H64AEM Advanced Electrical Machines
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)
Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MSc and MEng Electrical Engineering
|Spring ||Assessed by end of Spring Semester |
|H63EMA ||Electrical Machines |
Summary of Content:
This module will build on the material covered in “Electrical Machines” by introducing advanced concepts and applications in the area of more electric transport, renewable generation and industrial automation. Both theoretical and practical characteristics are covered. The module will cover :
- Machine sizing considering power electronic, thermal and mechanical issues.
- Magnetic materials including soft and hard materials and winding design.
- FEA analysis of electrical machines, design tools and integration with power electronic and drive system modelling.
- Operating Principle and basic design principles of different machine types and topologies including surface and buried permanent magnet radial machines, axial flux, reluctance, and induction machines.
- High performance and be-spoke machines including high-speed motors and high-pole number direct drive motors.
- Example designs of machines for More-Electric vehicles including traction and turbo-charging, More-Electric aircraft actuation, More-Electric ship propulsion, Servo Drives and Renewable Generators for wind turbines.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture ||5 weeks||1 per week||4 hours |
|Lecture ||1 weeks||1 per week||2 hours |
|Practical ||5 weeks||1 per week||2 hours |
Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1 ||85 ||2 hour exam |
|Coursework 1 ||15 ||Design Exercise |
Dr M Degano
- To develop a fundamental understanding of the interaction of the electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal engineering disciplines related to electrical machine design.
- To develop skills in modelling electrical machines.
- To have a clear understanding of the different types and topologies of modern electrical machines.
- To develop skills in designing electrical machines
- Ability to analyse performance using FEA approach.
On completing this module successfully students are expected to:
- Demonstrate the ability of analysing electrical machines using Finite Element software.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of modern electrical machines, their constraints and their applications.
- Be aware of how electrical machines are finding their way in more electric transport and renewable generation.
- Select and employ techniques to design an electrical machine and select the appropriate materials for the application at hand.
Offering School: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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