ECE 62500 - Advanced Analysis of Electromechanical Systems

Course Details

Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization:

  • Power and Energy Devices and Systems

Counts as:

Normally Offered:

Spring - even years


On-campus only

Catalog Description:

Application of advanced numerical methods for the characterization of the steady-state and dynamic characteristics of electromechanical energy conversion devices including solenoids, synchronous, induction, and permanent-magnet machines.

Required Text(s):

  1. Finite Element Analysis of Electrical Machines , Sheppard J. Salon , Springer , 1995 , ISBN No. 978-0792395942

Recommended Text(s):

  1. Assorted Papers

Lecture Outline:

Lectures Topic
1 Introduction to finite element analysis
6 Laplace's equation, variational and Gallerkin formulation of finite element equations, specification of boundary conditions
3 Poisson's Equation, variational formulation of finite element equations
6 Calculation of forces/torques: global coenergy, virtual coenergy, Maxwell stress tensor approaches
3 Permanent-magnet materials
3 Application to linear solenoid
3 Application to permanent-magnet machines, steady-state performance and parameter extraction
3 Eddy currents
5 Application to induction machines, steady-state performance and parameter extraction
4 State-space and time-domain modeling
4 State-space and time-domain modeling

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