Design of Electrical Machines

Higher education teachers: Miljavec Damijan
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64310

Subject description


  • Completed all study obligations from lower study years.

Content (Syllabus outline):

The concept of the electromagnetic design of electrical machines and determination of their basic parameters. Design of electrical machine magnetic circuits and electric circuit. Theory and application of finite element methods in engineering design of electrical machines. Application of commercial software packages in the design of electric machines. Calculations of equivalent circuit parameters and output characteristics of the induction machine, synchronous machine, electric machine with permanent magnets, reluctance machine and the latest types of electrical machines from their geometric data. The calculations of iron and copper losses and determining the efficiency of designed electric machines. Introduction to optimization procedures in the design of electric machines

Objectives and competences:

The aim of the course is to acquire theoretical knowledge required for the design of electrical machines. Getting to know and to use specialized software packages for the design of electrical machines. To prepare the students for the synthesis and analysis of geometric models of electric machines and their use to analyze stationary and transient electromagnetic and electromechanical states.

Intended learning outcomes:

The emphasis is on applied knowledge and on understandings how to design electrical machines regarding customer demands, machines properties and field of their use.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures,
  • demonstrations,
  • work with computer tools,
  • coursework and project work.

Study materials

  1. Juha Pyrhonen, Tapani Jokinen, Valeria Hrabovcova: Design of Rotating Electrical Machines, ISBN-13: 978-1118581575 ISBN-10: 1118581571 Edition: 2nd December 31, 2013
  2. Bianchi Nicola: Electrical machine analysis using finite elements, Boca Raton : Talor & Francis, cop. 2005.
  3. Željeznov, Miljutin: Osnove teorije elektromagnetnega polja, Ljubljana, FE, 1981.
  4. Anton R. Sinigoj: ELMG, Ljubljana, FE, 1996.
  5. A Monti, F Ponci, M Riva: Electrical machine theory through finite element analysis, 2007.
  6. J. R. Hendershot, T.J.E. Miller: Design of brushless permanent magnet motors, Clarendon press 1994.
  7. Jereb Peter, Damijan Miljavec: Vezna teorija električnih strojev, Založba FE in FRI 2008
  8. Drago Dolinar, Štumberger Gorazd: Modeliranje in vodenje elektromehanskih sistemov,FERI, Maribor, 2002
  9. Drago Dolinar, Peter Jereb: Splošna teorija električnih strojev, FERI, Maribor,1995. Maribor,1995Zagradišnik Ivan, Slemnik Bojan: Električni rotacijski stroji, Maribor, 2001.
  10. Damijan Miljavec, Peter Jereb: Električni stroji – temeljna znanja, Ljubljana, 2005.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Robotics
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering