Tallinn University of Technology

2023/2024 autumn semester procedure and deadlines for the submission of thesis

REQUIREMENTS FOR THESIS AT SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Starting autumn semester 2023/2024 student of 1st and 2nd study level, who wants to defend a graduation thesis at the end of the semester, submit a thesis declaration in his study plan.
The student can submit the defence application after the declaration of graduation thesis has been submitted.
Read more:
https://taltech.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/OISI/pages/208240641/Declaration+of+thesis+for+1st+and+2nd+study+level+students.+IS+Guide

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Autumn semester

2023/24 AUTUMN

20.08.-11.09.23 SUBMISSION OF STUDY PLAN (NOTE! THESIS DECLARATION REQUIREMENT)
11.09.23 THESIS PROPOSAL
The last year Thesis Proposal must be updated, approved with all parties, signed and resubmitted by e-mail to Merle Kutsar.
18.12.23 DEFENCE APPLICATIONS IN OIS SUBMISSION
Deadline for submission of the Applications in OIS for defence of the MAHM MSc Thesis.
NB! Student, you can submit a thesis defense application if you are:
- submitted the coordinated Thesis Proposal and
- thesis declaration in ÕIS.
  • Complete the Thesis defense application at ÕIS if you are sure that you want to and will be ready to defend the Thesis this semester and the curriculum has been completed.
  • Make sure that the title of the Thesis is the same as in the Thesis document and is correct in both Estonian and English.
NB! The title of the Thesis in ÕIS is reflected in the final document.
20.12.23 THESIS SUBMISSION 12:00
The supervisor forwards the digitally (in pdf format) and signed (student and supervisor) Master's thesis file for checking by e-mail to Merle Kutsar, plagiarism check is performed by Svetlana Gromova.
2024
04.01.24 APPROVAL APPLICATION IN OIS
Approval of the defence Application in OIS by the supervisor.
Announced assigned reviewers for the MSc Theses. /05.01.2024
11.01.24 SUPERVISOR AND REVIEWER OPINION
Submission of the Review and Supervisor opinion by e-mail to Merle Kutsar.
12.01.24 PRE-DEFENCE FOR APPOINTED MAHM STUDENTS
15.01.24 SUBMISSION THESIS DOCUMENT
Deadline for digital submission of all the Thesis relevant files, ppt presentation file and metadata – ALL FILES TOGETHER. All the documents have to be submitted electronically by e-mail to Svetlana Gromova.
The defence schedule of all the Theses approved will be made public on the site.
16.-17.01.24 THESIS DEFENCES
Defence Schedule

Spring semester

2024
16.01.-05.02.24 SUBMISSION OF STUDY PLAN (NOTE! THESIS DECLARATION REQUIREMENT)
05.02.24 THESIS PROPOSAL
The last year Thesis Proposal must be updated, approved with all parties, signed and resubmitted by e-mail to Merle Kutsar.
06.05.24 DEFENCE APPLICATIONS IN OIS SUBMISSION
Deadline for submission of the Applications in OIS for defence of the MAHM MSc Thesis.
NB! Student, you can submit a thesis defense application if you are:
- submitted the coordinated Thesis Proposal and
- thesis declaration in ÕIS.
  • Complete the Thesis defense application at ÕIS if you are sure that you want to and will be ready to defend the Thesis this semester and the curriculum has been completed.
  • Make sure that the title of the Thesis is the same as in the Thesis document and is correct in both Estonian and English.
NB! The title of the Thesis in ÕIS is reflected in the final document.
13.05.24 THESIS SUBMISSION 12:00
The supervisor forwards the digitally (in pdf format) and signed (student and supervisor and everyone else) Master's thesis file for checking by e-mail to Merle Kutsar, plagiarism check is performed by Svetlana Gromova.
Announced assigned reviewers for the MSc Theses. /14.05.2024
20.05.24 APPROVAL APPLICATION IN OIS
Approval of the defence Application in OIS by the supervisor.
27.05.24 SUPERVISOR AND REVIEWER OPINION
Submission of the Review and Supervisor opinion by e-mail to Merle Kutsar.
28.05.24 PRE-DEFENCE FOR APPOINTED MAHM STUDENTS
29.05.24 SUBMISSION THESIS DOCUMENT
Deadline for digital submission of all the Thesis relevant files, ppt presentation file and metadata – ALL FILES TOGETHER. All the documents have to be submitted electronically by e-mail to Svetlana Gromova.
The defence schedule of all the Theses approved will be made public on the site.
30.05.-04.06.24 THESIS DEFENCES
Defence Schedule
19.-28.06.24 MSc GRADUATION CEREMONY

Thesis topics for master's students

SUPERVISORS: Siarhei Autsou ja Anton Rassõlkin

  • Diagnosis of mechanical parts of an industrial robot for eliminating undesirable consequences.
    In this project, student should make a mathematical model main mechanical parts of industrial robot and make modelling experiments. After that results of the modelling and real data should be compare.
  • Develop control system with servodrive for eliminating undesirable oscillations.
    In this project, control system for servodrive with frequency convertor should developed. Control system should react on occurring oscillations and eliminate it.   

