whose single wheel is a sphere

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Experimental verification of adaptive and robust trajectory tracking controllers for switched reluctance motors  

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Integrator backstepping design techniques have recently been used to develop voltage level control algorithms for various classes of electric machines. The resulting control algorithms yield rigorous stability results that are attractive for motor drive applications for several reasons: (1) they can compensate for typically neglected electrical dynamics associated with the motor drive system, (2) they can compensate for a variety of uncertainties throughout the entire drive system (i.e., both modeled and unmodelled electromechanical dynamics), and (3) they can be designed to operate with only partial state measurements (i.e., sensorless control). Despite this promising outlook, few backstepping based algorithms have been experimentally verified, primarily due to their recent theoretical emergence. This paper examines two backstepping based algorithms for switched reluctance (SR) machines which use full-state measurements (i.e., motor position, velocity, and per phase winding currents), to yield rigorous theoretical stability results on the rotor trajectory tracking error despite uncertainty in the SR motor drive system. The controllers incorporate a smooth commutation strategy for the shared specification of the individual SR phase currents. The proposed controllers are experimentally verified using a digital signal processor based data acquisition and control system, and the performance results compared to a backstepping based, exact model knowledge control algorithm.

Carroll, J.J. [Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY (United States); Dawson, D.M.; Vedagarbha, P. [Clemson Univ., SC (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

351

Direct torque control of permanent magnet synchronous motors with non-sinusoidal back-EMF  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the voltage vector look-up table is designed and implemented for four-switch inverter to produce the desired torque characteristics. As a result, it is possible to achieve two-phase conduction DTC of a BLDC motor drive using four-switch inverter with faster...

Ozturk, Salih Baris

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

352

DSP-Based Field-Oriented Step Motor Control Cleveland State University  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the figure. This will attract the rotor into the position shown. If the power to winding 1 is removed. If the power to winding 2 is then removed and current is commanded in winding 1 in a direction opposite. The firmware in the SMC3 DSP drives the step motor phase wind- ings using field-oriented control rather than

Simon, Dan

353

Main drive selection for the Windstorm Simulation Center  

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Operated by the Partnership for Natural Disaster Reduction, the Windstorm Simulation Center (WSC) will be a structural test center dedicated to studying the performance of civil structural systems subjected to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other storm winds. Within the WSC, a bank of high-power fans, the main drive, will produce the high velocity wind necessary to reproduce these storms. Several options are available for the main drive, each with advantages and liabilities. This report documents a study to identify and evaluate all candidates available, and to select the most promising system such that the best possible combination of real-world performance attributes is achieved at the best value. Four broad classes of candidate were identified: electric motors, turbofan aircraft engines, turboshaft aircraft engines, and turboshaft industrial engines. Candidate systems were evaluated on a basis of technical feasibility, availability, power, installed cost, and operating cost.

Lacy, J.M.; Earl, J.S.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Advanced Manufacturing Office: MotorMaster+  

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MotorMaster+ to MotorMaster+ to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Manufacturing Office: MotorMaster+ on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Manufacturing Office: MotorMaster+ on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Manufacturing Office: MotorMaster+ on Google Bookmark Advanced Manufacturing Office: MotorMaster+ on Delicious Rank Advanced Manufacturing Office: MotorMaster+ on Digg Find More places to share Advanced Manufacturing Office: MotorMaster+ on AddThis.com... MotorMaster+ This photo shows the inner workings of an industrial electric motor with gears. In the lower left hand corner are the words "MotorMaster+" and underneath are the words "Motor-Driven Systems." Download MotorMaster+ now! Version: 4.01.01 Release Date: September 21, 2010 Release Notes Metric Unit Measurements: No

355

Active Diffusion of Motor Particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The movement of motor particles consisting of one or several molecular motors bound to a cargo particle is studied theoretically. The particles move on patterns of immobilized filaments. Several patterns are described for which the motor particles undergo nondirected but enhanced diffusion. Depending on the walking distance of the particles and the mesh size of the patterns, the active diffusion coefficient exhibits three different regimes. For micrometer-sized motor particles in water, e.g., this diffusion coefficient can be enhanced by 2†orders of magnitude.

Stefan Klumpp and Reinhard Lipowsky

2005-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

356

Motor fuel prices in Turkey  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The world?s most expensive motor fuel (gasoline, diesel and LPG) is sold most likely in the Republic of Turkey. This paper investigates the key issues related to the motor fuel prices in Turkey. First of all, the paper analyses the main reason behind high prices, namely motor fuel taxes in Turkey. Then, it estimates the elasticity of motor fuel demand in Turkey using an econometric analysis. The findings indicate that motor fuel demand in Turkey is quite inelastic and, therefore, not responsive to price increases caused by an increase in either pre-tax prices or taxes. Therefore, fuel market in Turkey is open to opportunistic behavior by firms (through excessive profits) and the government (through excessive taxes). Besides, the paper focuses on the impact of high motor fuel prices on road transport associated activities, including the pattern of passenger transportation, motorization rate, fuel use, total kilometers traveled and CO2 emissions from road transportation. The impact of motor fuel prices on income distribution in Turkey and Turkish public opinion about high motor fuel prices are also among the subjects investigated in the course of the study.

Erkan Erdogdu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Motor gasolines, summer 1981  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The samples were collected from service stations throughout the country and were analyzed in the laboratories of various refiners, motor manufacturers, and chemical companies. The analytical data for 715 samples of motor gasoline were submitted to the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center for study, necessary calculations, and compilation under a cooperative agreement between the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center (BETC) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). They represent the products of 33 companies, large and small, which manufacture and supply gasoline. These data are tabulated by groups according to brands (unlabeled) and grades for 17 marketing included in this report shows marketing districts into which the country is divided. A map included in this report shows marketing areas, districts and sampling locations. The report also includes charts indicating the trends of selected properties of motor fuels since 1959. Sixteen octane distribution percent charts for areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 for unleaded antiknock index (R+M)/2 below 90.0, unleaded antiknock index (R+M)/2 90.0 and above, leaded antiknock index (R+M)/2 below 93.0, and leaded antiknock index (R+M)/2 93.0 and above grades of gasoline are presented in this report. The antiknock (octane) index (R+M)/2 averages of gasoline sold in this country were 87.4 for unleaded below 90.0, 91.3 for unleaded 90.0 and above, 89.0 for leaded below 93.0, and no data in this report for 93.0 and above grades of leaded gasoline.

Shelton, E.M.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Speed control of switched reluctance motors taking into account mutual inductances and magnetic saturation effects  

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This paper deals with the speed control of switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives taking into account the effects of the mutual inductances between two adjacent phases and the effects of the magnetic saturation of the core. To overcome the problems commonly associated with single-phase excitation, a nonlinear SRM model, which is suitable for two-phase excitation and which takes into account the effects of mutual inductances between two adjacent phases and the magnetic saturation effects, is considered in the design of the proposed controllers. A feedback linearization control scheme and a sliding mode control scheme are designed for this motor drive. The proposed controllers guarantee the convergence of the phase currents and the rotor speed of the motor to their desired values. Simulation results indicate that the proposed controllers work well and that they are robust to changes in the parameters of the system and to changes in the load torque.

M. Alrifai; M. Zribi; M. Rayan; R. Krishnan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

An inexpensive motor-driven buret  

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An inexpensive motor-driven buret ... Presents a design for as inexpensive motor-driven buret that relies on a micrometer syringe and a constant-speed electric motor. ...

Lee D. Hansen; William M. Litchman; Edwin A. Lewis; Ronald E. Allred

1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

E-Print Network 3.0 - active-front-end adjustable speed Sample...  

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- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University Collection: Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization ; Engineering 3 724 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER...

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361

Adjustable Speed- A Tool for Saving Energy Losses in Pumps, Fans, Fans, Blowers and Compressors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Petroleum and chemical plants of today are effectively cutting energy losses in their plants thermally, electrically, and mechanically in their process equipment. In rotating process equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors, and blowers, much...

Hickok, H. N.

362

Driving Green com | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Driving Green com Jump to: navigation, search Name: Driving Green.com Place: Melbourne, Florida Zip: 32904 Sector: Vehicles Product: Driving green.com is a website that allows...

363

Mechanics of torque generation in the bacterial flagellar motor  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The bacterial flagellar motor (BFM) is responsible for driving bacterial locomotion and chemotaxis, fundamental processes in pathogenesis and biofilm formation. In the BFM, torque is generated at the interface between transmembrane proteins (stators) and a rotor. It is well-established that the passage of ions down a transmembrane gradient through the stator complex provides the energy needed for torque generation. However, the physics involved in this energy conversion remain poorly understood. Here we propose a mechanically specific model for torque generation in the BFM. In particular, we identify two fundamental forces involved in torque generation: electrostatic and steric. We propose that electrostatic forces serve to position the stator, while steric forces comprise the actual 'power stroke'. Specifically, we predict that ion-induced conformational changes about a proline 'hinge' residue in an $\\alpha$-helix of the stator are directly responsible for generating the power stroke. Our model predictions fit well with recent experiments on a single-stator motor. Furthermore, we propose several experiments to elucidate the torque-speed relationship in motors where the number of stators may not be constant. The proposed model provides a mechanical explanation for several fundamental features of the flagellar motor, including: torque-speed and speed-ion motive force relationships, backstepping, variation in step sizes, and the puzzle of swarming experiments.

