EECS 161L Electric Machines and Drives Laboratory (2017-2018)

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
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand the fundamentals of electromechanical energy conversion inside a dc or ac electric machine.

2. Understand PWM techniques for motor drive.

3. Measure the electrical characteristics of electric machines.

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

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr