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Postgraduate Course: Advanced Electrical Machines (MSc) (PGEE11179)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course will introduce students to the more fundamental design aspects of electrical machines, rotary and linear, in particular electromagnetic analysis for machines. Magnetic circuit modelling and finite element modelling methods will be introduced to enable calculation of magnetic fields and forces within electromagnetic devices. Modelling of different materials will be included. These techniques will then be applied to induction machines, permanent magnet machines and switched reluctance machines. For induction machines stator winding and squirrel cage rotor design will be included. D-Q analysis will be introduced as a way of modelling transient behaviour of machines. Throughout applications will be used for examples such as electric vehicles, MAGLEV systems, and renewable energy converters.
Course description Topics covered:
- Maxwell's equations.
- Magnetic reluctance networks
- Finite element analysis
- Stator winding design.
- Squirrel cage rotor design.
- Permanent Magnet Machines.
- Switched Reluctance Machines
- Linear electrical machines.
- Superconducting machines
- D-Q analysis of transient behaviour.
- Case studies : Electric vehicles, MAGLEV & renewable energy
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 65 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Final Exam: 100%
Feedback Formative assessment will take place during a tutorial session.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply fundamental electromagnetic theory to electrical machines and electro-magnetic devices;
  2. Better understanding of the fundamental design of electrical machines, in particular induction, permanent magnet and switched reluctance machines;
  3. Be made aware of novel materials used in machines, such as high temperature superconductors;
  4. Be made aware of novel materials used in machines, such as high temperature superconductors;
  5. Gain knowledge of the different characteristics of machines for certain applications.
Reading List
- Electric Machinery Fundamentals: Chapman (McGraw Hill)
- Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems, Wildi, (Pearson Prentice Hall)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Two hours of lectures per week and one tutorial per week.
KeywordsPower Engineering,Electrical Machines,Magnetic Circuits,Electromagnetics
Course organiserDr Markus Mueller
Tel: (0131 6)50 5602
Course secretaryMrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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