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ISBN: 9783038421610 9783038421627 Year: Pages: 254
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Electrical Power and Energy Systems for Transportation Applications

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ISBN: 9783038422426 9783038422075 Year: Pages: XX, 572 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-207-5 Language: English
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Subject: Chemical Technology
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Electrical power and energy systems are at the forefront of application developments in renewable energy, smart grids, electric aircrafts, electric and hybrid vehicles and much more. The associated technologies and control methods are crucial to achieving global targets in energy efficiency and low-carbon operations, and will also contribute to key areas such as energy security. The greatest challenges occur when we combine new technologies at large-scale and often complex system level. The Special Edition will cover theoretical developments with special emphasis on applications in electrical power and energy systems. Topics covered include:Renewable Energy Systems: Energy management; hybrid systems; distributed systems; renewable sources and integration; transient energy storage, charging networks.Electrical Machines, Drives and Applications: AC and DC machines and drives; multiscale systems modeling; remote monitoring and diagnosis; electric and hybrid vehicles; energy conversion, vehicle to grid interaction.Power Electronic Systems: Converters and emerging technologies; modeling simulation and control; power factor correction; power supplies; active filters; reliability and fault tolerance.Electrical Power Generation Systems: Modeling and simulation of electrical power systems; load management; power quality; distribution reliability; distributed and islanded power systems, sensor networks, communication and control.Electrical Power Systems Modeling and Control: Modeling and control methodologies and applications; intelligent systems; optimization and advanced heuristics; adaptive systems; robust control.

Offshore Renewable Energy: Ocean Waves, Tides and Offshore Wind

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ISBN: 9783038975922 9783038975939 Year: Pages: 370 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-593-9 Language: English
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Subject: Mechanical Engineering --- Environmental Engineering
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This book covers technical articles based on individual contributions from a number of authors working on offshore wind, wave and tidal energy research. Articles describing various aspects of offshore wind, wave and tidal energies including resource prediction, shape optimisation of energy converters, optimal design of rotors for cost reductions, numerical modelling of large scale array energy converters, numerical simulation of electricity converting machines, hybrid energy converters, control system for generators, farm interactions, assessing economic benefits, and energy production benefits have been included in this book. This book will find its use to researchers and industries working in offshore renewable technologies.

Marine Tidal and Wave Energy Converters: Technologies, Conversions, Grid Interface, Fault Detection, and Fault-Tolerant Control

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ISBN: 9783039282784 9783039282791 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-279-1 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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The worldwide potential of electric power generation from marine tidal currents, waves, or offshore winds is enormous. The high load factor resulting from the fluid properties and the predictable resource characteristics make tidal and wave energy resources attractive and advantageous for power generation and advantageous when compared to other renewable energies. The technologies are just beginning to reach technical and economic viability to make them potential commercial power sources in the near future. While only a few small projects currently exist, the technology is advancing rapidly and has huge potential for generating bulk power. Moreover, international treaties related to climate control and dwindling fossil fuel resources have encouraged us to harness energy sustainably from such marine renewable sources. Several demonstrative projects have been scheduled to capture tidal and wave energies. A number of these projects have now reached a relatively mature stage and are close to completion. However, very little is known to the academic world about these technologies beyond the basics of their energy conversion principles. While research emphasis is more towards hydrodynamics and turbine design, very limited activities are witnessed in power conversion interface, control, and power quality aspects. Regarding this emerging and promising area of research, this book aims to present recent results, serving to promote successful marine renewable energies integration to the grid or to standalone microgrids.

Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines

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ISBN: 9783039213504 9783039213511 Year: Pages: 282 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-351-1 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Interest in permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSMs) is continuously increasing worldwide, especially with the increased use of renewable energy and the electrification of transports. This book contains the successful submissions of fifteen papers to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines”. The focus is on permanent magnet synchronous machines and the electrical systems they are connected to. The presented work represents a wide range of areas. Studies of control systems, both for permanent magnet synchronous machines and for brushless DC motors, are presented and experimentally verified. Design studies of generators for wind power, wave power and hydro power are presented. Finite element method simulations and analytical design methods are used. The presented studies represent several of the different research fields on permanent magnet machines and electric drives.

