TET4210 - Modelling and Analysis of Electric Machines


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

In this course, mathematical models of electrical machines are developed. The most common alternating current machines, synchronous and asynchronous machines, are treated thoroughly. The mathematical models are used in stationary and dynamic analysis of their behavior in power grids, industrial applications and motor drives. The models that are developed are based on classic 2-axis theory. Different variants of the models are developed and demonstrated for different areas of use. The subject further deals with the physical origin of the parameters included in the models. How these can be manipulated by design is dealt with to some extent. The course also describes factors that determine the load capacity of the machines.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After the course, the candidate should know the various static and dynamic models of the synchronous and asynchronous machine. The student must also be able to chosse a model with sufficient accuracy, depending on the application. The candidate must also know the machine's static and dynamic properties and behavior in various application. After completing the course, the candidate must know which physical parameters limit the capability of the machines. Skills: The candidate must be able to explain the various models and the most important dynamic phenomena in the machines that the models describe. The candidate must also be able to use these for various types of analyzes and in simulation in programs such as MATLAB SimuLink. The candidate should be able to analyze known dynamic phenomena in the event of short-circuiting, start-up and load changes. Furthermore, the student must be able to use the models for controlling the machines. General competence:

Learning methods and activities

The teaching is given using lectures, exercises including exercises with extensive use of simulation tools.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Permitted examination aids, support material code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed. In addition, calculator Casio fx-991EX and HP 35 is allowed. If there is a resit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Course materials

Given at start of the course

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • MSc-level Engineering and Architecture
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-07 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 Sluppenvegen 14 50
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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