ELEC586 - Motors and Controls

This course reviews the topic of magnetic, DC, AC (single and 3-phase) and special motors are considered. Applications of different types of motors will be discussed. Electromechanical control equipment as well as the solid state control equipment will be covered. The course will use the knowledge learned in previous courses in the curriculum to build a working model for a particular application. Prerequisites: ELEC443 Analog Circuit Design; MATH 510; Calculus III. Day Course.

Course Objectives

  1. To develop a basic understanding of the principles of electromagnetism and magnetic circuits.

  2. To develop a basic understanding of the principles of single phase and three phase AC circuits.

  3. To develop a basic understanding of the principles of transformers.

  4. To develop a basic understanding of the principles of three phase induction motors.

  5. To develop a basic understanding of the principles of single phase induction motor.

  6. To develop a basic understanding of the principles of synchronous motor.

  7. To develop a basic understanding of the principles of DC motors and generators.

  8. To develop a basic understanding of the principles of specialty motors.

  9. To develop a basic understanding of the applications of MATLAB in Electrical Machinery.

Student Outcomes

(a) An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines

(e) An ability to function effectively on teams

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