Testing and Diagnostics of Electric Machines

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Course Description

Within the subject measurement methods for the measuring of the electrical and non-electrical quantities which are used in testing electrical machines will be covered, as well as standard testing methods and experiments for determination of the parameters of the electrical machines. Systems for monitoring and systems for the fault diagnostics of the electrical machines will be reviewed. The application of numerical models and methods will be demonstrated in order to prove the existence of the faults in the electrical machines.

Study Programmes

University graduate
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Elective courses (2. semester)
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Recommended elective courses (2. semester)
[FER3-EN] Electrical Power Engineering - profile
Elective courses (2. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain measurement methods for measuring electrical and non-electrical quantities with the application to the testing of electrical machines
  2. Apply measurement methods for determination of the parameters of the electrical machines
  3. Define monitoring system for the electrical machines
  4. Describe of the electrical machinery fault diagnosis systems
  5. Reproduce numerical calculations for proving the existence of the faults of the electrical machines

Forms of Teaching


classical lectures using blackboard in combination with PowerPoint slides


solving numerical examples related to the content of the lectures

Partial e-learning

posting study materials and communicating with students through the course website

Independent assignments

project exercises where students are solving problems, doing calculations and simulations related to the course topics on their own


laboratory exercises using transformers, electrical machines, and accompanying power supply and measuring equipment for the purpose of practical demonstration and confirmation of the acquired theoretical knowledge

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 30 % 50 % 30 %
Seminar/Project 10 % 30 % 10 % 30 %
Final Exam: Oral 40 %
Exam: Oral 40 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Measurement of voltage, current and power
  2. Measurement of resistances and inductances, Testing of insulation
  3. Measurement of speed, position and torque
  4. No-load; Short-circuit; Sudden short-circuit, Load test; Temperature rise test
  5. No-load; Short-circuit; Sudden short-circuit, Measurement of induced voltage and inductance, Measurement of load angle
  6. Tests for determination of direct, inverse and zero-sequence reactance, Determination of parameters and characteristics of synchronous machines operating on power grid
  7. No-load; Short-circuit, Load test; Temperature rise test, Recording of start-up and reversal of an induction machine
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Basic principles of monitoring, Types of monitoring systems
  10. Monitoring of transformers, Monitoring of rotating machines
  11. Typical faults in various machine types
  12. Diagnostic methods for electric machines
  13. Application of numerical methods in detection of electric machine faults
  14. Application of numerical methods in detection of electric machine faults
  15. Final exam


(.), Tavner, P., Ran, L., Penman, J. and Sedding, H., 2008. Condition monitoring of rotating electrical machines (Vol. 56). IET,
(.), Wolf, R., 1970. Ispitivanje električnih strojeva. Sveučilište, Elektrotehnički fakultet.,
(.), Toliyat, Hamid A., Subhasis Nandi, Seungdeog Choi, and Homayoun Meshgin-Kelk. Electric machines: modeling, condition monitoring, and fault diagnosis. CRC press, 2012.,

For students


ID 223003
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
15 Exercises
13 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

86 Excellent
71 Very Good
61 Good
50 Sufficient