Module F: Materials and Technologies

Course description

Classification of materials in electrical engineering. Determination of material properties. Fundamentals of crystallography. Selected crystal structures of metals. Synthesis and properties of alloys. Thermoelectric effects of metal junctions, electrical contacts. Fundamentals of electrochemistry, batteries and fuel cells. Materials for resistors. Superconductivity. Soldering alloys and fluxes. Soft and permanent magnet materials. Magnetic anisotropy, technology of soft and permanent magnet materials and their applications. Properties of isolation materials. Thermoplastic and duroplastic materials.

Course is carried out on study programme

Elektrotehnika 2. stopnja

Objectives and competences

Student will get knowledge about materials that are used in the field of electrical engineering. Knowing the electrical, mechanical, chemical and other properties of materials students can be active in design of electrical machines and devices in the field of power electronics and power systems.    

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, laboratory work in small groups (danger of high voltage),  professional excursion

Intended learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • discuss about materials and their technologies,
  • classify materials by their electrical, chemical and mechanical properties,
  • describe measures and procedures to improve specific properties of materials,
  • test materials to evaluate their physical properties,
  • interpret results of material evaluation,
  • select material in the process of a new product design.

Reference nosilca

  1. PETKOVŠEK, Marko, KOSMATIN, Peter, ZEVNIK, Ciril, VONČINA, Danijel, ZAJEC, Peter. Measurement system for testing of bipolar plates for PEM electrolyzers = Merilni sistem za testiranje bipolarnih plošč PEM elektrolizne celice. Informacije MIDEM, ISSN 0352-9045, mar. 2012, letn. 42, št. 1, str. 60-67.
  2. LEBAN, Aleš, VONČINA, Danijel. Procesni vir za impulzno bakrenje tiskanih vezij – enota za generiranje tokovnih impulzov. Elektrotehniški vestnik, ISSN 0013-585 [Slovenska tiskana izd.], 08, letn. 75, št. 3, str. 105-110.
  3. MODRIJAN, Gorazd, PETKOVŠEK, Marko, ZAJEC, Peter, VONČINA, Danijel. Precise characterization of soft-magnetic materials at high saturation = Merjenje lastnosti mehkomagnetnih materialov pri visoki stopnji magnetnega nasičenja. Informacije MIDEM, ISSN 0352-9045, jun. 2006, letn. 36, št. 2, str. 95-101.
  4. KOSMATIN, Peter, MILJAVEC, Damijan, VONČINA, Danijel. A novel control strategy for the switched reluctance generator. Przeglęad Elektrotechniczny, ISSN 0033-2097, 2012, rok 88, no. 7a, str. 49-53.
  5. PETKOVŠEK, Marko, LEBAN, Aleš, NEMEC, Mitja, VONČINA, Danijel, ZAJEC, Peter. Series active power filter for high-voltage synchronous generators = Serijski aktivni močnostni filter za visokonapetostne sinhronske generatorje. Informacije MIDEM, ISSN 0352-9045, Dec. 2013, vol. 43, no. 4, str. 228-234.

Study materials

  1. E. Ivers-Tiffee, W. von Munch, "Werkstoffe der Elektrotehnik", Teubner, 2004
  2. P. Campbell, "Permanent Magnet Materials and their Application", Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  3. E. Steingroever, G. Ross, "Magnetization, Demagnetisation and Calibration of Permanent Magnet Systems", Magnet-Physik, Köln, 1997.
  4. C. P. Poole, "Handbook of Supeconductivity", Academic Press, 2000
  5. Gerhard Fasching, "Werkstoffe für die Elektrotechnik", Springer Verlag, Wien, 1984.
  6. Carl H. Hamann, Andrew Hamnett, Wolf Vielstich, "Electrochemistry", Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 1998.
  7. Michaeli, Greif, Wolters, Vossebürger, "Technologie der Kunststoffe", Carl Hanser Verlag München, 1998.

Bodi na tekočem

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Tržaška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

E:  dekanat@fe.uni-lj.si T:  01 4768 411