19M013AEM - Electrical Machine Analysis and Modeling Using FEM

Course specification
Course title Electrical Machine Analysis and Modeling Using FEM
Acronym 19M013AEM
Study programme
Type of study
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition Electrical Machines, Rotating electrical machines
    The goal Training students for modelling and analysisof the conventional electrical machine types (DC, Asynchronous Machines, Synchronous Machines, and Reluctance Machines) using Finite Element Method (FEM). Introducing students to the main influences of electrical machine geometry and parameters on its static and dynamic performance, losses, efficiency, etc.
    The outcome By finishing this course students will be capable of modelling and analysis of the most commonly used electrical machine types (DC, Asynchronous Machines, Synchronous Machines, and Reluctance Machines). Besides, students will be introduced to the contemporary electrical machines and new trends in their analysis and design.
    Contents of lectures Through the course students will be introduced first to the basic rules of FEM and its application in modelling of electromagnetic phenomena in electrical machines and actuators. Than follows the introduction to the main concepts of machines modelling and analysis where the students will learn in order to get the dynamic characteristics, as well as losses and efficiency of analysed machine.
    Contents of exercises Practical exercises on PC through which the students will learn step by step how to develop the particular electrical machine model and how to use it further on for obtaining the main machine parameters and characteristics. After each section students will be assigned a homework, which will provide certain number of points towards the graduation of the course
    1. Skripta i uputstva za praktične vežbe (u pripremi je) (Original title)
    2. Nicola Bianchi, "Electric Macine Analysis Using Finite Elements", CRC Press, 2005. (Original title)
    3. Octave FEMM User's Manual, (Original title)
    4. J. R. Hendershot, T.J.E. Miller, "Design of Brusless Permanent-Magnet Machines" , Motor Design Books LLC, 2010. (Original title)
    5. 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,homework assignments and capstone project
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 5 Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 5 Oral examination
    Projects 40