Abstract

A design methodology for high performance electric vehicle power electronics is presented in this paper. A conventional state-of-the-art power electronics inverter designed using standard design techniques that uses commercially available off the shelf parts and a small number of conventionally manufacturable mechanical parts is analysed. The apparent benefits of this converter are shown to be difficult to translate to vehicle-level benefits due to integration overheads. A design methodology is presented for high performance electric vehicle power electronics that uses a figure of merit approach to include key parameters such as weight, cost, thermal performance, integration and size as well as the standard electrical performance for a typical high performance electric vehicle. This design approach could be used to design all types of electric vehicle and this alternative vehicle-level design methodology is able to more easily leverage the the benefits of SiC at a whole-vehicle level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Design Methodologies Conference, DMC 2021
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781665403016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2021
Event2021 IEEE Design Methodologies Conference, DMC 2021 - Bath, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jul 202115 Jul 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE Design Methodologies Conference, DMC 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Design Methodologies Conference, DMC 2021
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
CityBath
Period14/07/2115/07/21

Keywords

  • Component
  • Formatting
  • Insert
  • Style
  • Styling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Modelling and Simulation

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