Kranthi K. Mandadapu; Jasmine A. Nirody; Richard M. Berry; George Oster

2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

364

ARM - SGP Rural Driving Hazards  

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Rural Driving Hazards Rural Driving Hazards SGP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Central Facility Boundary Facility Extended Facility Intermediate Facility Radiometric Calibration Facility Geographic Information ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Visiting the Site Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts SGP Rural Driving Hazards The rural location of the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site facilities requires that visitors travel on unpaved, dirt and gravel, roads. Visitors should be aware of the driving hazards this presents by taking the following precautions: Proceed cautiously: Many rural roads have unmarked and blind intersections. Slow down: Sanded and gravel raods can cause a vehicle to swerve. Maintain a safe following distance: During the dry season, vehicles

365

Induction-drive magnetohydrodynamic propulsion  

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The use of magnetohydrodynamic propulsion for marine applications is reviewed with emphasis on induction- ... . Comparisons are made with direct-drive MHD propulsion systems. Application to pumps for hazardous fl...

D. L. Mitchell; D. U. Gubser

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Electric Drive Status and Challenges  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by technical manager Susan Rogers at the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge - Electric Drive (Power Electronics and Electric Machines) Workshop on July 24, 2012 held at the Doubletree O'Hare, Chicago, IL.

367

Base drive and overlap protection circuit  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An inverter (34) which provides power to an A. C. machine (28) is controlled by a circuit (36) employing PWM control strategy whereby A. C. power is supplied to the machine at a preselectable frequency and preselectable voltage. This is accomplished by the technique of waveform notching in which the shapes of the notches are varied to determine the average energy content of the overall waveform. Through this arrangement, the operational efficiency of the A. C. machine is optimized. The control circuit includes a microcomputer and memory element which receive various parametric inputs and calculate optimized machine control data signals therefrom. The control data is asynchronously loaded into the inverter through an intermediate buffer (38). A base drive and overlap protection circuit is included to insure that both transistors of a complimentary pair are not conducting at the same time. In its preferred embodiment, the present invention is incorporated within an electric vehicle (10) employing a 144 VDC battery pack (32) and a three-phase induction motor (18).

Gritter, David J. (Southfield, MI)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Electric motor with controllable speed and torque  

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The proposed electric motor is characterized by controllable speed and torque ... shaft, at constant rotor speed. In this motor, the torque at the output shaft increases...

R. G. Khadeev

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Electric Motor Thermal Management | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

and Peer Evaluation Meeting ape030bennion2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Electric Motor Thermal Management Electric Motor Thermal Management Vehicle Technologies...

370

Training: Motor Systems | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

staff, plant managers, and plant engineers gain an understanding of electric motor systems management and skills to help them manage motor systems for reduced energy cost and...

371

MotorMaster+ | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

System Assessment Tool MotorMaster+ MotorMaster+ International Plant Energy Profiler Pumping System Assessment Tool Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool Steam System Modeler...

372

Trexa Motor Corporation TMC | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Trexa Motor Corporation TMC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Trexa Motor Corporation (TMC) Place: Los Angeles, California Sector: Vehicles Product: Los Angeles - based subsidiary...

373

Grand Challenge Portfolio: Driving Innovations in Industrial...  

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Grand Challenge Portfolio: Driving Innovations in Industrial Energy Efficiency, January 2011 Grand Challenge Portfolio: Driving Innovations in Industrial Energy Efficiency, January...

374

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program | Department...  

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Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer...

375

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

D.C. tiarravt039schwendeman2010o.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles Energy & Manufacturing Workforce...

376

Integrated Biogeochemical and Hydrologic Processes Driving Arsenic...  

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Biogeochemical and Hydrologic Processes Driving Arsenic Release from Shallow Sediments to Groundwaters of the Mekong Integrated Biogeochemical and Hydrologic Processes Driving...

377

A modified split-supply switched-reluctance drive inverter  

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This paper describes the application of a new simple voltage-boosting feature to split-supply SR (switched-reluctance) inverter. As its name implies, the SR motor always operates in switching mode and has distinct motoring and generating rotor angular regions. The effectiveness of the energy conversion process of SR motor depends basically on the ability of its inverter to inject adequate current during the positive-torque angular region and to reduce the current to negligible value during negative-torque angular region. The modified inverter effectively generates boost voltages for accelerating current build-up and decay and hence enhances the performance of SR drives. Benefits of the added boosting include: higher average current, better energy recovery during commutation and a wider feasible speed range. This paper will assess the implications of the boost feature on inverter cost and performance. A time-stepping simulation procedure which includes the modelling of current overlapping between phases will be presented together with simulation results.

Chan, S.; Omar, A.M. [Mara Inst. of Tech., Selangor (Malaysia). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

378

Submersible canned motor transfer pump  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A transfer pump used in a waste tank for transferring high-level radioactive liquid waste from a waste tank and having a column assembly, a canned electric motor means, and an impeller assembly with an upper impeller and a lower impeller connected to a shaft of a rotor assembly. The column assembly locates a motor housing with the electric motor means adjacent to the impeller assembly which creates an hydraulic head, and which forces the liquid waste, into the motor housing to cool the electric motor means and to cool and/or lubricate the radial and thrust bearing assemblies. Hard-on-hard bearing surfaces of the bearing assemblies and a ring assembly between the upper impeller and electric motor means grind large particles in the liquid waste flow. Slots in the static bearing member of the radial bearing assemblies further grind down the solid waste particles so that only particles smaller than the clearances in the system can pass therethrough, thereby resisting damage to and the interruption of the operation of the transfer pump. The column assembly is modular so that sections can be easily assembled, disassembled and/or removed. A second embodiment employs a stator jacket which provides an alternate means for cooling the electric motor means and lubricating and/or cooling the bearing assemblies, and a third embodiment employs a variable level suction device which allows liquid waste to be drawn into the transfer pump from varying and discrete levels in the waste tank.

Guardiani, Richard F. (Ohio Township, Allegheny County, PA); Pollick, Richard D. (Sarver, PA); Nyilas, Charles P. (Monroeville, PA); Denmeade, Timothy J. (Lower Burrell, PA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Submersible canned motor mixer pump  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A mixer pump used in a waste tank for mobilizing high-level radioactive liquid waste having a column assembly containing power cables, a motor housing with electric motor means which includes a stator can of a stator assembly and a rotor can of a rotor assembly, and an impeller assembly with an impeller connected to a shaft of the rotor assembly. The column assembly locates the motor housing with the electric motor means adjacent to the impeller which creates an hydraulic head, and which forces the liquid waste into the motor housing to cool the electric motor means and to lubricate radial and thrust bearing assemblies. Hard-on-hard bearing surfaces of the bearing assemblies and a ring assembly between the impeller and electric motor means act to grind down large particles in the liquid waste flow. These larger particles are received in slots in the static bearing members of the radial bearing assemblies. Only solid waste particles smaller than the clearances in the system can pass therethrough, thereby resisting damage to and the interruption of the operation of the mixer pump.

Guardiani, Richard F. (Ohio Township, PA); Pollick, Richard D. (Sarver, PA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Submersible canned motor mixer pump  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A mixer pump is described used in a waste tank for mobilizing high-level radioactive liquid waste having a column assembly containing power cables, a motor housing with electric motor means which includes a stator can of a stator assembly and a rotor can of a rotor assembly, and an impeller assembly with an impeller connected to a shaft of the rotor assembly. The column assembly locates the motor housing with the electric motor means adjacent to the impeller which creates an hydraulic head, and which forces the liquid waste into the motor housing to cool the electric motor means and to lubricate radial and thrust bearing assemblies. Hard-on-hard bearing surfaces of the bearing assemblies and a ring assembly between the impeller and electric motor means act to grind down large particles in the liquid waste flow. These larger particles are received in slots in the static bearing members of the radial bearing assemblies. Only solid waste particles smaller than the clearances in the system can pass there through, thereby resisting damage to and the interruption of the operation of the mixer pump. 10 figs.

Guardiani, R.F.; Pollick, R.D.

1997-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Microsoft Word - Summer 2004 Motor Gasoline Outlook.doc  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

April 2004 April 2004 Summer 2004 Motor Gasoline Outlook Summary * Gasoline markets are tight as the 2004 driving season begins and conditions are likely to remain volatile through the summer. High crude oil costs, strong gasoline demand growth, low gasoline inventories, uncertainty about the availability of gasoline imports, high transportation costs, and changes in gasoline specifications have added to current and expected gasoline costs and pump prices. * For the upcoming summer driving season (April to September 2004), retail gasoline prices (regular grade, all formulations) are projected to average $1.76 per gallon, about 20 cents above last summer. A 95-percent confidence range for the summer price average, excluding specific consideration of major

382

Submerged electricity generation plane with marine current-driven motors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An underwater apparatus for generating electric power from ocean currents and deep water tides. A submersible platform including two or more power pods, each having a rotor with fixed-pitch blades, with drivetrains housed in pressure vessels that are connected by a transverse structure providing buoyancy, which can be a wing depressor, hydrofoil, truss, or faired tube. The platform is connected to anchors on the seafloor by forward mooring lines and a vertical mooring line that restricts the depth of the device in the water column. The platform operates using passive, rather than active, depth control. The wing depressor, along with rotor drag loads, ensures the platform seeks the desired operational current velocity. The rotors are directly coupled to a hydraulic pump that drives at least one constant-speed hydraulic-motor generator set and enables hydraulic braking. A fluidic bearing decouples non-torque rotor loads to the main shaft driving the hydraulic pumps.

