Energy networks in future naval ships and aircraft have demanding operational requirements, including nonlinear pulse power loads. These loads not only stress the electrical network but also can be a strain on the thermal cooling systems with tight temperature specifications and give rise to interactions and feedback between thermal and electrical subsystems. In addition, the demanding performance requirements can push the system to the edge of stability.
This webinar will cover:
- Electro-thermal modelling of a pulse power system
- Theoretical tools to estimate the stability margins
- Methods to utilize HIL to evaluate the electro-thermal performance under various operational scenarios.
Wayne W. Weaver received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute in 1997, and an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Weaver was a research and design engineer at Caterpillar Inc., in Peoria, Illinois, from 1997 to 2003. From 2006 to 2008, he also worked as a researcher at the US Army Corp of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC), Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL), in Champaign, Illinois, on distributed and renewable-energy technology research. Weaver is a registered professional engineer in Illinois. His research interests include power electronics, electric machine drives, electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, and non-linear and optimal control.