SUPERVISOR: Rolando Antonio Gilbert Zequera

  • Battery Modeling for Direct Current (DC) converters in Electric Vehicle applications.
    Description: First, the student will learn about the different type of models for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESSs). Second, the most optimal models for DC converters will be analyzed and implemented, studying their advantages and drawbacks. Finally, promising application in Electric Vehicles will be studied, taking into consideration the performance of different models.
    Recommended skills: It is recommended that the student has previous experience with coding or willing to learn new programming languages (Python, R, MATLAB), interest in energy storage systems, and good background in calculus.
    Learning outcomes: At the end of the thesis, the student will understand the implementation of Battery Energy Storage Systems in different study cases, considering Health and Charge indicators, operating data, and degradation mechanisms.

SUPERVISOR: Mahmoud Ibrahim

  • Development of a Magnetic Transmission unit for an EV Motor.
    The main research outcome is to develop a prototype of a magnetic transmission unit for an EV motor. The magnetic transmission unit refers to a magnetic gearbox that resembles the traditional mechanical gears in geometry and function, using magnets instead of teeth.
    Theoretically: Students will study the concept of different magnetic gearing modes. The student will prepare a comparative study between magnetic and mechanical gears. The student has to build a virtual model of the developed transmission unit.
    Practically: The student must build a physical prototype of the developed transmission unit.
  • Virtual-Physical Integration and Fault Detection in Electric Motor for Digital Twin Development.
    Description: This thesis focuses on the integration of virtual and physical twins of the electric motor to establish a reliable digital twin. The aim is to develop a communication framework between the virtual and physical domains, enabling real-time data exchange and synchronization. Furthermore, fault detection algorithms will be implemented to monitor and diagnose motor malfunctions. Tools like ROS (Robot Operating System), MATLAB/Simulink, and hardware interfaces (sensors, data acquisition devices) will be utilized.
    Expected Outcomes:
    Development of a communication interface between the virtual and physical twins, enabling bidirectional data exchange and synchronization.
    Implementation of fault detection algorithms to identify abnormalities, such as motor overheating, bearing failures, or rotor imbalances.
    Real-time monitoring and visualization of motor health status through the digital twin interface.
    Comparative analysis of simulated and physical motor behavior to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of the digital twin.
    Importance: This thesis addresses the crucial aspect of virtual-physical integration and fault detection in the context of a digital twin for the electric motor. The developed framework can facilitate predictive maintenance, enhance motor reliability, and enable efficient utilization of the autonomous electric vehicle's propulsion system.
  • Real-Time Communication and Data Synchronization between Virtual and Physical Models for Digital Twin Integration.
    Description: This thesis aims to develop a robust communication framework that enables real-time data exchange and synchronization between the virtual and physical models of the electric propulsion system. The focus will be on establishing bidirectional communication channels, implementing data fusion algorithms, and addressing latency issues. Tools such as OPC (OLE for Process Control), MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport), and network simulation software can be utilized.
    Expected Outcomes:
    Design and implementation of a communication framework that enables real-time data exchange and synchronization between the virtual and physical models.
    Development of data fusion algorithms to combine information from both domains and generate a unified representation of the electric propulsion system.
    Evaluation of the communication framework's performance in terms of latency, reliability, and data consistency.
    Comparative analysis of the integrated digital twin's behavior against real-world scenarios to assess the accuracy and effectiveness of the communication approach.
    Importance: This thesis addresses the crucial aspect of establishing seamless communication between virtual and physical models. The developed communication framework will facilitate accurate representation and analysis of the electric propulsion system, enabling effective decision-making and control in an autonomous electric vehicle.

SUPERVISOR: Martin Sarap

  • Additively Manufactured Solutions with Optimized Topologies for Electrical Machine Thermal Applications.
    The aim of the work is to create an additively manufactured (3D printed) cooling solution for an electrical machine by utilizing topology optimization. To achieve this, the student will create a 3D geometry, model its effectiveness using simulation software (Comsol Multiphysics) and then optimize the geometry until the maximal cooling performance with the given restrictions is achieved. Finally, a prototype of the model is created through additive manufacturing for real-world testing.
    Theoretical part: thermal calculations, computational fluid dynamics, additive manufacturing, cooling of electrical machines, modelling, topology optimization.
    Practical part: manufacturing the prototype from metal, performing the measurements.

SUPERVISORS: Indrek Roasto / Dmitri Vinnikov

  • Power electronics systems for residential microgrids

SUPERVISOR: Oleksandr Husev

  • Research and Development of the Artificial Intelligent Based Control System for Power Electronics Applications.
  • Research and Development of GaN Based Power Electronics.
  • Wireless power transfer (scooter contactless charging).

SUPERVISOR: Andrii Chub

  • Research and Development of High Step-up dc-dc Converters.
  • Partial Power dc-dc Converters.

Prototyping Laboratories

The laboratories in the Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics institute have up-to-date workplaces which students can use for both teaching and student work.
The use of hardware and software in the laboratories is possible via prior agreement. More information here.

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Defended Graduational Theses

Defended Graduational Theses will see in Digital Collection of TUT Library