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EPSRC Reference: GR/N08438/01
Title: FULLY INTEGRATED MOTOR DRIVE USING DIRECT CONVERTER TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Wheeler, Professor P
Other Investigators:
Bradley, Dr KJ Clare, Professor J Pickering, Professor SJ
Lampard, Mr D
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Alstom Group Brook Hansen Large IND Motors Eurotherm Drives Ltd
Semikron Ltd
Department: Sch of Electrical and Electronic Eng
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2000 Ends: 29 February 2004 Value (£): 202,170
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electric Motor & Drive Systems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics Energy
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This project will research novel integrated drives using direct converter technology from the viewpoints of electrical performance and integrated thermal design. The overall aim will be to demonstrate a feasible technology to extend the power range of integrated drives upward beyond 100kW. There are three key elements that require substantial research effort before a truly integrated motor drive can be built, these are:- power converter topologies suitable for harsh environments including high temperatures and vibration- thermal modelling and measurement to incorporate cooling of the power converter into motor casing- improvements in motor efficiency due to the removal of the direct on line starting requirement
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