A new switched reluctance (SR) generator was designed for possible application in hybrid electric vehicles. The proposed generator was designed to be mostly competitive with the target interior permanent-magnet (IPM) generator currently used in mass-produced hybrid vehicles. The energy efficiencies of the SR and IPM generators were compared in typical driving cycles, such as US06, HWFET, and UDDS modes. We found that the energy efficiency of the SR generator was close to the IPM generator in high-speed driving cycles because the SR generator has no iron loss during the generator idling period due to the fact that it has no PM.
- driving schedule
- hybrid electric vehicles
- switched reluctance generator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering