ET8301 - Design of Electric Machines


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2024/2025

Course content

The aim of the course is to give the student an advanced knowledge of construction principle applied on modern constructions such as permanent magnet machines. The course emphasizes on constructions characterizing parameters. A study of construction examples will be undertaken. In this study several deep going sub topics to provide a good overall solution is discussed. Entries for the sub topics in the course are: - General limiting factors and scaling rules - Calculation of losses - Cooling - Winding layout - Magnetic core material - Permanent magnet material - Optimization - Cost modelling

Learning outcome

Knowledge After completing the course, the student shall be in the research front of this technology area. A deep understanding of the application of permanent magnet materials in traditional and new electrical machine designs is expected, as well as knowledge about the most modern winding design solutions. Skills: After completing the course, the student shall be able to design and construct permanent magnet machines. The knowledge is on the current research level.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching is based on a colloqium approach, where each topic is briefly presented before a more detailed discussion takes place. All participants must prepare before each colloqium. The course is given every second year.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electric Power Engineering (PHELKT)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Doctoral Program in Electrical Power Engineering is required to take this course. PhD-students from other doctoral programs can be enrolled in this course on request.

Course materials

Design of Rotating Machines. By Juha Pyrhönen Department of Electrical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland Tapani Jokinen Department of Electrical Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland Val´eria Hrabovcov´a Department of Power Electrical Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zˇilina, Slovak Republic

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


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