A Double Wound Flywheel System under Standard Drive Cycles: Simulations and Experiments
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, ISSN 1553-779X, Vol. 11, no 4, Article 6.- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Flywheel systems are attractive for use in electric vehicles, being able to efficiently handle the large power needed for acceleration and regenerative braking. A double wound flywheel machine, divided in two different voltage levels by the windings, acting like a rotating transformer, is studied. The flywheel stator windings have two sides: a low voltage side connected to the battery and a high voltage side connected to the wheel motor. The load variations on the high voltage side have minimal affect on the low voltage side of the system, in which the speed control of the machine is performed. In this paper the functionality of the system is investigated by means of simulations and experiments. Different standard drive cycles are applied on the high voltage side to assess the effect of load variations in the system as a whole and particularly in the speed control. The response of the speed control system is investigated with computer simulations and experimental verification. The energy storage in the flywheel allows a steady power supply from the battery via the inverter, proving the functionality of the system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 11, no 4, Article 6.- p.
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-140340DOI: 10.2202/1553-779X.2487OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-140340DiVA: diva2:383451