Ense3 rubrique Formation 2022

Energy Conversion : Electrical Engineering Materials - 4EUS3MAG

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 24.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 16.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 20.0


    ECTS 5.0


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.

Tutorials and labworks :
• 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

Vector calculation (vectors and vector operations, coordinate systems, vector integrals)


Session normale / First session
Evaluation non rattrapable (EN) / EN assessment : 2 comptes rendus de BE + 1 QCM / 2 labs reports + 1 MCQ
Evaluation rattrapable (ER) / ER assessment : devoir surveillé écrit de 2h / 2 hours supervised written exam
Session de rattrapage / Second session
ER : la note obtenue en session 2 remplace la note ER session normale / new examination to replace ER assessment
EN : évaluation non rattrapable / retaking EN assessment is not possible

Moyenne de l’UE / Course Unit assessment = EN 40% + ER 60%


The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

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

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