Pamela Tannous

  • curriculum vitae
  • tannous2@illinois.edu
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering – University of Illinois
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering – University of Illinois (August 2017)
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Lebanese American University (February 2015)
  • Research Interests: Estimation, Fault diagnosis, Thermal Management, Electro-Thermal Systems

 

Current Work

With the emerging trend of increasing power density of electrified systems, such as on- and off-road vehicles, aircraft, and ships, comes the limitation of high power dissipation in these systems. The increase of power dissipation leads to an increase in temperature. Thus, using an effective dynamic thermal management (DTM) system is vital for increasing the reliability and the performance of electrified systems. Further, the effectiveness of DTM systems is highly reliable on accurate dynamic temperature estimation. Increasing the number of sensors can help increase the accuracy of the estimation. However, adding extra sensors increases the cost and the complexity of the system.
My goal is to design thermally aware electrified systems that can accurately estimate their dynamic thermal behavior using an optimal number and optimal placement of temperature sensors.

M.S. Thesis

  1. Pamela J. Tannous, “Dynamic temperature estimation of power electronics systems,” M.S. Thesis, Dept. Mech. Eng., Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL., July 2017.

Relevant Publications (Conference)

  1. Pamela J. Tannous, Satya R. T. Peddada, James T. Allison, Thomas Foulkes, Robert C. N. Pilawa-Podgurski, and Andrew G. Alleyne, “Dynamic Temperature Estimation of Power Electronics Systems,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC2017), 24-26 May, 2017, Seattle, WA, USA. DOI: 10.23919/ACC.2017.7963482.
  2. Satya R. T. Peddada,Pamela J. Tannous, Andrew G. Alleyne, and James T. Allison, “OPTIMAL SENSOR PLACEMENT METHODS FOR ACTIVE POWER ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS,” Proceedings of the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2017), August 6-9, 2017, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. doi:10.1115/DETC2017-68253.
  3. Pamela J. Tannous, and Andrew G. Alleyne, “Fault Detection and Isolation for Complex Thermal Management Systems,” Proceedings of ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2018), September 30-October 3, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. doi:10.1115/DSCC2018-9132.
  4. Pamela J. Tannous, Donald J. Docimo, Herschel C. Pangborn, and Andrew G. Alleyne, “Hierarchical Estimation for Complex Multi-Domain Dynamical Systems,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC2019), July 10-12, 2019, Philadelphia, USA.

Relevant Publications (Journal)

  1. Pamela J. Tannous, Satya R. T. Peddada, James T. Allison, Thomas Foulkes, Robert C.N. Pilawa-Podgurski, and Andrew G. Alleyne, “Model-based temperature estimation of power electronics systems,” Control Engineering practice, 85, April 2019, 206-215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conengprac.2019.01.006.
  2. Satya R.T. Peddada, Pamela J. Tannous, Andrew G. Alleyne, and James T. Allison, “Optimal Sensor Placement Methods in Active High Power Density Electronic Systems with Experimental Validation,” Journal of Mechanical Design 2019.
  3. Pamela J. Tannous, and Andrew G. Alleyne, “Fault Detection and Isolation for Complex Thermal Management Systems,” Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 141(6), 061008 (Feb 21, 2019), doi: 10.1115/1.4042675.