Cooled Dual-Sided Architectures for Traction Drive Power Modules

The article discusses Prof. H. Alan Mantooth’s APEC 2023 presentation on integrated DSC power modules for traction drive applications. Traction drives find use in various contexts, including electric vehicles, trains, elevators, and industrial machinery. Key requirements for these applications include high efficiency, power density, reliability, low noise, and maintenance. The article emphasizes factors like system power density, safety, reliability in harsh environments, lifetime, current rating, torque and speed control, and operational flexibility. Size, weight, and cost are also influential in selecting a traction drive type: DSC architectures for traction drive power modules – Power Electronics News

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