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 pulsewidth 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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    • Presented at the IEEE/IAS 9th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa., 7-10 October 1974.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Plunkett, A B
    • PLETTE, D L
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Accession Number: 00153382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper IOD-75-58 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM