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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    20132020
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    2019

    Accelerated Particle Swarm Optimization for Photovoltaic Maximum Power Point Tracking under Partial Shading Conditions

    Alshareef, M., Lin, Z., Ma, M. & Cao, W., 15 Feb 2019, In : Energies. 12, 4, 623.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Shading
    Particle swarm optimization (PSO)
    Particle Swarm Optimization
    Partial
    Particle accelerators

    Application of the Variational Mode Decomposition for Power Quality Analysis

    Cai, K., Cao, W., Liu, Z., Wang, W. & Li, G., 12 Feb 2019, In : Electric Power Components and Systems. 47, 1-2, p. 43-54 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Power quality
    Decomposition
    Independent component analysis
    Electric potential

    Bi-Signature optical spectroscopy for online fault detection in electrical machines

    Alalibo, B. P., Cao, W. & Liu, Z., 17 Jun 2019, In : The Journal of Engineering . 2019, 17, p. 3634-3638

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Liquefied petroleum gas
    Fault detection
    Diffraction gratings
    Fiber optic sensors
    Condition monitoring

    Comparison of electromagnetic performance of scpm wind power generators with different topologies

    Huang, X., Zhou, C., Zhang, K., Wu, L., Zhang, J. & Cao, W., 1 Mar 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 29, 2, 8625601.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    electric generators
    Wind power
    torque
    topology
    Torque

    GA Optimization Method for a Multi-Vector Energy System Incorporating Wind, Hydrogen, and Fuel Cells for Rural Village Applications

    Chen, X., Cao, W. & Xing, L., 30 Aug 2019, In : Applied Sciences. 9, 17, 3554.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    genetic algorithms
    Energy storage
    Wind power
    fuel cells
    Fuel cells

    High efficiency solar power generation with improved discontinuous pulse width modulation (DPWM) overmodulation algorithms

    Li, L., Wang, H., Chen, X., Bukhari, A. A. S., Cao, W., Chai, L. & Li, B., 9 May 2019, In : Energies. 12, 9, 1765.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Solar power generation
    Pulse width modulation
    High Efficiency
    Modulation
    Photovoltaic System

    Stator Design Aspects for Permanent Magnet Super-conducting Wind Power Generators

    Zhang, K., Huang, X., Wu, L., Fang, Y. & Cao, W., 1 Mar 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 29, 2, 8625461.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    electric generators
    stators
    permanent magnets
    Wind power
    Stators

    Switched reluctance motor design for electric vehicles based on harmonics and back EMF analysis

    Bukhari, A. A. S., Alalibo, B. P., Cao, W., Lin, Z., Shaikh, S. H., Soomro, T. A., Ansari, S. & Jandan, F. A., 17 Jun 2019, In : The Journal of Engineering . 2019, 17, p. 4220-4225

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    Reluctance motors
    Electric vehicles
    Electric potential
    Synchronous motors
    Permanent magnets

    Voltage Source Converter Energy Efficiency Classification in Accordance with IEC 61800-9-2

    Aarniovuori, L., Karkkainen, H., Anuchin, A., Pyrhonen, J., Lindh, P. & Cao, W., 30 Oct 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Energy efficiency
    Electric potential
    Frequency converters
    Electric converters
    Electric power measurement
    2018

    Analysis of temperature field for a surface-mounted and interior permanent magnet synchronous motor adopting magnetic-thermal coupling method

    Si, J., Zhao, S., Feng, H., Hu, Y. & Cao, W., 29 Mar 2018, In : CES Transactions on Electrical Machines and Systems. 2, 1, p. 166-174

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Synchronous motors
    Permanent magnets
    Temperature distribution
    Computational efficiency
    Hot Temperature

    Controller Strategy for Open-Winding Brushless Doubly-Fed Wind Power Generator with Common Mode Voltage Elimination

    Zhang, F., Zhu, L., Jin, S., Su, X., Ademi, S. & Cao, W., 7 Mar 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. p. 1-1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Wind power
    Controllers
    Electric potential
    Energy conversion
    Fault tolerance

    Design and experimental verification of a 72/48 switched reluctance motor for low-speed direct-drive mining applications

    Elhomdy, E., Li, G., Liu, J., Bukhari, S. A. & Cao, W. P., 12 Jan 2018, In : Energies. 11, 1, 192.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Switched Reluctance Motor
    Reluctance motors
    Mining
    Induction Motor
    Induction motors

