Category Archives: Copper

Figure 1. Schematics explaining the vehicle Life Cycle Assessment that encompasses all phases of the product cycle, from raw material extraction to end-of-life recycling and disposal.

Current Trends in Automotive Lightweighting Strategies and Materials

settingsOpen AccessReview Current Trends in Automotive Lightweighting Strategies and Materials by Frank CzerwinskiCanmetMATERIALS, Natural Resources Canada, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A5, CanadaAcademic Editor: Carola Esposito CorcioneMaterials2021, 14(21), 6631; 17 September 2021 / Revised: 26 October 2021 / Accepted: 29 October 2021 / Published: 3 November 2021(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lightweight Structural Materials for Automotive and Aerospace) Abstract The automotive lightweighting trends, being

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Fig. 1 Induction motor noise measurement setup

IE4-class 2.2-kW Induction Motor Design and Performance Evaluation

Myeong Jin Koa, Sung-Ho Leea, Soon Sub Parka* ABSTRACT In this study, a 2.2 kW super-premium (IE4) class 4-pole three-phase induction motor was designed and developed. We compared this prototype motor with the industrial induction motors sold by leading international companies. We designed and fabricated a stator, an Al rotor, housing, bearing front and rear

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Figure 4 Six phase Induction Motor and Copper die casting Rotor

Design and performance analysis of novel multiphase induction motor with die-cast copper rotors using FEA for electric propulsion vehicles applications

Sathishkumar Kaliyavarathan, Sivakumaran T.S. Circuit World ISSN: 0305-6120 Article publication date: 6 April 2020  Issue publication date: 7 October 2020 Abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to study the development of novel multiphase induction motor (MPIM) with copper die cast rotor in the drive system of electric propulsion vehicles (EPV). It is estimated that the manufacturers are

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Fig1. Efficiency of different type of electric motors

Research on High-efficient Remanufacturing Technologies and Application of Electric Motor

Ren Liu1,2, Yuejin Zhao1, Xu Yang3 and Gen Wang4 Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd Abstract The energy conservation of electric motor system is the key of industrial energy conservation. With the implementation and acceleration of electric motor energy efficiency improvement plan, more and more electric motors are knocked out. High-efficient remanufacturing of electric motor refers to improving

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Fig. 10. 18kW IM photograph for EV: (a) Rotor core sheet; (b) Cast copper rotor; (c) Photograph of the prototype IM.

A Cast Copper Rotor Induction Motor for Small Commercial EV Traction: Electromagnetic Design, Analysis, and Experimental Tests

Qian Zhang, Huijuan Liu, Member, IEEE, Zhenyang Zhang and Tengfei Song Abstract According to the demands of the small commercial electric vehicle (EV) traction driving system, an 18kW inverter-driven induction motor (IM) with a die-casting copper squirrel cage rotor for traction drive was designed and evaluated. The 2D finite element model of the designed IM

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Fig. 3 – View of copper rotors for the considered motors


F. Parasiliti (1) – M. Villani (1) – C. Paris (2) – O. Walti (2) – G. Songini (3)- A. Novello (4) – T. Rossi (4) Abstract The paper presents the results of a research project whose aim was the efficiency improvement in industrial three-phase induction motors, making use die cast copper rotor cage and

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Fig.3 Cross-section of rotor for three-phase motor showing copper filling the conductor bar slots

Die-cast copper rotors for improved motor performance

모터 성능 향상을 위한 다이캐스트 구리 로터 Authors J.G. CowieCopper Development Association Inc., New York, NY, USAD.T. BrenderCopper Development Association Inc., New York, NY, USA Abstract Aluminum has been the common conductor material for the squirrel cage of the induction motor largely because of ease of manufacturing by pressure die casting. Short die life in

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Fig2 Rotor core assembly(A) and squirrel cage(B)

Process Control and Thixoforming of Cu Rotor for High Efficiency Motors

고효율 전동기용 Cu Rotor의 반응고 성형과 공정변수 제어 Jung, W. S. ; Lee, S. Y. ; Shin, P. W. 정우성 (창원대학교 재료공학과) ; 이상용 (안동대학교 신소재공학부) ; 신평우 (창원대학교 재료공학과) Abstract Rotor in small-medium induction motor has been usually manufactured by aluminum diecasting. In order to improve the efficiency of induction motors, newly developed Cu-Ca alloys have been investigated. The

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Fig. 1 – Exploded view of typical induction motor. The die cast aluminum end ring with cast fan blades is visible on the rotor. The mulitple conductor bars connecting the end rings are contained within the iron laminations.

Materials & Modifications to Die Cast the Copper Conductors of the Induction Motor Rotor

John G. CowieCopper Development Associations Inc.New York, NY Dale T. PetersConsultant to CDA Inc.Hilton Head Island, SC Edwin F. Brush, Jr.Consultant to CDA Inc.Weston, MA Stephen P. MidsonFormcast, Inc.Denver, CO Articles on materials appearing in materials issues have generally focused on the common aluminum-, zinc- and magnesium-based die casting alloys. This report differs in that

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