Academic Division: Electrical Engineering
Research group: Electronics, Power and Energy Conversion
Telephone: +44 1223 748314
The central theme of Dr Flack’s research interests is the development of finite element methods for the analysis of problems in electromagnetics. Current projects within this theme are:
- Development of a generalised time-stepping eddy current solver for the analysis of the brushless doubly-fed generator for wind power applications.
- Modelling of electrical machines and electrical power systems integrated starter motor/alternators for mild hybrid electric vehicles.
- Development of an integrated modelling environment for electromagnetic gearboxes and electromagnetically-geared electrical machines.
- Development of finite-element code for micromagnetic simulations for application in magnetic computing.
Integrated modeller for the simulation of combined circuit and electromagnetic problems for the development of high-efficiency power switched-mode power supplies.
Energy, transport and urban infrastructure
Automotive electrical power systems for mild hybrid vehicles in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover.