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MEMS Seminar: A Systems Approach to Management of Transient Thermal Systems for Mobile Electrification

Duke Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Dr. Andrew Alleyne | University of Illinois
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MEMS Seminar Series

Modern electrified mobility demands increased levels of electrical power, thereby putting mounting strains on the concomitant thermal management. These trends can be seen across a variety of mobility modalities. This talk will present results on the management of thermal loads from a systems perspective with a focus on complex systems having multiple interconnected subsystems; these subsystems include thermal sources, sinks, transport, heat exchange interfaces, and storage elements. The overall systems also include the interaction with the electrical components providing the source of the thermal loads.

Andrew Alleyne received his B.S.E. from Princeton and his M.S./Ph.D. degrees, respectively, from UC Berkeley. He joined the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1994 where he currently holds the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professorship and is the Director for the NSF Engineering Research Center on Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS). His research focuses on the modeling, simulation and control of nonlinear mechanical systems with a current focus on transient thermal system. He developed a commercial simulation tool, ThermosysTM, for simulation of refrigeration systems and worked with the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop the Aircraft Transient Thermal Modeling and Optimization toolbox.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 am.

Hosted by Dr. Leila Bridgeman