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Electrical Engineering and Electrical Machines

Higher education institution:
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
ECTS credits:
30(E) + 30(L)
Issuing teachers:

Professor Joško Deur, PhD

Assistant Professor Mario Hrgetić, PhD

Course contractors:

Assistant Professor Branimir Škugor, PhD (L)

Assistant Professor Mario Hrgetić, PhD (L)

Ivo Grđan (E)

Professor Joško Deur, PhD (L)

Course description:
Course objectives: To give fundamental knowledge about electrical engineering, and electrical machines and drives Enrolment requirements and required entry competences for the course: Student responsibilities: Teaching activities consist of lectures and auditory and laboratory exercises, wherein student attendance is regularly checked. Absence from laboratory exercises needs to be notified in advance. The missing laboratory time can be redeemed either through oral examination or by offering to attend the laboratory exercise with another teaching group. Inappropriate behavior is not tolerated during examinations. Grading and evaluation of student work over the course of instruction and at a final exam: During the semester, two semester exams (colloquia) are organized in the 8th and 15th week of lectures. Successfully completed colloquia are equivalent to a onetime successful written exam. Maximum proportions of individual exam components: Written exam 50% (alternatively 1st and 2nd colloquia equal to 25% + 25%) Oral exam 50% Grading system: 5 87% or more, 4 76% to 87%, 3 65% to 76%, 2 50% 65%, 1 below 49% Methods of monitoring quality that ensure acquisition of exit competences: At the beginning of each lecture or exercise, a brief recapitulation of previously presented subject matter is performed (up to 5 minutes). During the lectures/excercise interactive teaching process is established. Afterwards, students are pointed towards further broadening the subject matter via appropriate literature. The subject matter for the next lecture/exercise is announced and additional teaching materials are offered. Consultations, either in person or via email correspondence, are also encouraged. During the semester, students are given the opportunity to actively participate in practical laboratory exercises which further illustrate the subject matter presented at lectures and auditory exercises. Results of semester exams (colloquia) are used as indirect quality indicators of the teaching process. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to (learning outcomes): analyze electrostatic and magnetic phenomena in electrical systems solve directcurrent (DC) and alternatingcurrent (AC) electrical circuits by using Ohm"s law and Kirchoff"s rules plan the procedures for electrical quantities measurement in realistic environment analyze dynamic transients in simple electrical circuits categorize operating characteristics of electrical machines analyze the transformer operation in typical operating regimes analyze motoring and braking operating regimes of DC and AC induction electrical machines calculate the characteristic quantities of electrical machine (speed and load current) for the known mechanical load compare different methods of electrical drive speed adjustment envision electrical drive with respect to anticipated load cycle Lectures 1. Electrostatics 2. Fundamental laws of electrical engineering; work and power of direct currents 3. Directcurrent circuits 4. Fundamentals of magnetism 5. Alternatecurrent circuits, introduction 6. Alternatecurrent circuits 7. Transformers 8. Synchronous machines 9. Threephase networks 10. Induction machines 11. Directcurrent machines 12. Introduction in electrical drives 13. Electrical braking 14. Control of electrical drive speed; positioning 15. Selection of electrical dirves Exercises 1. Electrostatics (EXERC) 2. Fundamental laws of electrical engineering (EXERC) 3. Directcurrent circuits (EXERC) 4. Fundamentals of magnetism (EXERC) 5. Directcurrent circuits; voltage and current measurements (LAB) 6. Alternatecurrent circuits (EXERC) 7. Alternatecurrent circuits (LAB) 8. Knowledge verification I 9. Threephase networks (EXERC) 10. Transformers (LAB) 11. Induction machines (EXERC) 12. Directcurrent machines (EXERC) 13. Alternatecurrent machines (LAB) 14. Directcurrent machines (LAB) 15. Knowledge verification II
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Mandatory literature:

1. M. Essert i Z. Valter: "Osnove elektrotehnike", SNL, Zagreb,

2. B. Skalicki i J. Grilec: "Električni strojevi i pogoni", FSB, Zagreb, 2005.

3. M. Essert, J. Grilec, B. Skalicki, D. Zorc, J. Deur i D. Pavković: "Vježbe iz elektrotehnike, elektronike i električnih strojeva",

4. FSB, Zagreb, 2008.

Recommended literature:

5. E. Stanić: ""Osnove elektrotehnike"", Školska knjiga, Zagreb,

6. R. Stojanović: ""Zbirka zadataka iz osnova elektrotehnike"",

7. Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2005.

8. G. Đurović: ""Elektrotehnika 1 / Elektrotehnika 2 - zbirka

9. zadataka"", Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2004.

Course in study programme:
Code Name of study Level of study Semester Required/Elective
15 Engineering Design undergraduate 4 required
17 Process and Power Engineering undergraduate 4 required
22 Materials Engineering undergraduate 4 required
1142 Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence undergraduate 4 required


  • E - Exercises
  • L - Lectures