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ZEYUAN XU

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ZEYUAN XU

Senior Research Fellow - Thermofluids Research Group


Experimental study of thermal fracturing of Hot Dry Rock irradiated by moving laser beam: Temperature, efficiency and porosity (2020)
Journal Article
Wang, Y., Jiang, J., Darkwa, J., Xu, Z., Zheng, X., & Zhou, G. (2020). Experimental study of thermal fracturing of Hot Dry Rock irradiated by moving laser beam: Temperature, efficiency and porosity. Renewable Energy, 160, 803-816. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.06.138

A new laser irradiation fracturing method is employed to crack the Hot Dry Rock (HDR) and variations of rock temperature, specific energy (SE) and modified specific energy (MSE), thermal damages and open porosity of granite samples caused by moving l... Read More about Experimental study of thermal fracturing of Hot Dry Rock irradiated by moving laser beam: Temperature, efficiency and porosity.

Analytical Model of Modular Spoke-Type Permanent Magnet Machines for In-Wheel Traction Applications (2020)
Journal Article
Zhang, H., Hua, W., Gerada, D., Xu, Z., & Gerada, C. (2020). Analytical Model of Modular Spoke-Type Permanent Magnet Machines for In-Wheel Traction Applications. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 35(3), 1289-1300. https://doi.org/10.1109/tec.2020.2979886

This paper proposes an analytical model of modular spoke-type permanent magnet (MSTPM) machines based on air-gap field modulation (AFM) theory. Firstly, a fundamental AFM model of open-circuit MSTPM machines is introduced. The open-circuit air-gap fi... Read More about Analytical Model of Modular Spoke-Type Permanent Magnet Machines for In-Wheel Traction Applications.

Thermal Model Approach to Multisector Three-Phase Electrical Machines (2020)
Journal Article
Zhang, H., Giangrande, P., Sala, G., Xu, Z., Hua, W., Madonna, V., …Gerada, C. (2020). Thermal Model Approach to Multisector Three-Phase Electrical Machines. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, https://doi.org/10.1109/tie.2020.2977559

Multisector machines reveal a high fault-tolerant capability, since failure events can be isolated by de-energizing the faulty sector while the healthy ones contribute in delivering the required power. This paper is focused on the thermal analysis of... Read More about Thermal Model Approach to Multisector Three-Phase Electrical Machines.

Reduction of Winding AC Losses by Accurate Conductor Placement in High Frequency Electrical Machines (2019)
Journal Article
Bardalai, A., Gerada, D., Golovanov, D., Xu, Z., Zhang, X., Li, J., …Gerada, C. (2020). Reduction of Winding AC Losses by Accurate Conductor Placement in High Frequency Electrical Machines. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 56(1), 183-193. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIA.2019.2947552

© 1972-2012 IEEE. In the design of electrical machines, the increase in power density has become one of the main research themes. With most of the power loss in high power density electrical machines often being generated in the stator winding assemb... Read More about Reduction of Winding AC Losses by Accurate Conductor Placement in High Frequency Electrical Machines.

Dual-Rotor Permanent Magnet Motor for Electric Superbike (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Golovanov, D., Galassini, A., Flanagan, L., Gerada, D., Xu, Z., & Gerada, C. (2019). Dual-Rotor Permanent Magnet Motor for Electric Superbike. In 2019 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC)doi:10.1109/iemdc.2019.8785287

The demand on high-performance electrical machines has significantly increased for aerospace and transportation industries in recent years. A racing electric motorbike is a suitable platform to validate and prove new concepts and machine topologies b... Read More about Dual-Rotor Permanent Magnet Motor for Electric Superbike.

Thermo-Mechanical Modelling of Bearing Chambers of a High-Speed Starter/Generator (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Rocca, A. L., Connor, P. H., Xu, Z., Eastwick, C. N., Pickering, S. J., & Gerada, C. (2019). Thermo-Mechanical Modelling of Bearing Chambers of a High-Speed Starter/Generator. In 2019 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC), 322-328. https://doi.org/10.1109/iemdc.2019.8785357

This paper describes the thermal-mechanical characterisation methodology for the bearing chambers of a high-speed (32,000 rpm) electrical starter/generator [1]; presenting a low cost analysis approach and design guideline for future machines. The met... Read More about Thermo-Mechanical Modelling of Bearing Chambers of a High-Speed Starter/Generator.

Eddy Current Loss Control in High Speed PM Starter-Generator (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Zhang, X., Zhang, H., Gerada, C., Gerada, D., Li, J., Xu, Z., & Liu, C. (2019). Eddy Current Loss Control in High Speed PM Starter-Generator. In Proceedings: 2019 IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis (WEMDCD)https://doi.org/10.1109/wemdcd.2019.8887771

This paper highlights the advancement in high speed generation applications along with describing the state of the art in the machine design technologies enabling such an application uptake. Via the investigating on a 250kW high speed PM starter-gene... Read More about Eddy Current Loss Control in High Speed PM Starter-Generator.