Power Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Original title in Czech: Silnoproudá elektrotechnika a elektroenergetikaFEKTAbbreviation: PK-SEEAcad. year: 2019/2020
Programme: Electrical Engineering and Communication
Length of Study: 4 years
Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 20.12.2020
The goal of the postgradual doctoral (PhD) study is the education for scientific work in the area of power electrical engineering and power systems. Graduates of PhD find occupation either as scientific or research workers including industrial development, either as universty teachers and in higher manager functions as well
Key learning outcomes
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
The graduate obtains broad knowledge of subject of high power engineering. The knowledge is build mainly on theoretical background of the subject. Moreover the graduate will obtain deep special knowledge aimed in direction of his/her thesis. The graduate will be able to perform scientific and/or applied research based on up to date theoretical knowledge. The graduate will be able to organize and lead a team of researchers in the studied subject.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program
- Active magnetic bearings
The aim of the project is research and development of homoplar, axial and radial magnetic bearings. The design of selected type of magnetic bearing will be realised, measured, and optimized. The realization will be including digital control. Analysis of homopolar magnetic bearing losses in the frame of the project is required as well. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)...
- Computational and experimental analyses of an accelerator driven subcritical nuclear reactor
The main objective of the thesis is to prepare calculation models of accelerator driven nuclear systems ADS, perform calculations, maintain results and analyze influence of different parameters. Different types of systems will be analysed, like neutron generator driven system, electron as well as proton accelerator driven system, etc. Model will be validated using real ADS systems under the cooperation with Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Dubna, Uzhhorod National University, Texas A&M, and MSU Baroda. Validated models will be used for proposals of optimizations of theses experimental facilities. Calculation codes based on Monte Carlo method will be mainly used for calculations. Doctoral research will be supported by the internship at foreign research institution.
Tutor: Katovský Karel, Ing., Ph.D.
- Flux switching electric machines
The aim of the project is the research and development of special electric machine with excitation permanent magnets and armature winding in the stator without magnets and or winding in the rotor. Due to this special construction the machines are able to be produced as high speed and or integrated e.g. with pump and or compressor as one compact product to save material and volume. It is supposed to design, produce and optimize very high speed generator 70 kW with maximal speed using up to date materials. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)…
- High speed generator
The aim of the project is research, development and optimization of high speed electric generators used for electric energy recuperation during gas liquefaction. The proces of gas liquefyaction is used e.g. in basic nuclear research. The required power is in the range 5 to 10 kW, and speed 160 000 to 230 000 r.p.m. It is supposed to be generator with permanent magnets. Realization of laboratory pattern including measurement and optimization will be part of the project. The topics of disertation projects correspond to the orientation and the aims of the Projects supported by Czech technological agency TAČR. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)…
- High speed motors for compressors
The aim of the project is research, development and optimization of high speed synchronous and asynchronous electric motors for turbocompressors of the the following parameters: shaft power 3 kW, speed 180 000 r.p.m. The designed motors will be realized and measured. Optimization based on the measurement results is required as well. The topics of disertation projects correspond to the orientation and the aims of the Projects supported by Czech technological agency TAČR. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)…
- Charging stations for electric vehicles as an element of electricity system
The urgent need for the development of charging stations for hybrid cars and electric vehicles (EV) still shows as important in the context of the current gradual development of this type of transport. The theme is focused on energy analysis of the concept of charging stations with integrated accumulation and renewable energy sources. Based on the concept will be developed the mathematical models. It will be performed energy-economic analysis in order to verify the possibility of using the concept in this way to reduce the load of the network at the connection point. Direct possibility of cooperation on concrete solution with an energy company is expected.
