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Theory and Control of Synchronous Machines (E C E 511) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Students should be able to analyze synchronous machines in order to predict their steady-state and transient operating characteristics
  • 2
    Students should be able to do calculate the major inductance parameters of synchronous machines using knowledge of their key physical dimensions and winding configuration
  • 3
    Students should be able apply synchronous machines in applications that require high-performance operation over a wide range of operating speeds
Theory and Control of Synchronous Machines
E C E 511 ( 3 Credits )
The idealized three phase synchronous machine time domain model including saliency, time invariant form using Park's transformation, sudden short circuits and other transient conditions, reduced order models, excitation system and turbine/governor control, dynamics of multiple machine systems, transient stability and subsynchronous resonance.
ECE 355, ECE 427, or cons inst
College: College of Engineering
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Text book, title, author, and year

Analysis of Synchronous Machines, by T.A. Lipo, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2008.

Supplemental Materials

Electric Machinery, Fitzgerald, Kingsley, and Umans, McGraw-Hill, 6th Ed.

Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Selected Elective
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Brief List of Topics to be Covered

1. Steady-State Modeling of Synchronous Machines

2. Windings, Flux Leakage, and Inductance

3. Transient Modeling of Synchronous Machines

4. Dynamic Performance

5. PM Synchronous Machines

6. Other Applications (incl. field excitation, power system stability, etc.)

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