Permanent magnet (PM) machines with fractional slot concentrated windings (FSCW) constitute a notably remarkable proposition for electric vehicles. Additionally, an integrated onboard battery charger (IOBC) provides another superiority as it exploits the components of the powertrain to charge the battery without any additional components. Interior permanent magnet (IPM) motor arises as a credible choice due to its high torque density, resulting from the high saliency ratio. The optimal design of an IPM motor has been extensively presented from different perspectives, but the optimal design of a motor employed for IOBC application for both propulsion and charging modes has not been studied extensively. In this paper, the design and optimization of a 12-slot / 10-pole IPM motor with IOBC are studied under both propulsion and charging modes. A finite-element-based optimization with the aid of a genetic algorithm technique is proposed to obtain the optimal machine by maximizing the average torque and minimizing the torque ripple, core losses, and magnet size.
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Acknowledgements: This research was funded by ITIDAs ITAC collaborative funded project under the category type of advanced research projects (ARP) and grant number ARP2020.R29.7