Module Catalogue 2024/25

EEE3002 : The Analysis and Modelling of Electrical Machines (Inactive)

EEE3002 : The Analysis and Modelling of Electrical Machines (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Glynn Atkinson
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

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To provide a thorough basis for electrical machines study at advanced level.

To be able to analyse electrical machines in numerical and 2D finite element simulation systems.

To have an overview of Electrical Machines in the modern world and in the context of the Electrification Revolution.

Outline Of Syllabus

Mechanical Modelling and transient behaviour

Transients in dc machine, time constants, distinction between electromechanical and electrical transients, linearization concepts, numerical methods. Electromechanical transients in ac machines, natural oscillation frequencies, discussion of behaviour in physical terms, with reference to equivalent circuits.

DC Machines as the basis for the general machine model

Torque speed characteristics

Armature reaction, compensating windings, commutation, interpoles.

Brushless dc drives: Principles of operation: sinusoidal and trapezoidal drives. Relationship to brushless dc machine.

AC Synchronous Machines

Salient pole Synchronous Machine -dq approach: -

DQ axis reactance models, salient pole phasor diagrams, torque and power calculations, reluctance and excitation torque, voltage and current fed performance, wound rotor and PM types.

Circuit analysis of electrical machines: -

Permanent magnet synchronous machines: salient pole operation and the application of field weakening.

AC asynchronous machines

Induction machine models for control purpose; relationship of induction motor models to synchronous and dc.

General Machine Theory

An understanding of alternative reference frames, dq, alpha/beta, space vector, forward/backward, rotor/stator/air gap and their transformations for each machine type. An explanation of the merit of each derived machine model.

Development of circuit models from dc machine and synchronous machine routs. Impedance matrix; instantaneous and phasor variables; real-coil and pseudo-stationary coil machines; expressions for torque and power, transformation of variables with power invariance, examples; general two-axis machine.

Electrical machines driving the Electrification Revolution

Intersp[ersed throughout the course, research into automotive and aerospace applications of electrical machines and modern manufacturing methods and materials in electrical machines. To include industrial guest lecturers.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

Define machine types and recognise pros and cons of each for a variety of applications.

Define torque-speed and efficiency characteristics.

Analyse and interpret measured characteristics to infer general machine performance

Model, analyse and interpret simulated machine characteristics to infer general machine performance.

Understand electrical machine applications, limits on performance, and have an overview of new and emerging technologies and manufacturing techniques.

Intended Skill Outcomes

Develop and use machine equivalent circuits to obtain speed, torque and efficiency characteristics.

Develop and interpret machine phasor representation to understand machine performance and extended speed range operation in the context of automotive applications.

Develop and use the machine general model.

Simulate mechanical and electrical parameters in Simulink and electromagnetic characteristics in Motorsolve simulation packages.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials200:155:00Twenty Non-synchronous pre-recorded solutions of worked examples.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion43:0012:00Revision for final exam
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials160:308:00Sixteen Non-synchronous pre-recorded lectures covering course material and worked examples.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Preparation and completion of summative individual assignment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture21:002:00GUEST LECTURE (ZOOM). Two synchronous guest lectures from industry
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Completion of summative individual assessment during normal assessment period
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00SEMINAR ROOM. Timetabled seminars covering analytical methods and theory
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities41:004:00Reading activity to supplement knowledge of material taught in each unit
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops12:002:00COMPUTING LAB. Introduction and 2-hour software training session PiP/online
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops52:0010:00COMPUTING LAB Timetabled computing lab sessions covering simulation methods, analysis and interp
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery41:004:00zoom. One one-hour zoom surgery session per unit (online)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study200:3010:00Student led study and completion of set activities
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study201:3030:00Student study time of non-synchronous pre-recorded material
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Non-synchronous videos provide the core material (explainers) whilst PiP lectures will be used to cover worked examples, practice simulations and to take general questions. These will take place in a mix of computing labs and lecture or seminar rooms. Additional individual support will be offered in a surgery slot timed toward the end of each unit. Software training and problem solving is introduced and practiced through PiP lectures in computing labs.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A75Individual examination paper with electronic submission
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M25Individual simulation and analysis task 500 WORDS
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment1MCanvas based mini-test to self-assess progress after each unit. Individual feedback on submission with general class feedback given
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The summative assessments will allow the students to demonstrate a deeper understanding in a problem-based setting where they will demonstrate their knowledge using analytical skills, simulation methods, the interpretation of results.


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General Notes

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