At the end of the INTERACT project I can say that my expectations from the beginning of the project were strongly met, and, in some instances, they were above my initial target. The concept of an industrial PhD track fitted my aspirations because I strongly believe that applied engineering research should be driven by the industry and more broadly by the needs of society, thus the Marie-Curie EID framework represented a perfect match. By working in both the academic and industrial context, I had the opportunity to benefit from both worlds. Practically, this was directly correlated to my research project where I benefited from the deep knowledge of electromagnetic simulation, electrical machines and drives modelling and testing present at the laboratories of the TUCN and ULB and combine it with the deep applied knowledge in structural dynamics and Noise and Vibration from SISW. Also, having Brose as a partner in the project helped me get practical insights on the design, development and production process of electrical machines and drives and made me push the research boundaries to discover new solutions that improves the above-mentioned process.
I consider myself a true member of the Erasmus Generation having done several stages during my undergraduate and graduate period, and I consider the Marie-Curie EID framework to be the culmination of my European studies journey. These European projects helped me become a better engineer, researcher and European citizen and I think I was able to transmit this mentality to the new generation of students (while working at SISW in Belgium I’ve supervised a total of 6 students coming from Romania on Erasmus Traineeship programs for their thesis work).
During the three and half years that ESR6 was part of the INTERACT project, e conducted research work on the topic of modelling and simulation of the magneto-mechanical coupling phenomena in Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Machines used for Noise and Vibration (NVH) analysis, including eccentricity effects, and the application of this simulation chain for improving the design and operation of PMSMs in term of NVH attributes, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. The application of this simulation chain to electrical machine cross-section optimization was discussed, a novel method for current shaping for PMSM electric drives torque ripple and vibration reduction was proposed together with a new data-driven reduced-order model representing the stator structural behavior. To conduct the up-mentioned research, the ESR spent time at Siemens Industry Software in Leuven, at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and at the Free University of Brussels, supervising four Master Thesis Students together with two Bachelor Thesis students with thesis topics related to the ESR research field. Also, ESR6 was involved in the consortium management meetings as the ESR-elected representative and helped with the writing process of new research projects proposals at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.
Disemination and communication activities
|No.||Type||Title||Authors||Year/Title of the Journal/Proc./Book||Is Peer-reviewed?||Is Open Access?||DOI||Repository Link|
|1||Publication in Conference proceedings/Workshop||A comparative study of system-level PMSM models with either current or flux-linkage state variables used for vibro-acoustic computation||Sebastian Ciceo, Fabien Chauvicourt, Johan Gyselinck, Claudia Martis||2019 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC)||Yes||No||10.1109/iemdc.2019.8785326||https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334458460_A_comparative_study_of_system-level_PMSM_models_with_either_current_or_flux-linkage_state_variables_used_for_vibro-acoustic_computation|
|2||Publication in Conference proceedings/Workshop||PMASynRM system-level NVH model with eccentricity||Sebastian Ciceo, Fabien Chauvicourt, Johan Gyselinck, Claudia Martis||2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference & Expo (ITEC), 82-86||Yes||No||10.1109/ITEC48692.2020.9161585||https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344161602_PMASynRM_system-level_NVH_model_with_eccentricity|
|3||Publication in Conference proceedings/Workshop||PMASynRM late design-stage rotor shape NVH optimization||Sebastian Ciceo, Fabien Chauvicourt, Bogdan Varaticeanu, Johan Gyselinck, Claudia Martis||2020 International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM) 1, 278-283||Yes||No||10.1109/ICEM49940.2020.9270957||https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344016218_PMASynRM_late_design-stage_rotor_shape_NVH_optimization|
|4||Journal||PMSM current shaping for minimum Joule losses while reducing torque ripple and vibrations||Sebastian Ciceo, Fabien Chauvicourt, Johan Gyselinck, Claudia Martis||IEEE access 9, 114705-114714||Yes||No||10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3104859||https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353946680_PMSM_Current_Shaping_for_Minimum_Joule_Losses_While_Reducing_Torque_Ripple_and_Vibrations|
|5||Journal||Data-driven electrical machines structural model using the vibration synthesis method||Sebastian Ciceo, Fabien Chauvicourt, Johan Gyselinck, Claudia Martis||IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (Early Access)||Yes||Yes||10.1109/TTE.2022.3164644||https://www.researchgate.net/publication/359727090_Data-driven_electrical_machines_structural_model_using_the_vibration_synthesis_method|