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Advanced Reluctance Motors for Electric Vehicle Applications

Objective

To enable a large scale adoption of EVs, a new generation of electric drive systems is needed to reduce dependency on rare earth materials, while improving energy efficiency, power density, safe operation and reducing manufacturing/recycling costs. ARMEVA will develop a new rare-earth-material free generation of advanced reluctance motors.
The goal of ARMEVA is to achieve similar power density and NVH-performance (Noise, vibration, and harshness) at lower costs when compared to permanent magnet motors in real electric vehicle applications. The focus will be on Switched Reluctance Motors, Variable Reluctance Synchronous Motors and DC exited flux-switching motors which each have been the topic of previous research by the consortium, and offer promising potential.
The scientific objectives of the ARMEVA project are:(i) development of multiphysics simulation models for advanced reluctance motors; (ii) comparative assessment to select optimal motor topology for future EV's; (iii) development of an integrated electric drive system based on advanced reluctance motor technology and customized power electronics.
ARMEVA will be executed through 5 linked RTD WPs: starting with requirements mapping at vehicle level, followed by concept analysis & specification, after which the motor concept and the power electronics & controls are developed. The entire system consisting of control software, power electronics and a physical electric motor will be integrated and validated in a vehicle platform. The partners will manage the project as necessary (WP7), and roll out a well thought-out plan for the dissemination and communication (WP6). ARMEVA will use a system based approach using multi-attribute techniques to improve the overall concepts and multi-application, multi-operation analysis to optimize vehicle level efficiency in a wide range of realistic conditions. The ARMEVA consortium (incl. SME, Tier 1 and RIs) has been carefully defined to cover all fields of expertise necessary

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Coordinator

PUNCH POWERTRAIN NV
Address
Industriezone Schurhovenveld 4125
3800 Sint-truiden
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 594 462,80
Administrative Contact
Luc Graindourze (Mr.)

Participants (7)

LMS IMAGINE

Participation ended

France
Address
Place Des Minimes 7
42300 Roanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pacôme Magnin (Mr.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 283 977
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Anthonis (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 428 916
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Udo (Dr.)
PRODRIVE TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 336 798,60
Address
Science Park Eindhoven 5501
5692 EM Son
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Van Rijen (Mr.)
TEKSHIFT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 319 448
Address
Julicherstrasse 373
52070 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Kieffer (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 182 405,60
Address
Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Steluta Martis (Prof.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 53 992
Address
150 Avenue De La Republique Immeuble Le Diagonal
92320 Chatillon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pacôme Magnin (Mr.)