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CMAEL Association

CONVERTITORI, MACCHINE E AZIONAMENTI ELETTRICI

(Power Electronics, Electrical Machines, Electrical Drives)

CMAEL is a non-profit association aiming to promote scientific research in the fields of power electronics, electrical machines and electrical drives, and its concrete application in all systems that, in the civil, industrial and transport sphere , use these components, with particular reference to:

  • Industrial applications

  • Transport electrification

  • Renewable energy sources

  • Electric propulsion in civil, naval and aerospace sphere

  • Smart grid

POWER ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND ELECTRICAL DRIVES:

COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS FOR AN EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF ENERGY

POWER ELECTRONICS…

A laptop would be unusable without the adapter that allows us to recharge the battery, converting the alternating current supplied by the power grid into the direct current required by the battery.

In the same way, it would be impossible to deliver in the power grid the electrical energy produced by a photovoltaic panel, or to use it to supply an appliance, without a device that converts the direct current supplied by the panel into the alternating current required by the power grid or by the appliance.

Two simple examples, among the many possible ones, that show how essential the availability of devices and systems performing the conversion and control of electrical energy, made using solid state electronics.

Obviously, a power converter is required to be efficient, not bulky, to weigh and cost as little as possible…

ELECTRICAL MACHINES…

In 2015, around 16% of the total energy produced worldwide was generated as electricity. In terms of consumption, the percentage of use of electricity rises to around 19%. These proportions are expected to rise rapidly in the short and medium term. According to the most accredited scenarios, in 2040 the final use of electrical energy should rise to 40%, with a growth rate equal to the one of the oil consumption in the last 25 years. These data reflect the growing importance of electrical machines – motors, generators, transformers – in all applications and processes that involve electrical energy.

Obviously, an electrical machine is required to be efficient, not bulky, to weigh and cost as little as possible…

Data fromKey world on energy statistics 2017″ and “World Energy Outlook 2017”  published by IEA – International Energy Agency

ELECTRICAL DRIVES…

An electrical drive is substantially a system consisting of an electrical motor powered by a power converter, equipped with the electronics required for controlling and monitoring. In this way, the speed of the motor can be controlled with high precision. For many applications this control is essential. One example of this are the winders of a textile machine, or the drives used in a machine tool.

But variable speed drives can also be used in processes where speed control is not strictly necessary, allowing efficiency to be significantly increased, as in the case of flow rate control in heating, ventilation and conditioning systems.

THE  UNIVERSITIES  OF  CMAEL RESEARCHERS

EVENTS

Best Young Researcher Award 2018 – Poster e Vincitori

The two CMAEL Best Young Researcher awards were assigned during the CMAEL Annual Meeting 2018. The two awardees are: Luigi Pio di Noia, Università di Napoli Federico II, received the senior award (here the certificate) Marco di Benedetto, Università [...]

CMAEL Annual Meeting 2018

The 2018 edition of the CMAEL annual meeting will take place on 26th and 27th June 2018 in Rome, at the Department of Engineering of the Roma Tre University. Alongside the traditional shareholders' meeting, [...]

Roma Tre Course on Power Electronics and Applications

Rome - July 2-6 (week 1), July 9-13 (week 2) info at this web link The course is scheduled in 2 weeks, 5 days a week, 30 hours lessons, 3 ECTS each week. Lecturers will be [...]