In this paper, switched reluctance motors (SRM) are proposed as an alternative for electric power assisted steering (EPAS) applications. The new 42 V power voltage system is a very attractive design for a steering electric motor, both from a cost and size perspective. A four-phase 8/6 SRM drive is designed for a rack type EPAS which should provide a maximum force of 10 kN. Two-dimension finite element analysis is used to validate the design.
CitacióAndrada, P. [et al.]. Switched Reluctance Motor Drive for 42V Electric Power Steering. A: 11th Spanish-Portuguese Congress on Electrical Engineering. "11CHLIE". Zaragoza: 2009.