IIT-Guwahati develops AI-based tool for electric vehicle motor

The Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) Saturday announced the development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted engineering system design tool for developing the motor of an electric vehicle.

IIT-Guwahati develops AI-based tool for electric vehicle motor

IIT-Guwahati develops AI-based tool for electric vehicle motor

Guwahati: The Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) Saturday announced the development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted engineering system design tool for developing the motor of an electric vehicle.

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The tool, ‘Smart-Engineer’, seeks to address one of the primary hurdles in indigenising the electric vehicle (EV) technology — the lack of trained human resources in engineering design and system integration, IIT-G said in a statement here.

‘Smart-Engineer’ was built by the e-mobility lab (EML) of the institute by a team of four PhD and post-graduate students — Rajendra Kumar, Bikash Sah, Ankit Vishway and Rajendra Kumar.

The statement said the EML developed an AI-based electric motor designer to help a novice design engineer to design a motor for EV application in the first phase without the need for much intervention from experts.

“The Smart-Engineer enables the fresh engineer to learn from the collective knowledge and wisdom of the experts without necessarily having to interact with them,” it added.

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Whenever the design engineer has some query, the Smart-Engineer can be consulted to get the answer.

Prof Praveen Kumar of Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at IIT-G said, “The current version of Smart-Engineer is able to address the fundamentals involved in the design of induction motors. The early results are very promising.

“We now intend to expand the capability of Smart- Engineer to include the finer aspects of motor design. We are compiling the know-why of motor design that we have gathered over the years in the e-mobility lab,” he said.

IIT-G said the significant advantage of the Smart-Engineer is it helps the engineer to climb the steep learning curve of motor design in the shortest possible time.

“Eventually, the capabilities of Smart-Engineer will be enhanced to address the other domains of EV such as power electronics, control systems, battery management systems among others,” it added.

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