Dehlsen, James G.P.; Dehlsen, James B.; Fleming, Alexander

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Research Laboratories General Motors Corporation General Motors Technical Center  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

MI. 1-q Research Laboratories General Motors Corporation General Motors Technical Center Warren, Michigan 48090 January 21, 1977 Occupational Health Standards Branch Office of Standards Development U. S. Nuclear Requlatory Commission Washington, D.C. 20555 Attention: Mr. Robert E. Alexander, Chief Dear Mr. Alexander: In 1974, General Motors Corporation acquired a manufacturing plant in Adrian, Michigan. On October 21, 1976, General Motors announced that work would begin immediately to prepare the plant for manufacturing operations (Appendix A). A news release, made by Mr. Irving Loop of ERDA and carried by radio station WABJ of Adrian, Michigan on May 11, 1976, stated that natural uranium was handled in the plant after World War II and that

384

Topic 7 Organization of Motor System -Cortical Motor Areas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cartoon, 1986 Electrical stimulation produces movement of contralateral body parts. #12;4 Motor Homunculus previous stimulation technique · Insert electrode into cortical layer V and use electrical stimulation" somatotopic map vs "more complex" map #12;

Sergio, Lauren E.

385

Finished Motor Gasoline Net Production  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Data Series: Finished Motor Gasoline Finished Motor Gasoline (less Adj.) Reformulated Gasoline Reformulated Gasoline Blenede w/ Fuel Ethanol Reformulated Other Gasoline Conventional Gasoline Conventional Gasoline Blended w/ Fuel Ethanol Conventional Gasoline Blended w/ Fuel Ethanol, Ed55 & Ed55 Other Conventional Gasoline Finished Motor Gasoline Adjustment Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel Kerosene-Type Jet, Commercial Kerosene-Type Jet, Military Distillate Fuel Oil Distillate Fuel Oil, 15 ppm Sulfur and Under Distillate Fuel Oil > 15 ppm to 500 ppm Sulfur Distillate Fuel Oil > 500 ppm Sulfur Residual Fuel Oil Propane/Propylene Period: Weekly 4-Week Average

386

2 DOF Low Cost Platform for Driving Simulator: Modeling and Control Hichem Arioui, Salim Hima and Lamri Nehaoua  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the longitudinal and yaw movements. To enhance the drive immersion in the virtual world, a haptic feedback steering wheel will be implemented. The whole system is considered as a two coupled systems and linked mechanically. The first system consists in motorized rail for the longitudinal movement while the second system

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

387

Design of a high power density, permanent magnet, axial gap dc motor  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In the design of drive motors for undersea vehicles, the premium placed on noise suppression suggests the use of a brush-commutated dc motor. The additional constraints of weight and volume, as well as unusual configuration, presents the axial air-gap configuration, with a permanent magnet field, as a viable candidate. In such a configuration the design of the brushes and commutator and the resulting structure becomes critical. The report describes a novel solution to this problem. The basic motor consists of two discs containing permanent magnets on either side of a magnetic structure containing the copper windings. An advantage of this motor concept is that copper cooling may easily be accomplished through the use of liquid circulating through the stator windings. The role of field and armature in a conventional disc motor configuration are reversed. The two discs containing the permanent magnets are rotating. The brushes are on the discs. The magnetic structure with the coils is stationary. The commutator bars are imbedded in the stationary member. Input power is supplied to the brushes through a brush-and-slip ring assembly. An electromagnetic design analysis for a 92 ft-lb, 700 rpm motor was performed. A finite element analysis has been conducted and the results show that magnetic saturation is not a limiting factor in this design. The motor torque is achievable within weight and volume constraints. 9 figs., 1 tab.

Hawsey, R.A.; Daniel, D.S.; Thomas, R.J. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Bailey, J.M. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Techniques for energy conservation in ac motor-driven systems. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Techniques for energy conservation of reducing losses in ac motor-driven systems proposed by the technical community in response to surging cost of energy are evaluated and compared. Report objectives are to provide better understanding of underlying principles and to evaluate technical and economic viability of these techniques for various applications. An important aspect considered is the impact on electric utility system in terms of harmonics, power factor of operation, and Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI). The techniques evaluated are: NASA Power Factor Controller, a simple device for reducing power losses in lightly loaded ac motors; wanlass motor modification, a scheme of reconnecting motor windings with capacitors in series, with the intention of improving the motor efficiencies under all loading conditions; conventional variable frequency solid-state inverters which can control the speed of ac motors by producing adjustable frequency ac voltage, with a significant potential for energy conservation in pumps and air-handling systems; and other variable frequency drives and schemes including cycloconverters, slip-recovery scheme, Exxon Alternating Current Synthesizer, Venturini conversion technique, permanent magnet synchronous motors, and a device called the Phase-Liner. The impact of rapid growth in semiconductors and magnetic materials technologies is also considered.

Mohan, N.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Techno-economic feasibility study of providing variable frequency drive for high pressure pump, SWRO plant at NDDP, Kalpakkam  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The cost of product water is a key factor in determination of acceptability of any desalination system and plant. In case of Sea Water Reverse Osmosis plants, most of the energy consumed is in the form of electricity. The High Pressure Pump (HPP) is the single major energy consuming equipment with a share of above 75%. Hence reduction in energy consumed by HPP will have a substantial effect on the overall energy consumption. The high starting torque requirement of high pressure pump results in increased acceleration time of the motor which subsequently increases the strain on the upstream electrical system from motor feeder to transformer. Provision of a Variable Frequency Drive can be a solution for both the above problems. This paper studies the techno-economic feasibility of providing variable frequency drive for HPP motor at NDDP, Kalpakkam.

R. Nagaraj; V. Murugan; Ashok Y. Dangore; K.L. Thalor; S. Prabakar; V.K. Srivastava; P.K. Tewari

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

AQWON Motors | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

AQWON Motors AQWON Motors Jump to: navigation, search Name AQWON-Motors Place Speinshart, Germany Zip 92676 Sector Hydro, Hydrogen Product AQWON-Motors has developed the first hydrogen powered 2 stroke-engine scooter. It has been approved by the German T√ÉŇďV√ā (the official technical inspection agency). Coordinates 49.78699¬į, 11.820385¬į Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":49.78699,"lon":11.820385,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

391

Myers Motors | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Myers Motors Myers Motors Jump to: navigation, search Name Myers Motors Place Tallmadge, Ohio Zip 44278 Sector Vehicles Product Myers Motors produces three wheeled electric vehicles. Coordinates 41.10294¬į, -81.440864¬į Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.10294,"lon":-81.440864,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

392

Recover Power with Hydraulic Motors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Anywhere liquid pressure is reduced across a throttling device, there is a potential application for a hydraulic power recovery motor (HPRM). Cost of power makes HPRM's attractive with recoveries as small as 25 hp on a continuous basis. When...

Brennan, J. R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Tesla Motors | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Tesla Motors Tesla Motors Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Tesla Motors Name Tesla Motors Address 1050 Bing Street Place San Carlos, California Zip 94070 Sector Vehicles Product Produces electric vehicles Website http://www.teslamotors.com/ Coordinates 37.496737¬į, -122.245323¬į Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.496737,"lon":-122.245323,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

394

Rotary Electrodynamics of a DC Motor: Motor as Mechanical Capacitor Lab 2: Modeling and System Identification  

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). · im is the current through the motor. Because the motor is in series with all other electrical). Because power is conserved, m = Kmim (motor efficiency is actually closer to 69%). Here, Km 0.00767 VRotary Electrodynamics of a DC Motor: Motor as Mechanical Capacitor Lab 2: Modeling and System

395

Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces.

Cowan, Jr., Maynard (1107 Stagecoach Rd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Marder, Barry M. (1412 Pinnacle View Dr. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces. 6 figs.

Cowan, M. Jr.; Marder, B.M.

1996-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

397

Distribution Drive | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Drive Drive Jump to: navigation, search Name Distribution Drive Place Dallas, Texas Zip 75205 Product Biodiesel fuel distributor. Coordinates 32.778155¬į, -96.795404¬į Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.778155,"lon":-96.795404,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

398

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors R&D Annual Progress Report  

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The Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors (APEEM) program within the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) provides support and guidance for many cutting-edge automotive technologies now under development. Research is focused on developing revolutionary new power electronics (PE), electric motor (EM), thermal management, and traction drive system technologies that will leapfrog current on-the-road technologies. The research and development (R&D) is also aimed at achieving a greater understanding of and improvements in the way the various new components of tomorrowźs automobiles will function as a unified system to improve fuel efficiency.

399

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors R&D Annual Progress Report  

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The Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors (APEEM) program within the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) provides support and guidance for many cutting-edge automotive technologies now under development. Research is focused on developing revolutionary new power electronics (PE), electric motor (EM), thermal management, and traction drive system technologies that will leapfrog current on-the-road technologies. The research and development (R&D) is also aimed at achieving a greater understanding of and improvements in the way the various new components of tomorrowźs automobiles will function as a unified system to improve fuel efficiency.

400

Evaluation of 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Drive System Interim Report  

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Laboratory tests were conducted to evaluate the electrical and mechanical performance of the 2004 Toyota Prius and its hybrid electric drive system. As a hybrid vehicle, the 2004 Prius uses both a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and a battery-powered electric motor as motive power sources. Innovative algorithms for combining these two power sources results in improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions compared to traditional automobiles. Initial objectives of the laboratory tests were to measure motor and generator back-electromotive force (emf) voltages and determine gearbox-related power losses over a specified range of shaft speeds and lubricating oil temperatures. Follow-on work will involve additional performance testing of the motor, generator, and inverter. Information contained in this interim report summarizes the test results obtained to date, describes preliminary conclusions and findings, and identifies additional areas for further study.

