E-Mobility and Industrial Drives

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Introduction to E-Mobility and Industrial Drives

Electro-Mobility (E-Mobility) includes a broad range of vehicles and applications where a movement is created by an electric propulsion system, e.g. battery electric, hybrid or fuel cell cars, small utility electric vehicles, autonomous electric vehicles, etc. Industrial Drives includes various industrial proc esses where an electric motor is powered and controlled by a power electronic converter, e.g. pumps, fans, actuators, etc.

In the research programme ‘E-Mobility and Industrial Drives’ research is conducted at component level and system level as well. A main motivating factor is to develop more efficient components or systems at lower cost, weight and mass, but with an increased performance.

Example of a research project within the programme. The main components of an electric propulsion system are all designed and manufactured in the workshops at the Department and afterwards installed in a donor vehicle. The main components includes: Motor Integrated Permanent Magnet Gear for each rear wheel, two 50 kW inverters, and an 800 V - 38 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. For further information of the project please visit http://www.elbil.et.aau.dk/.

Figure: Example of a research project within the programme. The main components of an electric propulsion system are all designed and manufactured in the workshops at the Department and afterwards installed in a donor vehicle. The main components include: Motor Integrated Permanent Magnet Gear for each rear wheel, two 50 kW inverters, and a 800 V - 38 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. For further information of the project please visit http://www.elbil.et.aau.dk.

The research programme has its background in the fundamental research of the Department in power electronics, electrical machines and applied control theory.

The research group supports the education of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD engineers in electrical engineering besides students up to PhD level in electro-mechanical system design (EMSD).

International students, interested in this research area, are invited to apply for the international postgraduates programmes in Power Electronics and Drives (PED) and Mechatronic Control Engineering (MCE). The group also welcomes guest students with an interest working in the area of E-Mobility and Industrial Drives.

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Ongoing projects

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Completed Projects

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Programme Presentations

Selected presentations given at meetings or other events in the research programme:

Contact Information

Programme Leader

Associate Professor Erik Schaltz
Direct phone: + 45 9240 3302
E-mail: esc@et.aau.dk

Vice Programme Leader

Associate Professor Kaiyuan Lu
Direct phone: +45 9940 9288
E-mail: klu@et.aau.dk

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PhD/Industrial Courses in 2018

  • Understand how to write good papers for high level journals (March 1-2, 2018)
  • Modern Electrical Machine and Drive Systems (June 4-8, 2018)
  • Storage Systems based on Li-ion Batteries for Grid Support and Automotive Applications (October 23-26, 2018)
  • Reluctance electric motor drives for high efficiency in line start and variable speed applications (November 6-7, 2018)
  • Encoderless control of electric drives motors and generators (November 8-9, 2018)

If you want to register for a course, please click here.

Laboratory Facilities

The research programme has access to a number of world class laboratory facilities and an excellent workshop where it is possible to make prototypes etc. All labs are well organised with modern equipment. The laboratory facilities include: