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IEEE Towards More Electric Vehicles

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Below are details of an IEEE/EA event. From past experience, you need not be a member to attend.

Towards More Electric Vehicles
2010 Lecture Program of the Joint Electrical Institutions Sydney
Engineers Australia, IEEE, IET
Date/Time: Thursday, 26th August 2010
5:30 for 6:00pm.Start
Venue: Engineers Australia Auditorium
Ground Floor, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood
Visitors Welcome.
RSVP: Please click here to Register Online ... _7W00POPFH

Although electric vehicles existed from the very early days of automobiles, these have only recently started to become viable. Many factors, some of which may be argued as accidental, were responsible for its delayed re-appearance. From the first introduction of 6 Volt batteries in the mid 1950s, 12 V batteries in the late 1960s, the current electric vehicles are now using 600V or so for traction. Certain advances in traction machines, power electronics, control techniques, on-board energy storage and its processing, are beginning to demonstrate viability of fully-electric vehicles in the not too distant future. The technological developments that have enabled this trend will be recounted in this seminar, along with discussion of some recent vehicle drive structures and challenges.

About the lecture:
The lecture will introduce the historical developments of vehicle on-board power supply and traction technologies. It will discuss the various technological developments that have been undertaken, or are still underway, for the electric vehicle. Some of the challenges still being faced will be discussed.

About the Presenter:
Faz Rahman graduated from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1972, and then obtained his Master and PhD degrees from UMIST, Manchester, in 1975 and 1978 respectively, majoring in power electronics and drive systems. He then worked for the General Electric Co of UK for two years before joining academic career. Currently he is a professor at UNSW, where he has undertaken many research projects on drive systems. A few of these are related to design and control of motors for traction systems.

For further information please contact -Chathura Mudannayake on +61 417063524 or
NOTE: Attendance may be credited towards Engineers Australia’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Engineers Australia members are required to undertake a minimum of 150 hours CPD every three (3) years & are responsible for recording CPD for audit.
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