The Electrical Machines Laboratory at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has as its purposes to educate Electircal and Computer Engineers and to conduct research in all aspects of electrical machines field. Its members strive to produce efficient, highly performing systems.
In the recent years the members of the Laboratory have worked on projects supported by industry and the European Union on the design, construction and testing of electrical machines, the design and implementation of controls for machines and power electronics, the fault diagnosis and failure prognosis in simple and complex drive systems, and the development of power electronics subsystems.
Besides research, the Laboratory is associated with a number of courses in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: Electrical Machine A, Electrical Machines B, Electrical Machines C, Power Electronics I, Power Electronics II, Electric Motion Systems and Servomotor System Drives.
Primary research activities are in the areas of
– design and analysis of electric machines,
– power electronic converters,
– design and modeling of electric machine drives,
– loss minimization control for electric machine drives (motors and generators),
– control and design optimization of electric motors and generators,
– energy conversion systems for renewable sources (wind and photovoltaic systems),
– energy saving in domestic applications.