Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Computational electromechanics

The research in our group is focused on the numerical modelling of coupled problems that occur in magnetic materials and especially electrical steel sheets used to construct electrical machines. These problems range from energy dissipation in the material to vibrations and noise of electrical machines and devices.
Computational electromechanics

Yet another major subject is the coupling between models of different dimensionality in view of reducing the computation time needed to simulate energy conversion devices. These methodologies are then applied in the optimization tasks and also in the development of magnetism based sensors.

We develop our own methods and related software and validate the methodology through experimental procedures in our own facilities. Some of the methods we develop are also incorporated in commercial software for better transfer of knowledge to our stakeholders.

The group has the facilities to test electrical machines up to the power of 150 kW. Test results are typically needed for the validation of the numerical methods and models developed.

The group is led by Professor Anouar Belahcen.

Group members

Latest publications

Optimization of a High-Speed Synchronous Reluctance Machine's Rotor Topology

Anouar Belahcen, Maksim A. Sitnikov, Sergey A. Galunin 2022 Proceedings of International Conference on Electrotechnical Complexes and Systems, ICOECS 2021

Uncertainty Quantification of Input Parameters in a 2D Finite-Element Model for Broken Rotor Bar in an Induction Machine

Md Masum Billah, Floran Martin, Anouar Belahcen, Aswin Balasubramanian, Toomas Vaimann, Jan Sobra 2022 IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

The Oil Spray Cooling System of Automotive Traction Motors: The State of the Art

Payam Shams Ghahfarokhi, Andrejs Podgornovs, Ants Kallaste, Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, Anouar Belahcen, Toomas Vaimann 2022 IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification

2D Analytical Model for Computing Eddy-Current Loss in Nonlinear Thick Steel Laminations

Ismet Gurbuz, Paavo Rasilo, Floran Martin, Osaruyi Osemwinyen, Anouar Belahcen 2022 IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

Experimental characterization of the effect of uniaxial stress on magnetization and iron losses of electrical steel sheets cut by punching process

I.T. Gürbüz, F. Martin, Ugur Aydin, A.B. Asaf Ali, M. Chamosa, P. Rasilo, A. Belahcen 2022 Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

Determination of core losses using an inverse modeling technique

Osaruyi Osemwinyen, Ahmed Hemeida, Floran Martin, Ismet Tuna Gurbuz, Payam Shams Ghahfarokhi, Anouar Belahcen 2022 IEEE Access

Simulation-Based Comparative Assessment of a Multi-Speed Transmission for an E-Retrofitted Heavy-Duty Truck

Milla Vehviläinen, Pekka Rahkola, Janne Keränen, Jenni Pippuri–Mäkeläinen, Marko Paakkinen, Jukka Pellinen, Kari Tammi, Anouar Belahcen 2022 Energies

Design optimization of permanent magnet clutch with Ārtap framework

Ekaterina Andriushchenko, Jan Kaska, Ants Kallaste, Anouar Belahcen, Toomas Vaimann, Anton Rassõlkin 2021 Periodica Polytechnica: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Optimization of a 3d-printed permanent magnet coupling using genetic algorithm and taguchi method

Ekaterina Andriushchenko, Ants Kallaste, Anouar Belahcen, Toomas Vaimann, Anton Rassõlkin, Hamidreza Heidari, Hans Tiismus 2021 Electronics (Switzerland)
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