
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 Maxwellâ€™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 steadystate 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 singlephase machines are discussed with the power electronic converters used to drive them.



 Assumed previous knowledgeMandatory: Undergraduate course on electromagnetics. Undergraduate course on complex numbers, phasors
Recommended: Undergraduate course on mechanics. Undergraduate course on circuit theory. 
Master Electrical Engineering 
Master Sustainable Energy Technology 
  Required materialsBook 
 Recommended materialsBook“The Principles of Electronic and Electromechanical Power Conversion – A Systems Approach”, Braham Ferreira, Wim van der Merwe, 1st edition Wiley, January 2014, ISBN 978111865099 
 BookA.E. Fitzgerald, C. Kingsley, S.D. Umans, 'Electric Machinery', New York: McGrawHill, 2003 (sixth edition) ISBN 0071121935 

 Instructional modesTestsWritten exam


 