Mathematical modelling of electrical drives

Themes: High Tech Energy

Late lab scale demonstration

A TRL is a measure to indicate the matureness of a developing technology. When an innovative idea is discovered it is often not directly suitable for application. Usually such novel idea is subjected to further experimentation, testing and prototyping before it can be implemented. The image below shows how to read TRL’s to categorise the innovative ideas.

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Close collaboration between electrical engineers and mathematicians results in more useful modelling that enables improved design of electrical drives in the areas of energy, maritime, aerospace and more. More complex problems can be solved with more relevant and practical results.


In their collaboration, the researchers developed an improved double winded brushless induction motor for wind energy generation. It’s significantly lighter than previous prototypes while meeting the same output characteristics.


The combination of advanced mathematic modelling and modelling relevant problems ensures results that can be translated to actual devices. As example: the improved motor design is ready for large scale validation.

Dr. Domenico Lahaye


Dr. ir. Henk Polinder