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Recherche, Développement et Innovation en Génie Electrique

Seminar in OMN TEAM

The research team OMN works on different numerical methods associated to electromagnetic field computation. We organize regularly the internal seminar in LILLIAD Learning center innovation by our Ph.D. students, as well as our postdocs. Moreover, the external researchers are welcome to give us a talk about their work. If you would like to give us a talk or have some collaboration ideas about our work, please contact Zuqi TANG who is in charge of the seminar, we can invite you to Lille.
The seminar can be held in English (or French) as you like. There is no limit for the duration of the seminar.

Upcoming seminars:

May 23, 2018: Antonio Wendell de Oliveira Rodrigues (Invited seminar)

Antonio Wendell de Oliveira Rodrigues a soutenu une thèse de l’Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France) sur un sujet relatif à l’informatique haute performance utilisant les GPU avec une approche IDM pour la simulation des machines électriques, cofinancée par le Ministère de l’Éducation Française et la société VALEO. Il a fait un stage postdoctoral en gestion de l’innovation au Collège Lambton (Canada) et est titulaire d’un diplôme en ingénierie électrique avec spécialisation en informatique de l’Université Fédérale de Ceará. Enseignant-chercheur à l’IFCE (Brésil) dans les domaines de recherche suivants : ingénierie logicielle, calcul haute performance, réseaux informatiques et systèmes distribués. Il travaille dans divers projets de RD&I en utilisant le traitement d’images pour l’identification des patterns, l’utilisation de drones pour l’inspection par imagerie thermique, SmartGrid, IoT, l’apprentissage de machine…

RD&I et projets appliqués au secteur électrique au Brésil

Antonio Wendell de Oliveira Rodrigues nous fera un panorama des projets de RD&I pour le secteur de la génération, la transmission et la distribution d’énergie au Brésil via une approche calcul scientifique, basée sur des techniques de traitement d’images pour la reconnaissance d’objets, le calcul haute performance, l’intelligence artificielle, IoT et autres.


May 31, 2018: (Salle 2S53, Lilliad)


Kévin Darques was born in Neufchâteau, Vosges, France in 1990. He received his Master of Electrical Engineering from Lorraine University in 2014. During is degree, he had the opportunity to work with the Jeumont Electric company to study the permanent magnet losses in electrical machines with concentrated windings. After that, he started a Ph.D. at the University of Lille and EDF R&D (CIFRE). His work focused on the analysis of the shaft voltage of high-power turbogenerators. His research topic focuses toward His research topic focuses toward the finite element analysis of electrical machines.

Contribution to the shaft voltage modeling of high-power generators

In large turbo-generators, shaft voltage exists due to the inherent minor imperfections in the construction of the machine or material imperfections but also to defects such as eccentricities or rotor shorts circuits. Therefore, its analysis can constitute a variable to be used to diagnosis some machine defects. A first step consists in determining in an accurate way the effect of these defects on the shaft voltage. In this aim, a didactic analysis is carried out with the help of numerical model based on 2D FEM.
Two high-power non-salient pole synchronous generators of 2 and 4 poles are studied. The study is carried out gradually, first on a simplified structure and then introducing the effect of the stator slots, the parallel coupling, the load or eddy currents in the damper bars have been investigated. The obtained results are analysed in order to clearly determine the impact of each variable.


Juin 21, 2018: (Salle 2S53, Lilliad)

Reda El Bechari was born in Taza, Morocco, in 1993. He received his Master degree from ENSAM Lille, in 2016. Jointly, he has got an engineering degree (Industrial Engineering) from ENSAM Casablanca, Morocco.
He is currently a Ph.D. student with L2EP in Centrale Lille. His research fields include numerical methods of electromagnetic fields, robust design and reliability based design optimization for electromagnetic devices.

Approaches to Design Optimization of Electromagnetic Devices using Finite Element Method

The increasing constraints on the design of electromagnetic devices require numerical tools that are able to finely model the electromagnetic fields in the studied domain. Finite Element Method (FEM) is the most used tool to satisfy such a requirement. However, it may turn out that this tool is very expensive in computational time due to nonlinear behavior, 3D geometries, and time dependency. Thus, its usage for optimization, i.e. iterative process, should be made with caution since only a limited number of evaluations of the simulation tool are possible. Thus, the use of some specific algorithms may not be possible in a limited time, e.g. genetic algorithms, that require many evaluations of the FEM code. On the other hand, gradient-based algorithms cannot be used to their full potential due to the re-meshing error that may appear when computing the gradient using finite difference.
There exist two approaches. A non-intrusive approach that considers the FEM simulation as a black-box and constructs cheap meta-models to reduce the computational burden while refining only in promising regions. And a second approach aims to exploit the derivative of quantities of interest computed from the finite element code by using the adjoint method to be able to use gradient-based algorithms.


July 2, 2018: Pr. Anouar BELAHCEN (Invited seminar)


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