Engineering Professional Education

Energy Conversion


Fall 2017

Days/Time: TTh / 9:00-10:15 am
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To provide a basic background in static and electromechanical energy conversion devices; intended for students with interests in the control of electrical and electromechanical systems with applications to electric energy systems.

Electric machines are a technology of choice in many modern energy conversion applications, including propulsion for hybrid-electric vehicles, wind energy generation, and flywheel energy storage systems. Interest in machines is steadily increasing due in large part to the flexibility of controls offered by modern computers and power electronic devices. In this course, the tools required for analysis and design of electromechanical energy conversion are developed. Upon completion of the course, a student?s engineering toolbox should contain 1) an understanding of the basic principles of static and electromechanical energy conversion, 2) methods to control static power converters, 3) knowledge of the use of reference frame theory applied to the analysis of rotating devices, 4) an understanding of the steady-state and dynamic characteristics of induction, permanent magnet synchronous, and wound-rotor synchronous machines, and 5) state variable analysis of electromechanical devices and converter supplied electromechanical drive systems. Fall 2017 Syllabus

Topics Covered:
Basic background of static and electromechanical energy conversion; control of static power converters; Reference frame theory applied to the analysis of rotating devices; analysis and dynamic characteristics of electric machines; State variable analysis of electromechanical devices and converter supplied electromechanical drive systems.

Graduate standing and undergraduate course in electromechanical energy conversion.

Applied/Theory: 70/30

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Weekly assignments will be given posted online and due the following week.


Two one-hour exams and one final exam.

Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Tentative: Required--P.C. Krause, O. Wasynczuk & S.D. Sudhoff "Analysis of Electric Machinery and Drive Systems," John Wiley, 2013, 3rd Ed. ISBN 978-1-118-02429-4.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements.

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Steven D. Pekarek



Purdue University
Electrical Engineering Bldg
465 Northwestern Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2035

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