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PMSM (permanent magnet synchronous motor) --- DB-DTFC (deadbeat-direct torque and flux control) --- torque control --- stability --- permanent-magnet machine --- brushless machine --- Vernier machine --- flux switching machine --- multiphase machine --- outer rotor --- electric vehicle --- interior permanent magnet synchronous machines --- magnetic reluctance network --- brushless dc motor --- phase-advanced method --- winding inductance --- sub-fractional slot-concentrated winding --- field weakening --- periodic timer interrupt --- Brushless DC motors --- current ripples --- current spikes --- modeling --- back electromotive force --- R-C filter --- cogging torque --- permanent magnet synchronous generator --- small wind turbines --- finite element method --- renewable energy --- energy conversion --- finite element analysis --- pulse width modulation --- permanent magnet synchronous generator --- wind generator --- MPC --- PMSM --- vector control --- speed tracking --- brushless DC (BLDC) motor --- sensorless motor --- commutation error compensation --- free-wheeling period --- permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) --- sliding mode observer (SMO) --- parameter perturbation --- predictive current control (PCC) --- digital simulation --- motor drives --- interior permanent-magnet machines --- finite-element analysis --- modeling --- automotive applications --- electric vehicle (EV) --- hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) --- mathematical model --- saturation --- coils --- design tools --- energy efficiency --- linear generator --- power control --- stator --- wave power --- permanent magnet synchronous generator --- electrical machine design --- permanent magnet material --- bulk electric system --- condition monitoring --- electrical signature analysis --- fault diagnosis --- predictive maintenance --- synchronous generator --- permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) --- flying start --- sensorless control --- permanent magnet synchronous generator --- permanent magnet synchronous motor --- electric propulsion systems --- renewable energy --- energy conversion

Thin Films for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage

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ISBN: 9783039217243 9783039217250 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-725-0 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- Chemical Engineering
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Efficient clean energy harvesting, conversion, and storage technologies are of immense importance for the sustainable development of human society. To this end, scientists have made significant advances in recent years regarding new materials and devices for improving the energy conversion efficiency for photovoltaics, thermoelectric generation, photoelectrochemical/electrolytic hydrogen generation, and rechargeable metal ion batteries. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for research scientists and engineers in these areas to demonstrate and exchange their latest research findings. This thematic topic undoubtedly represents an extremely important technological direction, covering materials processing, characterization, simulation, and performance evaluation of thin films used in energy harvesting, conversion, and storage.

Graphene and Other 2D Layered Nanomaterial-Based Films: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

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ISBN: 9783039219025 9783039219032 Year: Pages: 138 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-903-2 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General) --- Organic Chemistry
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This book is dedicated to highlighting some relevant advances in the field of thin films and coatings based on two-dimensional crystals and layered nanomaterials. Due to their layered structure, graphene and a variety of new 2D inorganic nanosystems, called “graphene analogues”, have all attracted tremendous interest due to their unprecedented properties/superior performance, and may find applications in many fields from electronics to biotechnology. These two-dimensional systems are ultrathin and, hence, tend to be flexible, also presenting distinctive and nearly intrinsic characteristics, including electronic, magnetic, optical, thermal conductivity, and superconducting properties. Furthermore, the combination of different structures and synergetic effects may open new and unprecedented perspectives, making these ideal advanced materials for multifunctional assembled systems. As far as the field of coatings is concerned, new layered nanostructures may offer unique and multifunctional properties, including gas barrier, lubricant, conductive, magnetic, photoactive, self-cleaning, and/or antimicrobial surfaces. This book contains new findings on the synthesis and perspectives of multifunctional films that are at the forefront of the science and coating technologies.

Smart and Functional Polymers

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ISBN: 9783039215904 9783039215911 Year: Pages: 306 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-591-1 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General) --- Inorganic Chemistry
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This book is based on the Special Issue of the journal Molecules on “Smart and Functional Polymers”. The collected research and review articles focus on the synthesis and characterization of advanced functional polymers, polymers with specific structures and performances, current improvements in advanced polymer-based materials for various applications, and the opportunities and challenges in the future. The topics cover the emerging synthesis and characterization technology of smart polymers, core?shell structure polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, anhydrous electrorheological materials fabricated from conducting polymers, reversible polymerization systems, and biomedical polymers for drug delivery and disease theranostics. In summary, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest synthesis approaches, representative structures and performances, and various applications of smart and functional polymers. It will serve as a useful reference for all researchers and readers interested in polymer sciences and technologies.

