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Tutorials Day 4 July

Tutorial Registration includes an electronic and an hard copy of the chosen tutorial.
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Power Electronics and Electrical Machines

8:30-12:00 - Meeting room Sveva-Egnazia Hotel Palace first floor A Modern Approach to the Analysis of PM Motors using Finite Element Method
Nicola Bianchi, Massimo Barcaro (University of Padova, Italy)
Starting from the basic concepts of finite element analysis, the tutorial deals with several procedure for the computation of the PM motor performance. The finite element method is presented in a easy way, so as to allow the beginners to understand how it operates and how it can be used for the analysis of PM machines. Therefore, the tutorial core is focused on the computation of the PM motor parameters, performance and machine capability under a given control strategy will be described.


13:00-16:00 - Meeting room Sveva-Egnazia Hotel Palace first floor Integrated Circuits for Power Electronics
Dorin O. Neacsu (Consultant)
Applications Integrated circuits are used more and more in power electronic applications in an attempt to reduce size and increase versatility and reliability. This tutorial is intended to provide an introduction to the field, including business and market information, technology update, and a comprehensive discussion of the existing and future broad range of applications.


16:30-19:30 - Meeting room Sveva-Egnazia Hotel Palace first floor Time Averaging Methods in PWM Multilevel Power Converters Analysis: Application to Voltage Quality Evaluation and Flying Capacitors Average Voltage Balance Dynamics
Alex Ruderman (Elmo Motion Control Ltd. Israel), Boris Reznikov (General Satellite Corp. Russia), Steven Thielemans (Gent University Belgium)
The tutorial is targeted at drawing power electronics community attention to alternative AC PWM investigation methodology based on time averaging that is more adequate for the problems where detailed spectrum knowledge is not required. The tutorial is based on original unpublished research that originates to mid 1990s. The power of time domain averaging approach is demonstrated for multilevel multiphase PWM converter voltage quality evaluation and Flying Capacitor Converter (FCC) averaged voltage balancing dynamics analysis.


Renewable Energies

8:30-12:00 - Meeting room Japigia Hotel Palace first floor Fundamentals of Ocean Wave Energy Conversion, Modeling, and Control
Ted K. A. Brekken (Oregon State University, USA)
Ocean wave energy has the potential to be a significant contributor to the renewable energy portfolio of many coastal countries. This tutorial presents the fundamentals of ocean wave energy physics, and wave energy converter modeling and control. In particular, this tutorial focuses on the use of linear wave theory for modeling and optimal control. The wave energy research and developments of Oregon State University (OSU) and other leaders in academia and industry will also be presented. The intended audience is engineers and scientists with a basic knowledge of energy concepts.


13:00-16:00 - Meeting room Japigia Hotel Palace first floor Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles - Power Electronics, Battery Management, Control, and V2G
Chris Mi (University of Michigan USA), Alain Bouscayrol (University of Lille 1, France)
This tutorial will explore the different design and control requirements and challenges of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), including drivetrain components, topology, control, design, performance optimization, battery management, and V2G concepts. OEM and aftermarket PHEVs (Chevy Volt, Prius, Ram Truck) will be used as case studies.


16:30-19:30 - Meeting room Japigia Hotel Palace first floor Power Electronics for PV Power Systems Integration
Remus Teodorescu (Aalborg University, Denmark), Pedro Rodriguez (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain), Marco Liserre (Politecnico di Bari)
This tutorial is intended to electrical and control engineers and researchers dealing with grid power converters and interested in go deeply into essential issues related to the integration of PV into electricity networks. The tutorial is divided in the following parts: topologies (particularly new trend on transformerless) and control of PV inverters; monitoring and synchronization (including frequency adaptive PLL) of PV inverters; anti-islanding techniques for PV inverters, where a review of passive and active methods is given.


Smart Grids

8:30-12:00 - Meeting room Jonia Hotel Palace first floor Power Quality Systems: from the State of the Art to Future Trends
Silvio Colombi, Marco Piemontesi (General Electric, Switzerland)
The key features of power quality systems are reliability, performance and cost. Today, advances in microelectronics, controls, power semiconductors, energy storage systems and power converter topologies influence these features. The tutorial will discuss these underlying disciplines and their current limitations as well as their future trends for more reliable and flexible power quality products with superior performance and reduced cost.


13:00-16:00 - Meeting room Jonia Hotel Palace first floor Microgrids: Integration of Distributed Energy Resources into the Smart-Grid
Josep M. Guerrero (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
Worldwide electrical grids are expecting to become flexible in the next future. In this sense, there is an increasing interest in microgrids able to operate in island or connected to the grid. In this presentation, a review of the droop control method and beyond applied to flexible microgrids will be introduced. Examples of real microgrids in the world will be presented and analyzed. Finally, the hierarchical control and the energy management of flexible microgrids will be discussed.


16:30-19:30 - Meeting room Jonia Hotel Palace first floor Advanced Computational Methods for Identification, Control And Optimization in Smart Grids


Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)

The smart grid is a spatially and temporally complex, non-convex, nonlinear, and non-stationary adaptive system with a lot of uncertainties, and under semi-autonomous distributed control. The intermittent nature of renewable energy further adds complexity. Advanced computational methods such as computational intelligence (CI) are required for planning and optimization, fast intelligent control of smart grid elements, processing of field data and coordination across the grid. This tutorial will provide an introduction to CI, and its potentials for smart grids.


Factory and Building Automation

8:00-12:30 - Meeting room Appula Hotel Palace first floor Real-time Operating Systems for Embedded Applications
Ivan Cibrario Bertolotti (IEIIT - Italian National Research Council, Italy)
The tutorial aims at describing the internal structure of real-time operating systems and the advantages of using them not only in high-end applications, but also for inexpensive embedded systems. In particular, the most widespread scheduling, scheduling analysis and task synchronization techniques will be discussed. Some remarks about the practical availability of the algorithms and software elements presented in the tutorial will conclude the talk, with a focus on open-source components.


13:00-16:00 - Meeting room Appula Hotel Palace first floor Future Challenges for Building Automation: Wireless and Security
Wolfgang Kastner, Wolfgang Granzer, Christian Reinisch (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
This tutorial is focused on advanced building automation systems and their challenges. Starting from state-of-the-art systems, future perspectives regarding the integration of wireless technologies and security critical services will be carefully explained and evaluated. The attendees will be provided with up-to-date solutions that tackle current as well as future requirements. Mechanisms for managing and securing wired and wireless building automation networks will be presented in theory and practice.


16:30-19:30 - Meeting room Appula Hotel Palace first floor Time-Sensitive Network-Control Systems and Applications
Mo-Yuen Chow (North Carolina State University, USA)
This tutorial presents fundamental of network control systems. We will then present several concerns including network delay, packet loss, and resource allocation about TS-NCS, and solutions to integrate distributed sensors, distributed actuators, and distributed controllers. The tutorial will describe and demonstrate the use of Predictive Gain Scheduling Control and Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation of multiple unmanned ground vehicles in a network-based integrated navigation system for illustrations.


The Tutorials with a small number of registered participants may be cancelled. If so, registrants can decide whether to attend another tutorial or be refunded.


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