My name is Audun and I am a student electric engineering. I studied in Trondheim, Norway and now I study for one year at the electrical engineering faculty of the TU Delft. Besides my courses, I am also a member of the Eco-Runner Team Delft. This team tries to build a highly fuel-efficient car which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell in combination with an electrical motor. Via this blog, I will try to keep you posted on the things I do within the team this year.
I am responsible for the motor. My job is to find a new and better motor for the new Ecorunner. In order to do so, I am trying to implement the motor with the rest of the drivetrain, including the DC-DC converter and the capacitors. In this implementation, I am constantly testing and verifying that the motor indeed works optimally. Also, I am working on simulations and on an optimization model for the driving strategy during the race in London.
The different courses that I followed during my study, in Trondheim as well as in Delft, provide me with the tools necessary for this job. In Trondheim, I followed a course on electric machines which helped me to understand how electric motors work. Also, I followed a course on operations research. This course was very much about optimization, and it is very useful right now to make an optimization model for the motor of the Eco Runner. In Delft I followed a course on electronic power conversion, which is really useful to understand how the DC-DC converter works and teaches about related design trade-offs and reasons for losses in the system.
In the coming posts on this blog I will tell you more about my daily work at the Ecorunner and keep you updated on the progress that we make!
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