Module F: Materials and Technologies

Subject 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.

The subject is taught in programs

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.    

Teaching and learning methods

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

Expected study results

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.

Basic sources and literature

  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.

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