Engineering Research Field (Position 3)

Supervisors: Prof. Hans Kemper (FH Aachen), Prof. Mark Easton (RMIT) and Dr Hamid Khayyam (RMIT)

Option 1 Thermomanagement of Li-Ion Batteries for eVtols

Project: Batteries for electric aircraft must meet stringent requirements in terms of mechanical, electrical, thermal and safety behaviour. This will be even more challenging as it can be expected, that the cell to module to pack to fuselage integration will be optimized to a cell to fuselage design. This project shall contribute to the optimal layout and design of thermal management systems by simulation and analysis using 3D finite element tools for such upcoming integration conditions. 

 

Option 2 Safe Battery Operation in Aerial Applications

Project: The failure of battery systems during flight is one of the most critical situations for electric propulsion. In this project, possible failure mechanisms shall be identified, assessed (hazard analysis, FMEA) and analysed in depth to define appropriate reaction schemes to avoid the failure. Possible non-destroying, in-situ detection and diagnosis strategies shall be defined, developed, applied and compared to existing standard measures. The reduction of the failure probability shall be predicted.

 

Option 3 System Design for Aerial Fuel Cell Applications

Project: Fuel cell based propulsion systems in aircrafts have to reach the same safety level as today’s conventional propulsors. Means of modularization, redundancy, smart topology, diagnoseability, “state of health” predictability have to be utilized to find technical solutions for the electric power systems consisting of fuel cells, batteries, inverters, electric machines, and others. A general methodology has to be developed to layout, analyse, assess and compare the power systems for such aircrafts.

 

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Reference

FH Aachen-DC3

Research Areas

Aerospace Engineering & Aviation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Research Host

FH Aachen University

PhD awarding institution/s

RMIT University in cooperation with FH Aachen University

RMIT University

Other Vacancies

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Mikko Pynnönen (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) Juha Kauppinen (Mikkeli Development, Miksei Ltd)

PhD awarding institution/s

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT) & RMIT University

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains