About the IEVC2014 tutorials
IEVC tutorials present the state of the art and future trends for wireless charging and fuel cells technologies.
The IEVC 2014 tutorial session is aimed at young researchers, PhD’s, students, practitioners. The tutorials will be held at Palazzo dei Congressi – Florence Congress Centre, Florence. Registration for Tutorial Session is available through the IEVC Registration site.
Date: Tuesday December 16, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm (Session A) and 4:00 pm-6:30 pm (Sessions B & C)
Price (Includes both tutorials): Conference Attendees €100, Students/ Postdoctoral €60, Non-Conference Attendees €150
Fuel Cell Technology for Automotive applications (Session A)
Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Location: Palazzo dei Congressi
Instructor: Fei Gao, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM)
The fuel cell is a potential candidate for energy storage and conversion in our future energy mix. Indeed, a fuel cell is able to directly convert the chemical energy stored in fuel (e.g. hydrogen) into electricity, without undergoing different intermediary conversion steps. Among the different fuel cell types, the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell has shown great potential in automotive applications, due to its low operating temperature, solid-state electrolyte, and compactness. Many experts consider the PEM fuel cells to be one of the potential embarked energy candidates for terrestrial transportation.
Tutorial will mainly focus on the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology which has been used specially in automotive applications. The PEM fuel cell fundamentals, such as its physics, structure, power characteristics, efficiency, will be presented and discussed. The fuel cell system with its key ancillary components, such as air compressor, hydrogen tank, power converter, will also be introduced. Different powertrain configurations with fuel cells in automotive applications will be discussed and shown with real examples around the world. An emphasis on the fuel cell economic aspects and a short introduction to hydrogen economy will be given at last.
Associate Professor-University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, Head of Energy Production Division-Energy and Environment Department, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, Secretary of Technical Committee on Automotive Technology (TCAT) IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEEE-IES), Associate Editor-IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Editor-IEEE Transportation Electrification Newsletter, Chairman of “Fuel cell modeling and Experimentation axis”- French FC LAB Research Federation (FR CNRS 3539), Research-Fuel cells applications in transportation including multi-physics modeling and real time applications
Wireless Power Transfer Technology for Electric Vehicle Applications (Session B)
Time: 4:00 pm-6:30 pm
Location: Palazzo dei Congressi
Instructor:Chris Mi, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PEVs) have attracted worldwide attentions because their capabilities to displace petroleum usage and improve energy and environment sustainability. One of the key constraints for the mass market penetration of PEVs is the inconvenience and safety concerns associated with charging. Wireless charging using Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Technology, as an alternative to conductive charging or battery-swapping, can provide the convenience and safety requirements. Recently, EV battery wireless chargers have been realized at large power levels (>50kW) with reasonable sizes, distance in excess of 200 mm, DC-to-battery efficiency of 96.5%, and a misalignment of up to 600 mm, using magnetic-resonance technology. This breakthrough will have strong impact on PEVs and a variety of other applications, including consumer electronics, home appliances, medical implant devices, and some industry applications. This tutorial focuses on the key technical challenges of WPT, including coil design, system analysis using analytical methods, simulations of the WTP system; resonant topologies suitable for various applications, and power electronics topologies associated with WPT.
Tutorial will be mostly focused on high power applications in the kilowatts and tens of kilowatts range but other wireless power transfer technologies and applications of WPT, as well as environment safety, will be briefly discussed.
Professor-University of Michigan, Dearborn, Director– US DOE funded GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation, Fellow of IEEE & Distinguished Lecturer (DL)– IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, General Co-Chair– IEEE Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer, Technical Chair- IEEE International Electrical Vehicle Conference 2014, Florence Italy, Editor- IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics – Special Issue on WPT, Research-EV and HEV topics including tutorials and seminars for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the IEEE, workshops sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Society of Professional Engineers