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Simulating Planar Magnetic Components - Fact or Fiction?

May 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
Pizza will be served

Abstract:

Planar magnetic components consisting of a ferrite magnetic core and numerous conductor/insulation layers have been in use for many years. Historically, determining winding and core losses considering temperature rise has only been possible using build and test iterations due to difficultly in determining 3D frequency and thermal dependent effects. This can be accomplished only by using frequency and thermally dependent material properties in a 2-way spatially coupled simulation. Furthermore, a frequency dependent system model accurately representing the real device can only be constructed after the steady-state temperature condition has been reached throughout in the device.
Recent breakthrough developments in simulation technology and high-performance computing from ANSYS make it possible to design, simulate and optimize planar magnetic components without simulation compromise and build-test augmentation. This webinar will describe how ANSYS software tools are used to automatically setup and then solve a 2-way coupled magnetic-thermal model which is frequency dependent using a customized interface complete with manufacturer libraries.

Speaker Biography:

Mark Christini (IEEE SM'98) received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University ('86) and MS degree in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ('89). He is currently a Lead Application Engineer for Electromechanical Products at ANSYS, Inc and has over 30 years of experience in design and analysis of electromagnetic components and systems. Prior to joining Ansoft in 1995, Mark was employed by ABB – Large Power Transformer Division and New York State Electric and Gas. Mark served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 1999-2003 and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.

*co-sponsored by PEL (Power and Electronic) Society of IEEE

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No Land, No Problem: Vertical Hydroponic Food Production

May 24, 2017 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Sustainable Garden Kiosk at Farmingdale State College
Admission Fee: $10 for Sustainable Garden members
Admission Fee: $15 for non-members
Farmingdale students: Free

 

Many people are interested in growing a portion of their own food but have limited or no access to land. No problem, there is a solution in sight! This presentation will show you how you can produce a portion of your own food utilizing a vertical hydroponic system that is versatile, mobile and allows you to bring live produce to your table year round. Growing vertical food produces two times the amount of food in half the amount of space, while using less resources. When you incorporate such a system you can help promote a more sustainable and local food production system.


Presenter Bio:

William Turano first discovered the impact of large-scale industrialized agriculture in 2013 while taking an anthropology course at Suffolk County Community College. Around the same time he began turning what began as a gardening hobby, into a small-scale organic farm. At that point he knew that he wanted to grow food and help feed the world. William's business, Lifted Roots Vertical Farms (www.liftedroots.net), provides consumers with fresh, healthy and sustainable grown produce. His indoor hydroponic farm uses 95% less water compared to traditional farms, and is an almost carbon neutral operation.

 

There will be a pot luck dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.....Bring a dish!!

 

To register please email, Michael Veracka

 


 

 

Rainwater: Don't Let it Go Down the Drain

June 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sustainable Garden Kiosk at Farmingdale State College
Admission Fee: $10 for Sustainable Garden members
Admission Fee: $15 for non-members
Farmingdale students: Free

 

Harvesting rainwater provides an alternative to using potable drinking water for gardening and other home uses. In this workshop you will learn practical methods to capture a portion of your own water for landscape applications. You will learn tips to save money by reducing household water usage and keep your plants healthy with non-chlorinated rainwater. Collecting rainwater on your site reduces flooding and pollution to local streams, rivers, and lakes.


Presenter Bio:

Mark Scaramucci is the principal owner of Permascape Designs (www.permascapedesigns.com). A certified permaculture designer, Mark's ecological design practice creates functional, interdependent systems serving both nature and its living habitats. His work focuses on storm water management, indoor/outdoor air quality and energy-use reduction.

 

There will be a pot luck dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.....Bring a dish!!

 

To register please email, Michael Veracka

 


 

 

Solar PV Permitting and Inspection Methods Workshop

July 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
Cost for Workshop: $25

 

Who should attend?

  • Electrical and building code officials
  • Third-party contract inspectors

What will you learn?

  • Equipment commonly found in PV systems through hands-on training
  • Utilizing local electrical and building codes in permitting and inspection processes
  • Developing permitting and inspection checklists
  • Using photos and schematics of equipment to verify correct installation

Obtain accreditation

  • 6 in-service hours from New York Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes 
  • 3 contact hours / 0.3 CEUs from Underwriter's Laboratory
  • 6 hours from North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

 

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Solar PV for Engineers Workshop

July 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
Cost for Workshop: $35

 

Who should attend?

  • Architects, engineers and installers

What will you learn?

  • Basic design and installation of PV systems based on National Electric Code, International Fire Code, and International Building Code considerations (or similar code systems)
  • How to use equipment commonly found in PV systems
  • How to utilize local electrical and building codes in the design and installation of PV systems
  • Fundamental elements to the design and installation of code compliant PV systems

Obtain accreditation

  • 6 Professional Development Hours for Professional Engineers
  • 6 Learning Units from American Institute of Architects
  • 6 in-service hours from New York Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes
  • 5.5 credit hours from North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

 

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Solar Evaluation and Design Fundamentals for Architects

July 14, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
Cost for Workshop: $35

 

Who should attend?

  • Architects and design professionals

What will you learn?

  • Basic understanding of PV systems components, common system types, and operating characteristics
  • Design considerations for specifying PV technology
  • Structural, electrical and fire code issues associated with site assessments
  • Tools required to evaluate the economic performance and energy output of a solar electric systems

Obtain accreditation

  • 3 in-service hours from New York Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes
  • 3 Learning Units from American Institute of Architects

 

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