Special Issue "Control and Nonlinear Dynamics on Energy Conversion Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
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Interests: power electronics; chaos, smart grid; renewable energy; nonlinear dynamics
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Interests: control of power conditioning systems for autonomous systems; power factor correction; stability problems; nonlinear phenomena; bifurcations and control
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Power electronics such as switching power converters are probably the most commonly used electronic devices, as they can be found in applications ranging from simple domestic applications to military and space systems. The ever-increasing need for higher efficiency, smaller size, and lower cost make the analysis, understanding, and design of such converters extremely important, interesting, and even imperative. One of the most neglected features in the study of such systems is the effect of the inherent nonlinearities on the stability of the converter. Due to these nonlinearities, these devices may exhibit undesirable and complex dynamics, which are the focus of many researchers. Even though a lot of research has taken place in this area during the last 20 years, it is still an active research topic to the mainstream power engineer. That research has demonstrated that switched mode power converters for conventional applications can become unstable with a direct result in increased losses, extra subharmonics, and even uncontrollability/unobservability. Furthermore, the detailed study of these systems can help in the design of smaller, lighter, and less expensive converters that are particularly important in emerging areas of research like electric vehicles, smart grids, renewable energy sources, and others. The aim of this Special Issue is to cover control and nonlinear aspects of instabilities in switching converters: theoretical, analysis modelling, and practical solutions for such emerging applications. In this Special Issue, we wish to solicit novel research work in the area of control and nonlinear dynamics on energy conversion systems which will be of highly interest to both academics and industrialists.
The topics include but are not limited to:
- Nonlinear dynamics of power converters used in renewable energy systems and electric vehicle applications;
- High conversion ratio power converters for renewable energy applications and electric vehicles;
- Stability analysis techniques of switching converters with applications to renewable energy interfaces for nano and micro-grid applications;
- Control and design of switching converters for light emitting diodes (LEDs);
- New techniques to avoid undesired nonlinear phenomena;
- Nonlinear dynamic and stability analysis of wind energy conversion system;
- Nonlinear dynamic and stability analysis of MPPT controllers;
- Stability analysis of grid-connected power generation systems;
- Active and reactive power control of energy conversion systems;
- Nonlinear control of wind energy conversion system based on Control-Lyapunov function;
- Voltage stability analysis of grid-connected energy conversion systems with FACTS;
- Energy conversion systems architectures and technologies;
- Power electronics integrated with renewables;
- Energy conversion systems modelling, remote monitoring and diagnosis;
- Power electronic systems-converters and emerging technologies;
- Control methodologies of energy conversion systems;
- Nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation, and chaos in energy conversion systems;
- Reliability and fault tolerance, safety critical operation;
- Modeling and simulation of electrical power systems;
- Load management, power quality, distribution reliability, distributed and islanded power systems, communication and control;
- Emerging topics in energy conversion systems;
- Optimization and advanced heuristics, adaptive systems, robust control.
Prof. Dr. Herbert Ho-Ching Iu
Prof. Dr. Abdelali El Aroudi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Energy conversion systems architectures and technologies
- Power electronics integrated with renewables
- Energy conversion systems modelling, remote monitoring and diagnosis
- Power electronic systems—converters and emerging technologies
- Control methodologies of energy conversion systems
- Nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation, and chaos in energy conversion systems
- Reliability and fault tolerance, safety critical operation
- Modeling and simulation of electrical power systems
- Load management, power quality, distribution reliability, distributed and islanded power systems, communication and control
- Renewable energy systems
- Emerging topics in energy conversion systems
- Optimization and advanced heuristics, adaptive systems, robust control