- November 2017 – Erik Schaltz gives Keynote Speech on Current and future powertrains of electrified vehicles at the 3rd International Conference on Electrical and Information Technologies in Rabat, Morocco.
- September 2017 – Special Issue on ”Battery Integration and Operation in Electro-Mobile Applications” in Batteries by Guest Editor Erik Schaltz
- August 2017 – Discussion on electric vehicles and future perspectives of transportation electrification by Psychology Professor Svend Brinkmann and Energy Researcher Erik Schaltz in the national radio program “Brinkmann på P1”. An article and short video from the program can be seen here: http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/tech/elbiler-kan-bane-vej-elektriske-fly-og-skibe#!/.
- June 2017 – Presentations given by Ana-Irina Stroe, Vaclav Knap and Erik Schaltz at the Danish Battery Society event on “Erfaringsudveksling om test af kommercielle batterier” at Danish Technological Institute in Århus
- June 2017 – Presentation on “Power electronics” at two workshops on EMC Design for Drive Systems organized by EMC Klubben at Delta presented by Pooya Davari and Huai Wang
- May 2017 – Presentation of the BATNOSTIC-project at an event organized by the Danish Battery Society at The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark presented by Erik Schaltz
E-Mobility and Industrial Drives
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.
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.
Read more about E-Mobility and Industrial Drives
- Batnostic (2016-2018)
- Multi-Physics of High Power Density Power Electronic Systems (2016-2018)
- Ocean Energy Light Buoy 2 (2016-2018)
- Variable-speed, robust synchronous reluctance machine drive systems (2012-2015)
- Tomorrow’s high-efficiency electric car integrated with the power supply system (2009-2012): VBN or project website.
- Fuel Cell Shaft Power (2006-2008)
Selected presentations given at meetings or other events in the research programme:
- June 2017 – “MMC Capacitor Voltage Balancing in Nearest Level Control” by Mattia Ricco
- June 2017 – “Ocean Energy Light buoy” by Alexander Becsei Christiansen
- May 2017 – Guest lecture on “Next Generation Battery Technologies & Thermal Management for BEVs” by Prof. Noshin Omar, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
- April 2017 – “A New High Frequency Signal Injection Method Without Maximum Fundamental Voltage Magnitude Loss and its Application” by Dong Wang
- April 2017 – “Unified Torque Expressions of AC Machines” by Qian Wu and Kaiyuan Lu
- October 2016 – “Harmonics in Grid-Connected Converters: challenges and cost-effective opportunities in ASD systems” by Pooya Davari
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.