Autonomous Vehicles & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AVAILab)

Multidisciplinary laboratory focused on developments and applications within the fields of Mathematical Modelling, Optimisation, Soft & Natural Computing, Self-Organisation & Swarm Robotics, Autonomous Navigation and Positioning Systems.

Power-Dense Design Optimisation of DC-DC Converters

Lead ResearcherDr Mauro S. Innocente
ResearcherDr Daniel J. Rogers (University of Oxford)

Optimal Design of Power Converters

(Initially stages funded by the EPSRC First Grant Scheme at Cardiff University, extended at Coventry University and the University of Oxford)

The aim of the project is to development a design tool for power-dense converters using efficient in-house physics-based models and commercial optimisation packages.

GUI for Optimal Design of Power Converters

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Refresh the webpage (e.g. press F5) to re-start the animation to visualise the optimisation process of the design.

Efficient Physics-Based Thermal Model of Power Converters

(funded by the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics – CPE, undertaken in collaboration with the University of Oxford)

  • Thermal modelling and simulation of DC-DC converter to a high degree of accuracy utilising commercial software.
  • Improve of accuracy of optimisable (efficient, physics-based) thermal models.
  • Introduce approximations to liquid-cooling through pipes in addition to convective dissipation of heat.

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