Spread over two, 3-hour, online sessions in early September, Hub Director Prof Geraint Jewell delivered a short course entitled ‘An Introduction to Electrical Machines’. The event was open to our hub partners, with many of them choosing to involve several staff members in the training. A total of 115 people engaged with the sessions, making it our most successful training event yet.  

Industry partners attending this popular course included McLaren, Protean Electric, Rolls Royce, Siemens Gamesa, and ZF. The course began with an introduction to electrical machines and moved on to cover more detail in the second session. Prof Jewell covered:
– Electrical drive systems
– Basic anatomy of electrical machines
– Magnetic materials
– Underlying principles of electromagnetic torque
– Types of electrical machines
– Sizing of electrical machines
– Losses in electrical machines
– Thermal management of electrical machines

The course was very well received with several attendees commenting how useful it had been, and some of our industry partners particularly found it a useful training course for their new starters.

The FEMM Hub has successfully transferred it’s training courses to an online format over recent months and we have two more scheduled during November.
On 18th November FEMM colleagues based in Sheffield will be delivering a workshop on the Benefits and Implementation of Industry 4.0.
On 30th November FEMM colleagues in Strathclyde will be delivering an Introduction to Circular Economy.

Hub members can sign up for these courses by emailing FEMMhub@sheffield.ac.uk.

To find out more about becoming a FEMM Hub partner to help us advance our vision of putting UK manufacturing at the forefront of the electrification revolution, email FEMMhub@sheffield.ac.uk.