Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
The application of electro-mechanical motors in rigorous, high-temperature systems is constantly adapting to suit the growing needs of developers in the automotive, construction, and aerospace industries. With improved efficiency, torque, and environmental impact over conventional internal combustion engines, electric drive trains pose more than ample incentive for manufacturers to invest considerable resources toward the design of newer, better methods of electric propulsion. This paper discusses the motives behind the electrification of heavy-duty vehicles, the state-of-the-art technology currently available on the market, and the novel application of silicon carbide to electric drive trains as a means of increasing their heat tolerance, decreasing package size, and increasing efficiency.
silicon carbide, electric drivetrains, high-power electronics, traction inverters
Solera, H. (2021). Effect of Silicon Carbide on Electric Drivetrains of Heavy-Duty Vehicles. Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/eleguht/84