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.

Latest publications

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

A review of synchronous reluctance motor-drive advancements

Hamidreza Heidari, Anton Rassõlkin, Ants Kallaste, Toomas Vaimann, Ekaterina Andriushchenko, Anouar Belahcen, Dmitry V. Lukichev 2021 Sustainability (Switzerland)

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)

Alternating and Rotational Loss Prediction Accuracy of Vector Jiles-Atherton Model

Brijesh Upadhaya, Paavo Rasilo, Lauri Perkkiö, Paul Handgruber, Abdelkader Benabou, Anouar Belahcen, Antero Arkkio 2021 Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

Additive Manufacturing of Prototype Axial Flux Switched Reluctance Electrical Machine

Hans Tiismus, Ants Kallaste, Toomas Vaimann, Anton Rassõlkin, Anouar Belahcen 2021 Proceedings of 2021 28th International Workshop on Electric Drives

Additive manufacturing and performance of E-Type transformer core

Hans Tiismus, Ants Kallaste, Anouar Belahcen, Anton Rassõlkin, Toomas Vaimann, Payam Shams Ghahfarokhi 2021 Energies

AC Magnetic Loss Reduction of SLM Processed Fe-Si for Additive Manufacturing of Electrical Machines

Hans Tiismus, Ants Kallaste, Anouar Belahcen, Marek Tarraste, Toomas Vaimann, Anton Rassõlkin, Bilal Asad, Payam Shams Ghahfarokhi 2021 Energies

Self-commissioning of a bearingless-motor drive

Seppo Saarakkala, Victor Mukherjee, Maksim Sokolov, Marko Hinkkanen, Anouar Belahcen 2021

LOD-Homogenization of Multiscale Eddy Current Problem in Time Domain

Xiaotao Ren, Antti Hannukainen, Anouar Belahcen, Yves Perriard 2021 IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

Finite Element Analysis of the Magneto-mechanical Coupling Due to Punching Process in Electrical Steel Sheet

N. M'zali, T. Henneron, A. Benabou, F. Martin, A. Belahcen 2021 IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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