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A resolver-to-digital conversion method based on third-order rational fraction polynomial approximation for PMSM control (2018)
Journal Article
Wang, S., Kang, J., Degano, M., & Buticchi, G. (2018). A resolver-to-digital conversion method based on third-order rational fraction polynomial approximation for PMSM control. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, doi:10.1109/TIE.2018.2884209

—In this paper, a cost-effective and highly accurate resolver-to-digital conversion (RDC) method is presented. The core of the idea is to apply a third-order rational fraction polynomial approximation (TRFPA) for the conversion of sinusoidal signals... Read More

Synchronous reluctance motor iron losses analytical model and optimization (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Mahmoud, H., Degano, M., Bacco, G., Bianchi, N., & Gerada, C. (2018). Synchronous reluctance motor iron losses analytical model and optimization

The complex rotor structure of synchronous reluctance machines causes a high harmonic content in the air-gap flux density and then flux density fluctuations in different iron parts. The importance of determining accurately the total iron losses in th... Read More

Enhanced power sharing transient with droop controllers for multi-three-phase synchronous electrical machines (2018)
Journal Article
Galassini, A., Costabeber, A., Degano, M., Gerada, C., Tessarolo, A., & Menis, R. (2018). Enhanced power sharing transient with droop controllers for multi-three-phase synchronous electrical machines. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, doi:10.1109/tie.2018.2868029

This paper presents a droop-based dis- tributed control strategy for multi-three-phase machines that provides augmented controllability during power shar- ing transients. The proposed strategy is able to mitigate the mutual interactions among differe... Read More

Investigation of AC copper and iron losses in high-speed high-power density PMSM (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Al-Timimy, A., Giangrande, P., Degano, M., Galea, M., & Gerada, C. (2018). Investigation of AC copper and iron losses in high-speed high-power density PMSM. doi:10.1109/ICELMACH.2018.8507166

This paper presents a detailed investigation of AC copper losses in high-speed high-power density permanent magnet synchronous machine. For parallel strands winding, it is not easy to accurately estimate the AC copper losses using finite element mode... Read More

Design of PMSM for EMA employed in secondary flight control systems (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Giangrande, P., Al-Timimy, A., Galassini, A., Papadopoulos, S., Degano, M., & Galea, M. (in press). Design of PMSM for EMA employed in secondary flight control systems. In NA

The more electric aircraft (MEA) initiative aims to improve weight, fuel consumption and maintenance costs of the aircraft, by increasing the use of electric power in actuation systems. Considering this scenario, electromechanical actuators (EMAs) fo... Read More

Eccentric reluctance and permanent magnets synchronous machines comparison (2018)
Journal Article
Mahmoud, H., Bianchi, N., Degano, M., Al-Ani, M., & Gerada, C. (in press). Eccentric reluctance and permanent magnets synchronous machines comparison. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, doi:10.1109/TIA.2018.2848278. ISSN 0093-9994

This paper deals with a comparative study between reluctance (REL), permanent magnet assisted reluctance (PMAREL), and surface mounted permanent magnet synchronous machines with rotor eccentricity. Static, dynamic, and combined eccentricity cases are... Read More

Design and losses analysis of a high power density machine for flooded pump applications (2018)
Journal Article
Al-Timimy, A., Giangrande, P., Degano, M., Zeyuan, X., Galea, M., Gerada, C., …Xia, L. (in press). Design and losses analysis of a high power density machine for flooded pump applications. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, doi:10.1109/TIA.2018.2821623. ISSN 0093-9994

This paper describes the design process of a 10 kW 19000 rpm high power density surface mounted permanent magnet synchronous machine for a directly coupled pump application. In order to meet the required specifications, a compact machine, with coolin... Read More

Influence of rotor endcaps on the electromagnetic performance of high speed PM machine (2018)
Journal Article
Al-Timimy, A., Alani, M., Degano, M., Giangrande, P., Galea, M., & Gerada, C. (2018). Influence of rotor endcaps on the electromagnetic performance of high speed PM machine. IET Electric Power Applications, 12(8), (1142–1149). doi:10.1049/iet-epa.2017.0811. ISSN 1751-8660

Surface-mounted permanent magnet (SPM) machines are preferred for high-speed aerospace applications over induction and switched reluctance machines, since they combine the advantages of high torque density and efficiency. Also, in aerospace applicati... Read More

