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Special Electric Machines and Their Control

COURSE: Special Electric Machines and Their Control

Code: ФЕИТ02018

ECTS points: 6 ECTS

Number of classes per week: 3+0+0+3

Lecturer: prof. Goga Cvetkovski, PhD

Subject of the course content:

Types of special electrical machines and thier structural properties. Special electrical machines application. Basic parameters and characteristics of special electrical machines.

Introduction to the theory of special electrical machines. Types of special electrical machines: with permanent magnet excitation mounted on stator/rotor; special electrical machines with radial/axial flux; reluctance machines; linear machines; single phase induction/synchronous motors; shaded pole induction motors; servo motors; tachogenerators; stepper motors; linear motors; electrical machines with improved efficiency etc.

Systems and devices (powfer converters) for supply and control of special electrical machines. Control techniques for energy efficiency improvement of the whole system.

Mathematical models of special electrical machines.; methods and procedures for determination and analysis of special electrical machines characteristics.

Static and dynamic characteristics and parameters of special electrical machines.

Computer simulation, numerical calculation and analysis of special electrical machines static and dynamic characteristics using different software packages (MATLAB, FEMM, PESIM etc.).


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  3. T. J. E. Miller, „Brushless Permanent-Magnet and Reluctance Motor Drives“, Oxford Science Publications, 1989.
  4. R. Krishnan, „Switched Reluctance Motor Drives“, CRC Press, 2001.
  5. A. Emadi, „Energy-Efficient Electric Motors“, Marcel Deker, 2005.