Special Issue "Intelligent Mechatronic and Renewable Energy Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: modeling; control; efficiency enhancements; fault detection and condition monitoring of mechatronic and renewable energy systems
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Mechatronic and renewable energy systems are the driver of our world, with electrical energy as their basis. Renewable energy systems such as photovoltaic (PV) systems, concentrated solar power (CSP) systems, wind turbines, geothermal power plants, wave converters, and bio gas power plants “produce” electrical energy. Mechatronic energy systems such as electric vehicles or aircrafts, traction systems, robots, industrial drives or domestic appliances consume and/or (partially) store electrical energy. Of utter importance is a reliable and efficient operation of these systems and their interconnection with the future power grid to ensure global welfare and sustainability.
Therefore, I cordially invite original manuscripts presenting recent advances in these important and interdisciplinary research fields and applications with particular (though not exclusive) focus on:
- Nonlinear and hybrid modeling approaches (considering also the switching behavior of the power electronic actuators);
- Nonlinear, optimal, and fault-tolerant control strategies;
- Efficiency enhancements (by intelligent design and/or control);
- Fault detection methods; and
- Condition-monitoring approaches.
The Special Issue shall present cutting-edge research results in these emerging fields as a basis for a reliable and efficient operation of future mechatronic and renewable energy systems. It is key to present all research results in a mathematically thorough (e.g., in state space) but understandable manner to ease approachability and re-implementation by the readers. All results should be validated by both simulation and measurement results.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph M. Hackl
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- nonlinear and hybrid modeling (including switching behavior)
- nonlinear, optimal, and fault-tolerant control
- efficiency enhancements
- fault detection and condition monitoring