EEE8102 : Design of Electrical Machines and Drives

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To give a good grounding and some experience in the physical design of electrical machines and a broad understanding electrical drives selection criteria.

Outline Of Syllabus

The design of modern electrical drives, with consideration of the machine, power electronics and control requirements. Comparisons are made between drive types and typical application considered.

Magnetic and electric loadings; thermal design; winding design, choice of pole number, phase number, field and armature location. Permanent magnet machines; induction machines; switched reluctance machines; vector control of ac machines; applications characteristic of ac drives; comparative evaluation of different drives.

Use of commercially available software to perform machine analysis and design.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion240:3012:00Revision for final exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Final exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading18:008:00Reading specified articles
Guided Independent StudySkills practice120:0020:00Technical exercises
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study134:3034:30Review lecture notes, general reading, coursework completion
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
EEE8015Design and Analysis of Electrical Machines & Drives
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core material as well as guidance for further reading. Practical demonstrations are given during the lectures and in relevant research labs. Tutorial questions are given to assist the learning process.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A60N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
EEE8015Design and Analysis of Electrical Machines & Drives2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M401000 word report using software demonstrated in tutorial and analytical work.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core material as well as guidance for further reading. Tutorial questions offer the opportunity for practice in analysis and synthesis and where necessary more direct tuition can be offered to smaller student groups. Some aspects of the course are further re-enforced through laboratory demonstrations. The examination aims to test the students' core knowledge and understanding of machine design principles including making suitable assumptions, simplifications and mathematical analysis. The coursework involves the use of commercially available machine design software, which is introduced in a lecture and supplemented by a worked tutorial. The coursework allows the students to demonstrate their ability to use the software, show some engineering creativity and further develop their communication skills. It also provides a good conduit for providing the students with mid-semester feedback.

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