Electrical machines and drives: fundamentals for mechanical / NVH engineers

This technical bibliography comes from EOMYS technical training on the fundamental of electrical engineering for mechanical / NVH engineers. It is regularly updated based on EOMYS consulting experience in solving noise & vibration problems in electrical machines and drives.

NVH and mechanical engineers face a new type of excitations with the electrification trend.  Electromagnetic forces are present in many different electromechanical systems, resulting in unpleasant noise and increased tonality. As the best way to reduce NVH levels is to reduce the excitation mechanism by an optimized electrical design or avoid their resonance with some particular structural modes, NVH engineers and mechanical engineers must collaborate with electrical engineers, and share the same vocabulary. Manatee e-NVH software is designed to ease this close collaboration across different engineering disciplines.

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[R1] De Madinabeitia, “Analysis of Force and Torque Harmonic Spectrum in an Induction Machine for Automotive NVH Purposes”, Master’s thesis, 2016

[R2] Z. Q. Zhu “Advanced Electrical Machine Technologies for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications – A Comparative Study”, EVER Conference, 2015

[R3] C. Stuckmann, “Noise & Vibration Levels of modern Electric Motors”, Maccon Gmbh, Altair EM- Event Böblingen – 27.09.2016

[R4] K. Vinoth Kumar, Prawin Angel Michael, Joseph P. John and Dr. S. Suresh Kumar , “SIMULATION AND COMPARISON OF SPWM AND SVPWM CONTROL FOR THREE PHASE INVERTER”, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, VOL. 5, NO. 7, JULY 2010. 

[R5] Hamid Khan, “Optimised space vector modulation for variable speed drives”, Other. Université Blaise Pascal – Clermont-Ferrand II, 2012. English.

[R6] K. Taniguchi et al “PWM technique for power MOSFET inverter”, IEEE Trans Power Electron, vol 3, no 3, 1988

[R7] M. Depenbrock, “Pulse width control of a 3-phase inverter with nonsinusoidal phase voltages,” in Proc. Int. Semicond. Power Converter Conf., 1977, pp. 399–403

[R8] S. Ogasawara, H. Akagi, and G. Stanke, “A novel PWM scheme of voltage source inverters based on space vector theory,” in Proc. EPE Conf., 1989, pp. 1197–1202

[R9] K. Kolar, H. Ertl, and F. C. Zach, “Minimization of the harmonic rms content of the mains current of a PWM converter system based on the solution of an extreme value problem,” in Proc. ICHPC Conf., Jul. 1990,

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[R10] A. H. R. Kerkman and T. Lipo, “A high performance generalized discontinuous PWM algorithm,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 1059–1071, Sep./Oct. 1998


[R12] Nan Qin, “Electric Vehicle Architectures”, EVT conference, 2016

[R13] B. Wang, et al., Study on the economic and environmental benefits of different EV powertrain topologies, Energy Conversion and Management, 2014, 86, 916-926

[R14] BMW Group, Dr. J. Merwerth, 20.03.2014, Workshop University Lund

[R15] Wenyi Liang, The investigation of electromagnetic radial force and associated vibration in permanent magnet synchronous machines, PhD Thesis, 2017, Cranfield University

[R16] Germishuizen, Johannes & Kamper, Maarten. (2010). Classification of symmetrical non-overlapping three-phase windings. 1-6. 10.1109/ICELMACH.2010.5608096.