Credit Hours:


Learning Objective:

These include (i) an ability to analyze/design electromagnetic circuits/devices, (ii) an understanding of the concepts and principles of electromagnetic energy conversion, (iii) an understanding of the concept of time-varying transformations in the analysis of time-varying systems, (iv) an ability to analyze dc machines, (v) an understanding of converters for dc drives, (vi) an ability to analyze brushless dc machine, (vii) an ability to analyze brushless dc machines, (viii) an ability to analyze induction machines


Please note that this course has been previously offered as ECE59500. The general theory of electromechanical 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. Sp2018 ECE51012 Syllabus

Topics Covered:

Magnetic and couple circuits (7 lectures), Energy conversion (6 lectures), VR Stepper motors (3 lectures), DC machines (4 lectures), DC/DC Power Converters (3 lectures), Rotating MMF concepts (5 lectures), Reference Frame Theory (2 lectures), Brushless DC Machines (5 lectures), Transformers (1 lecture), Induction Machines (6 lectures)


basic circuit analysis; elementary electromagnetics; elementary mechanics.

Applied / Theory:

40 / 60

Web Address:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/~sudhoff/ https://mycourses.purdue.edu/.

Web Content:



Assigned weekly.


Yes. A mini-project involving an electromagnet design is given.


3 midterm exams, 1 final exam (one part over most recent material; one part comprehensive)


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.
Required:Electromechanical Motion Devices, Paul Krause, WIley-IEEE Press, 2nd Edition, ISBN:9781118296127; S.D. Sudhoff, Lecture Handouts for ECE51012, Boiler Copy Maker or e-mail (Pro-Ed)

Computer Requirements:

ProEd minimum computer requirements, and the student will occasionally need access to Matlab.

ProEd Minimum Requirements: