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Materials for electrical engineering - 4EUS3MAG

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 28.0
    • Tutorials : 6.0
    • Laboratory works : 26.0
    • Projects : -
    • Internship : -
    ECTS : 5.0
  • Officials : Herve CHAZAL


Physics knowledge of materials behaviors is given. It covers magnetic, dielectric and electroactive materials and their applications from electro-technical power systems to micro-electro-mechanical systems.
Basic knowledge in Electromagnetism are introduced. Energy conversion, power flow in electrical and electromechanical systems (motors, generators, sensors, power electronic devices) are so presented. The main aims are to develop semi-analytical models used in the design process and to improve skill of students for FEM simulation of electromagnetic devices.


Lectures and Tutorials : Soft Magnetic Materials
• Ferromagnetism : exchange energy, anisotropy and magnetostatic
• Magnetization mechanisms : domain-wall motion, moment rotation
• Diffusion in magnetic materials and magnetic losses.

Lectures and Tutorials : Hard Magnetic Materials
• Hard magnetic materials properties : ferrite, Alnico, rare earth magnets
• Design of magnetic systems using magnets : actuators and magnetic sensors

Lectures and Tutorials : Dielectric Materials
• Electrostatic basic knowledge, Dielectric material's properties
• Electric polarization phenomenon due to electric field.
• Losses in dielectric materials.
• Breakdown field strength and partial discharges in gases.

Lectures : Electroactive materials
• Giant magnetostrictive materials, magnetic shape memory alloys.
• Piezoelectric materials
• Use of Magneto-Mechanic-Electric coupling in Microsystem's design as : piezoelectric - magnetostrictive trilayer, ...

Tutorials :
• Implementing methods and using tools for analysis and design of electromagnetic devices.
• Analytical and numerical models (Use of finite element and integral methods through dedicated softwares (Flux, Inca by Cedrat))
• Examples : synchronous machines, cardiovascular support pump (variable reluctance linear actuator), coupler for wireless charging, electromagnetic pump for the transfer of liquid aluminum smelter, Magnetostatic shield of Medical Imaging Device RMN, ...


Basic knowledge in Electromagnetism


Session normale / First session
Contrôle continu / Continuous assessment (CC) : 2 comptes rendus de BE + 1 présentation orale en fin de BE / 2 labs reports + oral presentation of lab
Contrôle terminal / Final exam (CT) : épreuve écrite de 2h / 2h written exam

Session de rattrapage / 2nd session
La note de session de rattrapage remplace la note de CT. Le CC n'est pas rattrapable.
Another exam will replace the first one (CT). No retake for CC.

CC 50% + CT 50%


The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2020-2021

Additional Information

Course ID : 4EUS3MAG
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


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Magnétisme 1 et 2, Etienne du Trémolet de Lacheisserie, Damien Gignoux, Michel Schlenker
Magnetism I and II, Etienne du Trémolet de Lacheisserie, Damien Gignoux, Michel Schlenker

Micro-actionneurs électromagnétiques MAGMAS, Cugat Orphée
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Electromagnetisme. Théorie et applications, Elie Boridy

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Date of update February 8, 2017

Université Grenoble Alpes