Next stop. Wel…next exam I mean. Electrical Machine Design. Our paper is called “Design of Electrical Apparatus”. Fancy names these guys come up with. I didn’t find both of my prescribed books online. I mean no reference to them. So maybe either this is an antiquated paper or people simply don’t bother to learn it. Or don’t use the books we guys use.
But the paper is interesting. I simply love it. It’s all real life design. How would you design a machine. It makes a lot of sense compared to a paper like “High Voltage Engineering.” Yes, we are still stuck with motors and generators. But thats what moves the world. In future, even your automobiles are going to be moved by motors. (They already are in some cases.)
If there was one class I enjoyed this semester, it’s got to be this. It’s a pity that I didn’t attend classes regularly though. Simply because in a subject like machine design, if you miss a couple of classes, the next class seems like you are in a foreign language class. We had a decent staff who knew her fundae atleast. ( I am sure a lot of my classmates will disagree to that. 😉 , but I don’t expect to be spoon fed in class.) All the lecturer has to be able to do is get me interested in the subject and then keep it that way. The subject even touches on computer algorithms to design machines. I would love to expriment with that when I get the time. But I am sure they aren’t gonna ask any of that in the exams.
It’s not an easy paper though and the moment I log off after having finished this post, I’ll have to go straight to the books and start studying. We have 5 units of design problems. So it’s not the kind of stuff we can do in the 11th hour. I am just hoping atleast this paper goes well compared to my previos 3 papers.