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My name is Vercesi Francesco, I worked in collaboration with Spin on my master’s thesis project in electrical engineering (University of Pavia) from February to December 2019.

Doing an internship at Spin meant for me, in a way that could not have been better, to take my first steps outside the academic world, confronting a real job: learning professional programmes, attending training courses, conferences and events, and having the opportunity to rub shoulders with engineers as well as PhD students and students from different universities with the same passions as me.

I was fortunate enough to be able to deal with the subject of my thesis in collaboration with a company, which I got to know through Spin, and the topic concerned the electromechanical design of electric motors.

I was given the opportunity to train on Altair software including: Flux 2D and Skew, FluxMotor, HyperStudy, HyperMesh and Optistruct, each for a specific part of the project.

The greatest advantage was that I always found in the Spin team a collaborative and competent but above all relaxed and friendly atmosphere, due also certainly to the average age of the group, much closer to mine than to that of my professors, with whom I immediately felt at ease.

The latter is among the reasons why I would recommend that other students do an internship here and make the most of their dissertation period by learning the use of highly specialised software and its various applications in order to enter the world of work with a higher education than can only be obtained in academia.

My thesis paper testifies, more than any retrospective consideration, to my impressions of the use of these programmes, which I found, despite the complexity of the tasks they are required to perform, to be intuitive and versatile.

If I were asked to define Spin with three words I would choose: Competence, Affability and Enthusiasm (CAE).

Thesis Title: CAE design and optimisation of a reluctance synchronous motor with asymmetrical rotor and performance and vibration-acoustic comparison with asynchronous motor for lifting applications


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