Physics of Electromechanical Converters

lelec2311  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Physics of Electromechanical Converters
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Prerequisites
Students are expected to master the following skills: basic knowledge in eletromagnetism and electrical machines, as they are covered within the courses LELEC1755 and LELEC1310
Main themes
- Structure and working principle of the magnetically coupled devices (electromechanical converters, magnetic bearings, magnetic coupling and gears, ...)
- Modelling (local/global, electric/magnetic/thermal, numerical/analytical) of these devices
- Optimization of these devices
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 In consideration of the reference table AA of the program "master in electrical engineering ", this course contributes to the development, to the acquisition and to the evaluation of the following experiences of learning:
  • AA1.1, AA1.2, AA1.3
  • AA5.6
  • AA6.1, AA6.4
Specific learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course, the student will be able, based on thetechnical andscientific literature,to :
- Understand the working principle of any magnetically coupled devices (electromechanical transducers, magnetic bearings, and magnetic coupling gear, ...)
- Establish the magnetic, electrical and thermal (elementary) model of such devices
- Use these models to analyse and predict the behaviour of such devices
- Use these models to size or optimize these devices according to given specifications
In addition, he/she will also be able to:
- Perform a bibliographic search in scientific literature
- Perform a critical reading of a scientific article
 
Content
-The contentvaries from one year to another, and depends on the collection of scientific articles selected for the thematic seminars
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

- Thematic seminars prepared and presented by groups of 2 to 4 students
- Question-answer and restructuring sessions organized following each thematic seminar
- Guidance sessions organized in groups every week during the three weeks preceding the presentation of the thematic seminar
Depending on the health situation, activities can be organized remotely, via videoconference.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

- Preparation and presentation, during the semester, of a thematic seminar by groups of 2 to 4 students (50%)
- Oral exam on the seminars presented by the other students (50%)
Depending on the health situation, the oral exam can be organized remotely, via videoconference.
Bibliography
Collection de 14 articles ou groupes d'article en lien avec les thèmes du cours
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Electro-mechanical Engineering