Ayers, C.W.

2004-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Extending the Constant Power Speed Range of the Brushless DC Motor through Dual Mode Inverter Control -- Part I: Theory and Simulation  

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An inverter topology and control scheme has been developed that can drive low-inductance, surface-mounted permanent magnet motors over the wide constant power speed range required in electric vehicle applications. This new controller is called the dual-mode inverter control (DMIC) [1]. The DMIC can drive either the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) with sinusoidal back emf, or the brushless dc machine (BDCM) with trapezoidal emf in the motoring and regenerative braking modes. In this paper we concentrate on the BDCM under high-speed motoring conditions. Simulation results show that if all motor and inverter loss mechanisms are neglected, the constant power speed range of the DMIC is infinite. The simulation results are supported by closed form expressions for peak and rms motor current and average power derived from analytical solution to the differential equations governing the DMIC/BDCM drive for the lossless case. The analytical solution shows that the range of motor inductance that can be accommodated by the DMIC is more than an order of magnitude such that the DMIC is compatible with both low- and high-inductance BDCMs. Finally, method is given for integrating the classical hysteresis band current control, used for motor control below base speed, with the phase advance of DMIC that is applied above base speed. The power versus speed performance of the DMIC is then simulated across the entire speed range.

Lawler, J.S.

2001-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

402

EERE-2010-BT-STD-0027 Ex Parte Letter NEMA Motor Training re DOE Motors  

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0-BT-STD-0027 Ex Parte Letter NEMA Motor Training re DOE 0-BT-STD-0027 Ex Parte Letter NEMA Motor Training re DOE Motors Rule 15 July 2013. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0027 Ex Parte Letter NEMA Motor Training re DOE Motors Rule 15 July 2013. This memorandum memorializes a communication between DOE staff and members of the NEMA Motor and Generator Section in connection with this proceeding. NEMA thanks the DOE for the opportunity to conduct training for DOE staff and its consultants on July 15th, 2013 which illustrated the different types of motors, motor construction theory and motor applications by type. It is our hope that better understanding of motor types and construction will assist the Department and its consultants with the discharge of their duties. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0027 Ex Parte Letter NEMA Motor Training re DOE Motors

403

Ultrasonic Motorís H-Bridge Control Circuit Using Phase-Shift PWM Method  

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Ultrasonic motor is a special kind of actuator for motion control system. Because of the peculiar mechanism of ultrasonic motor, control circuit is needed for the operation of ultrasonic motor. The performance of...

Shi Jingzhuo; Zhang Yanan

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Extended Constant Power Speed Range of the Brushless DC Motor Through Dual Mode Inverter Control  

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The trapezoidal back electromotive force (emf) brushless direct current (dc) motor (BDCM) with surface-mounted magnets has high-power density and efficiency especially when rare-earth magnet materials are used. Traction applications, such as electric vehicles, could benefit significantly from the use of such motors. Unfortunately, a practical means for driving the motor over a constant power speed ratio (CPSR) of 5:1 or more has not yet been developed. A key feature of these motors is that they have low internal inductance. The phase advance method is effective in controlling the motor power over such a speed range, but the current at high speed may be several times greater than that required at the base speed. The increase in current during high-speed operation is due to the low motor inductance and the action of the bypass diodes of the inverter. The use of such a control would require increased current rating of the inverter semiconductors and additional cooling for the inverter, where the conduction losses increase proportionally with current, and especially for the motor, where the losses increase with the square of the current. The high current problems of phase advance can be mitigated by adding series inductance; however, this reduces power density, requires significant increase in supply voltage, and leaves the CPSR performance of the system highly sensitive to variations in the available voltage. A new inverter topology and control scheme has been developed that can drive low-inductance BDCMs over the CPSR that would be required in electric vehicle applications. This new controller is called the dual-mode inverter control (DMIC). It is shown that the BDCM has an infinite CPSR when it is driven by the DMIC.

Lawler, J.S.

2000-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

405

Laser Direct Drive: Scientific Advances,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

· Simpler targets & physics · Predict Fusion Class Gains (> 140) at lower laser energy (500 kJ - 1 MJ) #12;7 KrF lasers have advantages for fusion energy PHYSICS Deeper UV (248 nm vs 351 for glass): -- Greater · chamber #12;9 Gain for Fusion Energy New Direct Drive Designs: Power plant class gains, much smaller laser

406

Anomalous-viscosity current drive  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for maintaining a steady-state current for magnetically confining the plasma in a toroidal magnetic confinement device using anomalous viscosity current drive. A second aspect of this invention relates to an apparatus and method for the start-up of a magnetically confined toroidal plasma.

Stix, T.H.; Ono, M.

1986-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

407

Evaluation of 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electic Drive System Interim Report - Revised  

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The 2004 Toyota Prius is a hybrid automobile equipped with a gasoline engine and a battery-powered electric motor. Both of these motive power sources are capable of providing mechanical drive power for the vehicle. The engine can deliver a peak power output of 57 kilowatts (kW) at 5000 revolutions per minute (rpm) while the motor can deliver a peak power output of 50 kW at 1300 rpm. Together, this engine-motor combination has a specified peak power output of 82 kW at a vehicle speed of 85 kilometers per hour (km/h). In operation, the 2004 Prius exhibits superior fuel economy compared to conventionally powered automobiles. Laboratory tests were conducted to evaluate the electrical and mechanical performance of the 2004 Toyota Prius and its hybrid electric drive system. As a hybrid vehicle, the 2004 Prius uses both a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and a battery-powered electric motor as motive power sources. Innovative algorithms for combining these two power sources results in improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions compared to traditional automobiles. Initial objectives of the laboratory tests were to measure motor and generator back-electromotive force (emf) voltages and determine gearbox-related power losses over a specified range of shaft speeds and lubricating oil temperatures. Follow-on work will involve additional performance testing of the motor, generator, and inverter. Information contained in this interim report summarizes the test results obtained to date, describes preliminary conclusions and findings, and identifies additional areas for further study.

Ayers, C.W.; Hsu, J.S.; Marlino, L.D.; Miller, C.W.; Ott, G.W., Jr.; Oland, C.B.; Burress, T.A.

2007-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

408

Robust optimal design of a magnetizer to reduce the harmonic components of cogging torque in a HDD spindle motor  

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This research proposes a robust optimal design methodology to reduce the cogging torque of a hard disk drive (HDD) spindle motor due to the coil-positioning error of the magnetizer. The design optimization problem of the magnetizer is formulated with ...

Changjin Lee; Gunhee Jang

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Computational Studies on the Mechanical Inhomogeneity of Tropomyosin, and the Directed and Cooperative Motility of the Ncd Motor  

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the coiled-coil neck-stalks of longitudinal neighbors drive synchrony among a group of Ncds on a single protofilament. Across lateral dimers, surface loop L2 of the motor-head (MH) that is not bound to the MT (unbound-MH) in a pre-stroke dimer, is seen...

Lakkaraju, Sirish

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

410

Real-time implementation of a neural networks-based motor speed filter using a digital signal processor  

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numerous speed estimation methods have been reported in the literature for the control of an induction motor drive, it is the accuracy of the speed estimate and the response time of the filter that are the important parameters describing the speed filter...

Harihara, Parasuram Padmanabhan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

411

Electric motors: Markets, trends, and applications  

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Electric motors play an important role in nearly all sectors of the US economy. Typical motor applications range from air conditioning and appliances in the residential sector, to cooling and space heating in the commercial sector, to materials handling and processing in the industrial sectors. Motors in the residential sector consumed nearly 352 billion kilowatthours (BkWh) in 1985, in the commercial sector 279 BkWh, and the industrial sector 552 BkWh. Approximately 87% of electric motor electricity use in the industrial sector was consumed in manufacturing processes, while the process industries consumed more than half of the manufacturing sector's electric motor electricity use. The total motor population in all sectors in 1987 stood just shy of 1.02 billion, 90% of which are less than one horsepower (HP) in size. An increasing percentage of the motor population is comprised of high efficiency motors, as classified by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). High efficiency motors offer end-users greater energy and cost savings than do their standard efficiency counterparts. This report provides an overview of the history of the electric motor, a brief description of the electromechanical theory behind motor operations, and offers a statistical review of the size and distribution of the electric motor market. The report also presents data on sector motor electricity use, describes current and potential motor application opportunities, and details areas in which further research and development may be needed.

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1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

US DRIVE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle Efficiency and Energy Sustainability Partnership Plan  

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Partnership Plan Partnership Plan March 2013 U.S. DRIVE Partnership Plan Table of Contents Foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 2 Definition ...................................................................................................................................................... 3 Partners ......................................................................................................................................................... 3 U.S. DRIVE Vision ........................................................................................................................................... 3 U.S. DRIVE Mission ........................................................................................................................................ 4

413

Three phase AC motor controller  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A motor controller for a three phase AC motor (10) which is adapted to operate bidirectionally from signals received either from a computer (30) or a manual control (32). The controller is comprised of digital logic circuit means which implement a forward and reverse command signal channel (27, 29) for the application of power through the forward and reverse power switching relays (16, 18, 20, 22). The digital logic elements are cross coupled to prevent activation of both channels simultaneously and each includes a plugging circuit (65, 67) for stopping the motor upon the removal of control signal applied to one of the two channels (27, 29) for a direction of rotation desired. Each plugging circuit (65, 67) includes a one-shot pulse signal generator (88, 102) which outputs a single pulse signal of predetermined pulsewidth which is adapted to inhibit further operation of the application of power in the channel which is being activated and to apply a reversal command signal to the other channel which provides a reversed phase application of power to the motor for a period defined by the pulse-width output of the one-shot signal generator to plug the motor (10) which will then be inoperative until another rotational command signal is applied to either of the two channels.