    Energetic macroscopic representation control method for a hybrid-source energy system including wind, hydrogen, and fuel cell

    Yuan, T., Dong, X., Chen, X., Cao, W., Hu, J. & Liu, C., 7 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 10, 4, 043308.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Energy storage
    Fuel cells
    Wind turbines
    Hydrogen
    Wind power

    Hybrid Approach for Detecting and Classifying Power Quality Disturbances Based on the Variational Mode Decomposition and Deep Stochastic Configuration Network

    Cai, K., Alalibo, B., Cao, W., Liu, Z., Wang, Z. & Li, G., 5 Nov 2018, In : Energies. 11, 11, 3040.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Power Quality
    Hybrid Approach
    Power quality
    Disturbance
    Decomposition

    Improved Synchronous Machine Rotor Design for the Easy Assembly of Excitation Coils Based on Surrogate Optimization

    Yuan, T., Yang, N., Zhang, W., Cao, W., Xing, N., Tan, Z. & Li, G., 21 May 2018, In : Energies. 11, 5, p. 1311

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Synchronous Machine
    Coil
    Rotor
    Rotors
    Excitation

    Mover design and characteristics analysis of 2DoFDDIM

    Wang, P., Si, J., Feng, H., Hu, Y. & Cao, W., 22 Mar 2018, In : IET Electric Power Applications. 12, 3, p. 373-378

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Induction motors
    Copper

    Optimised Power Error Comparison Strategy for Direct Power Control of the Open-winding Brushless Doubly-Fed Wind Power Generator

    Zhu, L., Zhang, F., Jin, S., Ademi, S., Su, X. & Cao, W., 22 Oct 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Power control
    Wind power
    Frequency converters
    Switching frequency
    Fault tolerance

    Optimization strategy for economic power dispatch utilizing retired EV batteries as flexible loads

    Hu, S., Sun, H., Peng, F., Zhou, W., Cao, W., Su, A., Chen, X. & Sun, M., 26 Jun 2018, In : Energies. 11, 7, 1657.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Electric Vehicle
    Electric vehicles
    Battery
    Second Life
    Economics

    The characteristics analysis and cogging torque optimization of a surface-interior permanent magnet synchronous motor

    Si, J., Zhao, S., Zhang, L., Cao, R. & Cao, W., 31 Dec 2018, In : Chinese Journal of Electrical Engineering. 4, 4, p. 41-47

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Synchronous motors
    Permanent magnets
    Torque
    Stators
    Magnetic circuits

    Virtual Inertia Adaptive Control of a Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) Wind Power System with Hydrogen Energy Storage

    Yuan, T., Wang, J., Guan, Y., Liu, Z., Song, X., Che, Y. & Cao, W., 12 Apr 2018, In : Energies. 11, 4, p. 904

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Hydrogen Storage
    Wind Power
    Energy Storage
    Asynchronous generators
    Adaptive Control
    2017

    An Accurate Virtual Signal Injection Control of MTPA for IPMSM with Fast Dynamic Response

    Wang, J., Huang, X., Yu, D., Chen, Y. Z., Zhang, J., Niu, F., Fang, Y. T., Cao, W. & Zhang, H., 19 Oct 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Synchronous motors
    Permanent magnets
    Dynamic response
    Torque
    Derivatives

    An integrated switched reluctance motor drive topology with voltage-boosting and on-board charging capabilities for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)

    Ma, M., Chang, Z., Hu, Y., Li, F., Gan, C. & Cao, W., 4 Dec 2017, In : IEEE Access. 6, p. 1550-1559

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Plug-in hybrid vehicles
    Reluctance motors
    Topology
    Electric potential
    Capacitors

    Characteristic analysis and optimization of line-start surface-mounted and interior permanent magnet synchronous motor

    Jikai, S., Zhang, L., Feng, H., Yifeng, Z. & Cao, W., 10 May 2017, In : Diangong Jishu Xuebao/Transactions of China Electrotechnical Society. 32, 9, p. 63-69 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Coordinated Control of a Wind-Methanol-Fuel Cell System with Hydrogen Storage

    Yuan, T., Duan, Q., Chen, X., Yuan, X., Cao, W., Hu, J. & Zhu, Q., 4 Dec 2017, In : Energies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Methanol fuels
    Hydrogen Storage
    Coordinated Control
    Fuel Cell
    Hydrogen storage

