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The National School of Arts et Métiers is a French Engineering School. It is made up of eight campuses and three institutes spread across France. Its missions: education, research and development.

The Lille campus welcomes 600 students each year and 120 staff work there. Research activities in the fields of electrical engineering are carried out by the Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics (L2EP

The L2EP has developed for many years a proven skill in the numerical simulation of electromagnetic systems and the techniques of reduction of models making it possible to now consider real-time simulation. In addition, the L2EP has recognized skills in the field of real-time simulation through numerous projects.

This open position is integrated in the Electrical Energy 4.0 (EE4.0) project which gather electrical engineering research in north of France to design advanced electrical devices. As part of this project, the L2EP seeks to develop real-time models of electrical systems from a model based on the calculation of the electromagnetic field with Finite-Element methods.

How will you contribute?

When an electrical device is under design, the use of finite-elements (FE) methods to optimize is very useful. However, it is very complex to integrate this kind of modeling in Electromagnetic Transient (EMT) Software to test some control laws for electrical devices and analyze their interaction. One way to circumvent this issue is to test these control laws on a reduced order model deduced from its FE model. This reduced model can be implemented in a classical EMT simulation software or even a real-time simulator to test a real control board. This allows to have very accurate and reliable models to validate the controls of the various devices under test. 

As this reduced order model is directly deduced from the FE model, one can then see the impact of the controllers on the electrical device and even retrieve the impact on local quantities which can be retrieved from the behavior of the reduced model. The model is then a real “Digital Twin” of the electrical device.

The main objective of this open position is to design a method to obtain a reduced order model from a FE model and to be able to execute it in real time. The method is illustrated in the figure 1.

The researcher will work under the direct responsibility of the local laboratory manager and has the following missions:

1- Choose and develop a model reduction method to perform a dynamic simulation of an electromechanical system (i.e. transformer or electrical machine) in real time

2- Implement and test this model on a real-time environment

3- Post-processing process: use the waveform of EMT to study the impact on local values (like electromagnetic saturation)

Figure 1 – Model Order Reduction (MOR) method

Must-have requirements 

  • PhD in electrical engineering or numerical analysis
  • Strong knowledges in numerical analysis
  • Strong programming skills
  • An easy ability to work and thrive in a collaborative environment, alongside with an excellent team mentality

We offer

An organization with a passion for impact and strong industrial partnerships in France and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects; 

Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs

Multicultural and international work environment

Up to 50 days’ paid annual leave, flexible working hours; 

An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas. 

Apply here:  

Duration: 12 to 18 months

Your application must include:

  • A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience;
  • A scientific CV with contact details;
  • List of publications (and patents, if applicable);
  • Contact details of 2 references.
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