Vuckovich, Michael (Elizabeth, PA); Wright, Maynard K. (Bethel Park, PA); Burkett, John P. (South Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

1984-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Selected Bibliography on Electric Motor Repair | Department of...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Selected Bibliography on Electric Motor Repair Selected Bibliography on Electric Motor Repair The following series of repair documents related to electric motors were produced by...

415

Replacement, Variable-Speed Motors for Furnaces, Syracuse, New...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

replace- ment for PSC motors in many homes. To date, CARB has upgraded six systems with Concept 3 motors. Upgrading a fan motor is usually very straightforward. Once...

416

Continuous Energy Improvement in Motor Driven Systems - A Guidebook...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

More Documents & Publications Energy Management for Motor-Driven Systems Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide - A Handbook for Industry MotorMaster+ User Manual...

417

Impact of Motor Failures on Payback Periods  

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developed by the Washington State Energy Office and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Bonneville Power Administration to aid in the selection of EE motors. MotorMaster's database contains information on over 10, 000 available motors... developed by the Washington State Energy Office and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Bonneville Power Administration to aid in the selection of EE motors. MotorMaster's database contains information on over 10, 000 available motors...

Cheek, K. F.; Pillay, P.; Dudley, K. J.

418

Mission Motors | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Motors Motors Jump to: navigation, search Name Mission Motors Place San Francisco, California Sector Vehicles Product Electric Motorcycles Year founded 2007 Number of employees 11-50 Website http://www.ridemission.com/ Coordinates 37.7749295¬į, -122.4194155¬į Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.7749295,"lon":-122.4194155,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Aptera Motors | Open Energy Information  

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Aptera Motors Aptera Motors Jump to: navigation, search Name Aptera Motors Address 2778 Loker Avenue West Place Carlsbad, California Zip 92008 Sector Vehicles Product Aims to to make an aerodynamic two-seater hybrid electric vehicle Website http://www.aptera.com/ Coordinates 33.1412124¬į, -117.3205123¬į Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.1412124,"lon":-117.3205123,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Energy-efficient C-dump converters for switched reluctance motors  

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Two energy-efficient converter topologies, derived from the conventional C-dump converter, are proposed for switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives. The proposed topologies overcome the limitations of the conventional C-dump converter, and could reduce the overall cost of the SRM drive. The voltage ratings of the dump capacitor and some of the switching devices in the proposed converters are reduced to the supply voltage (V{sub dc}) level compared to twice the supply voltage (2V{sub dc}) in the conventional C-dump converter. Also, the size of the dump inductor is considerably reduced. The converters have simple control requirements, and allow the motor phase current to freewheel during chopping mode. Simulation and experimental results of the converters are presented and discussed.

Mir, S.; Husain, I.; Elbuluk, M.E. [Univ. of Akron, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Univ. of Akron, OH (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

HybriDrive Propulsion System  

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HybriDrive HybriDrive ¬ģ Propulsion System Cleaner, smarter power for transit DOE/FTA Fuel Cell Research Priorities Workshop Washington, DC 7 June 2010 Bart W. Mancini Sr. Principal Systems Engineer BAE Systems Ph: 607-770-4103 bart.mancini@baesystems.com 2 Overview 3 * BAE Systems FC Experience / Deployments * Technology gaps/barriers to full commercialization of fuel cell buses * Well-to-wheels energy efficiency and emissions * Cost metrics * Bus integration issues * Fuel cell bus R&D needs * Future plans BAE Systems FC Experience / Deployments 4 * 1998 - Georgetown/FTA/DOE Fuel Cell Bus #1 (still serviceable) * UTC 100 kW Phosphoric Acid FC using on-board Methanol Reformate, Hybrid propulsion & Electric accessories * 2000 - Georgetown/FTA/DOE Fuel Cell Bus #2 (retired) *

422

Granular gases under extreme driving  

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We study inelastic gases in two dimensions using event-driven molecular dynamics simulations. Our focus is the nature of the stationary state attained by rare injection of large amounts of energy to balance the dissipation due to collisions. We find that under such extreme driving, with the injection rate much smaller than the collision rate, the velocity distribution has a power-law high energy tail. The numerically measured exponent characterizing this tail is in excellent agreement with predictions of kinetic theory over a wide range of system parameters. We conclude that driving by rare but powerful energy injection leads to a well-mixed gas and constitutes an alternative mechanism for agitating granular matter. In this distinct nonequilibrium steady-state, energy cascades from large to small scales. Our simulations also show that when the injection rate is comparable with the collision rate, the velocity distribution has a stretched exponential tail.

W. Kang; J. Machta; E. Ben-Naim

2010-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

423

Homopolar motor with dual rotors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A homopolar motor has a field rotor mounted on a frame for rotation in a first rotational direction and for producing an electromagnetic field, and an armature rotor mounted for rotation on said frame within said electromagnetic field and in a second rotational direction counter to said first rotational direction of said field rotor. The two rotors are coupled through a 1:1 gearing mechanism, so as to travel at the same speed but in opposite directions. This doubles the output voltage and output power, as compared to a motor in which only the armature is rotated. Several embodiments are disclosed. 7 figs.

Hsu, J.S.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle  

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A thermoelectric generator is described for producing electric power for a motor vehicle from the heat of the exhaust gases produced by the engine of the motor vehicle. The exhaust gases pass through a finned heat transfer support structure which has seat positions on its outside surface for the positioning of thermoelectric modules. A good contact cylinder provides a framework from which a spring force can be applied to the thermoelectric modules to hold them in good contact on their seats on the surface of the heat transfer support structure. 8 figs.

Bass, J.C.

1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

425

Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermoelectric generator for producing electric power for a motor vehicle from the heat of the exhaust gasses produced by the engine of the motor vehicle. The exhaust gasses pass through a finned heat transfer support structure which has seat positions on its outside surface for the positioning of thermoelectric modules. A good contact cylinder provides a framework from which a spring force can be applied to the thermoelectric modules to hold them in good contact on their seats on the surface of the heat transfer support structure.

Bass, John C. (6121 La Pintra Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037)

1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

426

Optimization of condensing gas drive  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

- cal, undersaturated reservoir with gas being injected into the crest and oil being produced from the base of the structure. Fractional oil re- covery at gas breakthrough proved to be less sensitive to changes in oil withdrawal rates as the gas... injection pressure was increased. The validity of the model was established by accurately simulating several low pressure gas drives conducted in the laboratory. Oil recoveries at gas breakthrough using the model compared closely with those recoveries...

Lofton, Larry Keith

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

427

Current drive operation in a tokamak  

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Three modes of current drive operation in a tokamak ó continuous, cyclic, and rfinitiated-are ... A model design of a saturable iron core tokamak for current drive experiments is also presented.

O. Mitarai; A. Hirose

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

What Drives the BrewerĖDobson Circulation?  

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Recent studies have revealed strong interactions between resolved Rossby wave and parameterized gravity wave driving in stratosphere-resolving atmospheric models. Perturbations to the parameterized wave driving are often compensated by opposite ...

Naftali Y. Cohen; Edwin P. Gerber; Oliver BŁhler

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Vehicle Technologies Office: U.S. DRIVE  

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U.S. DRIVE stands for Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability. It is a non-binding and voluntary government-industry partnership focused on advanced...

430

October Blood Drive Announcement | Jefferson Lab  

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American Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for Oct. 31 The American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Friday, October 31st from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in CEBAF Center, Room F113. New and...

431

Consider Steam Turbine Drives for Rotating Equipment  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This tip sheet outlines the benefits of steam turbine drives for rotating equipment as part of optimized steam systems.

432

From General Mechanics to General Motors: Lynn Gantt's EcoCAR Experience |  

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From General Mechanics to General Motors: Lynn Gantt's EcoCAR From General Mechanics to General Motors: Lynn Gantt's EcoCAR Experience From General Mechanics to General Motors: Lynn Gantt's EcoCAR Experience June 17, 2011 - 3:35pm Addthis Virginia Tech's Lynn Gantt tells us about Virginia Tech's EcoCAR entry. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Since childhood, Lynn Gantt has had a deep seeded passion for cars and the mechanics that drive them. The Virginia native spent his weekends rebuilding antique tractors with his dad to race at tractor pulls across the state, and now the Virginia Tech graduate student is the proud team co-leader of Virginia Tech's EcoCAR Challenge team -- the winners of the three-year long competition, as announced last night at an awards ceremony

433

From General Mechanics to General Motors: Lynn Gantt's EcoCAR Experience |  

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From General Mechanics to General Motors: Lynn Gantt's EcoCAR From General Mechanics to General Motors: Lynn Gantt's EcoCAR Experience From General Mechanics to General Motors: Lynn Gantt's EcoCAR Experience June 17, 2011 - 3:35pm Addthis Virginia Tech's Lynn Gantt tells us about Virginia Tech's EcoCAR entry. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Since childhood, Lynn Gantt has had a deep seeded passion for cars and the mechanics that drive them. The Virginia native spent his weekends rebuilding antique tractors with his dad to race at tractor pulls across the state, and now the Virginia Tech graduate student is the proud team co-leader of Virginia Tech's EcoCAR Challenge team -- the winners of the three-year long competition, as announced last night at an awards ceremony

434

Electric Motor Emulator Versus Rotating Test Rig  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A controversial issue among experts is whether real-time model-based electric motor emulation can replace a conventional rotating test ... a complete inverter test system with an integrated electric motor emulato...

