ECE 32100 - Electromechanical Motion Devices


ISBNs: 978-1-119-48982-5 (hardcover); 978-1-119-48983-2 (E-book)

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

  • EE Advanced Selective
  • EE - Electric Power and Energy Systems Concentration
  • CMPE Complementary Selective

Normally Offered:

Each Fall, Spring


On-campus and online


(ECE 20002 or (ECE 20200 and ECE 25500 [may be taken concurrently])) and (PHYS 24100 or PHYS 27200 or PHYS 25100 or PHYS 26100)

Requisites by Topic:

Prerequisites: basic circuit analysis; elementary electromagnetics; elementary mechanics Concurrent Prerequisites: Basic electronics

Catalog Description:

The general theory of electromechanical motion devices relating electric variables and electromagnetic forces. The basic concepts and operational behavior of dc, induction, brushless dc, and stepper motors used in control applications are presented.

Required Text(s):

  1. Electromechanical Motion Devices: Rotating Magnetic Field-Based Analysis with Online Animations , 3rd Edition , P. C. Krause, Oleg Wasynczuk, Steven Pekarek, Timothy O'Connell , Wiley/IEEE Press , 2020 , ISBN No. 978-1-119-48982-5

Recommended Text(s):

  1. Class notes: DC-Machine Drives

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an ability to analyze/design electromagnetic circuits/devices. [1]
  2. an understanding of the concepts and principles of electromagnetic energy conversion. [1]
  3. an understanding of the concept of time-varying transformations in the analysis of time-varying systems. [1]
  4. an ability to analyze dc machines. [1]
  5. an understanding of converters for dc drives. [1,2]
  6. an ability to analyze brushless dc machines. [1]
  7. an ability to analyze induction machines. [1]

Lecture Outline:

Lectures Topic(s)
5 Magnetic and coupled circuits
5 Electromechanical energy conversion
1 Exam 1
3 Stepper motors
4 DC machines
4 Converters for dc drives
1 Exam 2
4 Rotating MMF concepts
5 Permanent magnet synchronous machine
5 Brushless DC motors
1 Exam 3
7 Induction machines

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