Special Issue "Electrical Machine Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2019
Electrical machine design remains to date one of the most challenging disciplines in electrical engineering. The electrification of road vehicles, but also of aircraft, the reduction of global energy consumption and the development of various sustainable energy sources represent important topics in which the continuous development of novel machines plays, and will keep on playing, an important role. Besides sustainable development, novel machine designs are also essential for other advanced technologies, i.e. robotics, space and nanotechnology applications among others.
When designing a new machine, different objectives can be pursued: high efficiency and compactness, low manufacturing or maintenance costs, high reliability, robustness and fault tolerance, high speed or torque capabilities, operation in severe environments, etc. To take up challenges of designing new machines, innovative materials, optimized control techniques as well as fast and accurate design tools also need to be developed and integrated in the optimization process. Furthermore, besides electrical aspects, vibrations, heat transfer and acoustic noise need to be taken into account at the design stage in order to ensure optimal working conditions at both the component and system level. This shows the importance of modelling and testing the newly designed machines independently, but also in their working environment.
This special issue focuses on innovations in the context of electrical machine design.
Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- New machine types and topologies
- Materials, iron losses
- New numerical and analytical modeling techniques
- Optimisation techniques
- Model-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop testing techniques
- Control oriented design
Prof. Dr. Johan Gyselinck
Prof. Dr. Luigi Alberti
Dr. Yves Mollet
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- machine design
- optimization techniques
- model-in-the-loop, hardware-in-the-loop
- analytical modelling
- numerical modelling
- optimized control techniques