Investigation of Different Slot-Pole Combinations of An In-Wheel BLDC Motor for Light Electric Vehicle Propulsion

Çabuk A. S., SAĞLAM Ş., Tosun G., Üstün Ö.

National Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Biomedical Engineering (ELECO), Bursa, Turkey, 1 - 03 December 2016, pp.298-302 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Bursa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.298-302
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the optimum design of a BLDC motor which is used for in-wheel light electric vehicle propulsion is presented. The optimisation work is mainly based on different slot-pole numbers which give a substantial performance for that certain application. An outer rotor, 2.5kW, 150V BLDC motor which is widely implemented in light electric vehicle traction is selected. Finite Element Analysis (PEA) is of the target motor design is conducted for various slot-pole combinations. By using the captured design data, the optimised motor is manufactures and tested. The test and simulation results are compared in order to investigate the optimisation approach.