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Course unit
INL1000688, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTRICAL MACHINE DESIGN
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English

Teacher in charge NICOLA BIANCHI ING-IND/32

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/32 Electrical Convertors, Machines and Switches 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Prerequisites: It is neccesary to know basis of Electric Circuit, Magnetic Fields and Electrical Machines theory.
Target skills and knowledge: Expertise on analysis and design of electrical machines.
Expertise on analysis of electrical machines by usign modern computation tools (in particular finite element analysis method).
Computation of electromagnetic fields.
Examination methods: Traditional method with

lectures: 24
exercises: 30
computation laboratory: 24
Assessment criteria: Written test (about design)
Oral test (analisys using finite elements)
Course unit contents: Design and analysis of electric machines
Design of electrical machines for standard applications. Design of single- and three-phase reactors and transformers, with air and oil cooling system.Synchronous machines. Induction motors. DC motors.
Design of electrical machines for electrical drives. DC motors with wound rotor and permanent magnet rotor. Brushless motors. Induction motors. Synchronous reluctance motors. Switched reluctance motors. Additional losses and stress due to the electronic converter supply.

Innovative tools and techniques for the electrical machine design. Optimization techniques as design tools. Applications of electromagnetic field computation tools (Laboratory of finite element analysis of electrical machines).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures with help of blackboard.

Exercises of electrical machine design.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Nicola Bianchi, "Electrical Machines Analysis Using Finite Elements", CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA, ISBN: 0-8493-3399-7, June 2005, 304 pages
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bianchi, Bolognani, Metodologie di Progettazione delle Macchine Elettriche. Padova: CLEUP, 2000. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bianchi,, Calcolo delle Macchine Elettriche col Metodo agli Elementi Finiti. Padova: CLEUP, 2000.