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An investigation into the geometric parameters affecting field uniformity in four pole magnetisers (2015)
Journal Article
Bartolo, J. B., Klimczyk, P., Tiwisina, K., Denke, P., Siebert, S., & Gerada, C. (2015). An investigation into the geometric parameters affecting field uniformity in four pole magnetisers. International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 48(2,3), doi:10.3233/JAE-151992

In recent years, the field-metric method for measuring the joule losses set up in an electrical steel laminate when subjected to a rotating field has gained popularity. The ideal geometry of the magnetiser required to set up such a field is still how... Read More about An investigation into the geometric parameters affecting field uniformity in four pole magnetisers.

Active DC-link capacitor harmonic current reduction in two-level back-to-back converter (2015)
Journal Article
Shen, L., Bozhko, S., Asher, G., Patel, C., & Wheeler, P. (2015). Active DC-link capacitor harmonic current reduction in two-level back-to-back converter. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(10), doi:10.1109/TPEL.2015.2511304

The paper proposes a method of active switching harmonics current reduction in the DC-link capacitor of a two-level, three-phase, back-to-back converter. Based on the derived analytical solution for switching harmonic currents in the DC-link, it is s... Read More about Active DC-link capacitor harmonic current reduction in two-level back-to-back converter.

An improved voltage compensation approach in a droop-controlled DC power system for the more electric aircraft (2015)
Journal Article
Gao, F., Bozhko, S., Asher, G., Wheeler, P., & Patel, C. (2015). An improved voltage compensation approach in a droop-controlled DC power system for the more electric aircraft. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(10), doi:10.1109/TPEL.2015.2510285

This paper proposes an improved voltage regulation method in multi-source based DC electrical power system in the more electric aircraft. The proposed approach, which can be used in terrestrial DC microgrids as well, effectively improves the load sha... Read More about An improved voltage compensation approach in a droop-controlled DC power system for the more electric aircraft.

The myth of the high-efficiency external-combustion Stirling engine (2015)
Journal Article
Riley, P. H. (2015). The myth of the high-efficiency external-combustion Stirling engine. Engineering, 7(12), doi:10.4236/eng.2015.712068

The reported discrepancy between theory and experiment for external combustion Stirling engines is explained by the addition of thermal resistance of the combustion gasses to the standard Carnot model. In these cases, the Stirling engine ideal effici... Read More about The myth of the high-efficiency external-combustion Stirling engine.

Single-phase T-Type inverter performance benchmark Using Si IGBTs, SiC MOSFETs, and GaN HEMTs (2015)
Journal Article
Gurpinar, E., & Castellazzi, A. (2015). Single-phase T-Type inverter performance benchmark Using Si IGBTs, SiC MOSFETs, and GaN HEMTs. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(10), 7148-7160. doi:10.1109/TPEL.2015.2506400

In this paper, benchmark of Si IGBT, SiC MOSFET and GaN HEMT power switches at 600V class is conducted in single-phase T-type inverter. Gate driver requirements, switching performance, inverter efficiency performance, heat sink volume, output filter... Read More about Single-phase T-Type inverter performance benchmark Using Si IGBTs, SiC MOSFETs, and GaN HEMTs.

Real-time deterministic power flow control through dispatch of distributed energy resources (2015)
Journal Article
Fazeli, A., Sumner, M., Johnson, C. M., & Christopher, E. (2015). Real-time deterministic power flow control through dispatch of distributed energy resources. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 9(16), doi:10.1049/iet-gtd.2015.0182

Integration of intermittent renewable resources and mass electrification of heat and transport into the existing electricity network, with limited network asset reinforcement requires incorporation of intelligence in form of active management of flex... Read More about Real-time deterministic power flow control through dispatch of distributed energy resources.

Wavelet-fuzzy speed indirect field oriented controller for three-phase AC motor drive – Investigation and implementation (2015)
Journal Article
Padmanaban, S., Daya, F. J., Blaabjerg, F., Wheeler, P., Szcześniak, P., Oleschuk, V., & H.Ertas, A. (2016). Wavelet-fuzzy speed indirect field oriented controller for three-phase AC motor drive – Investigation and implementation. Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, 19(3), doi:10.1016/j.jestch.2015.11.007

Three-phase voltage source inverter driven induction motor is used in many medium- and high-power applications. Precision in speed of the motor play vital role, i.e. popular methods of direct/indirect field-oriented control (FOC) are applied. FOC is... Read More about Wavelet-fuzzy speed indirect field oriented controller for three-phase AC motor drive – Investigation and implementation.

