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Course module: 201900255
Electric Machines and Drives
Course info
Course module201900255
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact P. Venugopal
Examiner P. Venugopal
Lecturer P. Venugopal
Contactperson for the course P. Venugopal
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
The main objective is to understand how electric machines work, converting electrical power to mechanical power, and vice versa.
 Specific learning goals are:
(1) to understand how Maxwell’s equations are applied in magnetic circuits;
(2) to solve simple magnetic circuits relevant to electrical machine structures;
(3) to know the structure and operation of the different types of electrical machines;
(4) to describe how different types of electrical machines are used in drive systems;
(5) to be able to derive equations describing the steady-state performance of these machines;
(6) to solve analytic problems in simple applications.
The course gives an overview of different types of electrical machines and drives. Different types of mechanical loads are discussed. Maxwell's equations are applied to magnetic circuits including permanent magnets. DC machines, induction machines, synchronous machines, switched reluctance machines, brushless DC machines and single-phase machines are discussed with the power electronic converters used to drive them.

Roughly 50% of lectures will be given by Henk Polinder from TU Delft:

Assumed previous knowledge
Undergraduate course on electromagnetics.
Undergraduate course on complex numbers, phasors

Undergraduate course on mechanics.
Undergraduate course on circuit theory.
Participating study
Master Electrical Engineering
Participating study
Master Sustainable Energy Technology
Required materials
Recommended materials
“The Principles of Electronic and Electromechanical Power Conversion – A Systems Approach”, Braham Ferreira, Wim van der Merwe, 1st edition Wiley, January 2014, ISBN 978-1-118-6509-9
A.E. Fitzgerald, C. Kingsley, S.D. Umans, 'Electric Machinery', New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003 (sixth edition) ISBN 0-07-112193-5
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Project unsupervised
Presence dutyYes


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