The aim of BlueDot EVenture project and with it student Formula DTU team is to develop and nurture student activities at DTU related to the ongoing green transformation of the energy system into a sustainable, cost-effective and reliable energy system. As a part to the BlueDot EVenture project, DTU student have an opportunity to take part in prestige international engineering competitions related to eMobility. Currently 20+ students are taking part in designing and building student Formula electric race car (CAD illustrated in the Figure below) with aim to compete in Silverstone UK in July 2019.
In this project student will work on the development of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Traction Motor for in wheel integration in the formula race-car. The primary goal of the project is to analyse the state of the art of the current technologies used in the in-wheel integrated motors and develop competitive design with high values of motor torque density and efficiency. Particular focus of this project will be electromagnetic design with practical validation. The design will evaluate the benefits of introduction of liquid cooling while having in mind motor peak efficiency target >96%.
Tasks: Depending on the student’s ambitions, the project can consist from following steps
- Literature and market review of PMSM machine topologies
- Develop parametrized PMSM FE model (2D, static, transient, 3D static),
- Evaluation of key performance indicators and partial load losses
- Apply optimization to motor topology with the focus on high overall lap (using benchmark power lap profile) efficiency
- Integration of the motor design into the wheel in collaboration with mechanical student team
- Construction and experimental validation of motor prototype