Grainger CEME

Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics

Past Motor Design, Operation, and Control Projects

Motor design today can be performed at the system level, taking into account particular operating requirements, the load, and control opportunities. At the CEME, we seek answers to fundamental questions about the best use of materials, opportunities for new control concepts, and innovations in manufacturing. Improved steels, superconducting materials, permanent magnets, cooling technologies, insulation materials, manufacturing processes, modeling and simulation, and control methods are at the heart of revolutionary changes in electric machinery. Motors designed to operate specifically with electronic controls are opening new possibilities. We are developing ways to make motors more efficient, more powerful, smaller, easier to build, and well matched to their applications.

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

  • Applying Conformal Mapping Theory to Design
  • Autonomous Local Controls in a Distributed DC Power System
  • Design and Development of a Low Cost Hand-Cranked Electic Generator to Power Remote Off-Grid Villages
  • Implementation of Torque-Angle-Based Induction Motor Control Scheme
  • Multi-Machine, Single Inverter Control of Induction Machines