Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

IE 140 - AC/DC Machines

Credit Hours: 3

Topics include: review of AC voltage and current phase relationship and computations of reactance and power; transformers and transformer applications; introduction to generators and motors; single-phase motors; three-phase alternators and motors; DC motors and generators and AC and DC motor control fundamentals. Experiments include: AC phasor computations, single-phase transformers, three-phase wye and delta connected transformers, single-phase AC motor characteristics, three-phase alternators, three-phase motors, DC motor and generator characteristics, simple motor starter and control circuits.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • relate fundamental laws governing electrical machines;
  • identify the operational differences between various DC motors and generator systems;
  • identify and describe various three-phase motor systems;
  • understand the operation and application of three-phase induction and synchronous motors;
  • describe the difference between single and three-phase motors;
  • understand the operation and usage of power transformers;
  • understand the operation and usage of motor control;
  • reinforce theoretical concepts by applying them to actual machines;
  • identify the characteristic differences between various DC motors and generator systems; and
  • identify and describe operating characteristics of various three-phase motor systems.

Prerequisites: EL 130, EL 131
Corequisites: EL 174, EL 175
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