Rotor Design of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor for Railway Vehicle

Minoru Kondo, Keiichiro Kondo, Yasushi Fujishima, Shinji Wakao

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The permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) is an efficient machine, which has found application over wide power and speed ranges. This paper presents the optimal rotor design of a PMSM for use on a railway vehicle. This design utilizes reluctance torque in order to develop higher torque at starting with low open circuit voltage at high speed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-130
Number of pages7
Journalieej transactions on industry applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept 1


  • Permanent magnet synchronous motor
  • optimization
  • reluctance torque
  • traction motor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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