Special Issue "Future Trends in Advanced Design of Electrical Machines, Drives and Electric Vehicles Using Additive Manufacturing Approaches"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Manufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso
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University of Beira Interior, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Calçada Fonte do Lameiro, P-6200-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: electrical machines; fault diagnosis and fault tolerance in electrical machines; power electronics; drives
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Dr. Payam Shams Ghahfarokhi
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1- Riga Technical University, Department of Electrical Machines and Devices, Riga, Latvia
2-Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronic,19086 Tallinn, Estonia
3-CISE—Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, P 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: electrical machines, electromagnetic design and thermal management of PM and synchronous reluctance electrical machines; advanced thermal management systems for electrical machines; additive manufacturing of electric motors
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Prof. Ants Kallaste
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Department of Electrical Power and Mechatronic, Tallinn University of Technology, 19086 Tallinn, Estonia
Interests: permanent magnet machine design; wind turbines; Additive Manufacturing Approach
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Dr. Fan Wu
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Interests: electrical machines and drives; additive manufacturing approach

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electrical machines were invented more than 200 years ago, and their fundamental design procedures have been developed over decades and are still evolving. The conventional manufacturing techniques of electrical machines have already reached their desired level, and it seems that there is less possibility to do research and development on these techniques. As a result, new design methods and manufacturing techniques are required to provide outstanding and profound impacts on electrical machines’ evaluation process. In other words, advanced modern techniques allow the electrical machines’ manufacturers to design novel electrical machines with whatever complex shapes, structures, and advanced materials by implementing the modern computational electromagnetic, thermal, and material approaches. The demands for clean energy technologies for different applications, for instance, wind power, electric vehicles, and electric powertrains, are rising rapidly. The demand metrics are mainly concentrated on high power density, high efficiency, and lightweight electrical machines.

Therefore, the additive manufacturing approach is considered a new manufacturing technology method and is evolving dynamically in recent years. It is advancing and achieving as the key enabling technology in a wide range of applications, from medical sciences to the aerospace and automotive industries. This novel approach opens a new path to overcome the conventional manufacturing problems and challenges by providing more design freedom, new ranges of materials, and lightweight and complex geometries.

This is a call for papers for a Special Issue on "Future trends in advanced design of electrical machines, drives and electric vehicles using additive manufacturing approaches". This Special Issue will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange their latest theoretical and technological achievements and identify critical issues and challenges for future investigation in the design of electric machine drives using additive manufacturing approaches. The submitted papers are expected to raise original ideas and potential contributions to theory and practice. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following research areas:

- Iron core;

- Windings and insulations materials;

- Permanent magnets;

- Mechanical and structural parts;

- Thermal management systems;

- Integrated electrical machines and drives (IMD);

- Multi-material systems for the fully additively manufactured electrical machines.

Prof. Dr. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso
Dr. Payam Shams Ghahfarokhi
Prof. Ants Kallaste
Dr. Fan Wu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Machines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • additive manufacturing
  • electric motor
  • drive
  • design
  • thermal management
  • modeling
  • mechanical structure
  • materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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