Title: EES EDD: Electric Drive Design
Short Code: MTE7993
ECTS Credits: 1
Organizer Details: Prof. Dr. Timothé Delaforge

Active participation in the three days of course is required.

The course is part of the EVA EES

Decision Date: 30 September 2023 
Start Date: 10 November 2023 
End Date: 24 November 2023 
Date Details:

Three course days, details will be communicated to the participants.
Preliminary Dates are:

  • 10. November 2023
  • 17. November 2023
  • 24. November2023
  • English, mixed English/German course documents. 
Description (max. 300 characters):

The most important steps in the design of electrical machines using finite element analysis are to be taught. These include the basics of electromagnetic force production and the most important relationships in dimensioning.

Contents and Learning Objectives:
  1. Fundamentals of electrical magnetic energy conversion: field terms, field equations, forces and torques, energy and secondary quantities
  2. Overview of numerical field calculation and simulation methods Finite element methods, in general and for electromagnetic fields
  3. Exercises: Magnetic circuit: Analytical solution and numerical treatment with FE program
  4. Application questions of numerical methods: model creation, parameter selection, selection of suitable calculation methods, discretization
  5. Procedure for applying numerical methods to electrical machines and actuators: GM, ASM, PMM, SRM, synchronous machines and actuators
  6. Exercises: FE analysis of the magnetic circuit and determination of the operating characteristics of a PM motor
  7. Cogging and load pulsation moments, analysis with FE methods, minimization

Active participation in the course (presence on all three days)

Successful exercise (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Design) during the course

  • For administrative questions and module enrolment, please contact the BFH MSE office directly. mse@bfh.ch
  • Students who are not enrolled at BFH must first create a guest account and then send an email to the BFH MSE office. Link to registration form!
  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Timothé Delaforge /
Contact Person E-Mail: timothe.delaforge@bfh.ch
Status: finished
Specialization: Energy and Environment (EE)

Industrial Technologies (InT)

Electrical Engineering (ElE)

Energy & Environment (EnEn)

Mechatronics & Automation (MA)


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