Professor Osama A. Mohammed, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE, Fellow ACES
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Room EC-3983
Florida International University
Miami, Florida 33174
Tel: +1 (305) 348-3040 (Office)
Tel: +1 (305) 348-6194 (Lab)
e-mail: mohammed@fiu.edu, http://www.aln.fiu.edu/

CLASS TIME:  Friday 5:00-7:30 pm


OFFICE:  EC-3983

                   Lab EC-3960

OFFICE HOURSFriday 1.00 – 2.00 pm

PRE‑REQUISITE:  Energy Conversion, MAP 3302 or equivalent or permission of instructor.



1.     Extensive Lecture Notes (book) by Professor Mohammed

2.     Software packages will be made available to students.

3.     Reference Books, published articles and application notes.

4.      Study Cases will be made available on the Course’s Website

Who Should Take This Course:

  • FIU Electrical and Computer Engineering Students.
  • Graduate Students who need to fulfill Mathematics core course requirement.
  • Students (Graduate and advanced undergraduate) at other Universities in Florida or out of State.
  • Engineers and technical staff who want to keep current and reach a deep understanding of numerical analysis techniques use in the electrical and computer engineering field.

Catalogue Data:

EEL 6020 Numerical Analysis of Electrical Devices (3). Numerical techniques for the analysis of static, and quasi static field problems and associated phenomena in electrical devices and systems. Finite Element techniques for the solution of linear and non-linear  Partial differential equations, boundary value problems. Solution of forward and inverse problems. Emphasis on implementation and applications to practical problems.


Course topics:

  • Review of vectors and phasors, fields and Maxwell’s equations.
  • Static and quasi-static problems.
  • Low Frequency Problems (Permanent Magnet Motors, Reluctance Machines, Power Electronics, Space Power Systems, Electric and Magnetic Field Profiles around transmission and distribution systems, insulation, High Voltage, Cables, Transformers etc.)
  • High Frequency Problems (antennas, Wave-guides, Fiber Optics, Microelectronics, Thin-Film, Solid State Circuit Applications, Communication systems, Biomedical Applications etc.)
  • Formulations, partial differential equations and associated practical cases.
  • Boundary Value Problems.
  • The Finite Element Method in two Dimensions.
  • Solution of Boundary Value Problems Using the Finite Element Method
  • Large Systems of Algebraic Equations and Solution Techniques
  • Parallel, Symbolic and Intelligent solution techniques
  • Three Dimensional Techniques
  • Design Optimization.

IMPORTANT RULE: Students are encouraged to discuss the course topics with the professor and with each other. Any work submitted (Homework, Tests, projects, etc.) should be pledged and signed as the students’ own work, and that there is no any unauthorized help was obtained. Violators will be subject to academic misconduct which might lead to dismissal from the university.


All tests and final exam are closed book closed notes. Homework will be assigned regularly, collected and graded. Efforts in homework indicate that you are studying and caring about the course and therefore can have an impact on your final grad.  Time for each of the two tests will be announced one week in advance.  Any work submitted must be neat and detailed for partial marks.

Course Grading

Homework 20%
Midterm Exam 25%
Projects (2) 25%
Final Exam 30%
Total 100%