1. Comparison of different stator topologies for BLDC drivesMitja Garmut, 2020, magistrsko delo Opis: The focus of this Master's thesis was to increase the outputpower density of a fractionalhorsepower BLDC drive. Different stator segmentation topologies were analyzed and evaluated for this purpose. The presented analysis was performed by using various models with different complexity levels, where a Magnetic Equivalent Circuit (MEC) model and a 2D transient Finite Element Method (FEM) model combined with a powerloss model, were applied systematically. Characteristic behavior of the BLDC drive was obtained in this way. The models were validated with measurement results obtained on an experimental test drive system. The influence of the weakening of the magnetic flux density and flux linkage, due to segmentation were analyzed based on the validated models. Furthermore, the increase of the thermalstable output power and efficiency was rated, due to the consequently higher slot fill factor. Lastly, a detailed ironloss analysis was performed for different stator topologies. The performed analysis showed that segmentation of the stator can enable a significant increase of the output power of the discussed BLDC drives, where the positive effects of segmentation outweigh the negative ones from the electromagnetic point of view. Segmentation, however, also impacts other domains, such as Mechanical and Thermal, which was out of the scope of this thesis, and will be performed in the future. Ključne besede: fractionalhorsepower BLDC drive, stator segmentation, fill factor increase, thermalstable output power, Finite Element Method model Objavljeno: 17.11.2020; Ogledov: 208; Prenosov: 0 Celotno besedilo (1,69 MB) 
2. Experimental and numerical studies of Tshaped footingsNihat Kaya, Murat Ornek, 2013, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: In addition to vertical axial loads, the footings of structures are often subjected to eccentric loads caused by the forces of earth pressures, earthquakes, water, wind, etc. Due to eccentric loading, the two edges settle by different amounts, causing the footing to tilt and then the pressure below the footing does not remain uniform. The Tshape is proposed as a footing shape for improving the bearing capacity of shallow footings against the action of eccentric loads. The vertical insertion of the rigid Tshaped footing, into the bearing soil, provides considerable resistance, against both of sliding and overturning, enough to regain the reduction in bearing capacity and increase in settlement. In this study, a series of experimental and numerical results from the ultimate loads and settlement of Tshaped footings are reported. A total of 48 model tests were conducted for investigating the effects of different parameters, such as the problem geometry and soil density. The problem geometry was represented by two parameters, the load eccentricity (e) and the insertion depth (H) of the Tshape into the loose and dense sand soil. After the experimental stage, the numerical analyses were carried out using a plane strain, twodimensional, finiteelementbased computer program. The behaviour of the Tshape footing on sand beds is represented by the hardening soil model. The results of the experimental and numerical studies proved that the ultimate bearing capacity of a footing under eccentric loads could be improved by inserting a vertical central cutoff rigidly connected to the footing bottom. The load settlement curves indicate that the higher load eccentricity results in a decrease in the bearing capacity of the strip footing. It was also proved that the ultimate bearing capacity values can, depending on the soil density, be improved by up to four times that of the loose sand case. This investigation is considered to have provided a useful basis for further research, leading to an increased understanding of the Tshaped footing design. Ključne besede: model test, finiteelement method, Tshaped footing, eccentric loading, sand Objavljeno: 14.06.2018; Ogledov: 455; Prenosov: 40 Celotno besedilo (686,03 KB) Gradivo ima več datotek! Več...

3. New finite element for transversely cracked slender beams subjected to transverse loadsMatjaž Skrinar, Tomaž Pliberšek, 2007, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: The paper covers the derivation of a new finite element for beams with transverse cracks. The derivation is based on a simplified computational model that has already proved itself suitable for the inverse identification of cracks. The model embodies all the necessary major information about the structure's response from the inverse identification point of view, where the presence and location and, if possible, the depth of the crack should be detected from the measured response, usually dynamic. In such situations the stress distributions obtained from 2D finite elements analysis are not as important as the computational model being capable of reliably describing the displacement of the structure. However, from numerical studies it also became evident that the relevance of the model decreases with element thickness. This indicated that shear forces should be included in the analysis process. Therefore, derivation of a new finite element with the inclusion of shear forces effect has been executed. The stiffness matrix for transversely cracked slender beams, as well as the derivation of interpolation functions is presented and all expressions are given in symbolic forms. The example shows that, although with significantly less computational effort than with 2D FE meshes, significant improvement in transverse displacements can be obtained with the presented beam finite element. Ključne besede: beams, transverse cracks, computational model, finite element method, transverse displacements Objavljeno: 01.06.2012; Ogledov: 1514; Prenosov: 91 Povezava na celotno besedilo 
4. On the application of a simple computational model for slender transversely cracked beams in buckling problemsMatjaž Skrinar, 2007, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: This paper discusses the implementation of a simplified computational model that is widely used for the computation of transverse displacements in transversely cracked slender beams into the Euler's elastic flexural buckling theory. Two alternatives are studied instead of solving the corresponding differential equations to obtain exact analytical expressions for the buckling load ▫$P_{cr}$▫ due to the complexity of this approach. The first approach implements wisely selected polynomials to describe the behavior of the structure, which allows the derivation of approximate expressions for the critical buckling load. Although the relevance of the results strongly depends on the proper prime selection of the polynomial, it is shown that the later upgrading of the polynomials can lead to even more reliable results. The second approach is a purely numerical approach and presents the geometrical stiffness matrix for a beam finite element with a transverse crack. To support the discussed approaches, numerical examples covering several structures with different boundary conditions are briefly presented. The results obtained with the presented approaches are further compared with the values from enormous 2D finite elements models, where a detailed description of the crack was achieved with the discrete approach. It is evident that the drastic difference in the computational effort is not reflected in the significant differences in the results between the models. Ključne besede: columns, transverse cracks, stability problems, buckling load, computational model, polynomial solutions, finite element method, geometrical stiffness matrix Objavljeno: 01.06.2012; Ogledov: 1574; Prenosov: 79 Povezava na celotno besedilo 
5. On critical buckling load estimation for slender transversely cracked beamcolumns by the application of a simple computational modelMatjaž Skrinar, 2008, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: This paper brings new insights into the implementation of a simplified computational model in the prediction of buckling load Pcr for slender beamtype structures with a transverse crack. From among several approaches discussed, two of them produced applicable results exhibiting considerably good agreement with those values from more precise and complex computational models. In the first approach, the critical load value is obtained from numerical solutions of analytically expressed characteristic equations (obtained from governing differential equations). Although producing excellent results, this approach limits the application since an analytical solution of the governing differential equation can only be obtained for moderate structures. The second approach implements a new cracked beamcolumnfinite element, derived at on the basis of a fairly accurate approximation of the governing differential equation's solution. It allows for flexible utilization and also yields the smallest compact computational model, thus exhibiting itself as very suitable for inverse identification problems. Numerical examples covering several structures with different boundary conditions are briefly presented in order to support the discussed approaches. The results obtained using the presented approaches are further compared with those values from either references or more complex models, thus clearly proving the quality of the presented compact FE model. Ključne besede: beam columns, transverse cracks, stability problems, buckling load, computational model, finite element method Objavljeno: 31.05.2012; Ogledov: 1877; Prenosov: 84 Povezava na celotno besedilo 