Masmoudi, A. (2014), "Special issue on electric machines and systems: design, analysis, and control", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 33 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-07-2014-0165Download as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Special issue on electric machines and systems: design, analysis, and control
Article Type: Editorial From: COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Volume 33, Issue 5
This special issue of the International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (COMPEL) includes the extended and improved versions of a selection of 19 papers among 77 presented during the Seventh International Conference and Exhibition on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER’12, March 22-25, 2012).
Hosted by the principality of Monaco, EVER’12 was a forum of specialists coming from both universities and industries, involved in R&D projects in the area of ecological vehicles or of renewable energies or of both. They have had the opportunity to share their scientific, technical, business, and social experiences with other attendees coming from more than 31 countries, through the presentation and the discussion of their recent works in 15 sessions scheduled in the final program of EVER’12.
Following its resubmission to the website of COMPEL, each selected paper has been the subject of a re-review process involving at least two specialists. The published papers could be classified under an overall topic, that is: “Electric Machines and Systems: Design, Analysis, and Control” with applications in automotive as well as in renewable generating systems.
Over the two last decades and up-to date, it is widely recognized that permanent magnet (PM) synchronous machines are attractive candidates especially for direct-drive applications that eliminate gearboxes or other transmission components between the electric machine and the mechanically coupled system. However, due to the significant increase of the rare-earth PM cost, a growing attention to induction machines is presently re-energized especially in large-scale production industries such as the automotive one. This special issue is mainly dedicated to the design, analysis, and control of PM synchronous as well as induction machines.
I would like to express my gratitude to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco for his priceless support to EVER’12. I would like to present my congratulations to his Excellency Bernard Fautrier, Plenipotentiary Minister of Monaco and General Chairman of EVER’12, for his endless encouragement. I would like to thank all members of the Program Committee of EVER-Monaco Conferences, for their efforts in selecting and re-reviewing the published papers.
I would like to express my truthful acknowledgments to Professor Jan K. Sykulski, the Editor in Chief of COMPEL, and to the staff of the Emerald Group Publishing Limited especially to Mrs Kay Wilkinson, Mr Mark Wade, and Ms Andrea Watson-Lee.
Finally, I could not forget that EVER’12 was a great success thanks to the efforts of all members of the local organizing committee especially its chairman Mrs Ariane Favaloro for whom I would like to express my sincere gratitude.