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Improving Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Performance

Featured Article: Motor Design Optimization An article by Arnold was published in the July 2016 issue of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International. Read an excerpt below, and check out the full article on page 207 here. The demand for high-performance, energy efficient motors is increasing. Technologies including thermal energy recovery systems and electrically assisted turbochargers, […]

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3 Key Parameters to Consider When Choosing a Permanent Magnet

Every type of permanent magnet has a unique set of characteristics that can affect how is performs in various applications. When evaluating magnet options for your project, pay attention to the following: 1. Temperature One of the most important parameters to consider when choosing a permanent magnet is the temperature of use. As one might imagine, […]

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The Eternal City and The Ever-Changing Future

Greetings from Rome, where we were in attendance at the Workshop on Magnetics and Metallurgy 2016 conference. This was a fantastic venue for us to share some of the research we have been working on our with our partners in industry.One of the joys of working in magnetics is that we get a chance to explore many […]

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Overcoming Design Challenges in High Performance Motors

  Smaller Motors, Bigger Design Challenges Permanent magnet (PM) motors for EV applications have unique design challenges. As electric motors become smaller and faster, designers must consider the potential effects of electrical drive frequencies, magnetic eddy currents, laminated steel core loss, mechanical stresses on the quickly rotating shaft (rotor dynamics), and electrical control of the […]

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