19E013PRM - Switched reluctance motors

Course specification
Course title Switched reluctance motors
Acronym 19E013PRM
Study programme
Type of study
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition Electrical machines
    The goal Introducing students to the fundamental knowledge about switching reluctance motors (SRM). The aim of the course is that the student to gain insight into the most important aspects of analysis, modeling, design, and control of this type of motor.
    The outcome Students will be able to independently analyze, model and control switched reluctance motors.
    Contents of lectures Introduction. Basic properties and principle of operation of switching reluctance motors. Performance of switched reluctance motors. Modeling of a switching reluctance motor using the finite element method in the Ansys Electronics Desktop software package. Power converters topologies of SRM. Control of SRMs. Effects of phase interaction on the performance of SRM.
    Contents of exercises Practical exercises on the computer in the program packages Ansys Electronics Desktop and Matlab-Simulink. Students will model different configurations of SRMs as well as the corresponding power converters topologies using a step-by-step method. This is followed by a detailed analysis of the obtained simulation results. In the laboratory, students will be shown examples of speed-controlled SRMs.
    1. Dragan Mihić, Žarko Koprivica, " Prekidački reluktantni motori". (Original title)
    2. Nicola Bianchi, "Electric Macine Analysis Using Finite Elements", CRC Press, 2005. (Original title)
    3. B. Bilgin, J. Weisheng, A. Emadi, "Switched Reluctance Motor Drives: Fundametals to Applications", CRC Press, 2018. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures, computer simulations, demonstration exercises in the laboratory.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 35
    Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 20
    Projects 0
    Colloquia 35
    Seminars 0