Special Issue "Mathematical Models for the Design of Electrical Machines"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: applied mathematics; partial differential equations; separation of variables method; principle of superposition; (semi-)analytical modeling; subdomain technique; magnetic equivalent circuit; electrical machines
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Interests: electromagnetic field; electrical machines; analytical methods; numerical methods
Electrical machines are used in many electrical engineering applications, viz., transports (e.g., electric/hybrid/fuel cell vehicles, railway traction, aerospace, etc.), energy harvesting (e.g., flywheel, etc.), renewable energy (e.g., wind power turbine, hydroelectric power plant, etc.), magnetic refrigeration device, etc. For decades, numerical methods (i.e., the finite-element, finite-difference or boundary-element analysis) have been widely used in R&D departments for their accuracy as compared to measurements. Nevertheless, mainly in 3-D, these approaches are time-consuming and not suitable for the optimization problems. Nowadays, in order to reduce the computation time, R&D engineers must develop full computer-aided-design for electrical machines with accurate and fast models in simulations. Hence, the main objective of this Special Issue is to bring the latest advances and developments in mathematical modeling and design of electrical machines for different applications. The main models discussed will be based on the:
- Equivalent circuits (e.g., electrical, thermal, magnetic, etc.);
- Schwarz-Christoffel mapping method;
- Maxwell-Fourier (i.e., multi-layers models, eigenvalues models, subdomain technique).
The interest topics in the mathematical models include, but are not restricted to:
- 2-D, quasi 3-D and 3-D;
- Global/local saturation, slotting and/or eddy-current effects;
- Adaptive Generic models;
- Multi-physic modeling with new materials;
- Hybrid models.
The numerical method as well as the experimental tests will be used as comparisons or validations.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Frédéric Dubas
Prof. Dr. Kamel Boughrara
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