The Energy Department conducts research in Energy Management as well as the efficiency of systems and machines. Faculty and students take part in two types of research:
The academic research is focused on Energy efficiency of systems and machines
- Energy efficiency modeling (thermal transfer and heat source coupling) of energy conversion systems:
- Mechanical transmission (Gear box, bearings, reduction gears, etc.)
- Electrical systems (motors, batteries, fuel cells, etc.)
- Advanced regulation of energy generating systems:
- Thermodynamic Machines (heat exchangers, cooling systems, heaters, etc.)
- Energy storage and distribution systems
The industrial R&D services focus on two main areas of activity:
Production, storage and distribution of energy
- Experimental studies on electrical systems (Electric Motors, variable speed drives, electronic converters)
- Design and sizing of Motors, components and electrical power networks (Smart Grid)
- “Renewable” energy collection Installations
Optimization of systems and machine efficiency
- Modeling of thermal transfers within mechanical and electrical systems.
- Thermodynamics applied to Thermal Machines and energy storage systems
- Computer modeling of fluid flow
Examples of work carried out:
- Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali: Sizing of energy collection systems and storage for a water turbine – Modeling and optimization of its thermal behavior
- Speed Group: Study of the energy efficiency of strimmer line: electric and aerodynamic analysis
- Finatech: Energy study of integrated photovoltaic lamps – Modeling of the energy chain (collection, storage, delivery) and the thermal behavior of the lamps.
- Cysalys: Design of a container to be used to supply energy to autonomous relay antennas for mobile phone networka – design, energy requirement sizing and thermal characteristics of the container.
- Labo Ampère: Thermal study, in harsh environments, of a power electronics module, within the context of the “more electric aircraft”.