    Design of an asymmetrical rotor for easy assembly and repair of field windings in synchronous machines

    Yang, N., Cao, W., Liu, Z. & Morrow, J., 28 Jun 2017, In : IET Journal of Engineering. 2017, 8, p. 427-434

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Repair
    Rotors
    Machine design
    Wind turbines
    Topology

    Dual Two-Level Converters Based on Direct Power Control for an Open-Winding Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Generator

    Jin, S., Shi, L., Zhu, L., Cao, W., Dong, T. & Zhang, F., 12 Apr 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 53, 4, p. 3898-3906 9 p., 7898426.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Power control
    Variable structure control
    Topology
    Switching frequency
    Sliding mode control

    Efficiency improvement of non-uniformly-aged PV arrays

    Hu, Y., Zhang, J., Wu, J., Cao, W., Tian, G. Y. & Kirtley, J. L., Feb 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 32, 2, p. 1124-1137 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Power generation
    Aging of materials
    Electric potential
    Service life
    Short circuit currents

    Electromagnetic loss modeling and demagnetization analysis for high speed permanent magnet machine

    Zhang, Y., McLoone, S. & Cao, W., 11 Oct 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 99

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Demagnetization
    Permanent magnets
    Rotors
    Eddy currents
    Finite element method

    Fault-Tolerant Converter with a Modular Structure for HVDC Power Transmitting Applications

    Hu, Y., Chen, G., Liu, Y., Jiang, L., Li, P., Finney, S. J., Cao, W. & Chen, H., 24 Jan 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 53, 3, p. 2245-2256 12 p., 7831355.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Electric potential
    Wind power
    Redundancy
    DC power transmission
    Offshore wind farms

    Independent current control of dual parallel SRM drive using a public current sensor

    Gan, C., Wu, J., Wang, N., Hu, Y., Cao, W. & Yang, S., Feb 2017, In : IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 22, 1, p. 392-401 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Reluctance motors
    Electric current control
    Sensors
    Rare earths
    Costs

    Investigation of Short Permanent Magnet and Stator Flux Bridge Effects on Cogging Torque Mitigation in FSPM Machines

    Gan, C., Wu, J., Shen, M., Kong, W., Hu, Y. & Cao, W., 24 Nov 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Stators
    Permanent magnets
    Torque
    Fluxes
    Topology

    Mathematical model of two-degree-of-freedom direct drive induction motor considering coupling effect

    Si, J., Xie, L., Han, J., Feng, H., Cao, W. & Hu, Y., 1 May 2017, In : Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology. 12, 3, p. 1227-1234 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Induction motors
    Mathematical models
    Robotic arms
    Finite element method
    Industry

    New integrated multilevel converter for switched reluctance motor drives in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with flexible energy conversion

    Gan, C., Wu, J., Hu, Y., Yang, S., Cao, W. & Guerrero, J. M., May 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 32, 5, p. 3754-3766 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Plug-in hybrid vehicles
    Reluctance motors
    Energy conversion
    Demagnetization
    Electric potential

    Non-invasive load monitoring of induction motor drives using magnetic flux sensors

    Liu, Z., Tian, G., Cao, W., Dai, X., Shaw, B. & Lambert, R., 10 Feb 2017, In : IET Power Electronics. 10, 2, p. 189-195 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Magnetic flux
    Induction motors
    Fluxes
    Monitoring
    Sensors

    Performance analysis of the 2DoF direct drive induction motor applying composite multilayer method

    Si, J., Xie, L., Cao, W., Hu, Y. & Feng, H., 1 Apr 2017, In : IET Electric Power Applications. 11, 4, p. 524-531 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Induction motors
    Multilayers
    Composite materials
    Magnetic fields
    Finite element method

    Power Loss and Thermal Analysis of a MW High Speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine

    Zhang, Y., McLoone, S., Cao, W., Qiu, F. & Gerada, C., 1 Dec 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 32, 4, p. 1468-1478

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Thermoanalysis
    Permanent magnets
    Demagnetization
    Composite structures
    Numerical models

    Static coupling effect of a two-degree-of-freedom direct drive induction motor

    Si, J., Xie, L., Xu, X., Zhu, Y. & Cao, W., 1 Apr 2017, In : IET Electric Power Applications. 11, 4, p. 532-539 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Induction motors
    Stators
    Torque
    Finite element method
    Electric potential
    2016

    A new sensorless speed control scheme for doubly-fed reluctance generators

    Ademi, S., Jovanović, M. G., Chaal, H. & Cao, W., 17 Mar 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. In press, 9 p., TEC-00475-2015.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Asynchronous generators
    Angular velocity
    Speed control
    Test facilities
    Power electronics

    Application of calorimetric method for loss measurement of a SynRM drive system

    Aarniovuori, L., Kolehmainen, J., Kosonen, A., Niemela, M., Chen, H., Cao, W. & Pyrhonen, J., Apr 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 63, 4, p. 2005-2015 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Reluctance motors
    Synchronous motors
    Permanent magnets
    Uncertainty

    Central-tapped node linked modular fault-tolerance topology for SRM applications

    Hu, Y., Gan, C., Cao, W., Li, W. & Finney, S. J., Feb 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 31, 2, p. 1541-1554 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Reluctance motors
    Fault tolerance
    Topology
    Failure analysis
    Hybrid vehicles

    Design and flux-weakening control of an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor for electric vehicles

    Zhang, Y., Cao, W., McLoone, S. & Morrow, J., 1 Oct 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 26, 7

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    synchronous motors
    Synchronous motors
    Electric vehicles
    permanent magnets
    Permanent magnets

    Design of a modular, high step-up ratio DC–DC converter for HVDC applications integrating offshore wind power

    Hu, Y., Zeng, R., Cao, W., Zhang, J. & Finney, S. J., Apr 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 63, 4, p. 2190-2202 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Wind power
    Electric potential
    DC power transmission
    Fault tolerance
    Farms

    Electromagnetic design and loss calculations of a 1.12-MW high-speed permanent-magnet motor for compressor applications

    Zhang, F., Du, G., Wang, T., Wang, F., Cao, W. & Kirtley, J. L., Mar 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 31, 1, p. 132-140 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Permanent magnets
    Compressors
    Poles
    Rotors
    Machine design

    Fault diagnosis scheme for open-circuit faults in switched reluctance motor drives using fast Fourier transform algorithm with bus current detection

    Gan, C., Wu, J., Yang, S., Hu, Y., Cao, W. & Si, J., 20 Jan 2016, In : IET Power Electronics. 9, 1, p. 20-30 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Reluctance motors
    Fast Fourier transforms
    Failure analysis
    Networks (circuits)
    Power converters

    Flexible fault-tolerant topology for switched reluctance motor drives

    Hu, Y., Gan, C., Cao, W., Zhang, J., Li, W. & Finney, S. J., Jun 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 31, 6, p. 4654-4668 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Reluctance motors
    Topology
    Failure analysis
    Traction motors
    Fault tolerance

    Four-leg converters with improved common current sharing and selective voltage-quality enhancement for islanded microgrids

    Zhou, X., Tang, F., Loh, P. C., Jin, X. & Cao, W., Apr 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. 31, 2, p. 522-531 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Electric potential
    Power converters
    Wire
    Compensation and Redress

    High frequency inverter topologies integrated with the coupled inductor bridge arm

    Hu, Y., Ji, B., Finney, S., Xiao, W. & Cao, W., 18 May 2016, In : IET Power Electronics. 9, 6, p. 1144-1152 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Topology
    Induction heating
    Clamping devices
    DC-DC converters
    Networks (circuits)

    Online sensorless position estimation for switched reluctance motors using one current sensor

    Gan, C., Wu, J., Hu, Y., Yang, S., Cao, W. & Kirtley, J. L., Oct 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 31, 10, p. 7248-7263 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Reluctance motors
    Sensors
    Rotors
    Gradient methods
    Electric current control

    Solar PV-powered SRM drive for EVs with flexible energy control functions

    Hu, Y., Gan, C., Cao, W., Fang, Y. & Wu, J., 1 Jul 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 52, 4, p. 3357-3366 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Reluctance motors
    Electric vehicles
    Power control
    Speed control
    Gas emissions

    Ultrahigh step-up dc-dc converter for distributed generation by three Degrees of Freedom (3DoF) approach

    Hu, Y., Wu, J., Cao, W., Xiao, W., Li, P., Finney, S. J. & Li, Y., Jul 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 31, 7, p. 4930-4941 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Distributed power generation
    Topology
    Electric potential
    Power transmission
    Inductance