The presented thesis proposes the use of a newly developed robust model for mechanical design of in-wheel electric motor family products. With the purpose to identify the effects on operation a comprehensive analysis of parameters, processes and mechanisms vital for structure that can assure functionality for the envisioned applications was required to be done. First step within the analysis was to identify the characteristics for functionality, the air-gap geometry, essential for motor operation and its feasible range. The effects are divided among groups as loads, housing stiffness, element tolerances and production technology. Each of the affecting group has a detailed analysis made on a in-wheel motor showcase, a proposed methodology for robust definition of dimensions or parameters and numerical or experimental validation on individual components and final assemblies on in-wheel motors of different types.
The developed model is intended to be used for reducing the design time and increase the quality of mechanical designs of in-wheel motors.