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Development of the Ultra-thin DC Brushless Motor for a Hybrid Car – INSIGHT

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.12 No.1

Summary

We developed an ultra-thin DC brushless motor for use as the auxiliary drive of the ultra-low-fuel-consumption hybrid car, “INSIGHT”.
Use of an ultra-thin design for this motor overcomes restrictions of the layout construction between the engine and the transmission. The ultra-thin design was achieved using a concentrated winding for the salient-pole of the split stator and a centralized distribution bus ring. Utilization of these technologies resulted in a maximum output performance of 10 kW at a maximum torque of 83.3 N-m while keeping the width of the electromagnetic motor circuits to a mere 60 mm. In addition, since the use of this arrangement for the motor subjects it to the effects of water and dirt just as with the clutch compartment, a joint chamber and labyrinth construction is used to form a drain. Meanwhile a stator cover and disk sensor are employed to prevent foreign matter from entering. This design achieves a motor capable of withstanding a harsh ambient environment.

Reference

(1) Fukuo, K., Fujimura, A., Saito, M., Tsunoda, K., Takiguchi, S.: Development of the Ultra-Low-Fuel-Consumption Hybrid Car - INSIGHT, HONDA R&D Technical Review, Vol.11, No2, p.1-8(1999) (Written in Japanese)
(2) Ochiai, S., Uchibori, K., Hara, K., Tsurumi, T., Suzuki, M.: Development of the Motor Assist System for a Hybrid Car - INSIGHT, HONDA R&D Technical Review, Vol.12, No1, p.7-14(2000) (Written in Japanese)

Author (organization or company)

Akiyoshi SHIMADA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Hirohisa OGAWA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Minoru NAKAJIMA(Tochigi R&D Center)、Hiroo SHIMADA(Tochigi R&D Center)

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