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Special Session #4: Linear Flux-Modulation Permanent-Magnet Machines and Systems for Transportation - VPPC 2022

Special Session #4: Linear Flux-Modulation Permanent-Magnet Machines and Systems for Transportation

Co-Organizer: Ronghai Qu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Co-Organizer: Yuting Gao, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Co-Organizer: You Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Call For Papers

For traction applications, linear machines can realize translational motion without any transmission mechanisms such as the wheel-rail or the traction-rope systems. Therefore, linear machine systems have the advantages of high accuracy, reliability, efficiency and low maintenance. For linear machine systems, thrust density, thrust ripple and system cost are regarded as the primary design considerations. Linear flux-modulation permanent-magnet machines (LFMPMMs) operate on the flux modulation effect, thus naturally having higher thrust density and lower thrust ripple than regular linear synchronous machines. Meanwhile, regular linear synchronous machines have to place either field windings/PMs or armature windings along the whole rail, which is of high cost in long-stroke applications, while LFMPMMs can put both the PMs and armature winding in the short primary, makes it an outstanding merit to reduce the magnet usage in long-stroke applications. Therefore, LFMPMMs show excellent thrust performance and cost superiority against their counterparts. However, as an emerging type of linear machines, there are still some theoretical, topological, control-wise and engineering problems to be studied for LFMPMMs. The objective of this Special Session is to provide a forum so that researchers worldwide can share their research findings and discuss the future developments in the field of Linear Flux-Modulation Permanent-Magnet Machines and Systems for Long- Stroke Traction Applications. Manuscripts with both theoretical and practical/experimental results are warmly welcome.


Ronghai Qu

Bio: Ronghai Qu, IEEE Fellow, received his B.E. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1993 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. He had been with the General Electric (GE) Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY as a Senior Electrical Engineer with the Electrical Machines and Drives Laboratory from 2003 to 2010. He was the recipient of more than 11 GE GRC awards including EPST Technical Achievement Award, Outstanding Teamwork and Management Award. In 2010, he joined Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China as a titled professor. He is currently the member of academic degree committee, director of State and Province Joint Engineering Research Center of Novel Electrical Machines, director of Center for Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives (CAEMD), and deputy director of State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and Technology. From 2012 to 2016, he served as deputy dean of school of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He is currently a member of ICEM NPO AdCom and the chair of IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) Wuhan Chapter. His research interests include Design and Drive of Electrical Machines. He has published over 400 technical papers including 12 IEEE award papers and holds over 170 patents. Dr. Qu is the IAS Distinguished Lecturer for 2019-2021, and one of the winners of IAS Outstanding Member Awards in 2019.


Yuting Gao

Bio: Yuting Gao received the B.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2012 and 2017, respectively. From 2017 to 2019, she was a postdoc at Huazhong University and Science and Technology. From 2019 to 2021, she was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Since 2021, she has been a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Research Fellow at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. Her research interests include the design and analysis of rotary and linear permanent-magnet machines. In this field, she has published over 70 papers and authorized 16 patents. She was one of the winners of Brian Chalmers Best Paper Award in 2020 International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM), and Gold Medal in 2019 The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.


You Zhou

Bio: You Zhou received the B. Eng. degree in electrical engineering and automation from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, in 2016, and the Ph.D. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2021, both in electrical engineering. He is currently working as a research fellow in the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include design and analysis of linear flux-modulation permanent magnet machines and special permanent magnet machines. In this field, he has published 18 papers and authorized 7 patents.


Submission Deadline EXTENDED: 30 May 2022
Acceptance notification: 11 July 2022
Final paper submission deadline: 8 August 2022

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