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Horst Hammerer; Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dieter Strauss

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Ultra High Efficiency Electric Motor Generator  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The Ultra High Efficiency Electric Motor Generator is an exciting opportunity to leverage ... in green technology. Marand currently produces this motor/generator at our Moorabbin facility for application ... sola...

Jeff Brown

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Motor Wave Group | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

MHK Technologies: MotorWave This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleMotorWaveGroup&oldid769272...

437

Single molecule measurements and molecular motors  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Hideyuki Okano and Atsushi Iriki Single molecule measurements and molecular motors...Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan Single molecule imaging and manipulation are...machines like molecular motors. The single molecule measurements allow a dynamic...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Motor Energy Saving Opportunities in an Industrial Plant  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Industrial plants have enormous energy saving opportunities with electric motors. Improving motor efficiency is a conventional wisdom to save energy. Re-engineering affords far greater savings opportunities than motor efficiency improvement. Motor...

Kumar, B.; Elwell, A.

439

Indianapolis Offers a Lesson on Driving Demand  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Successful program managers know that understanding the factors that drive homeowners to make upgrades is critical to the widespread adoption of energy efficiency. What better place to learn about driving demand for upgrades than in Indianapolis, America's most famous driving city?

440

A Novel Approach to Determining Motor Load  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A NOVEL APPROACH TO DETERMINING MOTOR LOAD by Michael Brown Georgia Tech Research Institute Atlanta, Georgia ABSTRACf Properly sized electric motors are essential if industrial plant efficiency is to be optimized and energy costs... minimized. Because of the difficully in making power measurements on three phase motors, loading is rarely, if ever, checked. A simple indication of motor load can be achieved by measuring operating speed because speed and load are almost linearly...

Brown, M.

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441

Energy Management for Motor-Driven Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document assists in establishing an energy management plan, identifying energy savings opportunities, and designing a motor improvement plan.

442

Determining Electric Motor Load and Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

To compare the operating costs of an existing standard motor with an appropriately-sized energy-efficient replacement, you need to determine operating hours, efficiency improvement values, and load. Part-load is a term used to describe the actual load served by the motor as compared to the rated full-load capability of the motor. Motor part-loads may be estimated through using input power, amperage, or speed measurements. This fact sheet briefly discusses several load estimation techniques.

443

Conducting a Motor Survey: Key Step for Establishing a Motor Management Policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Roughly 70% of the energy consumed by manufacturing processes is used by electric motors. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, greater attention to motor systems management can reduce motor-related energy costs by 18%. Establishing a motor...

Miller, R. B.

444

Electric Motor What happens if we put  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electric Motor What happens if we put a loop of wire carrying a current in a B field ? FB on opposite sides of the loop produce a torque on the loop causing it to rotate. Electric motor ÔŅĹ a commutator. #12;Electric Motor Define normal n to plane using right-hand rule Torque tends to rotate loop to align

Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

445

Estimating Motor Efficiency in the Field  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Some utility companies and public agencies offer rebates to encourage customers to upgrade their existing standard efficiency motors to premium efficiency motors. It is important to know the efficiency of the existing motor and how it is being used to accurately estimate potential annual energy and dollar savings. This tip sheet provides suggested actions and estimates of savings from improved efficiency.

446

Method and apparatus for monitoring motor operated valve motor output torque and power at valve seating  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus are provided for monitoring a motor operated valve during the brief period when the valve seats and the torque switch trips to deenergize the valve motor. The method uses voltage measurements on the load side of a deenergizing switch that opens to deenergize the motor to determine, among other things, final motor rotational speed and the decelerating torque at motor deenergization. 14 figs.

Casada, D.A.

1996-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

447

See What's Driving The Future - Environmental Highlights of the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

7 7 7 F F r r a a n n k k f f u u r r t t M M o o t t o o r r S S h h o o w w K K e e i i t t h h H H a a r r d d y y KSH The Frankfurt Auto Show is always interesting; it is the biggest show in the world and European manufacturers try to make the best impression. This year was especially interesting from an environmental perspective because everyone, even the luxury carmakers, boasted about (or defended) their efforts to be cleaner and more efficient. And manufacturers continued the tone from the Paris show last fall - stressing the point that environmental technology is an integral part of their product plans. But they are somewhat cautious despite the overwhelming 'green' message. Manufacturers obviously feel pressured to look progressive and develop innovative technologies, yet they are

448

Low speed control of a DC motor driving a mechanical system with fuzzy adaptive compensation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

both dry and lubricated sliding junctions. For experiments, an IBM PC, a dSPACE DSP board, SIMULINK and Real Time Workshop are used. All three control systems can achieve such a very low sustainable speed as 0. 005 rad/sec without stick... Suggestions . REFERENCES 48 49 51 52 APPENDIX A SIMULINK PROGRAMS. 55 APPENDIX B INSTALLATION PROCEDURE OF THEdSPACE DSP BOARD . 59 VITA 61 LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page I Common friction models 10 2 Stribeck Iriction-speed curve 12 3 Partial fluid...

Hyun, Dongyoon

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

449

ACTIVE SUSPENSION CONTROL WITH DIRECT-DRIVE TUBULAR LINEAR BRUSHLESS PERMANENT-MAGNET MOTOR  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

membership functions were introduced. This controller could attenuate road disturbance by up to 78%. Additionally, a sliding-mode controller (SMC) is developed with a different approach from the other three control methodologies. While SMC is developed...

Lee, Seungho

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

450

Health Monitoring of Drive Connected Three-Phase Induction Motors ----- From Wired Towards Wireless Sensor Networks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A review of vibration and acoustic measurement methods forto use for vibration measurements[5]. It is physically morea collection of vibration measurement experiments designed

Xue, Xin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

MTBE, Oxygenates, and Motor Gasoline  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

MTBE, Oxygenates, and MTBE, Oxygenates, and Motor Gasoline Contents * Introduction * Federal gasoline product quality regulations * What are oxygenates? * Who gets gasoline with oxygenates? * Which areas get MTBE? * How much has been invested in MTBE production capacity? * What does new Ethanol capacity cost? * What would an MTBE ban cost? * On-line information resources * Endnotes * Summary of revisions to this analysis Introduction The blending of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) into motor gasoline has increased dramatically since it was first produced 20 years ago. MTBE usage grew in the early 1980's in response to octane demand resulting initially from the phaseout of lead from gasoline and later from rising demand for premium gasoline. The oxygenated gasoline program stimulated an

452

Reduced vibration motor winding arrangement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An individual phase winding arrangement having a sixty electrical degree phase belt width for use with a three phase motor armature includes a delta connected phase winding portion and a wye connected phase winding portion. Both the delta and wye connected phase winding portions have a thirty electrical degree phase belt width. The delta and wye connected phase winding portions are each formed from a preselected number of individual coils each formed, in turn, from an unequal number of electrical conductor turns in the approximate ratio of {radical}3. The individual coils of the delta and wye connected phase winding portions may either be connected in series or parallel. This arrangement provides an armature winding for a three phase motor which retains the benefits of the widely known and utilized thirty degree phase belt concept, including improved mmf waveform and fundamental distribution factor, with consequent reduced vibrations and improved efficiency. 4 figs.

Slavik, C.J.; Rhudy, R.G.; Bushman, R.E.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

453

Reduced vibration motor winding arrangement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An individual phase winding arrangement having a sixty electrical degree phase belt width for use with a three phase motor armature includes a delta connected phase winding portion and a wye connected phase winding portion. Both the delta and wye connected phase winding portions have a thirty electrical degree phase belt width. The delta and wye connected phase winding portions are each formed from a preselected number of individual coils each formed, in turn, from an unequal number of electrical conductor turns in the approximate ratio of .sqroot.3. The individual coils of the delta and wye connected phase winding portions may either be connected in series or parallel. This arrangement provides an armature winding for a three phase motor which retains the benefits of the widely known and utilized thirty degree phase belt concept, including improved mmf waveform and fundamental distribution factor, with consequent reduced vibrations and improved efficiency.

Slavik, Charles J. (Rexford, NY); Rhudy, Ralph G. (Scotia, NY); Bushman, Ralph E. (Lathem, NY)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

System and method for motor speed estimation of an electric motor  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A system and method for a motor management system includes a computer readable storage medium and a processing unit. The processing unit configured to determine a voltage value of a voltage input to an alternating current (AC) motor, determine a frequency value of at least one of a voltage input and a current input to the AC motor, determine a load value from the AC motor, and access a set of motor nameplate data, where the set of motor nameplate data includes a rated power, a rated speed, a rated frequency, and a rated voltage of the AC motor. The processing unit is also configured to estimate a motor speed based on the voltage value, the frequency value, the load value, and the set of nameplate data and also store the motor speed on the computer readable storage medium.

Lu, Bin (Kenosha, WI); Yan, Ting (Brookfield, WI); Luebke, Charles John (Sussex, WI); Sharma, Santosh Kumar (Viman Nagar, IN)

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

455

Hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor includes a rotor separated from a stator by either a radial gap, an axial gap, or a combined axial and radial gap. Dual conically shaped stators are used in one embodiment to levitate a disc-shaped rotor made of superconducting material within a conduit for moving cryogenic fluid. As the rotor is caused to rotate when the field stator is energized, the fluid is pumped through the conduit.

