ECE 61000 - Energy Conversion

Course Details

Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization:

  • Power and Energy Devices and Systems

Counts as:

Normally Offered:

Each Fall


On-campus and online


ECE 32100

Requisites by Topic:

Basic concepts and operational behavior of DC, induction, brushless DC, and stepper motors.

Catalog Description:

Basic principles of static and electromechanical energy conversion. Control of static power converters. Reference frame theory applied to the analysis of rotating devices. Analysis and dynamic characteristics of induction and synchronous machines. State variable analysis of electromechanical devices and converter supplied electromechanical drive systems.

Required Text(s):

  1. Analysis of Electric Machinery and Drive Systems (e-book available through the Purdue Libraries) , 3rd Edition , P. C. Krause, O. Wasynczuk, S.D. Sudhoff, and S. Pekarek , John Wiley , 2013 , ISBN No. 9781118024294

Recommended Text(s):


Learning Outcomes

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an ability to:

  • Recognize the basic principles of electromechanical energy conversion.
  • Use reference frame theory to manipulate dynamic equations of electric machinery.
  • Calculate the dynamic performance of electric machinery in the time domain.
  • Identify similarities and differences in the operating characteristics of induction, permanent-magnet synchronous, and wound-rotor synchronous machines.
  • Use dc-ac power conversion circuits to control electric machinery.

Lecture Outline:

Major Topics
1 Stationary 3-phase AC circuit
2 Definitions and mathematical preliminaries
3 Balanced steady-state conditions
4 Magnetic circuits
5 Energy/force
6 Basic concepts of distributed windings
7 Winding functions and MMF
8 Circuit parameters
9 Modeling
10 Steady-state operation
11 Transient studies
12 Modulation schemes

Assessment Method:

Homework and exams. (3/2022)