Magneto-Thermal Analysis of a Friction-Free Electromagnetic Brake
Mehmet Güleç, PhD
Electrical Energy Laboratory (EELAB),
Department of Electromechanical,
Systems and Metal Engineering,
Gent University, Belgium
Place: MS Teams
Date: 7 May 2021; Friday @11:00-12:00
Is frictionless braking possible? Let’s discover this interesting topic more in detail! This seminar will discover an analytic coupled magneto-thermal analysis of an axial-flux (AF) permanent-magnet-assisted (PMA) eddy-current brake (ECB) at high-temperature working conditions. With its unique structure, AF-PMA-ECB has enhanced braking torque production capability as to conventional ones. However, the topology will make the construction vulnerable at high operating temperatures simply because the magnet properties and the brake capability are strongly dependent on temperature. Such problems require complex coupled multiphysics computer software-based finite-element analyses to obtain the actual brake performance. The proposed approach offers a simple and effective solution that consists of magnetic and thermal models, which are coupled to each other in the time domain. With the proposed method, the analysis time is reduced to minutes instead of days. Please join the seminar to discover this interesting topic!
Mehmet Gulec (Member, IEEE) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechatronics engineering from Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey, in 2010, 2013, and 2019, respectively, all in mechatronics engineering. He was a scholarship holder of the Finnish Government for doctoral study with LUT University, Lappeenranta, Finland. He is currently a Post-doctoral Researcher with the Electrical Energy Laboratory (EELAB), Department of Electromechanical, Systems and Metal Engineering, Gent University, Belgium. He is also the founder of the spin-off company of MST ArGe which is the only company in Turkey focusing on friction-free electromagnetic brakes since 2013. His research interests include modeling, simulation and design of electric machines and mechatronics.