- Novel computer simulation of electrical machines
The aim of the project is an application of magnetic coenergy for magnetic field computation and in the design and transient analysis of electric machines. The method is based on new formulation of magnetic coenergy in combination with finite element methods. This new method enables effective, computer time saving solution of transients in electrical machines respecting nonlinearities. The project is mainly theoretical. Obligatory PhD students abroad stages are able to be realized in Lappeenrata Universiy (Finland), University of Nottingham, (G.B.), Sheffield University (G.B.), University of Padova (Italy)…
- Power system with electric energy accumulation
Stability of electric power supply is - as a term - closely related with electrical energy production gained from renewable power sources (mainly from wind and photovoltaic power plants). The research will be focused on possibilities of accumulation of electric energy produced from renewable power sources with the help of modern technologies while focusing on hydrogen (VRB systems) utilization, accumulators based on Lithium and pumped storage hydro plants for its accumulation. The result of the work will be the draft measures in the energy system, which can solve time disproportion between electrical energy supply and take-off from the renewable power sources. The solution is connected with computer simulation (Matlab) and experimental measuring on a real model.
- The island DC network for objects with renewable energy sources
Conceptual solution of an island DC networks where resource base consists of hybrid energy system (photovoltaic, wind turbine, accumulation). The goal is to propose a technical solution of energy system enabling in case of lack/excess energy cooperation with AC network and simultaneously ensure the safe power to the object. The solutions will be also the design and testing of control and monitoring algorithm.
- The VVER spent nuclear fuel characterization
Spent nuclear fuel parameters like residual heat generation, neutron or gamma emission or reactivity, are very important information, which has completely been defined by nuclear fuel inventory. Spent nuclear fuel inventory means a vector of nuclear fuel nuclide concentration, especially fission products, activation products, and decay products. Such data together with fuel history, initial enrichment and/or initial burnup absorbers concentration, define physical quantity called burn-up (mean assembly burn-up; fuel rod burn-up; etc.). Burn-up values for core off-loaded and/or stored fuel assemblies are calculated using reactor-physics codes; as well as other parameters of spent fuel, like inventory. However, experimental verification of calculated values is very difficult and requires complex utilization of passive and active detection methods and simulated values. Investigation of experimental methods of spent nuclear fuel characterization as well as simulation is the main task for a PhD candidate registered to the topic. Resulted methodology would be utilized by safeguards or by authorities responsible for long term storage and/or final repositories of spent nuclear fuel. Doctoral research will be supported by the internship at foreign research institution.
Tutor: Katovský Karel, Ing., Ph.D.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|DET1||Electrotechnical materials, material systems and production processes||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DEE1||Mathematical Modelling of Electrical Power Systems||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DME1||Microelectronic Systems||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DRE1||Modern electronic circuit design||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTK1||Optimization Methods and Queuing Theory||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DFY1||Junctions and nanostructures||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTE1||Special Measurement Methods||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DMA1||Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Operations Research||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DAM1||Selected chaps from automatic control||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DVE1||Selected problems from power electronics and electrical drives||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DBM1||Advanced methods of processing and analysis of images||cs||4||winter||Optional specialized||DrEx||no|
|DJA6||English for post-graduates||cs||4||winter||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DRIZ||Solving of innovative tasks||cs||2||winter||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DEIZ||Scientific publishing A to Z||cs||2||winter||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DTK2||Applied cryptography||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DMA2||Discrete Processes in Electrical Engineering||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DME2||Microelectronic technologies||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||no|
|DRE2||Modern digital wireless communication||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DTE2||Numerical Computations with Partial Differential Equations||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DFY2||Spectroscopic methods for non-destructive diagnostics||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||no|
|DET2||Selected diagnostic methods, reliability and quality||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DAM2||Selected chaps from measuring techniques||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||no|
|DBM2||Selected problems of biomedical engineering||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||no|
|DEE2||Selected problems of electricity production||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DVE2||Topical Issues of Electrical Machines and Apparatus||cs||4||summer||Optional specialized||DrEx||yes|
|DJA6||English for post-graduates||cs||4||summer||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DCVP||Quotations in a research work||cs||2||summer||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DRIZ||Solving of innovative tasks||cs||2||summer||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DQJA||English for the state doctoral exam||cs||4||both||Compulsory||DrEx||yes|