DeVault, Robert C. (Knoxville, TN); McConnell, Benjamin W. (Knoxville, TN); Phillips, Benjamin A. (Benton Harbor, MI)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A hermetically sealed superconducting magnet motor includes a rotor separated from a stator by either a radial gap, an axial gap, or a combined axial and radial gap. Dual conically shaped stators are used in one embodiment to levitate a disc-shaped rotor made of superconducting material within a conduit for moving cryogenic fluid. As the rotor is caused to rotate when the field stator is energized, the fluid is pumped through the conduit. 6 figs.

DeVault, R.C.; McConnell, B.W.; Phillips, B.A.

1996-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

457

Mechanics of torque generation in the bacterial flagellar motor  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The bacterial flagellar motor (BFM) is responsible for driving bacterial locomotion and chemotaxis, fundamental processes in pathogenesis and biofilm formation. In the BFM, torque is generated at the interface between transmembrane proteins (stators) and a rotor. It is well-established that the passage of ions down a transmembrane gradient through the stator complex provides the energy needed for torque generation. However, the physics involved in this energy conversion remain poorly understood. Here we propose a mechanically specific model for torque generation in the BFM. In particular, we identify two fundamental forces involved in torque generation: electrostatic and steric. We propose that electrostatic forces serve to position the stator, while steric forces comprise the actual 'power stroke'. Specifically, we predict that ion-induced conformational changes about a proline 'hinge' residue in an $\\alpha$-helix of the stator are directly responsible for generating the power stroke. Our model predictions f...

Mandadapu, Kranthi K; Berry, Richard M; Oster, George

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Phase 1 STTR flywheel motor/alternator for hybrid electric vehicles. CRADA final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Visual Computing Systems (VCS) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have teamed, through a Phase 1 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE), to develop an advanced, low-cost motor/alternator drive system suitable for Flywheel Energy Storage (FES) applications. During Phase 1, system performance and design requirements were established, design concepts were generated, and preliminary motor/alternator designs were developed and analyzed. ORNL provided mechanical design and finite element collaboration and Lynx Motion Technology, a spin-off from VCS to commercialize their technology, constructed a proof-of-concept axial-gap permanent magnet motor/alternator that employed their Segmented Electromagnetic Array (SEMA) with a survivable design speed potential of 10,000 rpm. The VCS motor/alternator was successfully tested in ORNL`s Motor Test Tank using an ORNL inverter and ORNL control electronics. It was first operated as an unloaded motor to 6,000 rpm and driven as an unloaded generator to 6,000 rpm. Output from the generator was then connected to a resistance bank, which caused the loaded generator to decelerate to 3,860 rpm where data was collected. After about 4-1/2 minutes, the test was terminated because of an impact noise. Subsequent inspection and operation at low speeds did not reveal the source of the noise. Electrical performance of the motor was excellent, encouraging continued development of this technology. Phase 2 efforts will focus on further design development and optimization, manufacturing development and prototype construction, testing, and evaluation.

McKeever, J.W.; Scudiere, M.B.; Ott, G.W. Jr.; White, C.P. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Kessinger, R.L. Jr.; Robinson, S.T.; Seymour, K.P.; Dockstadter, K.D. [Visual Computer Systems Corp., Greenville, IN (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

459

Vehicle Technologies Office: U.S. DRIVE  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

U.S. DRIVE U.S. DRIVE Logo for U.S. DRIVE - Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability. U.S. DRIVE stands for Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability. It is a non-binding and voluntary government-industry partnership focused on advanced automotive and related infrastructure technology research and development (R&D). Specifically, the Partnership is a forum for pre-competitive technical information exchange among partners to discuss R&D needs, develop joint goals and technology roadmaps, and evaluate R&D progress for a broad range of technical areas. By providing a framework for frequent and regular interaction among technical experts in a common area of expertise, the Partnership -

460

Method for assessing in-service motor efficiency and in-service motor/load efficiency  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for assessing the efficiency of an in-service motor. The operating characteristics of the in-service motor are remotely measured. The operating characteristics are then applied to an equivalent circuit for electrical motors. Finally the equivalent circuit is evaluated to determine the performance characteristics of said in-service motor. Based upon the evaluation an individual is able to determine the rotor speed, power output, efficiency, and toque of the in-service motor. Additionally, an individual is able to confirm the calculations by comparing measured values with values obtained as a result of the motor equivalent circuit evaluation.

Kueck, John D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Otaduy, Pedro J. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

DOE Drives Big Data Push  

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2 Volume 9 Issue 2 2 Volume 9 Issue 2 From YAGS to Planetary Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 DOE Drives Big Data Push . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sweating Small Scale Genomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Future of the DOE JGI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Save the Date for Meeting 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 also in this issue With a record 488 genomics researchers and bioinformaticians sitting in the Marriott Walnut Creek ballroom, New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer opened the DOE Joint Genome Institute's 7th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2012. Sharing his thoughts about being "On the Genome Beat," he informed the audience that he was worn down by seeing news about scientists successfully sequencing yet another genome sequence, and that "maybe some genomes shouldn't be written about." Zimmer's words engaged the audience in a discussion that

462

Current Drive in Recombining Plasma  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Langevin equations describing the average collisional dynamics of suprathermal particles in nonstationary plasma remarkably admit an exact analytical solution in the case of recombining plasma. The current density produced by arbitrary particle fluxes is derived including the effect of charge recombination. Since recombination has the effect of lowering the charge density of the plasma, thus reducing the charged particle collisional frequencies, the evolution of the current density can be modified substantially compared to plasma with fixed charge density. The current drive efficiency is derived and optimized for discrete and continuous pulses of current, leading to the discovery of a nonzero "residual" current density that persists indefinitely under certain conditions, a feature not present in stationary plasmas.

P.F. Schmit and N.J. Fisch

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

463

Investigation of Flux Linkage Profile Measurement Methods for Switched Reluctance Motors and Permanent Magnet  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

- 1 - Investigation of Flux Linkage Profile Measurement Methods for Switched Reluctance Motors for switched reluctance motors (SRM's) and permanent magnet motors (PMM's). Various measurement methods have reluctance motors, permanent magnet motors. I. INTRODUCTION Switched Reluctance Motors (SRM's) have very

Lu, Kaiyuan

464

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles ? A Comprehensive Education...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

D.C. tiarravt034ferdowsi2010o.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles A Comprehensive Education, Training, and Outreach Program Advanced...

465

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles ? A Comprehensive Education...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Meeting arravt034tiferdowsi2012o.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles A Comprehensive Education, Training, and Outreach Program Advanced...

466

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles ? A Comprehensive Education...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Evaluation arravt034tiferdowsi2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles A Comprehensive Education, Training, and Outreach Program Advanced...

467

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Training Consortium (NAFTC), together with its partners, will develop an Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program that will help accelerate mass market introduction...

468

Electric Drive Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Infrastructure Deployment Electric Drive Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

469

Cone Drive Operations Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cone Drive Operations Inc Place: Traverse City, Michigan Zip: 49684 Sector: Solar Product: US-based manufacturers of double enveloping worm gear technology. The company supplies...

470

Marketing & Driving Demand: Social Media Tools & Strategies ...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Demand: Social Media Tools & Strategies - January 16, 2011 Marketing & Driving Demand: Social Media Tools & Strategies - January 16, 2011 January 16, 2011 Conference Call...

471

Marketing & Driving Demand Collaborative - Social Media Tools...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Demand Collaborative - Social Media Tools & Strategies Marketing & Driving Demand Collaborative - Social Media Tools & Strategies Presentation slides from the BetterBuildings...

472

Collaboration drives achievement in protein structure research  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

AlumniLink November 2014 Collaboration drives achievement in protein structure research Alumni Link: Opportunities, News and Resources for Former Employees Latest...

473

MHK Technologies/Water Current Generator Motor | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Generator Motor Generator Motor < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Technology Profile Primary Organization Global Energies Inc Technology Type Click here Cross Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description Simple Vertical Axis fully submerged open design flow through unit operating an onboard Pump unit that drives an on shore power generation system Slow turning swim through for Marine life Anchoring depends on topography and composition of resource bed Removable Scalable Please note that the Website is very old and needs updating In 2007 we hired Independent Engineering firm in Seattle to conduct extensive fluid dynamic testing or our design concepts and overall system Tests were completed much more extensively than we envisioned and were very positive for our needs and build out of a full size model We have been stuck and broke as it s all out of pocket in this position ever since as those Engineering costs were much more than anticipated

474

Motorization, Vehicle Purchase and Use Behavior in China: A Shanghai Survey????????????????????????????  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

49: Motorized Two-wheeler / Motorcycle Use vs. Motorized98 Table 50: Motorized Two-wheeler / Motorcycle Use vs.Motorcycle Ownership 98 Table 51: Motorized Two-

Ni, Jason

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Extend the Operating Life of Your Motor  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Certain components of motors degrade with time and operating stress. Electrical insulation weakens over time with exposure to voltage unbalance, over and undervoltage, voltage disturbances, and temperature. Contact between moving surfaces causes wear. Wear is affected by dirt, moisture, and corrosive fumes and is greatly accelerated when lubricant is misapplied, becomes overheated or contaminated, or is not replaced at regular intervals. When any components are degraded beyond the point of economical repair or replacement, the motorís economic life ends.

