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Dual-Rotor Permanent Magnet Motor for Electric Superbike

Golovanov, Dmitry; Galassini, Alessandro; Flanagan, Louis; Gerada, David; Xu, Zeyuan; Gerada, Chris


Dmitry Golovanov

Alessandro Galassini

Louis Flanagan

David Gerada

Zeyuan Xu

Chris Gerada


The demand on high-performance electrical machines has significantly increased for aerospace and transportation industries in recent years. A racing electric motorbike is a suitable platform to validate and prove new concepts and machine topologies before implementing them for passenger transportation applications. This paper describes the design and development of a high power density dual-rotor permanent magnet machine for an electric superbike. A holistic multi-domain design tool based on genetic algorithm-optimization is used for identifying the optimal slot-pole configuration and assist with the system architecture studies. The selected machine is then further refined and analyzed in conjunction with the power-electronic converter used for the application in hand.

Start Date May 12, 2019
Publication Date Aug 5, 2019
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Book Title 2019 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC)
APA6 Citation Golovanov, D., Galassini, A., Flanagan, L., Gerada, D., Xu, Z., & Gerada, C. (2019). Dual-Rotor Permanent Magnet Motor for Electric Superbike. In 2019 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC)doi:10.1109/iemdc.2019.8785287
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