- October 2018 – Special Issue on Advances in Electrical Machines and Drives in Machines by Guest Editor Dr. Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban and Prof. Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen
- June 2018 – New research project Innovative Vehicle to Grid model for electric mobility deployment in Europe (eVolution2grid – V2G) granted
- February 2018 – Tutorial on Rectification Harmonics in Motor Drives: Modeling and Control by Frede Blaabjerg, Pooya Davari, Yongheng Yang and Dinesh Kumar at the 18th International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control (PEMC) 2018, Budapest, August 26-30.
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
- Innovative Vehicle to Grid model for electric mobility deployment in Europe (eVolution2G - V2G) (2018-2020)
- 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:
- March 2018 – “Voltage Modulation Using Virtual Positive Impedance Concept for Active Damping of Small DC-Link Drive System” by Dong Wang
- 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)
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