This paper discusses multi-domain and multi-physics modeling of in-wheel electric vehicles using ANSYS Simplorer and ANSYS Maxwell. The study includes component level modeling of the vehicle, brakes, wheels, battery, traction motor, inverter, solar panels and boost converter. The traction motor used is an axial flux permanent magnet synchronous machine. In order to accommodate both the large time constants of the mechanical system and the high switching frequency power electronics, average models of the inverter and boost converter are considered. Simulation examples are provided for the University of Kentucky Gato Del Sol V car.

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Published in 2018 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC).

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The document available for download is the authors’ manuscript version that is accepted for publication. The final published version is copyrighted by IEEE and will be available as: V. Rallabandi, D. Lawhorn, D.M.Ionel, and X. Li “Multi-Physics Modeling for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles with In-wheel Electric Motors,” Rec. 2018 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Long Beach, CA, June 2018, 6p. doi:10.1109/ITEC.2018.8450091

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The support of University of Kentucky, the L. Stanley Pigman endowment, and ANSYS, Inc. is gratefully acknowledged.