Modeling and Analysis of Electric Motors: State-of-the-Art Review

Berker Bilgin, Jianbin Liang, Mladen V. Terzic, Jianning Dong, Romina Rodriguez, Elizabeth Trickett, Ali Emadi

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This paper presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of the modeling and analysis methods for the multidisciplinary design of electric motors for various applications including vehicular power and propulsion systems and electrified powertrains. It covers the important aspects of different engineering domains, such as dynamic modeling, loss calculations, demagnetization analysis, thermal modeling, acoustic noise and vibration analysis, and mechanical stress modeling. This paper intends to guide the electric motor designers through examples and results on how to apply different analysis techniques on electric mot
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-617
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019


  • Acoustic noise and vibration
  • copper losses
  • core losses
  • demagnetization analysis
  • dynamic modeling
  • electric and hybrid electric vehicles
  • electric motors
  • electrified powertrains
  • mechanical modeling
  • propulsion systems
  • spin analysis
  • thermal modeling

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