James P. Alexander

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Electric drive systems, which include electric machines and power electronics, are a key enabling technology for advanced vehicle propulsion systems that reduce the petroleum dependence of the ground transportation sector. To have significant effect, electric drive technologies must be economical in terms of cost, weight, and size while meeting performance(More)
There has been growing interest in electrical machines that reduce or eliminate rare-earth material content. Traction applications are among the key applications where reducing cost and, hence, reduction of rare-earth materials are key requirements. This paper will assess the potential of different variants of flux-switching machines (FSMs) that either(More)
Interior permanent magnet (PM) machines are considered the state of the art for traction motors, particularly in light-duty hybrid and electrical vehicles. These motors usually use neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) PMs. These magnets include both light rare-earth materials such as neodymium (Nd) as well as heavy rare-earth materials such as dysprosium (Dy). The(More)
Fractional-slot concentrated windings (FSCW) have been gaining a lot of interest in permanent magnet (PM) synchronous machines. This is due to the advantages they provide including shorter nonoverlapping end turns, higher efficiency, higher power density, higher slot fill factor, lower manufacturing cost, better flux-weakening capability resulting in wider(More)
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