Introduction

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 use in electro-mechanical energy converstion systems. The following topics are covered during the course of this module:

  • Electromechanical energy conversion
  • Introduction to rotating electrical machines
  • Basic working of direct current machines
  • Basic working of alternating current machines (synchronous- and induction machines)
  • Inverter-fed synchronous machine and control
  • Inverter-fed induction machine and control
  • Converter-fed direct current machine and control
  • Basic working of single phase motors
Please ensure that you read through the study guide for the module.
Study Guide | Studiegids.

Study Material

The prescribed textbook for this module is:
Umans, S.D. ,Electric Machinery, Seventh Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2014, ISBN: 978-007-132646-9

Book Cover

The seventh edition of Umans is new and differs from previous editions. We will work in this course strickly with only the seventh edition.