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Cunha, Jerónimo Energia nuclear no panorama nacional: benefícios vs custos e análise de sustentabilidade. Eds. Amadeu Rodrigues, and João Pina. FCT-UNL, 2009. Abstract
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Inácio, D., João Pina, Go{\cn}alo Luis, J. F. Martins, M. Ventim-Neves, and Alfredo Alvarez. "Experimental Characterization of a Conventional (Aluminum) and of a Superconducting (YBCO) Axial Flux Disc Motor." IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (2011). AbstractWebsite

An equivalent model and electromechanical characteristics for the disk motor was obtained based on the Steinmetz parameters. This paper describes a series of tests conducted on an axial flux motor, equipped with an aluminum rotor disc and an YBCO high temperature superconducting rotor disc, at liquid nitrogen temperature (77 K). The rotating magnetic field was produced by a four-pole, three-phase stator winding, at 50 Hz. At asynchronous permanent regime, Steinmetz-type models are able to describe both motors' behavior. From the performed tests, the parameters of both motors' models were deduced. A variable load was used to obtain both motor's characteristics (conventional and superconducting). Experimental obtained characteristics of both motors are compared with the ones predicted from parameters' calculation. The HTS motor provides high efficiency then the conventional ones.

Inácio, S., D. Inácio, J. M. Pina, Stanimir Valtchev, M. V. Neves, and A. L. Rodrigues. "An electrical gearbox by means of pole variation for induction and superconducting disc motor." Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 97 (2008): 012221. AbstractWebsite

In this paper, a poly-phase disc motor innovative feeding and control strategy, based on a variable poles approach, and its application to a HTS disc motor, are presented. The stator windings may be electronically commutated to implement a 2, 4, 6 or 8 poles winding, thus changing the motor's torque?speed characteristics. The motor may be a conventional induction motor with a conductive disc rotor, or a new HTS disc motor, with conventional copper windings at its two iron semi-stators, and a HTS disc as a rotor. The conventional induction motor's operation principle is related with the induced electromotive forces in the conductive rotor. Its behaviour, characteristics (namely their torque?speed characteristics for different number of pole pairs) and modelling through Steinmetz and others theories are well known. The operation principle of the motor with HTS rotor, however, is rather different and is related with vortices' dynamics and pinning characteristics; this is a much more complex process than induction, and its modelling is quite complicated. In this paper, the operation was simulated through finite-elements commercial software, whereas superconductivity was simulated by the E-J power law. The Electromechanical performances of both motors where computed and are presented and compared. Considerations about the systems overall efficiency, including cryogenics, are also discussed.

Inácio, David, João Pina, Go{\cn}alo Luis, João F. Martins, Mário Neves, and Alfredo Alvarez. "Experimental Characterization of a Conventional (Aluminum) and of a Superconducting (YBCO) Axial Flux Disc Motor." IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 21 (2011): 1146-1150. AbstractWebsite

An equivalent model and electromechanical characteristics for the disk motor was obtained based on the Steinmetz parameters. This paper describes a series of tests conducted on an axial flux motor, equipped with an aluminum rotor disc and an YBCO high temperature superconducting rotor disc, at liquid nitrogen temperature (77 K). The rotating magnetic field was produced by a four-pole, three-phase stator winding, at 50 Hz. At asynchronous permanent regime, Steinmetz-type models are able to describe both motors' behavior. From the performed tests, the parameters of both motors' models were deduced. A variable load was used to obtain both motor's characteristics (conventional and superconducting). Experimental obtained characteristics of both motors are compared with the ones predicted from parameters' calculation. The HTS motor provides high efficiency then the conventional ones.

Inácio, S., D. Inácio, J. Pina, S. Valtchev, Ventim M. Neves, and A. Rodrigues. "An Electrical Gearbox by means of pole variation for induction and superconducting disc motor." 8th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS). 2007. Abstract

In this paper, a poly-phase disc motor innovative feeding and control strategy, based on a variable poles approach, and its application to a HTS disc motor, are presented. The stator windings may be electronically commutated to implement a 2, 4, 6 or 8 poles winding, thus changing the motor's torque?speed characteristics. The motor may be a conventional induction motor with a conductive disc rotor, or a new HTS disc motor, with conventional copper windings at its two iron semi-stators, and a HTS disc as a rotor. The conventional induction motor's operation principle is related with the induced electromotive forces in the conductive rotor. Its behaviour, characteristics (namely their torque?speed characteristics for different number of pole pairs) and modelling through Steinmetz and others theories are well known. The operation principle of the motor with HTS rotor, however, is rather different and is related with vortices' dynamics and pinning characteristics; this is a much more complex process than induction, and its modelling is quite complicated. In this paper, the operation was simulated through finite-elements commercial software, whereas superconductivity was simulated by the E-J power law. The Electromechanical performances of both motors where computed and are presented and compared. Considerations about the systems overall efficiency, including cryogenics, are also discussed.

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Leote, Ricardo Electrificação de serviços primários em povoados remotos africanos recorrendo a sistemas solares fotovoltaicos (PV). Eds. Mário Neves, and João Pina. FCT-UNL, 2009. Abstract

A presente dissertação surge pelo interesse em estudar a adequação do uso de sistemas solares fotovoltaicos na electrificação de serviços primários em povoados remotos nos países Africanos mais carenciados. A abordagem teórica tem como objectivo principal reflectir sobre a importância destas aplicações intervindo naquelas que são consideradas as maiores dificuldades dos países subdesenvolvidos, ou seja, saneamento básico, serviços de saúde e meios de comunicação adequados. Nesse contexto estuda-se a viabilidade de alimentar com energia eléctrica produzida localmente unidades sanitárias na província de Sofala (Moçambique). O trabalho exigiu por isso um estudo de caso baseado numa dessas unidades. Mediante a análise das amostras recolhidas para esta investigação elaborou-se através de ferramentas informáticas um dimensionamento e uma modelação adequadas ao sistema fotovoltaico a ser implementado. Os resultados obtidos de acordo com os requisitos da unidade sanitária permitiram dimensionar os elementos do sistema bem como, simular hora a hora o seu funcionamento diário ao longo do ano. Uma vez provada a sua viabilidade incluiuse ainda neste trabalho um anteprojecto da instalação.