TET5100 - Electromagnetic Analysis in Power Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 30/100
Written examination 70/100 4 hours D

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:
- Maxwell's equations and how to make relevant simplifications for analyzes in electrical power engineering
- use modern numerical software tools to solve practical problems in electric power engineering
- recognize phenomena related to practical problem solving and selection of the right model and calculation tools
- calculate parameters to be used in modeling and analysis of electric power apparatus and systems

Having completed the course, the candidate should be able to:
- analyze a variety of known basic topics related to electric power apparatus and systems. Both analytical and numerical analysis.
- implement system simulations
- Apply numerical software to determine parameters and to simulate practical problems where field analysis are important.

The student will also have increased their skills in project work in groups.

Learning methods and activities

The course starts with traditinal lectures and exercises. Then, an introduction on use of numerical calculation tools based on Finite Element Method (FEM) for analysis of electric and magnetic fields is given. This tool is the applied to some 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 teaching are to a large extent based on numerical exercises where lecturers and tutors provide support to student groups.

Compulsory assignments

  • Øvinger
  • Prosjektoppgave

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.
In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge about electromagnetic theory based on 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 01.09.2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2018

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 6
No.of specialization hours: 3

Language of instruction: English

Location: 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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 70/100 D 2018-12-05 15:00
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 0
SL215 Sluppenvegen 14 0
Summer UTS Written examination 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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