Grainger CEME

Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics


CEME Related Courses
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Students interested in electric machinery and electromechanics will find the following courses helpful in increasing their expertise in this area of study.


Undergraduate Courses

ECE 330 – Power Circuits and Electromechanics

Credit:  3 hours.

Network equivalents, power and energy fundamentals, resonance, mutual inductance, three-phase power concepts, forces and torques of electric origin in electromagnetic and electrostatic systems, energy conversion cycles, principles of electric machines, transducers, relays, and laboratory demonstration. Credit is not given toward graduate degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prerequisite: ECE 210.

ECE 431 – Electric Machinery

ECE 431 Lab Manual 2020

Credit:  4 hours.

Theory and laboratory experimentation with three-phase power, power factor correction, single- and three-phase transformers, induction machines, DC machines, and synchronous machines; includes project work on energy control systems; digital simulation of machine dynamics. Prerequisite: ECE 330.

ECE 464 – Power Electronics

Credit:  3 hours.

Fundamentals of circuits for electrical energy processing. Discusses power electronics as a vital enabler for future energy. Switching converter principles, harmonics, pulse-width modulation, phase control, and phase modulation, dc-dc, ac-dc, and dc-ac, power converters. Alternative and renewable energy applications. High-performance power supply circuits. Power components, including capacitors, magnetic components and power semiconductor switching devices. Considerations in solar, wind, and fuel cell power.

ECE 469 – Power Electronics Laboratory

ECE 469 Power Electronics Lab Manual 2019

Credit:  2 hours.

Laboratory study of circuits, devices, and applications of switching power converters, including dc-dc, ac-dc, and dc-ac converters; high-power transistors and magnetic components; design considerations, including heat transfer. Applications to motor control, renewable energy, battery systems, electric and hybrid cars. Design experience with solar and other alternative energy systems.


Graduate Courses

ECE 530 – Analysis Techniques for Large-Scale Electrical Systems

Credit: 3 hours.

This course covers fundamental analysis techniques for the analysis of large-scale electrical systems, including methods for nonlinear and switched systems. The course stresses the importance of the structural characteristics of such systems. The key aspects of static and dynamic analysis methods are presented.

ECE 568 – Modeling and Control of Electromechanical Systems

Credit: 4 hours.

Fundamental electrical and mechanical laws for derivation of dynamic models of electrical machines; simplifying transformations for machine variables; power electronics for motor control; drive systems and basic control schemes; nonlinear control as applied to electrical machines, including feedback linearization and averaging techniques. Typical electromechanical applications in actuators, robotics, variable speed drive systems, electric and hybrid vehicles, and alternative energy systems.