Development and quality protection for electric powered vehicles requires comprehensive tests of each component including areas such as energy storage, traction-inverter and the electric motor. Beside the test of all of these components in combination on an electric motor test bench with a high voltage battery, exclusive testing of the inverter has high importance. We provide especially for that purpose power electronic test benches including electric motor simulation and optional battery simulation.
Test Benches consisting of the following key components:
The test bench allows flexible tests of different inverters eliminating the need for lengthy modifications. In contrast to electric motor test benches, shaft adaption is not necessary. As a result, normally occurring critical rotational speeds in association with mechanical resonances will not appear.
Malfunction settings and fault conditions, which are difficult to achieve can be easily simulated at the test benches:
There might also be the requirement to use either integrated motor models or external, customer specific models. Already proven solutions on FGPA basis are available to give customers the opportunity to implement custom models via MATLAB/Simulink. The output-vector of the motor model will be transferred synchronizing with 120 kHz sampling rate to the power electronics unit. In the same way, internal or external battery models can be used.
Limited values and model parameters will be configured within the automation system PAtools TX. The automation system regulates all sub-systems including measurement capture and online analysis. Typical tests include functional tests, efficiency tests, endurance tests and reproducing movement cycles and driving profiles.