Special Issue "Thermal Analysis of Electric Machine Drives"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Machine Design and Testing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso
Guest Editor
CISE - Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Calçada Fonte do Lameiro, P 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: diagnosis and fault tolerance of electrical machines; power electronics and drives
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Dr. Payam Shams Ghahfarokhi

Guest Editor
Riga Technical University, Riga LV-1658, Latvia
Dr. Amel Adouni

Guest Editor
CISE - Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Calçada Fonte do Lameiro, P 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: renewable energy; electrical grid; power electronics; fault diagnosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the design step, electric machines are modeled and optimized as standalone machines. However, with the diversity of new technologies, electric machines are used in different sectors of activity such as railway traction, nuclear plants, renewable energies production, etc. During different operation modes, these electric machines are working under different conditions and are impacted by different phenomena. Much attention has been paid to the thermal analysis of standalone electric machines. However, studying heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation) by taking into account realistic contexts still needs more research and development.

Heat transfer includes high-complexity and nonlinearity phenomena. Choosing the appropriate cooling method has a significant effect on the amount of heat extraction from an electric machine. This improvement in the amount of heat extraction has a direct effect on the power rating of electric machines and also on the reliability of temperature-sensitive components.

This is a call for papers for a Special Issue on "Thermal Analysis of Electric Machine Drives". 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 thermal analysis of electric machine drives. 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:

  • Temperature prediction of electric machine drives used in specific contexts;
  • Thermal behavior evaluation of electric machine drives under different control modes;
  • Thermal management of electric machine drives by implementing different cooling systems;
  • Heat transfer and fluid flow in electric machine drives;
  • Evaluation of convective heat transfer by using analytical and numerical methods;
  • Cooling designs/applications for electric machine drives;
  • Heat transfer enhancement techniques in electric machine drives. 

Prof. Dr. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso
Dr. Payam Shams Ghahfarokhi
Dr. Amel Adouni
Guest Editors

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

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  • Electric machine drives
  • Thermal analysis
  • Heat transfer enhancement
  • Cooling
  • Thermal management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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