476

Energy-Efficient Electric Motor Selection Handbook  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Substantial reductions in energy and operational costs can be achieved through the use of energy-efficient electric motors. A handbook was compiled to help industry identify opportunities for cost-effective application of these motors. It covers the economic and operational factors to be considered when motor purchase decisions are being made. Its audience includes plant managers, plant engineers, and others interested in energy management or preventative maintenance programs.

McCoy, Gilbert A.; Litman, Todd; Douglass, John G.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Motor Systems Assessment Training, Including Use of the Motor Systems Tool Suite  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Motor Systems Assessment Training Motor Systems Assessment Training Presented by: Gilbert McCoy, PE Washington State University Extension Energy Program (360) 956-2086 mccoyg@energy.wsu.edu 2 Motor Systems Assessment Training 3 Motor Systems Assessment Training Department of Energy Information Resources U.S. DOE Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) BestPractices Website www.eere.energy.gov/industry/bestpractices EERE Information Center (877) 337-3463 Or www.eere.energy.gov/informationcenter 4 Motor Systems Assessment Training Big Picture Perspectives: Industrial Motor Systems Industrial motor systems: ÔŅĹ Are the single largest electrical end use category in the American economy ÔŅĹ Account for 23% of U.S. electrical sales. 5 Motor Systems Assessment Training Ultimate

478

Decentralized electric drives in the automobile  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Decentralized control units and electric motors for brake assistant, engine management, climate control system, or chassis stabilization are already being used to control a variety of functions in the vehicle....

Andreas Rau

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Renault Samsung Motors | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Renault Samsung Motors Place: Korea (Republic) Sector: Solar Product: Korea-based automobile manufacturer. The firm is also involved in solar project development. References:...

480

MagLab - Faraday Motor Tutorial  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

not long after Faraday's simple apparatus, was the next in a long evolutionary line of electric motors. Related Electricity & Magnetism Pages Interactive Java Tutorial: Barlow's...

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481

Switched reluctance motor : design, simulation and control.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis presents a design method for a switched reluctance (SR) motor to optimise torque production for two types of 3 phase 6/4 poles SRMÖ (more)

Aljaism, Wadah A.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

MotorMaster+ Software Tool Brochure  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This brochure provides information on AMO's MotorMaster+ software tool, including how it works, next steps, and how to access it.

483

Fluid Gravity Engineering Rocket motor flow analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fluid Gravity Engineering Capability · Rocket motor flow analysis -Internal (performance) -External young scientists/engineers Fluid Gravity Engineering Ltd #12;

Anand, Mahesh

484

Mission Motors Company | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Place: San Francisco, California Zip: 94103 Product: San Francisco-based electric Motorcycle manufacturer. References: Mission Motors Company1 This article is a stub. You can...

485

OUTCOMES FROM THE FRENCH NATIONAL PROJECT DRIVE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

OUTCOMES FROM THE FRENCH NATIONAL PROJECT DRIVE EXPERIMENTAL DATA FOR THE EVALUATION OF HYDROGEN with success a project called DRIVE to the National Research Agency. This project aims at providing procedures and technologies will provide only limited guidance for hydrogen-powered vehicles. That is because

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

486

METHODS OF RADIO-FREQUENCY CURRENT DRIVE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

METHODS OF RADIO-FREQUENCY CURRENT DRIVE N. J. FISCH* Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory-670 Radio-frequency waves can penetrate thermonuclear plasmas, depositing momentum and energy with great. INTRODUCTION Using radio-frequency (rf) waves to drive the toroidal current in tokamak reactors is attractive

487

Driving Innovation A Satellite Applications TIC  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Driving Innovation A Satellite Applications TIC 8 December 2011 Michael Lawrence Head of Special Projects #12;Driving Innovation SatApps TIC - goal `generating growth across the economy through new satellite enabled business' · Note : overall TIC strategy goal ­ accelerating the commercialisation

488

Courtyard Hanover Lebanon 10 Morgan Drive  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

· Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) Airport Phone:1-800-235-6426 Hotel direction: 111 mile for persons with disabilities· #12;Driving Directions from Airport Lebanon Municipal Airport (LEB) Airport Phone:1-603-298-8878 Hotel direction: 4 mile(s) S Driving directions:From Lebanon Airport to the hotel

Myers, Lawrence C.

489

3.1. MOTOR SYSTEM 35 3.1 Motor System  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

3.1. MOTOR SYSTEM 35 3.1 Motor System The motor system comprises the dynamic model of the fish fish's brain. Since our goal is to animate an animal realistically and at reasonable computational cost controllers by gleaning information from the fish biomechanics literature (Blake, 1983; Alexander, 1992

Toronto, University of

490

Evaluation of Range Estimates for Toyota FCHV-adv Under Open Road Driving Conditions  

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SRNS-STI-2009-00446 Evaluation of Range Estimates for Toyota FCHV-adv Under Open Road Driving Conditions Keith Wipke 1 , Donald Anton 2 , Sam Sprik 1 August 10, 2009 PTS-05 of SRNS CRADA No. CR-04-003 1 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2 Savannah River National Laboratory Page 1 of 17 SRNS-STI-2009-00446 Objective: The objective of this evaluation was to independently and objectively verify driving ranges of >400 miles announced by Toyota for its new advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle (FCHV-adv) utilizing 70 MPa compressed hydrogen. To accomplish this, participants from both Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) witnessed and participated in a 2-vehicle evaluation with Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) over a typical

491

Gas Mileage Tips - Driving More Efficiently  

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Driving More Efficiently Driving More Efficiently Personalize Fuel Prices Select the fuel type and enter your fuel price to personalize savings estimates. Regular Midgrade Premium Diesel E85 CNG LPG $ 3.33 /gal Save My Prices Use Default Prices Click "Save My Prices" to apply your prices to other pages, or click "Use Default Prices" use national average prices. Drive Sensibly frustrated driver Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money. Fuel Economy Benefit: 5%-33% Equivalent Gasoline Savings: $0.17-$1.10/gallon Observe the Speed Limit (New Information) Graph showing MPG decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 mph

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Electrifying Your Drive | Department of Energy  

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Electrifying Your Drive Electrifying Your Drive Electrifying Your Drive April 27, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program For anyone who grew up watching The Jetsons (or Back to the Future, depending on your generation), the "Car of the Future!" flew through the skies with the greatest of ease. Although most of us have given up on our hopes of a flying car, anything beyond the internal combustion engine has seemed hopelessly out of reach until recently. However, with several manufacturers planning on producing plug-in and all-electric vehicles, the Car of the Future will be available soon! But before you put down a deposit, it's helpful to understand the different types of electric drive technologies. The most basic form of electric drive

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Electrifying Your Drive | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Electrifying Your Drive Electrifying Your Drive Electrifying Your Drive April 27, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis Shannon Brescher Shea Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program For anyone who grew up watching The Jetsons (or Back to the Future, depending on your generation), the "Car of the Future!" flew through the skies with the greatest of ease. Although most of us have given up on our hopes of a flying car, anything beyond the internal combustion engine has seemed hopelessly out of reach until recently. However, with several manufacturers planning on producing plug-in and all-electric vehicles, the Car of the Future will be available soon! But before you put down a deposit, it's helpful to understand the different types of electric drive technologies. The most basic form of electric drive

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Abstract--There are two types of drivers in production machine systems: constant velocity (CV) motor and servo-motor.  

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the dynamic model of the five-bar hybrid mechanism including its electric motors. Section 3 presents) motor and servo-motor. If a system contains two drivers or more, among which some are of the CV motor while the other are the servo-motor, the system has the so-called hybrid driver architecture

Zhang, WJ "Chris"

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Efficient Driving Behaviors to Conserve Fuel  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Efficient Driving Efficient Driving Behaviors to Conserve Fuel to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Efficient Driving Behaviors to Conserve Fuel on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Efficient Driving Behaviors to Conserve Fuel on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Efficient Driving Behaviors to Conserve Fuel on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Efficient Driving Behaviors to Conserve Fuel on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Efficient Driving Behaviors to Conserve Fuel on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Efficient Driving Behaviors to Conserve Fuel on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Management Strategies

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Department of Electrical Engineering Fall 2009 Electridyne Motor  

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PENNSTATE Department of Electrical Engineering Fall 2009 Electridyne Motor Overview Our sponsored project was to design an elecrtic motor for an urban transportation vehicle, the challenges involved included research into motor design, consideration of the materials, and the electromagnetic parameters

Demirel, Melik C.

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Buying an Energy-Efficient Electric Motor | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Buying an Energy-Efficient Electric Motor Buying an Energy-Efficient Electric Motor Efficiency is an important factor to consider when buying or rewinding an electric motor. This...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: MotorWeek Video Transcript  

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MotorWeek Video Transcript to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: MotorWeek Video Transcript on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: MotorWeek...

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Motor Exhaust-related Occupations and Bladder Cancer  

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...Epidemiological Investigations Motor Exhaust-related Occupations...occupations with potential exposure to motor exhaust and bladder cancer risk...residentialhistory, sourceofdrinking water, fluid intake, use of hair...association between employment in a motor exhaust-related occupation...

Debra T. Silverman; Robert N. Hoover; Thomas J. Mason; and G. Marie Swanson

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Midwest Motor Systems Consortium- A Unique Business Partnership  

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The Midwest Motor Systems Consortium is a creative, new business partnership of motor systems users, suppliers, and other interested parties. It is unique in that it brings together all of the stakeholders in the motor systems market-with buyers...

Hackner, R.; Cockrill, C.