Course detail

Cooling of Electric Machines and Equipments

FSI-9ESZAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course extends the view of the technical equipment of very often overlooked part of the overall design, which has a major impact on its reliability and efficiency. This is a cooling design that uses selected chapters from hydromechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. The main focus is on methods of cooling design and description of steady state and transient heat transfer. In particular, emphasizes the interaction of electrical, mechanical and thermal parts that describes the behavior of electrical machines or equipment. Particularly, emphasizes the interaction of electrical, mechanical and thermal parts that describes the behavior of electrical machines or equipment.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Mathematics: linear algebra, matrix, function of one or more variables, differential and integral calculus, ordinary differential equations.
Basic knowledge of programming

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Exam consists of oral or written test of theoretical knowledge and of evaluation of the final project.
Studies is designed in four lecture blocks and as individual with a successive definition of items in the recommended literature. The individual items are controled during consultations in intervals corresponding to the difficulty of the items.


The goal is to provide knowledge and experience with design of cooling of electrical machines and equipments. The next aim is to provide knowledge that can be used for describing of thermal processes occurring in equipments which encountered in engineering practice.
Students should manage theory of description of hydraulic and thermal systems, which appear in electrical machines and equipments. They can build mathematical models and solve it with the use of commercial systems. It will also be able to build a complex model of the interaction between electrical, mechanical and thermal parts. In addition, students get basic knowledge with measuring of temperature and air flow in electrical machines and equipment.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Idelčik, I.E.: Handbook of Hydraulic Resistance, 3rd Edition, New York, US, 2006.
Yunus, A.; Turner, H.; Cimbala, J.M.: Fundamental of Thermal-fluid Sciences. 3nd edition. McGraff Fill: Anstralia & New Zeland, 2008.
Vlach, R. : Chlazení elektrických strojů, VUT Brno, Brno,2004
Vlach, R.: Tepelné procesy v mechatronických soustavách. Skripta. VUT Brno, 2009.
Hak, J. , Ošlejšek, O. : Výpočet chlazení elektrických strojů , 1.díl. VUES Brno 1973
Ondruška, E. , Maloušek, A. : Ventilace a chlazení elektrických strojů točivých. SNTL Praha 1985

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-IME-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, recommended
  • Programme D-IME-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Energy, energy transfer and general energy analysis
2. Basic relations of hydromechanics
3. Basic relations of thermomechanic
4. Mechanisms of heat transfer
5. Cooling of power electronics
6. Ventilation system of electric machines
7. Cooling of elektric machines
8. Analysis of Thermoelectric generator
9. Cooling of special equipments
10. Heat pipes and heat pipes generator
11. Heat exchangers
12. Measuring methods of flow of gases and liquids
13. Measuring methods of temperature