Introduction

On this page we provide information about supplementary reading material for the module. We know energy systems to be an interesting and rewarding field of study, and recommend that students immerse themselves in it as much as possible.

We also encourage students to get a discussion going about the field. As such, if there is something that you feel is of note then please send it to us so that we may include it on this page.

Supplementary Notas

This is supplementary notes to the handboek..

  • Chapter 2 − The Basic Principles of the Per-Unit System (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter 7 − DC Machinery Fundamentals (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter 8 − DC Motors and Generators (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter 3 − AC Machinery Fundamentals (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter 4 − Synchronous Generators (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter 5 − Synchronous Motors (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter 6 − Three-phase Induction Machines (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter 6.8 − Industrial Motor Control (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter X − Introduction to Power Electronics (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter 9 − Single Phase and Special-Purpose Motors (Notes | Slides)
  • Chapter 9.6 − Stepper Motors (Notes | Slides) − Only for interest sake

"Theory questions" at the end of each chapter

These are important theory questions which covers the fundamental principles and operation of electrical machines and their drives and may be asked in the Main Class Tests.

  • Hoofstuk 1: 1−2, 1−3, 1−4, 1−5, 1−6, 1−7, 1−8, 1−9, 1−10, 1−11, 1−12, 1−13, 1−16, 1−17, 1−18, 1−19
  • Chapter 2: 2−1, 2−2, 2−3, 2−4, 2−9
  • Chapter 7: 7−1, 7−2, 7−9, 7−11, 7−12, 7−16
  • Chapter 8: 8−2, 8−3, 8−9, 8−10, 8−13, 8−17, 8−21, 8−22
  • Chapter 3: 3−2, 3−3
  • Chapter 4: 4−4, 4−6, 4−7, 4−8, 4−10, 4−15, 4−16
  • Chapter 5: 5−4, 5−7, 5−9
  • Chapter 6: 6−1, 6−2, 6−3, 6−4, 6−5, 6−10, 6−11
  • Chapter 9: 9−1, 9−3, 9−4, 9−5, 9−6, 9−7, 9−8, 9−9

Video clips for illustration proposes

These animations were done to better illustrate some of the concepts in the handbook.

The United States Army Training Video Series T.F.9. 3107 of 1961 on Motors and Generatorsa timeless classic series rediscovered by Matthys du Toit

Recommended Books

Most of the books listed here are available in the Engineering Library.

  • Hambley, A.R.; Electrical Engineering − Principles and Applications, Fifth Edition, Pearson 2011, ISBN: 0-13-215516-8
  • Wildi, T; Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems Sixth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall 2006, ISBN: 0-13-196918-8
  • Fitzgerald, A.E., Kingsley, C. Jr. and Umans, S.D.; Electric Machinery, Sixth Edition, Mc Graw Hill, 2003, ISBN: 0-07-045994-0
  • Mohan, N., Undeland, T.M. and Robbins, W.P; Power Electronics : Converters, Applications, and Design Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN: 0-471-22693-9
  • Sen, P.C.; Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1997, ISBN: 0-471-02295-0