Official Course Outline - Department of Electrical Engineering

EE 387 – Energy Conversion
Credits and Contact Hours: 3 credits; three 50-minute lectures per week
Course Instructor: Jeffrey Mayer
University Bulletin Description: EE 387: (3) Modeling of induction machines, synchronous
machines, transformers, and transmission lines.
Prerequisite: EE 350
Prerequisites by Topics:
1. Understanding of basic electromagnetic (e.g., Ampere’s Law, Faraday’s Law).
2. Understanding of basic mechanics (e.g., forces and torques).
3. Understanding and the ability to use differential equations, complex variables, and linear
algebra in the modeling and analysis of linear circuits.
4. Familiarity with MATLAB.
Designation: EE elective course for electrical engineering majors
Course Outcomes:
This course provides an introduction to energy conversion techniques, with an emphasis on
rotating magnetic field- based machinery. Through lecture and out-of-class assignments, students
are provided learning experiences that enable them to:
1. Calculate sinusoidal steady state power for sources, loads, and lines.
2. Analyze three-phase networks under balanced conditions.
3. Analyze basic magnetic circuits, such as inductors, transformers, and rotating machines.
4. Understand the concept of electromagnetic force production, analyze basic
electromechanical actuators.
5. Understand fundamental concepts associated with rotating electrical machinery, such as
traveling magneto-motive force (mmf) waves and pole numbers.
5. Analyze rotating induction and synchronous machines to determine performance
indicators such as torque and efficiency.
6. Simulate rotating induction and synchronous machines using MATLAB/Simulink to
determine transient performance.
Course Topics:
1. ac power calculations
2. Poly-phase network analysis
3. Magnetic circuit analysis
4. Transformers
5. Energy conversion
6. ac machine fundamentals
7. Induction machines
8. Synchronous machines
Student Outcomes Addressed:
O.4.1. Graduates will have an in-depth technical knowledge in one or more areas of
O.4.2. Graduates will have a practical understanding of the major electrical engineering
concepts and demonstrate application of their theoretical knowledge of the concepts.