Date of Graduation

5-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

Advisor/Mentor

Zhao, Yue

Abstract

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.

Keywords

silicon carbide, electric drivetrains, high-power electronics, traction inverters

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