The proposed research project is related to energy efficiency of electrical applications such as rotating machines and transformers. The research focuses on developing models and design tools for coupling physical magneto-mechanical models and the manufacturing process of iron alloys in order to find an optimized material for specific applications.
The manufacturing process of ferromagnetic materials influences significantly the magneto-mechanical properties of the iron core of electrical applications. These effects are reflected as power losses and vibrations in different locations of the devices. Hence, it would be of great academic interest to develop and validate tools which allow designing more efficient electrical machines and transformers. Thus, the outcome of this research could take part in reducing both the CO2 emissions and the manufacturing cost and energy for the industry and the final users.