2016 Electric Motors and Drives

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Academic unit or major
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Instructor(s)
Tan Nadia Mei Lin  Fujita Hideaki 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr9-10(W934)  Fri9-10(W934)  
Group
-
Course number
ZUR.P302
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/1/11
Lecture notes updated
2016/7/19
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This course provides knowledge on electric motors, transformers, and inductors. It leads to electrical drives characterized by combining electric motors with the cutting-edge converters and inverters using the latest power semiconductor devices.

Student learning outcomes

Students have a deep understanding of electric motors and drives from both theoretical and practical points of view.

Keywords

Induction motors, synchronous motors, transformers, inductors, and electric drives.

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lecture, questionnaires, assignments, presentations and discussions

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Ferromagnetic materials, magnet circuits, inductors, and transformers, followed by similarity and difference in structure and characteristic between inductors and transformers To understand ferromagnetic materials, magnet circuits, inductors, and transformers, followed by finding out similarity and difference in structure and characteristic between inductors and transformers
Class 2 Fundamentals of ac motors and basic induction motor concept To understand fundamentals of ac machines and basic induction motor concept
Class 3 Power-torque and torque-speed characteristics of an induction motor To understand and calculate power-torque and torque-speed characteristics from an equivalent circuit of an induction motor
Class 4 General synchronous motors and permanent-magnet synchronous motors To understand operating principles of general synchronous motors and permanent-magnet synchronous motors
Class 5 Similarity and difference in structure and characteristic between induction motors and synchronous motors To find out similarity and difference in structure and characteristic between induction motors and synchronous motors
Class 6 Electric drives based on induction and synchronous motors To understand operating principles of electric drives based on induction and synchronous motors
Class 7 Practical applications of electric drives, and their application-oriented system designs To understand practical applications of electric drives, and their application-oriented system designs

Textbook(s)

Lecture materials will be provided through OCW/i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Electric Machinery Fundamentals written by Stephen J. Chapman, Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives by Bimal K. Bose, High Power Converters and AC Drives by Bin Wu.

Assessment criteria and methods

Final exam (70%), questionnaires (10%), and assignment (20%)

Related courses

  • EEE.E201 : Electricity and Magnetism I
  • EEE.E202 : Electricity and Magnetism II
  • EEE.C201 : Electric Circuits I
  • EEE.C202 : Electric Circuits II
  • EEE.P301 : Electric Machinery and apparatus

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Understanding electromagnetism and electric circuits are necessary.

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