University of Wisconsin Madison
Introduction to Electric Drive Systems (E C E 411) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Students should be able to carry out quantitative analyses to predict the steady-state operating characteristics of both induction and synchronous machines
  • 2
    Students should be able develop electric machine drive configuration to provide adjustable-speed control for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications
  • 3
    Students should be able to understand detailed specification sheets for electric machines and drives in order to evaluate its suitability for new applications
Introduction to Electric Drive Systems
E C E 411 ( 3 Credits )
Basic concepts of electric drive systems. Emphasis on system analysis and application. Topics include: dc machine control, variable frequency operation of induction and synchronous machines, unbalanced operation, scaling laws, adjustable speed drives, adjustable torque drives, coupled circuit modelling of ac machines.
ECE 355
College: College of Engineering
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Text book, title, author, and year
Introduction to Electric Machines and Drives, by D.W. Novotny, T.A. Lipo, and T.M. Jahns, UW-Madison, 2009.
Supplemental Materials
Electric Machinery, A. E. Fitzgerald, C. Kingsley and S. O. Umans, McGraw Hill Book Co., 6th Edition, 2002.

Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, & Design, N. Mohan, T.M. Undeland, and W.P. Robbins, J. Wiley
& Sons, 2nd Edition, 1995.
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Selected Elective
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
Brief List of Topics to be Covered

1) DC Machine Drives

2) Variable Frequency Operation of Induction Machines

3) Variable Frequency Operation of Synchronous Machines

4) Inverter Operation and Modeling

5) Adjustable Speed Drives

6) Adjustable Torque Drives

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