TET5100 - Electromagnetic Analysis in Power Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 70/100 4 hours D
Work 30/100

Course content

Modeling and dimensioning of electric power installations and apparatus requires physical understanding and knowledge of mathematical modeling. Students will based on the fundamental electromagnetic field theory learn to calculate stresses and parameters that characterize power systems or electrical apparatus. The lectures will be linked to practical issues in electric power engineering. Use of analytical and numerical methods for solving Maxwell's equations describing the electric and magnetic fields. The course starts with a continuation of electromagnetic theory with emphasis on adaption and use in electric power engineering. Especially emphasized are assumptions for applying static approaches when analyzing steady-state phenomena in electrical apparatus and systems. An introduction on use of numerical calculation tools based on Finite Element Method (FEM) for analysis of electric and magnetic fields is given. Topics that will be addressed are: Electrostatic field analysis in high voltage technology, the use of dielectric insulating materials, electric field control and shielding. Electric conductors, current distribution and losses. Static magnetic fields, the use of magnetic materials and permanent magnets. Dynamic magnetic fields; electromotive force, eddy currents, skin effect and proximity effect. Calculation of inductance, resistance and capacitance by direct and indirect methods such as energy methods. Power line models for power system analysis.

Learning outcome


Having completed the course, the candidate should have knowledge to:

- use modern numerical software tools for solving Maxwell's equations in advanced practical problems in electric power engineering

- recognize electromagnetic phenomena related to advanced practical problem solving, and making sensible simplifications of Maxwell's equations in order to apply correct numerical models.

- calculate field based parameters to be used in further modeling and analysis of electric power apparatus and systems


Having completed the course, the candidate should be able to:

- on an independent basis analyze a variety of advanced topics related to electric power apparatus and systems. Both analytical and numerical analyze methods are applied i research oriented problems.

- document the results and a critical evaluation of both methods and results.

- make an independent, limited development project in group under supervision


General competence:

After completing the course, the candidate has increased:

- skills in cooperation and interdisciplinary collaboration

- ability to communicate effectively to professionals and non-specialists alike through reports and presentations

- ability to contribute to innovation and innovation processes

Learning methods and activities

The course starts with traditional lectures and exercises. Subsequently, the use of numerical calculation tool is taught by lectures and digital tools. The numerical calculation tool is based on the Finite Element Method (FEM) for analysis of electric and magnetic fields. This tool is then applied to selected practical topics where the lecture deals with theoretical and technical aspects which are important in practical analysis and design of the given topic. In the following exercises, numerical software is used extensively. Finally, the students works in groups on an examination-project eligible in the final grade. The project is supervised by the responsible lectures and other resource personnel.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Project work

Further on evaluation

The final grade is given based on a final written exam (70%) and the examination-project (30%). The results for the each parts are given in percent, while the final grade is given as a letter grade.

Retake exam (continuation) may be changed from written form to oral.

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 is allowed.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge about electromagnetics and Maxwell's equations. NTNU offers pre-course prior to semester start to students who lack this from their Bachelor study.

Course materials

Stated at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TET4140 7.0 AUTUMN 2018
SIE1040 7.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund , Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electric Power Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 70/100 D 2021-12-06 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 1 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 54
DI172 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 1
DI42 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 2
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 3
Summer UTS Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 70/100 D
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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