Special Issue "Microscale Combustion and Power Generation"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria Grazia De Giorgi
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Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Via Per Arnesano, I-73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: energy systems; propulsive systems; fluid machinery; applied fluid dynamics; combustion
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Dear Colleagues,

Recent advances in nano and micro-fabrication technologies have accelerated the development of entirely new classes of small-scale power generation systems to meet increasing demands for portable power devices, micro unmanned aerial vehicles, micro-satellite thrusters, and micro chemical reactors and sensors.

The proposed issue focuses on experimental, theoretical, and computational investigations on micro-thrusters, micro internal combustion engine, microreactors, catalytic micro combustor, microturbines, with particular focus on:

  • fundamental physics and phenomena of microscale combustion;
  • microfabrication of structures and additive manufacturing
  • modeling and simulation techniques for gas phase and catalytic micro-reactors;
  • Experiments in small-scale liquid film, microtube, and porous combustors, micro-thrusters, microturbines and micro heat engines;
  • combination of micro-reactors and energy conversion devices, such as thermoelectric, thermophotovoltaic and piezoelectric devices.

Prof. Ing. Antonio Ficarella
Prof. Maria Grazia De Giorgi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • micro-thruster
  • micro internal combustion engine
  • microreactor
  • catalytic microcombustor
  • microcombustion
  • micronozzle
  • microburners
  • micro-fabrication technologies
  • additive manufacturing

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Topology Comparison Study of Five-Phase Wound-Field Doubly Salient Fault Tolerant Generators
Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(10), 2112; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9102112 - 23 May 2019
Cited by 4 | Viewed by 747
Abstract
To present the characteristics of pole number and pole shape of the core, the five-phase wound-field doubly salient generators (WFDSGs) with symmetric phase inductance are studied and optimised in this paper, considering the split ratio, slot fill factor and core fringing effect. Based [...] Read more.
To present the characteristics of pole number and pole shape of the core, the five-phase wound-field doubly salient generators (WFDSGs) with symmetric phase inductance are studied and optimised in this paper, considering the split ratio, slot fill factor and core fringing effect. Based on the principle and structure of the five-phase WFDSGs, the winding induced electro-motive force under different number of poles is theoretically analysed. The constraints for parameter optimisation design including slot fill factor, split ratio and magnetic density characteristic are given. The finite element models of 30/24-pole and 20/16-pole WFDSG are established, and the comparative simulation analysis is carried out. It is pointed out that when the inner and outer diameters of the stator and rotor, the axial length and the maximum magnetic density are constant, the induction electromotive forces of the WFDSGs with different pole numbers and same phase coil number are same. Considering the pole fringing effect, the rotor pole equivalent width is the sum of the rotor pole actual width and 4 times of the air gap. The comparison experiments between the 30/24-pole and 20/16-pole WFDSGs were carried out, which verified the correctness of the theoretical analysis and finite element analysis (FEA). Full article
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