ECE Course Outline


Electromechanical and Electromagnetic Energy Conversion (3-0-3)

ECE 3025 [min C] and ECE 3040 [min C]
Catalog Description
Introduction to three phase power systems, electromechanical energy conversion and operating principles of electric machines.
Sarma, Electric Machines: Steady-State Theory and Dynamic Performance (2nd edition), PWS Publishing, 1997. ISBN 0534938434, ISBN 978-0534938437 (required)

Topical Outline
1.	Energy:  Technology and Resources
   a.	Energy resources:  quantity and estimation of reserves
   b.	Fossil fuel electric energy production
   c.	Nuclear fuel electric energy production
   d.	Solar energy conversion
   e.	Other energy production technologies

2.	Three-Phase Systems and Power Systems
   a.	Real and reactive power
   b.	Three phase systems
   c.	Y and Delta connections and transformations
   d.	Electric energy transmission and distribution systems, AC versus DC

3.	Magnetic Circuits
   a.	Properties of magnetic materials
   b.	Ampere's law and magnetic circuits
   c.	Faraday's law and induced voltages
   d.	Permanent magnets
   e.	Induction and coupled magnetic circuits
   f.	Analysis and mitigation of electromagnetic noise

4.	Transformers
   a.	Ideal transformer
   b.	Physical model and equivalent circuits
   c.	Transformer testing

5.	Electromechanical Energy Conversion
   a.	Electromagnetic energy storage
   b.	System energy conservation
   c.	Forces, Lorentz torque, and reluctance torque
   d.	Examples of simple energy conversion structures

6.	Efficiency and Process Performance
   a.	Losses and heat production in electrical systems
   b.	System efficiency and performance

7.	Sensors and Actuators
   a.	Electromechanical relays
   b.	Stepper and positioning systems
   c.	Switched reluctance machines
   d.	Synchronous reluctance machines
   e.	Concept of DC machines

8.	Symmetrical AC Synchronous Machines
   a.	Limit the presentation to round rotor machines
   b.	MMF of a distributed winding and rotating magnetic fields
   c.	Torque in rotating machines
   d.	Motor ratings and capability
   e.	Equivalent circuit

9.	Symmetrical AC Induction Machines
   a.	Construction and layout
   b.	Rotor field and slip