Thin-film transducers for the detection and imaging of Brillouin oscillations in transmission on cultured cells (2015)
Journal Article
Perez-Cota, F., Smith, R. J., Moradi, E., Webb, K. F., & Clark, M. (in press). Thin-film transducers for the detection and imaging of Brillouin oscillations in transmission on cultured cells. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 684(1), doi:10.1088/1742-6596/684/1/012003

Mechanical imaging and characterisation of biological cells has been a subject of interest for the last twenty years. Ultrasonic imaging based on the scanning acoustic microscope (SAM) and mechanical probing have been extensively reported. Large acou... Read More about Thin-film transducers for the detection and imaging of Brillouin oscillations in transmission on cultured cells.

Electrical braking in matrix converter for more electric aircraft: bi-directional switch and input power clamp methods (2015)
Journal Article
Munuswamy, I., & Wheeler, P. (2015). Electrical braking in matrix converter for more electric aircraft: bi-directional switch and input power clamp methods. Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications, 11(4), doi:10.1166/jolpe.2015.1414

Current aircraft power quality specifications do not allow regeneration onto the power bus. Therefore, the inherent regeneration available from Matrix Converter (MC) is not desirable in More Electric Aircraft (MEA) aerospace applications. In this pap... Read More about Electrical braking in matrix converter for more electric aircraft: bi-directional switch and input power clamp methods.

The effects of pushback delays on airport ground movement (2015)
Journal Article
Stergianos, C., Atkin, J., Schittekat, P., Nordlander, T. E., Gerada, C., & Morvan, H. (in press). The effects of pushback delays on airport ground movement

With the constant increase in air traffic, airports are facing capacity problems. Optimisation methods for specific airport processes are starting to be increasingly utilised by many large airports. However, many processes do happen in parallel, and... Read More about The effects of pushback delays on airport ground movement.

A hybrid control method to suppress the three time fundamental frequency neutral-point voltage fluctuation in a VIENNA rectifier (2015)
Journal Article
Song, W., Xing, F., Yang, H., Empringham, L., De Lillo, L., Wheeler, P., …Zhong, Y. (2015). A hybrid control method to suppress the three time fundamental frequency neutral-point voltage fluctuation in a VIENNA rectifier. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 4(2), doi:10.1109/JESTPE.2015.2503125

This paper presents a solution to the control of the three times fundamental frequency fluctuation of the neutral-point in a VIENNA rectifier. A hybrid method combining a dynamic adjustment factor with a voltage deviation control of the split DC-link... Read More about A hybrid control method to suppress the three time fundamental frequency neutral-point voltage fluctuation in a VIENNA rectifier.

Impact of Slot/Pole Combination on Inter-Turn Short-Circuit Current in Fault-Tolerant Permanent Magnet Machines (2015)
Journal Article
Arumugam, P., Dusek, J., Arumugam, P., Brunson, C., Amankwah, E. K., Hamiti, T., & Gerada, C. (2015). Impact of Slot/Pole Combination on Inter-Turn Short-Circuit Current in Fault-Tolerant Permanent Magnet Machines. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 52(4), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1109/tmag.2015.2500894

This paper investigates the influence of the slot/pole (S/P) combination on inter-turn short-circuit (SC) current in fault-tolerant permanent magnet (FT-PM) machines. A 2-D sub-domain field computational model with multi-objective genetic algorithm i... Read More about Impact of Slot/Pole Combination on Inter-Turn Short-Circuit Current in Fault-Tolerant Permanent Magnet Machines.

Modeling and analysis of eddy current losses in permanent magnet machines with multi-stranded bundle conductors (2015)
Journal Article
Arumugam, P., Dusek, J., Mezani, S., Hamiti, T., & Gerada, C. (in press). Modeling and analysis of eddy current losses in permanent magnet machines with multi-stranded bundle conductors. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 130, doi:10.1016/j.matcom.2015.10.010

This paper investigates the influence of eddy current losses in multi-stranded bundle conductors employed in out-runner permanent magnet machines, by adopting an analytical model. The analytical model is based on a sub-domain field model that solves... Read More about Modeling and analysis of eddy current losses in permanent magnet machines with multi-stranded bundle conductors.

