Course information

Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail H. Polinder
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Course Language
Required for
AC Machines (ET4121)
Control of Electrical Drives (Et4291)
Expected prior knowledge
Bachelor program, preferably electrical engineering
Course Contents
The course gives an overview of different types of electrical machines and drives. Different types of mechanica 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.
Study Goals
After following this course the students should have an overview over the different types of electrical machines and the way they are used in drive systems and they should be able to derive equations describing the steady-state performance of these machines
Education Method
Lectures, exercises
Literature and Study Materials
P.C. Sen, ‘Principles of electric machines and power electronics’, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1997 (second edition), ISBN 0-471-02295-0. Or A.E. Fitzgerald, C. Kingsley, S.D. Umans, 'Electric Machinery', New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003 (sixth edition) ISBN 0-07-112193-5
Written, closed book
Demonstrations and exercises during lectures.
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