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dc.contributor.advisor Melnikov, Yuri en_US Sager, Milton en_US 2014-06-02T19:01:55Z 2014-06-02T19:01:55Z 2014-03-28 en_US
dc.description.abstract Is it feasible to replace the conventional gasoline engine and subsequent drive sys- tem in a motorcycle with an electric switched reluctance motor (SRM) by placing the SRM inside the rear wheel, thereby removing the need for things such as a clutch, chain, transmission, gears and sprockets? en_US
dc.description.abstract The goal of this thesis is to study the theoretical aspect of prototyping and analyz- ing an in-wheel electric hub motor to replace the standard gasoline engine traditionally found on motorcycles. en_US
dc.description.abstract With the recent push for clean energy, electric vehicles are becoming more com- mon. All currently produced electric motorcycles use conventional, prefabricated electric motors connected to the traditional sprocket and chain design. This greatly restricts the efficiency and range of these motorcycles. My design stands apart by turning the rear wheel into a SRM which uses electromagnets around a non-magnetic core to convert electrical energy into mechanical force driving the rear wheel. To my knowledge, there is currently no motorcycle designed with an in-wheel hub SRM. en_US
dc.description.abstract A three-phase SRM and a five-phase SRM will be simulated and analyzed using MATLAB with Simulink. Factors such as friction, weight, power, etc. will be taken into account in order to create a realistic simulation as if it were inside the rear wheel of a motorcycle. Since time and finances will not allow for a full scale build, a scaled model three-phase SRM will be attempted for demonstration purposes. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Hub en_US
dc.subject In-Wheel en_US
dc.subject Motor en_US
dc.subject Reluctance en_US
dc.subject Switched en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Ding, Wandi en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Sbenaty, Saleh en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Mathematics en_US
dc.subject.umi Engineering en_US
dc.subject.umi Electromagnetics en_US M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Basic & Applied Sciences en_US

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