Turn-turn short circuit fault management in permanent magnet machines (2015)
Journal Article
Arumugam, P., Hamiti, T., & Gerada, C. (in press). Turn-turn short circuit fault management in permanent magnet machines. IET Electric Power Applications, 9(9), doi:10.1049/iet-epa.2015.0020

This paper presents a systematic study on turn-turn short circuit fault and ways to manage them to provide a basis for comparison of the various options available. The possible methods to reduce the likelihood of the winding SC fault and the fault mi... Read More about Turn-turn short circuit fault management in permanent magnet machines.

On the energy demands of small appliances in homes (2015)
Journal Article
Sancho Tomas, A., Sumner, M., Lamparter, S., & Robinson, D. (2015). On the energy demands of small appliances in homes. Energy Procedia, 78, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.755

Understanding the use of electrical appliances in households is crucial for improving the accuracy of electricity and energy loads forecasts. In particular, bottom-up techniques provide a powerful tool, not only for predicting demands considering soc... Read More about On the energy demands of small appliances in homes.

Response to comments on “A numerical method to determine interdiffusion coefficients of Cu6Sn5 and Cu3Sn intermetallic compounds” (2015)
Journal Article
Li, J., Agyakwa, P. A., & Johnson, C. M. (2016). Response to comments on “A numerical method to determine interdiffusion coefficients of Cu6Sn5 and Cu3Sn intermetallic compounds”. Intermetallics, 69, doi:10.1016/j.intermet.2015.10.016

Comments have recently been made by Yuan et al. [1] to deny one statement in our paper [2], Eq. (21) in Wagner's paper [3] can be used to accurately calculate the integrated interdiffusion coefficient for an incremental diffusion couple only under th... Read More about Response to comments on “A numerical method to determine interdiffusion coefficients of Cu6Sn5 and Cu3Sn intermetallic compounds”.

Experimental evaluation of ultrasonic oscillating temperature sensors (UOTS) under cyclically changing temperatures (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Hashmi, A., Kalashnikov, A. N., & Light, R. A. (2015). Experimental evaluation of ultrasonic oscillating temperature sensors (UOTS) under cyclically changing temperatures

In contrast to most conventional temperature sensors, which need to come to thermal equilibrium with the medium of interest to report its temperature, UOTS interrogate the medium based on the propagation speed of ultrasound, and will return temperatu... Read More about Experimental evaluation of ultrasonic oscillating temperature sensors (UOTS) under cyclically changing temperatures.

Coupling of unstructured TLM and BEM for accurate 2D electromagnetic simulation (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Simmons, D., Cools, K., & Sewell, P. (2015). Coupling of unstructured TLM and BEM for accurate 2D electromagnetic simulation

In this paper the hybridisation of the 2D time-domain boundary element method (BEM) with the unstructured transmission line method (UTLM) will be introduced, which enables accurate modeling of radiating boundary conditions and plane wave excitations... Read More about Coupling of unstructured TLM and BEM for accurate 2D electromagnetic simulation.

Investigations in the Modeling and Control of a Medium-Voltage Hybrid Inverter System That Uses a Low-Voltage/Low-Power Rated Auxiliary Current Source Inverter (2015)
Journal Article
Papadopoulos, S., Rashed, M., Klumpner, C., & Wheeler, P. (2016). Investigations in the Modeling and Control of a Medium-Voltage Hybrid Inverter System That Uses a Low-Voltage/Low-Power Rated Auxiliary Current Source Inverter. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 4(1), 126-140. https://doi.org/10.1109/JESTPE.2015.2488631

Hybrid converters consist of a main inverter processing the bulk of the power with poor waveform performance and a fast and versatile auxiliary inverter to correct the distortion. In this paper, the main converter is a medium voltage NPC inverter and... Read More about Investigations in the Modeling and Control of a Medium-Voltage Hybrid Inverter System That Uses a Low-Voltage/Low-Power Rated Auxiliary Current Source Inverter.