ELEC4050 - 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: ELEC3250, Analog Circuit Design and MATH2025, Multivariable Calculus.

Course Objectives

  1. Calculate/measure single-phase and three-phase real and reactive power flow.
  2. Calculate the size of capacitors for power factor correction.
  3. Analyze magnetic fields and magnetic circuit problems including design of a magnetic relay.
  4. Analyze principles of electromechanical energy conversion.
  5. Analyze the performance of single phase and three phase transformers by calculation and simulation.
  6. Analyze the steady-state performance of synchronous, induction, and DC machines.
  7. Analyze the performance of stepper motors and brushless motors.
  8. Operate AC motor (including three phase) and DC motors to determine their characteristics.
  9. Design systems with generators, transformers and motors.                                                                                                                                        Updated Fall 2017

Student Outcomes

(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.



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