2018-2019 / ELEC0041-1

Modelling and design of electromagnetic systems

Duration

26h Th, 26h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in biomedical engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in electrical engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in electro-mechanical engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in physical engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 

Lecturer

Christophe Geuzaine

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Schedule

Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Description of the course: This course presents modern numerical techniques for the modeling and simulation of electromagnetic phenomena, as well as the basic design rules used in designing electromagnetic systems.
Table of contents: The first part of the course is devoted to the study of finite element techniques for electromagnetics, as well as basic rules for the design of electromagnetic devices. Electrostatic, magnetostatic, electrokinetic, magnetodynamic and wave propagagtion models are presented. Different formulations and regimes are considered, as well as various couplings (thermal, mecanical, electrical and electronic circuits). The course is focused both on the mathematical foundations of the studied methods and models, and on their practical software implementation.
The second part is devoted to the study of specific topics or applications through individual and group projets. Applications covered during the last few years include: break down prevention in high-voltage room, magnetic field produced by underground cables, electric car motor, micro-satellite antenna, rocket electric valve, high-concentration solar cell, passive satellite attitude control, induced currents in the human body, capacity of depleted semiconductor, design of a microcoil, induction heating, direct EEG problem, magnetron model, scattering by micro mirrors, etc.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course the student will have a general understanding of design, modeling and simulation techniques in electromagnetism, and will be able to simulate the behaviour of an electromagnetic device with finite elements using the open source software Gmsh and GetDP.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Course in mathematical analysis and course in numerical analysis.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theory lectures, practical computer sessions, individual and group projects.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Face-to-face.

Recommended or required readings

Cf. the course web site.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written project reports and oral presentation.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Contacts

Prof. C. Geuzaine (cgeuzaine@uliege.be)