ECE 51012 - Electromechanics


May not receive credit in this course and ECE 32100. MATLAB is used extensively in this course for assignments and projects.

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

  • EE Advanced Selective
  • CMPE Selective - Special Content

Normally Offered:

Each Spring


On-campus and online


ECE 20002 or ECE 20200 and PHYS 27200

Requisites by Topic:

Basic circuit analysis; elementary electromagnetics; elementary mechanics; calculus; MATLAB.

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. Topics: 1) Fundamental concepts related to the analysis of electromechanical devices; 2) Fundamentals and quantitative understanding of the operating principals of electromechanical devices; 3) some design considerations; 4) concentration on the physics, operating principals, and modeling.

Required Text(s):

  1. Electromechanical Motion Devices , 2nd Edition , P.C. Krause, O. Wasynczuk, S.D. Pekarek , IEEE/Wiley , 2012 , ISBN No. 978-1118296127

Recommended Text(s):


Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an ability to:
  1. Analyze/design electromagnetic devices. [None]
  2. Explain principles of electromagnetic energy conversion. [None]
  3. Explain time-varying transformations. [None]
  4. Explain/analyze DC, brushless DC, and induction machines. [None]
  5. Analyze power converters for DC machines. [None]

Lecture Outline:

Lectures Major Topics
7 Magnetically coupled circuits
6 Energy conversion
3 VR stepper motors
4 DC machines
3 DC/DC power converters
5 Rotating MMF concepts
2 Reference frame theory
6 Brushless DC machines
1 Transformers
7 Induction Machines

Engineering Design Content:

  • Establishment of Objectives and Criteria
  • Synthesis
  • Analysis
  • Testing

Engineering Design Consideration(s):

  • Economic
  • Environmental

Assessment Method:

Homework, projects, exams (subject to change). An ABET exam will be given prior to the end of the term. Students must demonstrate mastery of all objectives on this exam. The ABET exam also serves to help the student prepare for the final exam.