Guest Editorial: Design and Optimisation of Electric Motors for Transport Electrification

Amin Mahmoudi, Wen L. Soong, Akira Chiba

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Electric traction drives have seen increased application for road, rail, marine and aerospace transportation to provide improved performance and to reduce emissions. They generally consist of a dc power source, a power electronic converter and an electric motor. The electric motors used in such applications require high power density to achieve small size and weight, high efficiency to reduce energy consumption, high reliability to reduce maintenance and a wide constant power speed range to minimize the need for variable gearing between the motor and the wheels. This Special Issue on “Design and Optimisation of Electric Motors for Transport Electrification” investigates the recent developments related to the performance prediction, thermal analysis, design and optimisation of electric motors used in transport electrification. The papers discuss the analytical and finite-element models as well as the prototyping and experimental tests on the electric machines suitable for traction applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1240-1241
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number2
Early online date16 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • Australia
  • Electric machines
  • Induction motors
  • Optimization
  • Permanent magnet motors
  • Reluctance motors
  • Traction motors


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