In October 2020, during a conversation with Prof. Flavia Grassi from the Politecnico di Milano and Douglas Nascimento from the ETOPIA project, on outreach activities. There was a possibility, or better saying, the idea of being a Co-Chair of a technical workshop at the 2021 Joint IEEE Int. Symp. EMC & SIPI, EMC Europe.
Initially as Douglas and I always had a great interest in the automotive area. Thus, discussing EMC-related issues in the automotive sector was a fascinating idea. Nonetheless, being fully connected with the research we are conducting at the University of Zielona Gora. Douglas for the ETOPIA project and, in my case, for the SCENT project.
It was then that, thanks to Prof. Flavia Grassi, we got to know Dr. Marco Klinger - EMC Expert from Stellantis, one of the most influential researchers in the automotive EMC environment. After a few months of debate, the following program (divided into two parts) was proposed and later accepted by the 2021 Joint IEEE Int. Symp. EMC & SIPI, EMC Europe.
Fig.1 shows one generic representation of the electric vehicle's devices. However, in the content of the tutorial presentation, the focus was concerning power electronics converters and electric motors.
More precisely, through the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Multiphysics Environments provided by COMSOL software. I approached the steps to develop one time-dependent analysis of the power transistor. Of course, this is just one component, inside one power electronic converter, which is one device in the entire scope of electric vehicle devices.
Furthermore, based on the time-dependent analysis of the power transistor. We can investigate the performance of Joule heating, for example, and open one new door of discussion, especially when it is necessary to mitigate the conducted EMI noise through the different approaches of switch control strategies. Fig.2 shows a gif move of the time-dependent analysis of the power transistor.
On the other hand, in the second part of the tutorial presentation (illustrated in Fig. 1), soon after my contribution. Douglas approached the FEA with induction motors.
If you were interested, don't worry, this is only the starting!! On August 2nd, 2021, part 1 of the Automotive EMC Joint Tutorial & Workshop was held. On August 3rd, 2021, will be held part 2. In addition, all content will be available on demand. Thus, everyone is invited to follow further developments of this joint event that is now being carried out by the 2021 Joint IEEE Int. Symp. EMC & SIPI, EMC Europe.