Course: Magnetics for Machines


May 30th 2018 - May 31st 2018

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Updated 25/05/18

This course is now full, but please register your interest for the next similar course and we will contact you when it is running.

This two-day course delivered by Dr John Reeve will provide an introduction to magnetics as applied to machines, and an overview of machine types and their control.

The first day will give introductions to magnetism as it applies to machines, and to energy conversion. This is followed by sessions on the construction of machines, their materials and safety aspects, and systems, reliability and failure modes.

The second day will deliver an overview of machine topologies, while also considering power electronics and control aspects, covering Brushed & Brushless DC, Switched Reluctance, Brushless & Brushless AC and AC Induction machines.

Please note the exact content is still being finalised, please see the programme below for more details when they are available.

A set of the slides will be provided, but this course is interactive with some hands-on elements, so come prepared to contribute and take notes!

This is an overview course which will provide an advanced understanding of machines and their control, so is suitable for graduate engineers starting out, through to advanced engineers looking for more breadth in their understanding. The course will foster intuitive understanding rather than in depth mathematical analysis and modelling.


An informal course dinner at 19:00 in the Canal House in central Nottingham on the evening of the first day is included in the course fees. The Canal House can be found at 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EH, telephone 0115 955 5060


The exact programme is being finalised, but each day will start at 10:00 and end about 16:30.

Registration on the first day will open at 09:00.


If you still require accommodation, you can call the DeVere Jubilee Conference Centre and Hotel (please note it’s NOT the DeVere Orchard Hotel which is also on Nottingham’s campus. There is a university reduced rate, which is not fixed. At time of writing it is £69.00 pppn, incl bed and breakfast.

While you’ll need to book and pay for the room yourself, please mention Dr Michael Galea of the School of Engineering as
the university point of contact as he is involved in organising the event.

The hotel address is DeVere Jubilee Conference Centre and Hotel, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU. Telephone 0115 938 0139


A map of the venue can be found here.

The Energy Technology Building is green building 16 in the middle, and the DeVere Hotel is grey building 50 towards the bottom of the map.

Parking is not good either at the hotel or the venue.


Dr John Reeve founded FluxSys Ltd in 2013. A well respected chartered engineer, John combines deep technical knowledge of electric machines, power electronics, and their control and application, developed during an industrial career working in TRW Conekt and then Ricardo, where he rose to become Chief Engineer for Electric Drives.


The dress code for the event is business attire / smart casual.


Dr John Reeve of Fluxsys Ltd


Type Standard Fee Group Discount
(3+ delegates)
Registration of Interest in Future Machines Design courses 10%
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