The advent of large power semiconductors has made it possible to apply inverters and ac motors to traction applications. Either synchronous or induction motors and several types of power converters can be considered. The induction motor and the pulse width modulated (PWM) inverter are selected as favorable for application to a transit car drive. A general method of sizing the PWM inverter and induction motor in terms of the car performance requirements is outlined. This method results in a minimum size inverter and allows optimization of system weight and cost. A discussion of wheel size effects and the optimization of regenerated energy is included.

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    • This paper was presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 7-10 October 1974.
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  • Authors:
    • Plunkett, A B
    • PLETTE, D L
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM