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Offers in: Electrical Engineering

Academic Supervisor:
Iñaki Sancho.

department Tecnun:
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

area subject:
Electrical Engineering.

Description and objectives:
Wind energy is one of the renewable energies that has presented more development in recent years.

At Tecnun we have a small wind turbine from which production data can be stored and two weather stations that store various meteorological data.

The purpose of this PFG would be the use of these data for wind generator characterization, production estimation, detection of possible incidents, etc. The GFP would be carried out at Tecnun. The applicant must have enthusiasm for the subject and a certain amount of work autonomy; as well as skill to handle mechanically with the possible incidences that may occur, with the support of the professor and the technicians.

Academic supervisor:

Ibon Elósegui

Tecnun. department for Electrical and Electronics Engineering

area thematic:

Electric drives, electric mobility.

Description and objectives:

In recent years, electrification is irreversibly reaching the automotive world. Although almost all manufacturers have adopted the radial motor with drive shaft option, the possibility of introducing in-wheel motors to avoid additional mechanical systems is gradually being analyzed.

The goal of project is to analyze the state of the art of existing in-wheel motors. From there, a complete design of the motor will be carried out from the electromagnetic and thermal point of view, using finite elements.


 

Academic supervisor:

José Sebastián Gutiérrez Calderón

department:

Control and Robotics Group of the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials from Tecnun

area thematic:

Automation and Electronic Systems Engineering

Description and objectives:

Industry 4.0 is currently revolutionizing the way companies manufacture, improve and distribute their products. These smart factories are now integrating a large number of sensors and actuators, and with the Internet of Things (IoT) financial aid , cyber-physical systems and cloud computing, they are enabling data collection and analysis for decision making.

The goal of this PFG would be the automation of a monitored bench, simulating an industrial equipment through a PLC and obtaining data from sensors and actuators through the Internet of Things for further processing.

The aim is to improve the design of a thermoelectric cooler (based on Peltier cells) used to maintain the temperature in a bioreactor. A model of the operation of the thermoelectric air conditioner will be developed and improvements in its design will be proposed in order to achieve the goal of temperatures to be reached inside the bioreactor. The project is carried out together with the company that manufactures the bioreactor. For more information contact Juan Carlos Ramos(jcramos@tecnun.es).

profile/Degree: Industrial Technologies , Mechanics, Electricity, Industrial Electronics.

Academic Supervisor: Juan Carlos Ramos.

department/area:department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials / area of Thermal and Fluid Engineering.

Academic supervisor:

Emilio Sánchez Tapia

Division CEIT:

Information and communications technologies. Intelligent Systems for Industry 4.0 Group. Vision and Robotics Subgroup

area thematic:

Robotics Engineering

Description and objectives:

Industry 4.0 has paved the way for multiple forms of automation that have as goal improve productivity and optimize work processes. In this context, the aim is to develop an intelligent mobile manipulator: a new robot subject that integrates the technology of an autonomous mobile robot and a highly efficient collaborative robotic arm capable of performing various operations.

The idea of project is to develop a robot that can move, detect and avoid obstacles, explore its environment to recognize objects through artificial vision and perform part handling tasks, being able to interact with operators. With the idea of implementing a digital transformation model , required today in real factory environments, robots, control elements, sensors and other onboard elements will be connected to each other through a digital platform to control the process in real time and from anywhere.

Currently CEIT has already developed a first working prototype (see figure below).

The task of this GFP would be the programming under ROS-2 of a sequence of tasks for the robot to interact with a classic robotic cell. The specific case to be developed will be for the robot to go to a archive of parts to be processed, bring them to the cell, wait for their processing and take them to another storeroom of already sorted parts.


 

Under this simple task, the concepts of:

  • Collaborative mobile robotics
  • Machine tending
  • Control in force
  • Problem of synchronisation of two automatic devices

Programming skills in C/C++, Python or java-script are required.

Academic Supervisor: Miguel Martínez-Iturralde.

Division CEIT: Electric Vehicle and Smart Grids.

area subject: Electrical Engineering.

Description and objectives: In recent years there has been an exponential growth in aeronautical applications related to small electrically propelled vehicles: drones, flying taxis, vertical take-off vehicles (VTOLs), etc. In order to obtain electric flying vehicles with a practical range, it is essential that the weight of their components be kept to a minimum. In the case of electric motors, this means increasing the power density above the values of current solutions.

In this PFG we want to design a high power density motor for application in drones and small electric aircraft. The student will handle professional tools for the design and simulation of electrical components and will work in all the areas involved in developing a system: electromagnetic, thermal, mechanical, etc.


 

Academic Supervisor: Miguel Martínez-Iturralde.

Division CEIT: Electric Vehicle and Smart Grids.

area subject: Electrical Engineering.

Description and objectives: The development of hybrid and all-electric aeronautical applications is a reality, with numerous projects that have demonstrated on a small scale the feasibility of a quieter and more environmentally friendly aeronautics. In this sense, the major players in the electric sector (Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, etc.) are devoting great efforts to the electrification of commercial aircraft.

One of the challenges for the development of electrically powered aircraft is related to the design of high voltage electrical insulation systems that can operate at high altitudes, where air pressure is minimal and the risk of electrical discharges is higher. Currently, Ceit is involved in a European project to develop insulation systems that will be applicable in tomorrow's electric aircraft.

The task of this PFG would be to simulate aircraft electrical systems using commercial finite element software and obtain criteria from design for subsequent application to electric aircraft.


 

Academic Supervisor: framework Satrústegui.

Division CEIT: Electric Vehicle and Smart Grids.

area subject: Electrical Engineering.

Description and objectives: The noise generated by electric motors is becoming increasingly important due to the fact that it is embedded in systems where comfort is a very important aspect (e.g. electric cars). In this sense, this PFG tries to characterise the noise in an electric motor by performing a multiphysical analysis, starting by characterising the machine at an electromagnetic and thermal level and then developing a mechanical analysis that results in obtaining the noise generated at different levels of torque and rotational speed.

Academic Supervisor: Jesús Paredes.

Division CEIT: Electric Vehicle and Smart Grids.

area subject: Electrical Engineering.

Description and objectives: During the last decade, many of the aircraft auxiliary systems (pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical) have been replaced by electric or hybrid actuators, due to incentives for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the reduction of operation and maintenance costs. This has led to a considerable increase in the electrical power installed in aircraft.

Traditionally, the turbines were started by a pneumatic system and the energy needed to power the aircraft's electrical systems was produced by generators coupled to the turbines. Today, the two systems have converged into a single electrical machine capable of working as both an engine and a generator. These systems include aircraft turbine starter/generators. The increasing demand for electrical energy and the limited space for starter/generators make it necessary to increase the power density of these machines.

The size, and therefore the weight and cost, of an electrical machine is primarily determined by the heat extraction and temperature limit of the materials used in its manufacture. Oil cooling systems have promising characteristics. Among all the oil cooling systems (spray, oil-dripping...), we intend to address in this project the oil-flooded stator systems.

The goal of this project is that the student are familiar with simulation tools fluid and cooling systems and to draw conclusions in order to optimize oil cooling systems for aircraft engines.


 

Academic Supervisor: Gurutz Artetxe.

Division CEIT: Electric Vehicle and Smart Grids.

area subject: Electrical Engineering.

Description and Objectives: Induction heating is an efficient and fast method of generating heat. It can be employee in various applications where tempering, brazing or melting of metals is required. CEIT is interested in developing computational tools (based on a set of previously developed tools) for use in the design of induction heating systems for formwork. The goal of this project is to model the electromagnetic and heating behavior of a formwork heating system and to perform optimization studies with them in order to carry out the design of a practical case.


 

  • profile/Degree: Industrial Technologies, Mechanics, Electricity, Industrial Electronics.
  • Academic Supervisor: Juan Carlos Ramos.
  • department/area: department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials / area of Thermal and Fluid Engineering.
  • Description: The aim is to solve by means of the Finite Difference Method a thermal model of the generation and conduction of heat in the core and coils inside a transformer. The equations of the model and the solution by the iterative Gauss-Seidel method will be implemented in Matlab. Heat transfer issues will be applied. For further information please contact the professor.