EECS 161L Electric Machines and Drives Laboratory (2014-2015)

EECS 161L Electric Machines and Drives Laboratory

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 161L Electric Machines and Drives Laboratory (Credit Units: 1) Laboratory exercises supplementing the content of EECS 161. Corequisite: EECS161. Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0073660097.

Recommended Textbook:
Keyue M. Smedley
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC b.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand the fundamentals of electromechanical energy conversion inside a dc or ac electric machine. (EAC a, EAC b)

2. Understand PWM techniques for motor drive. (EAC a, EAC b)

3. Measure the electrical characteristics of electric machines. (EAC b)

Prerequisites by Topic

Understanding of electric network

Lecture Topics:

Magnetic circuits, dc motors, ac motors, adjustable speed motor drive techniques using power electronics circuits.

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:

From a given speed profile, find the torque requirement, design the switching converter and the control loops.

Professional Component

Contributes towards the Electrical Engineering Topics Courses.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Prelab: 20%
  • Lab Report: 80%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr