UIE Intensive Course for PhD Students on Induction Heating, Induction Melting and Power Supplies

Hannover, 10 - 16 September 2014

Institute of Electrotechnology (ETP), Leibniz University of Hannover

Register for the course using the attached registration form.

The aim of the course is to bring together up to 15 PhD students from European Universities and PhD students from the host institution to take part at intensive courses on induction heating and induction melting processes including related power supplies and to work together in theoretical and experimental work as well as in mathematical modelling and numerical simulation. The students will participate in lectures, discuss their own scientific topics and existing problems under the guidance of well-experienced supervisors in order to take profit for their research studies.

The 6-days programme of the Intensive Course for PhD students (see below) gives the general guidelines, whereas the participants themselves according to their interests could also develop the details of the contents. As a result of this process, the created working groups have to carry out the chosen small projects and to present the received results finally.

The project oriented teaching and learning is the basic idea of this kind of intensive course, where the interests of the PhD students are in the centre of the activities. Not only passive listening but also active participation in the work is expected.

About the Host Institution

The research and development activities of the Institute of Electrotechnology are focused on the electromagnetic processing of materials in particular induction heating and melting processes. The description, calculation and optimisation of non-linear electrothermal systems are in the centre of the activities. Many of the projects are performed in close cooperation with industrial partners and other research institutes. The activities reach from application oriented pure research to industrial development projects.

Most of the current research and development projects in the field of electromagnetic processing are focused on induction heating and melting of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, but also low-conducting materials such as ceramics, oxides and glasses.

The existing technical equipment includes experimental installations, laboratories and high performance computer systems.

Useful Further Information

Participation Fee

The participation fee is 250 EUR and includes course materials, coffee breaks, lunches and evening events (as described in the PhD course program) and the full participation to MEP-2014 International Colloquium which will be held directly after the PhD course.

Contact Address

Institute of Electrotechnology
Wilhelm-Busch-Str. 4
D- 30167 Hannover
Germany

Phone: +49 511/ 762 – 28 72
Fax: +49 511 / 762 – 32 75
E-Mail: etp@etp.uni-hannover.de
Internet: www.etp.uni-hannover.de

Dead-line for Application

31 July 2014

Programme

Wednesday, 10.09.14

18:00 - 21:00     Registration and Welcome Get Together at ETP

Thursday, 11.09.14

9:00  -    9:15    Opening, Welcome and Introduction to the Course Programme

9:15  -   10:00    Presentation of the Institute of Electrotechnology (ETP)

10:00 -  10:30    Presentation of the Department of Electronic Engineering and Communications/  University of Zaragoza

10.30 -  12:00    Short presentation of their research topics by the PhD students (10 minutes each)

12:00 -  13:30    Lunch

13:30 - 15:00     Short presentation of their research topics by the PhD students (10 minutes each)

15:00 - 15:30     Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30     Forming of 3 working groups on the basis of the presentations, taking into account the fields of interest and the personal wishes of the participants. The existing common research interests will be evaluated as well. Short introduction to the working program.

                        The 3 working groups are oriented to three different topics:

                        A. Induction heating                             

                        B. Induction melting         

                        C. Power Supplies for Induction Heating Applications

17:00                Barbecue in the yard in front of ETP

Friday, 12.09.14

9.00  -  12.30     Presentations of the 3 topics by the supervisors of the groups:

  1. Induction heating

             Introduction, theoretical background, scientific state of the art, calculation methods, design rules, selected examples of practical applications and problems.

  1. Induction melting

             Introduction, theoretical background, calculation methods, design rules, selected examples of practical applications and problems.

  1. Power supplies for Induction Heating Applications

             Introduction, theoretical background, scientific state of the art, calculation methods, design rules, selected examples of practical applications and problems.

Coffee break in between

The main aim of the presentations is to give all participants the same level of knowledge in the different topics, to create further interest and to stimulate them for the work in the groups.

12:30 - 14:00     Lunch

14:00 - 15:30     The 3 different groups start to work in parallel under the guidance of the supervisors.

                        The detailed contents of the work in the groups are defined primarily by the supervisors but it can be influenced by the participants.

15:30 - 16:00     Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30     Continuation of project work in the different groups

19:00                Walk through the Old Town of Hanover including visiting of a local pub

Saturday, 13.09.14

9.00  -  12:00     Continuation of project work in the different groups

                       Coffee break in between

12:00 - 13:30     Lunch   

Afternoon free time

Sunday, 14.09.14          Free time

Monday, 15.09.14

9.00  -  12:00     Continuation of project work in the different groups

                        Coffee break in between

12:00 - 13:30     Lunch

13:30 - 17:00     Finalizing the project work and preparation of presentations by the 3 groups             

Coffee break in between

Free evening

Tuesday, 16.09.14

9:00   -   9:30    Presentation and discussion of the results by group A. Induction heating

9:30  -  10:00     Presentation and discussion of the results by group B. Induction melting

10:30 - 11:00     Presentation and discussion of the results by group C. Power Supplies

11:00 - 11:30     Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00     Final discussion

12:00 - 12:30     Distribution of certifications and closing remarks

 

End of the UIE Intensive Course for PhD Students

 

18:00 - 21.00     Registration and Welcome Reception at MEP2014