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Date & Time:
Friday, October 14, 2022; 11:00 AM
This seminar presents a comprehensive design and simulation procedure for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines (PMSMs) for traction application. The design of heavily saturated traction PMSMs is a multidisciplinary engineering challenge that CAD software suites struggle to grasp, whereas design equations are way too approximated for the purpose. This tutorial will present the design toolchain of SyR-e, where magnetic and structural design equations are fast-FEA corrected for an insightful initial design, later FEA calibrated with free or commercial FEA tools. One e-motor will be designed from zero referring to the specs and size of the Tesla Model 3 rear-axle e-motor. The circuital model of one motor with inverter and discrete-time control will be automatically generated, in Simulink and PLECS, with accessible torque control source code, for simulation of healthy and faulty conditions, ready for real-time implementation (e.g. HiL).
Politecnico di Tornio, Italy
Gianmario Pellegrino (Fellow, IEEE) received the MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Power Converters, Electrical Machines and Drives at the same university. Dr. Pellegrino is engaged in several research projects with the industry, and one of the authors of the open-source project SyR-e for the design of electrical motors. He was a visiting fellow at Aalborg University, Denmark, the University of Nottingham, UK, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Dr. Pellegrino is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and an IEEE Fellow. He has 60+ IEEE journal papers, five patents and nine Best Paper Awards. He co-founded the Power Electronics Interdepartmental Center (PEIC) of Politecnico di Torino and is a member of the Advisory Board of PCIM (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion) Europe. He is currently the Rector’s Advisor for Interdepartmental Centres of Politecnico di Torino. He is the recipient of the 8th Grand Nagamory Award in 2022, for “Synchronous and PM-synchronous reluctance motor drives - theory, design, and control methods”