Synchronous reluctance motor iron losses: considering machine non-linearity at MTPA, FW, and MTPV operating conditions (2018)
Journal Article
Mahmoud, H., Bacco, G., Degano, M., Bianchi, N., & Gerada, C. (in press). Synchronous reluctance motor iron losses: considering machine non-linearity at MTPA, FW, and MTPV operating conditions. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, doi:10.1109/TEC.2018.2811543. ISSN 0885-8969

Synchronous reluctance machine has high flux density fluctuations in the iron due to the high harmonics results from the rotor anisotropy. Thus, an accurate computation of the iron losses is of paramount importance, especially during the design stage... Read More

Considerations on the effects that core material machining has on an electrical machine's performance (2018)
Journal Article
Al-Timimy, A., Vakil, G., Degano, M., Giangrande, P., Gerada, C., & Galea, M. (2018). Considerations on the effects that core material machining has on an electrical machine's performance. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 33(3), (1154-1163). doi:10.1109/TEC.2018.2808041. ISSN 0885-8969

An often-overlooked aspect during the development process of electrical machines, is the validity and accuracy of the machine material properties being used at the design stage. Designers usually consider the data provided by the materials supplier,... Read More

The impact of impulsive voltage waveforms on the electrical insulation of actuators for more electrical aircraft (MEA) (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Cavallini, A., Lusaurdi, L., & Degano, M. (in press). The impact of impulsive voltage waveforms on the electrical insulation of actuators for more electrical aircraft (MEA)

To reduce the size and weight of aircraft actuators, wide band-gap semiconductor devices (SiC and GaN) are the most promising solution. These devices have switching times well below those of silicon devices. Very short rise times may enhance the elec... Read More

A system level comparison of drive topologies for high speed electrical machines (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Savi, F., Barater, D., Di Nardo, M., Degano, M., & Gerada, C. (2017). A system level comparison of drive topologies for high speed electrical machines

This paper presents a comprehensive comparative study among five different converter topologies all designed to drive a 8.5kW-120krpm surface permanent magnet synchronous machine. The study aims at comparing the considered systems in terms of convert... Read More

Axial eccentric SynRel and SPM Motors analytical models validation using 3D finite element (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Mahmoud, H., Al-Timimy, A., Degano, M., Di Nardo, M., Bianchi, N., & Gerada, C. (2017). Axial eccentric SynRel and SPM Motors analytical models validation using 3D finite element. doi:10.1109/DEMPED.2017.8062331

This paper deals with the uniform and non-uniform axial eccentricity analyses of the surface mounted permanent magnet and synchronous reluctance machines. The analyses are carried out using an analytical model for each considered machine. Being the a... Read More

Holistic electrical machine optimization for system integration (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Gerada, D., Golovanov, D., Xu, Z., Papini, L., Degano, M., Zhang, H., & Gerada, C. (2017). Holistic electrical machine optimization for system integration. doi:10.1109/IFEEC.2017.7992174

The power density of electrical machines required for transport applications has become a critical aspect and target of optimization. This paper looks at the development aspects of a multi-domain tool to aid for system-level optimization of electrica... Read More

Sensitivity analysis for performance and power density improvements in salient-pole synchronous generators (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, Y., Vakil, G., Nuzzo, S., Degano, M., Galea, M., Gerada, C., …Brown, N. (2017). Sensitivity analysis for performance and power density improvements in salient-pole synchronous generators. doi:10.1109/WEMDCD.2017.7947741

Objective of this paper is to provide design recommendations to improve the performance and power density of a 400kVA salient-pole synchronous generator, without exceeding the limitations due to critical parameters such as total harmonic distortion o... Read More

History and recent advancements of electric propulsion and integrated electrical power systems for commercial & naval vessels (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Yang, T., Cox, T., Degano, M., Bozhko, S., & Gerada, C. (2016). History and recent advancements of electric propulsion and integrated electrical power systems for commercial & naval vessels

Due to developments in power electronics, electric machines, energy storage and control, electric propulsion and integrated electrical power systems have become major trends for commercial and naval vessels. This is mainly due to the fact that the us... Read More

Trade-off analysis and design of a high power density PM machine for flooded industrial pump (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Al-Timimy, A., Degano, M., Xu, Z., Lo Calzo, G., Giangrande, P., Galea, M., …Zhang, H. (2016). Trade-off analysis and design of a high power density PM machine for flooded industrial pump

This paper presents the trade-off analysis and design of a high power-density machine for industrial pump applications. The developed permanent magnet synchronous machine drives an electric, oil flooded pump. Different slot/pole combination and windi... Read More