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Electric Machines and Drives

Course/Workshop Title: Electric Machines and Drives
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Course Overview: The course is intended for professionals working in industries that employ electric machines, drive systems and electromechanical energy conversion systems, and who are willing to develop an in-depth knowledge into the operation of electric machines and drives. It will cover the fundamental principles of electromagnetic induction and their application in the operation of DC and AC electric machines. Candidates will also gain an understanding of the functional characteristics of industrial machines along with a review of the standards and machine specifications by leading manufacturers. Classical and advanced motor control methods including PWM techniques will be reviewed. The course is structured into several sessions over three days. A mixture of lectures/seminars, problem-solving sessions and practical case studies using specialist software will be offered.
Expected Learning Outcomes / Competencies Knowledge and Understanding
  1. Develop an understanding of the basic laws of electromagnetic induction
  2. Recognize the operational characteristics of DC and AC machines
  3. Appreciate the field of application of various types of electric machines
  4. Be acquainted with national and international standards governing electric machines
  5. Develop a knowledge of the methods of motor speed control used in practice

Intellectual Skills
  1. Derive and apply explicit equations describing the operation of electric machines
  2. Apply fundamental principles of electromagnetic induction to evaluate the performance of electric machines

Practical Skills
  1. Perform practical case studies using MATLAB.
  2. Recognize the practical constraints and limitations of industrial machines.

Transferable Skills
  1. Analyze machine operating characteristics using appropriate tools.
Requirement: A basic knowledge of electrical engineering is required. Candidates with no electrical engineering background should also benefit from the course