This module, housed at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University, is an introduction to the principles of electrical machines and power electronics for third year Industrial, Mechanical and Mechatronic students. The following topics are covered during the course of this module:

  • Non-ideal transformer model
  • Introduction to machine principles
  • Alternating Current Machine Principles
  • Basic working in the steady state of synchronous generators, synchronous motors and induction motors
  • Inverter-fed induction machine drives
  • Basic working in the steady state of direct current motors and direct current generators
  • Converter-fed direct current machine drives
  • Basic working of single phase motors and stepper motors.
Please ensure that you have thoroughly studied the study guide for this subject, especially with regard to the "new" Flexible Assessment which is being used for this subject.

English Study Guide | Afrikaanse Studiegids.

Study Material

The prescribed textbook for this module is:
Chapman, S.J. ,Electric Machinery Fundamentals, Fifth Edition, Mc Graw Hill, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0-07-352954-7

Book Cover

There are many other books, articles and resources available on the subject, and we make a list of a few notable works on the Supplement page. We recommend that you immerse yourself into this field as thoroughly as possible.

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