6.685 Electric Machines

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Treatment of electromechanical transducers, rotating and linear electric machines. Lumped-parameter electromechanics. Power flow using Poynting's theorem, force estimation using the Maxwell stress tensor and Principle of virtual work. Development of analytical techniques for predicting device characteristics: energy conversion density, efficiency; and of system interaction characteristics: regulation, stability, controllability, and response. Use of electric machines in drive systems. Problems taken from current research.

This class has 6.061, and 6.690 as prerequisites.

6.685 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by J. L. Kirtley.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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