Power and Energy Devices and Systems
The Power and Energy Systems (PES) Area focuses on electrical power engineering.  Societal challenges being addressed by Purdue faculty include technologies needed for sustainability and reduced carbon emissions, technologies needed to support an increasingly stressed bulk power system, and technologies needed to for the next generation of marine, aerospace, and vehicular power and propulsion systems. Purdue work focuses on electromechanical component design, power electronics design, passive component design, power magnetics, electric drive and actuator systems, marine and aerospace power and propulsion systems, and bulk power system control, power quality, optimal dispatch, and stability. Purdue’s work in advanced modeling, simulation, and automated design methods is of particular note.

Research Thrusts

Electromechanical and Electromagnetic Component Design
Electric Drive and Power Converter Controls
Numerically Efficient Time Domain Simulation Tools
Numerically Efficient Magnetic Analysis
Modeling of Electric Machinery and Converters
Characterization of Magnetic Materials
Design Optimization and Evolutionary Computing
Stability of Power Electronics Based Power Distribution Systems
Marine and Aerospace Power Systems
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Smart Grid

Faculty by Research Thrust


Energy Conversion Research Laboratory
Power Magnetics Laboratory
Genetic Optimization Processing Array
Distributed Heterogeneous Simulation Laboratory
Medium Voltage DC Testbed

Course Structure

Software & Algorithms

DC Stability Toolbox 3.0
Genetic Optimization System Engineering Toolbox 2.6
Magnetic Equivalent Circuit Toolbox 3.2
Power Magnetic Material Toolbox 1.0
Thermal Equivalent Circuit Toolbox 2.0

Faculty Books

Analysis of Electric Machinery and Drive Systems
Dynamic Simulation of Electric Machinery
Electromechanical Motion Devices
Power Magnetic Devices: A Multi-Objective Design Approach