2018 IEEE Student Conference on Electric Machines and Systems
Dec. 14-16, 2018
Huzhou, China

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"Vehicle electrification in Improving Comfort and Safety in Automobiles"

IEEE Industry Applications Society, USA

Biography Lecture  
Automobile segment is going through significant technology changes for the last decade. The focus was in improving fuel economy and comfort.  Conventional hydraulic based systems are being replaced with electromechanical systems the automobiles. Advances in Motors, motor control and power electronics helped to fuel this transformation. Next generation vehicles will see further development in the direction of advanced comfort and safety features. These days the Autonomous vehicle is “the talk of the day”. The main objective of these systems is to improve the comfort and safety of the passengers. The presentation will discuss the impact of the electrification on vehicle control in the automotive systems.

"The Traction Drive System for Railway Applications"

Zhejiang University, China

Biography Lecture  
The talk will be focused on the state of art of the traction drive system for the tram, metro and high speed train. The next generation of PM traction system will be introduced. The design constraint will be highlighted, and the design of the PMSM tractions system will be demonstrated.

"Arc Flash Hazard and Electrical Safety"

University of Texas, USA
Biography Lecture  
Though electrical incidents represent a relatively small percentage of all work-related incidents, they are disproportionately fatal and, in the case of burns, may result in extended hospitalization and rehabilitation. On average, approximately 5 to 10 arc flash explosions occur on the job every day in the United States. Proper protection is the key to reduce casualties during these incidents. IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E are developed to protect the safety of the workers. Several areas of arc flash phenomena need further research and testing validation.
The IEEE and the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) have joined forces on an initiative to fund and support research and testing to improve the understanding of arc flashes. The results of this collaborative project will provide information that will be used to improve electrical safety standards, predict the hazards associated with arcing faults and accompanying arc blasts, and provide practical safeguards for employees in the workplace. The identified areas include but are not limited to: 1) Heat and Thermal Effects, 2) Blast Pressure, 3) Sound, and 4) Light intensity.
This presentation will cover the basic understanding of the arc flash, performing the arcing current and incident energy calculation, and the procedures that have been carried out to provide information for the updating and clarifications of IEEE Std. 1584 – 201x arc flash standards.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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