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amphiphilicity --- phase change --- polyamino acids --- degradability --- fine-tuning --- pH responsive --- poly(methacrylamide)s --- phase transition --- catalyst --- CO2 --- heterogeneous catalysis --- molecular sieve --- polyether imidazole ionic liquid --- Vitamin E --- albumin --- core-shell nanoparticles --- paclitaxel --- multi-drug resistance --- breast cancer --- conducting polymer --- composite --- electrorheological --- smart fluid --- viscoelastic --- controlled polymerization --- reversible polymerization --- sustainable polymers --- pH responsive polymers --- nanomedicine --- tumor imaging --- drug delivery --- polymerization dispersion method --- polyaniline --- polyvinyl alcohol --- glutaraldehyde --- chemical activation --- Glycopolymer --- post-polymerization functionalization --- perfluoroaryl azides --- Staudinger reaction --- castor oil --- biomedical devices --- polyurethanes --- polycaprolactone-diol --- chitosan --- fluoropolymers --- melt-shear organization --- chemical resistance --- solvent responsiveness --- hydrophobicity --- core/shell particles --- emulsion polymerization --- particle processing --- ?-NaYF4 --- rare earth upconversion nanoparticles --- core–shell structure --- hydrogels --- applications --- targeted drug delivery --- drug release --- hydrophobic drug delivery --- clinical translation --- versatile platform --- administration routes --- diverse therapeutic areas --- hearing loss --- saffron --- endophytic exopolysaccharide --- gentamicin --- cochlear hair cell --- polymeric nanoparticles --- stimuli-sensitive polymers --- co-delivery systems --- synergistic effect --- nucleic acid delivery --- chemotherapy --- phenylboronic acid --- gel --- glucose sensitivity --- drug delivery --- diabetes therapy --- amphiphilic copolymer --- hydrolyzable polyurea --- micelle --- controlled drug delivery --- cancer chemotherapy --- polymerization or post-polymerization modification methods --- polymer-based supramolecular chemistry --- stimuli-responsive polymers --- shape memory polymers --- self-healing polymers --- polymers for industrial catalysis --- polymers for water or effluent treatment --- polymers for sensing, separation, and purification --- polymers for fabrication --- renewable polymer materials used for agriculture --- functional polymers used in food science --- polymers for information storage, electronics, and energy conversion --- functional polymers for diagnosis, imaging, drug delivery, and tissue engineering --- polymers with biological activity (e.g., antitumor, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial activity) --- polymer-based medical devices

Optimum Choice of Energy System Configuration and Storages for a Proper Match between Energy Conversion and Demands

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ISBN: 9783039280360 9783039280377 Year: Pages: 362 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-037-7 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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This Special Issue addresses the general problem of a proper match between the demands of energy users and the units for energy conversion and storage, by means of proper design and operation of the overall energy system configuration. The focus is either on systems including single plants or groups of plants, connected or not to one or more energy distribution networks. In both cases, the optimum design and operation involve decisions about thermodynamic processes, about the type, number, design parameters of components/plants, and storage capacities, and about mutual interconnections and the interconnections with the distribution grids. The problem is absolutely general, encompassing design and operation of energy systems for single houses, groups of houses, industries, industrial districts, municipal areas, regions and countries. The presented papers show that similar approaches can be used in different applications, although a general standard has not been achieved yet.

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advanced exergy-based analysis --- superstructure-based --- superstructure-free --- mathematical programming --- flowsheet synthesis --- multi-objective optimization --- thermal power plants --- gas supply chain --- optimization --- distributed energy --- liquefied natural gas (LNG) --- compressed natural gas (CNG) --- small-scale compressed-air energy storage (SS-CAES) --- energy storage --- exergy analysis --- optimization --- Real Coded Genetic Algorithm (RCGA) --- Violation Constraint-Handling (VCH) --- oil palm --- palm oil mills --- palm oil residues --- value-added products --- supply chains optimization --- spatial analysis --- techno-economic analysis --- wave energy --- battery storage --- price estimation --- hourly distribution --- electricity production --- electricity demand --- synthesis/design optimization --- cycle configuration --- absorption technology --- absorption refrigerator --- district energy system --- optimization --- renewable energy systems --- combined heat and power --- operating cost --- uncertainty --- reliability --- sustainability --- IEEE-RTS --- uncertainties --- MONA --- energy storage --- thermo-electric --- supercritical CO2 --- solar energy --- thermal energy storage --- mixed integer linear programming --- rolling-horizon --- combined heat and power --- optimization --- energy systems --- integrated ship energy systems --- synthesis --- design and operation optimization --- intertemporal optimization --- dynamic optimization --- smart energy systems --- Mixed-Integer NonLinear/Linear Programming (MINLP/MILP) --- dynamic modelling --- design and operation optimization --- fleet of energy conversion and storage units --- smart power systems --- multi-energy systems --- optimization of energy systems design and operation

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