The aim of the Oxford 2015 Winter School was to instruct the attendees with a basic knowledge of thermal and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) analysis techniques for electric machines, with a particular focus on vehicle powertrain applications. In particular, after attending the winter school, participants should be able to: understand and begin to apply FEM and BEM approaches to NVH simulation, appreciate industrial scale NVH analysis, understand the link between electromagnetic simulation and NVH using examples from industry, appreciate the importance of thermal analysis for electric machines using EVs as a case study, understand the fundamentals of heat transfer (convection, conduction, radiation) and the important of accurate loss estimation, and understand some of the ongoing challenges in thermal analysis.
The courses given in the frame of the event and the trainers are as following:
- NVH1: FEM/BEM and coupling FEM [Gurav Kumar and Cassio Faria, Siemens]
- NVH2: ATV and industrial scale NVH [Gurav Kumar and Cassio Faria, Siemens]
- NVH3: linking NVH and electromagnetics [Gurav Kumar and Cassio Faria, Siemens]
- Thermal 1: Motiviation, issues, examples [Dr Dave Staton, MDL]
- Thermal 2: Fundamentals of heat transfer [Dr Dave Staton, MDL]
- Thermal 3: Challenges in thermal modelling including CFD [Prof David Howey, Oxford and Stefan Holst, CD-Adapco]
This training session was open for externals; two externals joined.
The ESRs attended a Workshop on EU Funding, led by University of Oxford and they had a group discussion about PhD projects and directions.