Prof. Robert D. Lorenz
Ph.D., P.E. F-IEEE
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Co-Director of Wisconsin Electric Machines & Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)
Termin: Dienstag, 3. April 2012, 15:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Ort: Hörsaal F107, 1. Etage, Welfengarten 1
(Vortrag in Deutsch)
e-Drives are transforming virtually all areas of technology, including automotive, aerospace, construction, agriculture, renewable energy, and residential products. The primary focus has been on performing the application-dependent power conversion task within constraints such as power density, weight, volume, and cost. By themselves, these changes have been disruptive as they replace hydraulic and mechanical elements in power conversion. However, the core issues underlying these new technologies are potentially even more disruptive and are critical for these changes to become widely accepted.
This presentation focuses on new paradigms for these core issues and how they will substantially change the skill sets required and indeed the focus of undergraduate and graduate education for these growth areas. The core issues to be covered include multi-physics integration as the center focus for power electronic systems, concurrent multi-functional design of electrical machines for sensing, power conversion, and loss manipulation, e-drives as a primary system sensor technology, and loss-based design of control systems for e-drive systems.