Souad Harmand

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The design of variable-speed electrical machines involves several fields of physics, such as electromagnetism, thermics, mechanics but also acoustics. This paper describes the analytical multi-physics models of a computer-aided design (CAD) software which is applied to inverter-fed traction induction machines. The electromagnetic model computes rotor and(More)
An optimization of the thermal behavior of a highpower salient-pole electrical machine is presented. Temperatures are calculated with the lumped method, which provides the thermal trends with relatively low computational cost. This model is used to define an aggregated objective function of our nonlinear thermal optimization problem by combining the mean(More)
This study investigates pattern formation during evaporation of water-based nanofluid sessile droplets placed on a smooth silicon surface at various temperatures. An infrared thermography technique was employed to observe the temperature distribution along the air-liquid interface of evaporating droplets. In addition, an optical interferometry technique is(More)
In this paper we present a new method to solve a constrained non-linear problem. The method is based on hybridizing the Particle Swarm Optimization and tabu-search meta-heuristics (PSOTS). Tow tabu-lists are used within the PSO algorithm: the first one aims to diversify the best solutions obtained by particles when the second bans temporarily solutions(More)
The unsteady natural convection heat transfer of nanofluid along a vertical plate embedded in porous medium is investigated. The Darcy-Forchheimer model is used to formulate the problem. Thermal conductivity and viscosity models based on a wide range of experimental data of nanofluids and incorporating the velocity-slip effect of the nanoparticle with(More)
Fluid flow and convective heat transfer in rotor-stator configurations, which are of great importance in different engineering applications, are treated in details in this review. The review focuses on convective heat transfer in predominantly outward air flow in the rotor-stator geometries with and without impinging jets and incorporates two main parts,(More)
The current work experimentally investigates the flow characteristics of an air jet impinging on an open rotor-stator system with a low non-dimensional spacing, G = 0.02, and with a very low aspect ratio, e/D = 0.25. The rotational Reynolds numbers varied from 0.33 × 10 to 5.32 × 10, while the jet Reynolds numbers ranged from 17.2×10 to 43×10. Particle(More)
The evaporation processes of pure water, pure 1-butanol, and 5% 1-butanol aqueous solution drops on heated hydrophobic substrates are investigated to determine the effect of temperature on the drop evaporation behavior. The evolution of the parameters (contact angle, diameter, and volume) during evaporation measured using a drop shape analyzer and the(More)
The present study deals with the thermal behavior of an electric motor used in naval propulsion. A permanent three-dimensional model based on a nodal approach was developed to predict the thermal behavior of the machine in permanent state. The various heat transfer modes playing a role (mainly the conduction, the convection and the mass transfer) are taken(More)
Evaporation of droplets of three pure liquids (water, 1-butanol, and ethanol) and four binary solutions (5 wt % 1-butanol-water-based solution and 5, 25, and 50 wt % ethanol-water-based solutions) deposited on hydrophobic silicon was investigated. A drop shape analyzer was used to measure the contact angle, diameter, and volume of the droplets. An infrared(More)