Electric Machines

Subject description

A common base of electric machines: the nominal data types and operation of electrical machines, magnetic field, induced voltage, electromagnetic torque, losses and efficiency, heating of electrical machines. Addressing basic electrical machines: transformers, autotransformatorji, synchronous machines, induction machines and commutator machines. Presentation and discussion of modern electrical machines and their use at electricity generation using renewable energy, automation of industrial processes, transport vehicles – hybrid vehicles, robotics, superconducting systems, power tools and micro-electromechanical systems.

The subject is taught in programs

Electrical engineering 1st level

Objectives and competences

The aim of this course is to gain theoretical knowledge needed to understand the basic concepts of electrical machines and principles of operation of various types of electrical machines. Knowledge of the basic electric machines circuit models and input-output characteristics of electrical machines. Understanding of basic tests in the field of electrical engineering. Provide guidance for understanding the operational problems of electrical machines.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.

Laboratory exercises are with heightened risk (high voltage, rotating parts, …).

The course consists of 45 hours of lectures 15 hours of tutorial and 30 hours of laboratory exercises with heightened risk.

Expected study results

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

– present the basics of electromechanical energy conversion,

-clarify the basic concepts of torque and mechanical equilibrium,

-explain the operation of electric transformers generators and motors,

-calculate the basic characteristics of different types of electric machines,

– analyze simple tests in the field of electric machines,

-explain the problem of the manufacture and design of electrical machines.

Basic sources and literature

1. Damijan Miljavec, Peter Jereb: Električni stroji – temeljna znanja, Ljubljana, 2016.

2. Stephen J. Chapman, Electric Machinery Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill Higher Education; 5 edition, 2011.

3. Austin Hughes, Bill Drury:Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications,  Newnes, 4th Revised edition edition, 2013.

4. Dino Zorbas, Electric Machines, Nelson Engineering, 2014.

5. P. C. Sen, Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics, John Wiley & Sons; 3rd Edition, 2013.

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