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Integrated motor drives: state of the art and future trends

Abebe, Robert; Vakil, Gaurang; Lo Calzo, Giovanni; Cox, Thomas; Lambert, Simon; Johnson, Christopher Mark; Gerada, C.; Mecrow, Barrie

Authors

Robert Abebe eexra18@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Gaurang Vakil ezzgv@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Giovanni Lo Calzo ezzgl1@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Thomas Cox thomas.cox@nottingham.ac.uk

Simon Lambert

Christopher Mark Johnson mark.johnson@nottingham.ac.uk

C. Gerada chris.gerada@nottingham.ac.uk

Barrie Mecrow



Abstract

With increased need for high power density, high efficiency and high temperature capabilities in Aerospace and Automotive applications, Integrated Motor Drives (IMD) offers a potential solution. However, close physical integration of the converter and the machine may also lead to an increase in components temperature. This requires careful mechanical, structural and thermal analysis; and design of the IMD system.
This paper reviews existing IMD technologies and their thermal effects on the IMD system. The effects of the power electronics (PE) position on the IMD system and its respective thermal management concepts are also investigated. The challenges faced in designing and manufacturing of an IMD along with the mechanical and structural impacts of close physical integration is also discussed and potential solutions are provided. Potential converter topologies for an IMD like the Matrix converter, 2-level Bridge, 3-level NPC and Multiphase full bridge converters are also reviewed. Wide band gap devices like SiC and GaN and their packaging in power modules for IMDs are also discussed. Power modules components and packaging technologies are also presented.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Journal IET Electric Power Applications
Print ISSN 1751-8660
Electronic ISSN 1751-8679
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 8
APA6 Citation Abebe, R., Vakil, G., Lo Calzo, G., Cox, T., Lambert, S., Johnson, C. M., …Mecrow, B. (2016). Integrated motor drives: state of the art and future trends. IET Electric Power Applications, 10(8), https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-epa.2015.0506
DOI https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-epa.2015.0506
Publisher URL http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/10.1049/iet-epa.2015.0506
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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