ECE 61014 - Electromagnetic and Electromechanical Component Design

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization:

  • Power and Energy Devices and Systems

Counts as:

Normally Offered:

Fall - odd years


On-campus and online


Prerequisite: ECE 61010. Co-requisites: Either ECE 51012 or ECE 61000.

Requisites by Topic:

Knowledge of the theory of operation of permanent magnet synchronous machines (brushless DC machines); a basic knowledge of electromagnetic fields. Background in single- or multi-objective optimization using genetic algorithms. Familiar with MATLAB and writing MATLAB scripts and functions.

Catalog Description:

This course focuses on the design of electromagnetic and electromechanical systems, with power applications. The course includes optimization methods, modeling techniques for design (as opposed to for simulation), and the formulation of design problems as optimization problems.

Required Text(s):

  1. Power Magnetic Devices: A Multi-Objective Design Approach , 2nd Edition , S. D. Sudhoff , IEEE Press/Wiley , 2021 , ISBN No. 978-1-119-67460-3

Recommended Text(s):


Learning Outcomes

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

  • Model magnetic materials
  • Analyze electromagnetic and electromechanical devices from a geometrical perspective.
  • Formulate and solve electromagnetic and electromechanical component design problems as optimization problems.

Lecture Outline:

1 Lecture Topics
1 Magnetic and magnetic equivalent circuits
2 DC inductor design
3 Force and torque calculation using MECs
4 Electromagnet design
5 Magnetic core loss and material characterization
6 Distributed windings and rotating electric machinery
7 Introduction to PMAC machine design
8 Thermal equivalent circuits
9 AC conductor losses
10 Additional tentative topics: parasitic capacitance; transformer design; buck converter design; three-phase inductor design; common-mode inductor design

Assessment Method:

Homework and small projects; exams.