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Dc brushless motor in locomotive is it possible?

  1. May 21, 2012 #1
    hi guys hw r u? I have zis question about locomotives
    Is it possible to drive locomotive by brushless dc traction motor?
     
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  3. May 21, 2012 #2

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    Research SR motor (Switched Reluctance Motor)

    One could argue it is an example of an electronically "commutated" motor, but there is no "commutation" (literally, reversal) of current.

    Rather, a DC rotational magnetic field which utilizes IGBT technology

    I have seen these motors used as traction motors

    I cannot speak for any other types of DC brushless motors, but I know companies like LeTourneau and Bombardier are using SR motors.
     
  4. May 21, 2012 #3

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  5. May 21, 2012 #4
    thanx foirwater
     
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