• Electric Machines

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In this course we will cover the fundamental theory associated with electric drive systems, which consist of: an electric machine operating either as a motor, a generator, or both; a power electronic circuit which interfaces the machine to a power supply or an electrical system; and a controller which measures electrical and mechanical quantities and uses this information to control the power electronic circuitry. The capabilities and limitations of different types of electric machines (DC machines, permanent magnet AC machines, induction machines, and reluctance machines) in drive applications will be covered.


Learning Objectives


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the basics of magnetic-field devices

  • Describe how electric machines produce torque

  • Discuss the operation of power electronic circuits

  • Design a proportional-integral (PI) feedback control algorithm

  • Summarize the properties of different types of electric machines



  • Introduction and Electric Machinery Fundamentals (33 min)

  • Power Electronic Fundamentals (38 min)

  • Fundamentals of Control (32 min)

  • DC Machines (27 min)

  • DC Machines Drives (29 min)

  • AC Machines l (33 min)

  • AC Machines ll (33 min)

  • Surface Mount Permanent Magnet Machines (35 min)

  • Surface Mount Permanent Magnet Machine Drives (26 min)

  • Reluctance Machines (33 min)

  • Interior Permanent Magnet Machines (16 min)

  • Induction Machines (36 min)

  • Induction Machine Drives (31 min)




Heath Hofmann
Heath Hofmann