14:332:411 Electrical Energy Conversion

Course catalog description: Principles of magnetic circuit concepts, transformers, DC machines, synchronous machines, induction machines, special purpose machines 

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits; 1 hour and 20-minitue session, twice a week, every week.

Pre-Requisite courses: 14:332:222

Co-Requisite courses: None

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to the course, basic concepts, magnetic field, magnetic circuit, voltage/force induction, basic linear machine, 
  • Basic theory of transformer, equivalent circuits, open-circuit, short-circuit analysis, efficiency and phasor analysis, per-unit system, autotransformer, three phase transformer, 
  • Electromechanical energy conversion principles, Machine classification, AC machines, DC machines concepts
  • DC machine fundamentals, voltage/torque induction, commutation, windings, power losses and analysis, inter-poles compensating windings, DC motor starting
  • AC machine fundamentals, rotating magnetic field, MMF and flux distribution, induced voltage/torque, power flow and losses
  • Polyphase synchronous generator, speed, equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, power and torque analysis, transients, operation of synchronous motors
  • Induction motor, concepts, equivalent circuit, power, torque, speed analysis, motor starting, induction generator

Textbook: Electric Machinery Fundamentals by Stephen J. Chapman.

Other supplemental material: A. E. Fitzgerald, C. Kingsley, S. D. Umans, "Electric Machinery".