Lead academic: Prof Barrie Mecrow, Newcastle University

Universities: Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield

Research Highlights: The Integrated Drives Theme investigated technologies to enable a step-change in electric drives that would provide greatly increased power density, efficiency and reliability alongside lower lifecycle cost.

    • AC input filter inductors integrated into the machine with an 85 percent reduction in mass
    • Built and tested an open-ended inverter for fast switching drives
    • Increased understanding of high frequency iron loss
    • Created a new system for online monitoring of insulation degradation
    • Built a triple redundant, fault tolerant permanent magnet drive
    • Built and tested an induction motor with windings operating at over 300Oc



Stationary Frame Fault-Tolerant Current Control of Polyphase Permanent-Magnet Machines Under Open-Circuit and Short-Circuit Faults – Bhaskar Sen,  Jiabin Wang. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 31, No. 7, July 2016

Stator Interturn Fault Detection in Permanent-Magnet Machines Using PWM Ripple Current Measurement – Bhaskar Sen,and Jiabin Wang. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol 63. No 5. May 2016

A Fault Tolerant Machine Drive Based on Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Machine – Bo Wang, Jiabin Wang, Antonio Griffo, Zhigang Sun, and Ellis Chong. IEEE 2016

Permanent Magnet Generator Turn Fault Detection Using Kalman Filter Technique – Bo Wang,  Jiabin Wang, Antonio Griffo, Vipulkumar I. Patel, Zhigang Sun, Ellis Chong and Riona Smitham. IEEE 2016

Real-Time Insulation Lifetime Monitoring For Motor Windings – K. Tshiloz, A. C Smith,  A. Mohammed, S. Djurović and T. Feehally. IEEE 2016

Oversampled Deadbeat Current Control Strategy for PMSM Drives – Luca Rovere,  Andrea Formentini, Pericle Zanchetta. IEEE 2016

High-Speed Solid Rotor Permanent Magnet Machines: Concept and Design – Puvan Arumugam, Zeyuan Xu, Antonino La Rocca, Gaurang Vakil, Matthew Dickinson, Emmanuel Amankwah, Tahar Hamiti, Serhiy Bozhko, Chris Gerada, and Stephen J. Pickering. IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Vol 2, No. 3. September 2016

High Speed Drives Review: Machines, Converters and Applications – Robert Abebe, Mauro Di Nardo, David Gerada, Giovanni Lo Calzo, Luca Papini, Chris Gerada. IEEE 2016