Rotors in Motion: Solar Vehicle Motor Design (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Isaac Spiegel, Stephen Chen, Adam Resnick, Vikram Iyer, Richard Lin, Nathan Lin, Sunita Venkatesh, Daniele Grandi, Benjamin Chen, Sebastian Miller-Hack

School: UC Berkeley

Rotors in Motion

Commercially available motors have certain limitations for solar-car-racing applications and focus on delivering higher than necessary top speeds at the cost of sacrificing torque output. The goal of the Rotors in Motion project is to develop a general method for optimizing motor designs and to then use this method to manufacture a motor for the UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team CalSol.