ECE 411 Introduction to Electric Drive Systems

3 graduate credits

Instructor: Professor Thomas M. Jahns
Phone: 608/262-5702
Email: jahns@engr.wisc.edu

Course objective:
To provide the basic theory for the analysis and application of adjustable speed drive systems employing power electronic converters and ac or dc machines.

Course description:
Covers DC machine control; variable frequency operation of induction and synchronous machines; unbalanced operation and symmetrical components; scaling laws for electric machines; adjustable speed drives; adjustable torque drives; introduction to AC machine dynamics.

Prerequisite:
Basic course in electro-mechanical energy conversion (ECE 355) or consent of instructor.

Homework:
Ten required assignments.

Project
None.

Exams:
Midterm exam covering first seven weeks, and final exam covering entire course but emphasizing material from second half of course

Computer software:
A student version of MATLAB is available for purchase from WISC Software. Contact the Department of Engineering Professional Development for details.

Textbook/course notes:
The course textbook can be purchased from the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC).

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