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Cornelia Bulucea   Professor  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Cornelia Bulucea published an article in January 2018.
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Marc A. Rosen

437 shared publications

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 0C5, CANADA

Doru A. Nicola

5 shared publications

University of Craiova, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Craiova 200440, Romania

Publication Record
Distribution of Articles published per year 
(2009 - 2018)
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Evaluating through mathematical modelling the power equipment busbars electrodynamic strength under sudden short-circuit... Cornelia A. Bulucea, Constantin Brindusa, Doru A. Nicola, Ni... Published: 01 January 2018
MATEC Web of Conferences, doi: 10.1051/matecconf/201821002004
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Article 5 Reads 0 Citations Operation analysis of AC traction motors in terms of electromagnetic torque capability on sustainable railway vehicles Cornelia A. Bulucea, Doru A. Nicola, Marc A. Rosen, Nikos E.... Published: 21 October 2016
MATEC Web of Conferences, doi: 10.1051/matecconf/20167602005
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Sustainable operation of electric railway systems represents a significant purpose nowadays in the development of high power and high speed locomotives and trains. At present, high speed electric vehicles mostly work with three-phase induction motors or three-phase synchronous motors as traction motors. The two electric machine types have different efficiencies at different operation points, and experience differences with respect to safety, speed and power, energy use and exergy efficiency. An important issue that correlates these aspects is the electromagnetic torque developed by an electric traction motor. In order to provide an overview of the technical performance of the operation of sustainable railway systems, a detailed analysis is carried out of the electromagnetic torque capability of AC electric motors utilized as traction motors in modern locomotives of high power and/or high speed. The results of this work may help in enhancing the main criteria for optimising the safe and sustainable operation of electric railway traction systems.
Article 5 Reads 0 Citations Evaluating the Thermal Pollution Caused by Wastewaters Discharged from a Chain of Coal-Fired Power Plants along a River Marc A. Rosen, Cornelia A. Bulucea, Nikos E. Mastorakis, Car... Published: 13 May 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su7055920
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Reliable and safe operation of a coal-fired power plant is strongly linked to freshwater resources, and environmental problems related to water sources and wastewater discharge are challenges for power station operation. In this study, an evaluation on the basis of a wastewater thermal pollution vector is reported for the environmental impact of residual water generated and discharged in the Jiu River during the operation of thermoelectric units of the Rovinari, Turceni and Craiova coal-fired power plants in Romania. Wastewater thermal pollutant vector Plane Projection is applied for assessing the water temperature evolution in the water flow lane created downstream of each power plant wastewater outlet channel. Simulation on the basis of an Electricity of France model, and testing validation of the results for thermoelectric units of 330 MW of these power plants are presented.
Article 1 Read 2 Citations Addressing the Impact of Environmental Xenobiotics in Coal-Fired Flue Gas Cornelia A. Bulucea, Marc A. Rosen, Nikos E. Mastorakis, Car... Published: 05 March 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su7032678
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Dangerous and unstable situations can result from the presence of environmental xenobiotics since their harmful effects on humans and ecosystems are often unpredictable, and building awareness of the environmental risk should be a main concern of humankind. The environmental xenobiotics in the flue gas from a fossil fuel-fired electrical generating station, such as particulate matter (PM), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2), are analyzed in this study, since these xenobiotics are persistent pollutants. Mathematical models of the environmental pollutant vector, estimating the emission factors specific to fossil fuel combustion, are applied to the operation of thermal units in the Turceni electrical generating station, each of which produces a net electrical power of 330 MW. For each stack gas component in the pollutant vector, emission factors and pollutant concentrations are determined. A pattern is also examined depicting the mathematically modelled processes of resonant absorption of an environmental xenobiotic harmonic oscillation by an organism modulated as an absorbing oscillator structure. The xenobiotic concentration degree is represented through a spatial concentration vector, which allows further modelling and simulation of the oscillating regime of environmental xenobiotic absorption.
Article 3 Reads 4 Citations Some Sustainability Aspects of Energy Conversion in Urban Electric Trains Doru A. Nicola, Marc A. Rosen, Cornelia A. Bulucea, Constant... Published: 17 May 2010
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su2051389
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The paper illustrates some aspects of energy conversion processes during underground electric train operation. Energy conversion processes are explained using exergy, in order to support transport system sustainability. Loss of exergy reflects a loss of potential of energy to do work. Following the notion that life in Nature demonstrates sustainable energy conversion, we approach the sustainability of urban transportation systems according to the model of an ecosystem. The presentation steps based on an industrial ecosystem metabolism include describing the urban electric railway system as an industrial ecosystem with its limits and components, defining system operation regimes, and assessing the equilibrium points of the system for two reference frames. For an electric train, exergy losses can be related to the energy flows during dynamic processes, and exergy conversion in these processes provides a meaningful measure of the industrial (i.e., transportation) ecosystem efficiency. As a validation of the theoretical results, a case study is analyzed for three underground urban electric train types REU-U, REU-M, REU-G operating in the Bucharest Underground Railway System (METROREX). The main experimental results are presented and processed, and relevant diagrams are constructed. It is determined that there is great potential for improving the performance of rail systems and increasing their sustainability. For instance, power converters and efficient anti-skid systems can ensure optimum traction and minimum electricity use, and the recovered energy in electric braking can be used by other underground trains, increasing exergy efficiency, although caution must be exercised when doing so to avoid reducing the efficiency of the overall system.
Article 5 Reads 14 Citations Using Exergy to Understand and Improve the Efficiency of Electrical Power Technologies Marc A. Rosen, Cornelia Aida Bulucea Published: 06 November 2009
Entropy, doi: 10.3390/e11040820
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The benefits are demonstrated of using exergy to understand the efficiencies of electrical power technologies and to assist improvements. Although exergy applications in power systems and electrical technology are uncommon, exergy nevertheless identifies clearly potential reductions in thermodynamic losses and efficiency improvements. Various devices are considered, ranging from simple electrical devices to generation systems for electrical power and for multiple products including electricity, and on to electrically driven. The insights provided by exergy are shown to be more useful than those provided by energy, which are sometimes misleading. Exergy is concluded to have a significant role in assessing and improving the efficiencies of electrical power technologies and systems, and provides a useful tool for engineers and scientists as well as decision and policy makers.