• Course code

    ME 693

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Electromechanics

    Prerequisites: Mechanical Vibrations, Basics of Electrical Machines, Solid Mechanics


    Introduction to electromagnetics: Maxwell’s Equations, Magnetic Circuits and Induction, Principles of electromechanical energy conversion; Introduction to Rotating Machines: Types of electrical machines, generalized theory of electrical machines, Reference frame theory, space vector formulation; Unbalanced Magnetic Pull: definition, cause, effect and remedies, different winding scheme to reduce unbalanced magnetic pull; Magnetic Bearings: introduction, principles of magnetic suspension, mathematical modeling, hardware components which includes power amplifiers, sensors, actuators, controllers; Self-bearing machine: Basic principles, different methods of producing controllable force, introduction to self-bearing machine and control techniques; Finite element analysis of electromechanical devices: Solution of Laplace’s and Poisson’s equation, coupled circuit equation and field equation; Coupled rotordynamics combining electrical dynamics and mechanical dynamics: Coupled dynamics of electrical machines, dynamics and control of rotors on magnetic bearings; System fault analysis using electromechanical devices; Magnetostriction.


    1. Stephen J Chapman, Electric Machinery Fundamentals, McGraw Hills, Fifth Edition, 2011.
    2. Gerhard Schweitzer, Eric Maslen, Magnetic Bearings: Theory, Design and Application to Rotating Machinery, Springer, 2009.
    3. João Pedro A. Bastos, Nelson Sadowski, Electromagnetic Modelling by Finite Element Methods, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2003.
    4. Juha Pyrhonen, Tapani Jokinen, Valeria Hrabovcova, Design of Rotating Electrical Machines, Wiley, 2nd Edition, October 2013.
    5. Daniel Fleisch, A Student’s Guide to Maxwell’s Equations, Cambridge, 2008.
    6. A. Chiba, T. Fukao, M. Oshima, M. Takemoto, D. Dorrell, Magnetic Bearings and Bearingless Drives, Elsevier, 2005.
    7. K. Hameyer and R. Belmans, Numerical modelling and Design of Electrical Machines and Devices, WIT press, 1999.
    8. Peter P. Sylvaster and Ronald L. Ferrari, Finite Elements for Electrical Engineers, Cambridge University Press, 1996.
    9. Michael I. Friswell, John E. T. Penny, Seamus D Garvey, Dynamics of Rotating Machines, Cambridge, First Edition, 2010.