Course detail

Computer modelling in power electrical engineering

FEKT-MPMEAcad. year: 2015/2016

The course focuses on the calculation of electromagnetic and other physical fields using the finite element method and the interconnection of computer programs with modern CAD ​​systems (AutoCAD, Inventor). Students will learn the preparation of electrical machinery FEMM program in Autodesk AutoCAD. How to create a simple simulation, and evaluate the results. The second half of the course focuses on linking 3D models created in Autodesk _Inventoru and environment program Ansys. To more complex models, students learn about the procedures, advantages and disadvantages of a wide range of problems using FEM. In addition, you then learn the procedures that minimize errors in the calculation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students can solve the absolovování subject distribution of physical fields on components of electrical machinery and apparatus. He can create and prepare the calculations for both 2D and 3D models and import them into well-environment programs FEMM and Ansys. Calculation results can be evaluated and minimize errors entered into the calculation of the user.


Required knowledge of electric machines and properties of the electromagnetic field. Furthermore, knowledge of basic drawing and Autodesk AutoCAD and modeling of parts and assemblies in Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

3D Studio-Reference Manual,Autodesk, Inc AutoCAD - Reference Manual,Autodesk, Inc
FINKELSTEIN, Ellen. AutoCAD 2013. 1st ed. Indianapolis: John Wiley, 2012, xlii, 846 p. ISBN 9781118423004.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include exercises on computers. The course uses e-learning.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

20 points - exam
60 points - Single Projects
20 points - midterm test

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

First Creating models in Autodesk Autocad
Second Model modification, transmission formats, simplifying geometry
3rd Finite element method - a mathematical principle, use, accuracy
4th FEMM 1 - výpočtty electromagnetic fields - basic control
5th FEMM 2 - výpočtty electromagnetic fields - import models
6th FEMM 3 - výpočtty electromagnetic fields - jendoduchých calculations of electrical machines
7th Autodek Inventor - creating models of parts and assemblies
8th Autodesk Inventor - modification, preparation and optimization model
9th Ansys 1 - Import models, setting materials
10th Ansys 2 - set the temperature and structural analysis - static
11th Ansys 3 - setting the temperature and structural analysis - transient
12th Ansys 4 - Evaluation and analysis výsedleků
13th Ansys 5 - Optimized design using FEM


The aim is to acquire basic knowledge needed for solving a wide range of problems with the physical fields. Furthermore, to acquaint students with the necessary modifications models for calculations, in order to increase accuracy, or speed up the computation. The main contribution is to extend students' knowledge of the use of models from CAD systems, respectively. their links with other softwares.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M Master's

    branch M-SVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-SVE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-M Master's

    branch M-EEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-EEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit


Exercise in computer lab

65 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer