This is a rigorous introductory course in electromechanical energy conversion devices. Primary emphasis is placed on rotating AC and DC machines. Following a brief review of electromagnetic field theory and polyphase AC circuits, magnetic materials and circuits are introduced, using transformers as representative systems. A systematic approach to modeling machines is introduced, based on the principle of virtual work. This framework, applicable to general dynamic conditions, is applied narrowly to the steady-state operation of AC synchronous and asynchronous machines, as well as DC machines. Equivalent steady-state circuits are developed for common rotating machines. Practical information relating to general machine characteristics and nominal ratings is provided. Laboratory experiments are conducted to reinforce theory and to provide practical experience with motors and generators.
- 50% in ELEX 7120
Below is one offering of ELEX 7240 for the Fall 2023 term.
Wed Sep 06 - Wed Dec 06 (14 weeks)
- 14 weeks
- CRN 34845
Class meeting times
|Sep 06 - Dec 06||Wed||18:30 - 21:30||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2016|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
This course will be delivered 100% in-person at the BCIT Burnaby campus. Labs to be scheduled outside of class hours, on or before the first class. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have program head approval. For more information, to request approval, or to be placed on the waitlist if the course is full, please contact Katie Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 432-8237. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Explain and Exemplify the behaviour of magnetic circuits.
- Explain and Exemplify the sources and interactions of quasi-static magnetic fields.
- Explain and Exemplify the techniques of machine modeling based on virtual work.
- Explain and Exemplify characteristics and use of equivalent circuit models.
- Analyze the performance of synchronous and asynchronous AC machines.
- Analyze the performance of DC machines.
- Demonstrate the steady state performance of transformers and polyphase AC circuits in the laboratory.
- Demonstrate the performance of AC and DC motors and generators in the lab.
Effective as of Fall 2013
Electric Machines (ELEX 7240) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Energy
Bachelor of Technology Part-time
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